Biographies

Ilka K. Riddle, PhD

Associate Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-3620

Fax: 513-803-0072

Email: ilka.riddle@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Research Interests

Healthcare transition of children and youth with special health care needs; health disparities and health equity for individuals with disabilities

Biography

Ilka Riddle, PhD, is currently an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and is the associate director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, housed in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. She received her graduate-level education in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, with a focus on disability and its impact on families.

Prior to arriving at Cincinnati Children’s in 2012, she was the health unit director at the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware, where she was the principal investigator on various federally funded grants addressing health promotion and disease prevention for individuals with disabilities, improving service systems for children and youth with special health care needs and emergency preparedness for individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Riddle is particularly interested in systems change activities and health policy as they relate to accessibility and inclusiveness of individuals with disabilities in health care settings and she frequently presents on these topics at state and national conferences.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2006.

MS: University of Deleware, Newark, DE, 2001.

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