Carole Lannon, MD, MPH

Director, Learning Networks

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-2783

Fax: 513-636-0171


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Quality improvement; pediatrics


Carole M. Lannon, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and the director of Learning Networks at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and senior quality advisor to the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Lannon’s work focuses on assisting organizations in the design and implementation of collaborative efforts to measurably improve care and outcomes for children and families by sparking innovation and accelerating the translation of knowledge into practice.

Dr. Lannon is the improvement lead for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio BEACON Child Health Improvement Council. Dr. Lannon is principal investigator of the pediatric Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.

Dr. Lannon joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2006 to create a new center focused on healthcare quality, after serving on faculty at the University of North Carolina for 15 years.

Dr. Lannon was a founder of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, the initial director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, and medical editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Education for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practice. She served on the Credentials Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics and was associate editor for Quality and Safety in Health Care.

Dr. Lannon is a graduate of Macalester College and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned an MPH in epidemiology.

Education and Training

MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1982.

Residency: Medicine-Pediatrics, University of North Carolina.

Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina.

MPH: University of North Carolina, Epidemiology, 1993.

Certification: Internal Medicine, 1986; Pediatrics, 1988.


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Center for Education, Research and Therapeutics: Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Principal Investigator. Sep 2011 - Sep 2016.

Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health. Aug 2010 - July 2015.