Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH

Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development

Director, Office for Faculty Development

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-4539


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Reproductive health; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; eating disorders; cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents; sexually transmitted infections


Interdisciplinary clinical and epidemiologic studies related to prevention of cervical cancer and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), in the United States and globally

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Jessica A Kahn, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Kahn also serves as the director of the Office for Faculty Development at Cincinnati Children’s.

Dr. Kahn sees patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, both at the main hospital site and at Cincinnati Children's Liberty. Her clinical interests include young women's health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and eating disorders. Her research interests include human papillomavirus (HPV) and Pap tests in adolescent girls, HPV vaccines, and cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents.

Dr. Kahn received her undergraduate degree in architecture from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey in 1986. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992 and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts in 1999. She was chief resident in pediatrics and a fellow in adolescent medicine at the Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a clinical fellow and instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Kahn's awards include the Huffman-Capraro Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Medicine. She has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and foundations such as the American Cancer Society. She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a contributing author for several medical textbooks. She serves on national and international committees and advisory groups focusing on vaccines and other adolescent health issues.

Education and Training

BArch: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1986.

MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992. 

MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1999. 

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995; Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1996. 

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999. 

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1995; American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialist in Adolescent Medicine, 1999.


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