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Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
Melissa Klein, MD, Med, is an associate professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She more recently earned her Master's of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of health in pediatric settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate directors of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the education section director in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as the physician champion of education for Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center.
MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-1999.Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Klein MD, Schumacher DJ, Sandel M. Assessing and Managing the Social Determinants of Health: Defining an Entrustable Professional Activity to Assess Residents’ Ability to Meet Societal Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb:4(1):10-3.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.
Klein M, Niebuhr V, D’Alessandro D. Innovative online faculty development utilizing the power of social media. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6):564-9.
O’Toole JK, Solan LG, Burkhardt MC, Klein MD. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Apr;52(4):344-50.
Klein MD, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and Lawyers Collaborating to HeLP Children - Outcomes from a Successful Partnership between Professions. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1063-73.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is It Influenced By Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clin Pediatr (Phil). 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-8.
Demartini TL, Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Access to Digital Technology Among Families Coming to Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinics. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e142-8.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing Accurate Identification of Food Insecurity Using Quality Improvement Techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-10.
Daniel J. McLinden, EdD Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Design of collaborative learning environments; educational research methods; program evaluation; economic evaluation
Daniel McLinden, EdD, is an executive in the Learning and Development Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role he has had led multiple teams involved in providing program evaluation, distance learning and broadcast technology managing the learning system infrastructure, and the medical library.
De. McLinden holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. In his faculty role he conducts research, consults with other faculty, teaches in faculty development workshops, advises physicians enrolled in the Master’s degree program in Medical Education and is an associate director for the Pediatric Fellowship in Medical Education.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;162(3), 440-441.
McLinden D. Concept maps as network data: Analysis of a concept map using the methods of social network analysis. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2013;36(1), 40-48.
Vaughn LM, Jacquez F, McLinden D. The use of concept mapping to identify school-driven intervention strategies for physical and mental health. Health Promotion Practice. Published online before print October 24, 2012.
Vaughn LM, McLinden DJ, Shellmer D, Baker RC. Parental Health Attributions of Childhood Health and Illness: Development of the Pediatric Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (Pedi-CHAQ). Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 2011;39, 223–242.
Vaughn LM, McLinden D, Jacquez F, Crosby L, Slater S, Mitchell M. Understanding the Social Networks of Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011; 22(3), 1014-1029.
Goske MJ, Phillips R, Mandel K, McLinden D, Hall S. Image Gently: A Web-based Practice Quality Improvement Program in CT Safety for Children. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2010;194(5), 1177-1182.
McLinden D, Phillips R, Hamlin S, Helbig A. Evaluating the Future Value of Educational Interventions in a Healthcare Setting. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2010;22(4), 1-11.
McLinden D, Boone W. More than smile sheets: Rasch Analysis of training reactions in a Medical Center. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2009;22(3), 7-21.
Shavers VL, McDonald P, Fagan P, Lawrence D, McLinden D, Christian M, Trimble T, McCaskill W, Browne D. Barriers to Racial/Ethnic Minority Investigator Application and Successful Competition for NIH Funding. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2005;97(8), 1063 – 1077.
Cragier K, McLinden D, Casper W. Collaborative planning for training impact. Invited article for a special issue on the Contributions of Psychological Research to Human Resource Management. Human Resource Management. 2004;43(4), 337 – 351.
Pediatric Primary Care Medical Education Fellowship. Associate Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012-2016.
Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program
Medical Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
Hospital medicine (children and adults); residency education; handoffs/transitions of care; faculty development
Dr. Jennifer O’Toole is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health University Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. O’Toole received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University, and then went on to graduate AOA from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. Following, she spent a year as chief resident for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Since 2008 Dr. O’Toole has served as the associate director of Cincinnati’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. In addition, she is the medical director of education for the Division of Hospital Medicine and the associate fellowship director for the General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s, serving as lead inpatient education mentor. Dr. O’Toole completed a Master’s in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 2012. Her clinical and research interests include residency education, curriculum development and innovation, handoffs, and inpatient care for adult survivors of congenital and childhood disease. She is the site principal investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the I-PASS Study Group, and serves as co-chair of the Faculty Development Committee and a member of the Education Executive Committee for the study.
BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
MD: University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 2003.
Residency: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Chief Residency: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
MEd: University of Cincinnati College of Education, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Internal Medicine, 2008.
O’Toole J, Burkhardt M, Solan L, Vaughn L, Klein M. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is it Influenced by Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clinical Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
O’Toole J, Solan L, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons J. Pediatric Hospitalist Faculty Perceptions of the Impact of the 2011 ACGME Duty Hour Standards on Education and Patient Care During an Early Pilot Study. Hospital Pediatrics. 2013. Klein M, O’Toole J, McLinden D, DeWitt T. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics AMSPDC Section. 2012. O’Toole J, Solan L, Burkhardt M, Klein M. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clinical Pediatrics. 2012. O’Toole J, Stevenson A, et al. Closing the Gap: Medical Students and Handoff Training. Journal of Pediatrics AMSPDC Section. 2012. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, the I-PASS Study Group*. I-PASS, a Mnemonic to Standardize Verbal Handoffs. Pediatrics. 2012;129(2):201-204. (*Member of the investigative team cited in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript) Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Group *. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct:126(4):619-22. (*Member of the investigative team cited in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript)
Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds
Associate Chair for Education
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research
MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence
Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.
Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.
Moncrief TM, Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Single parent households and increased child asthma morbidity. J Asthma. 2014 Apr;51(3)60-6.
Newman NC, Ryan PH, Huang B, Beck AF, Sauers HS, Kahn RS. Traffic-related air pollution and asthma hospital readmission in children: a longitudinal cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 25.
Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Chen C, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of financial and social hardships in asthma racial disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3):431-9.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O'Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a video curriculum on the social determinants of health affect residents' practice and families' perceptions of care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Brown CM, Girio-Herrera E, Sherman SN, Kahn RS, Copeland KA. Pediatricians may address barriers inadequately when referring low-income preschool-aged children to behavioral health Services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1):406-24.
Howrylak JA, Spanier AJ, Huang B, Peake RW, Kellogg MD, Sauers H, Kahn RS. Cotinine in children admitted for asthma and readmission. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(2):e355-62.
DeMartini T, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Food insecure families: description of access and barriers to food from one pediatric primary care center. J Community Health. 2013 Dec;38(6):1182-7.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Sauers HS, Sharkey K, Alam M, Jones C, Kahn RS. Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: care system redesign using quality improvement methods. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Oct;3(4):326-34.
Chirdkiatgumchai V, Xiao H, Fredstrom BK, Adams RE, Epstein JN, Shah SS, Brinkman WB, Kahn RS, Froehlich TE. National Trends in Psychotropic Medication Use in Very Young Children: 1994-2009. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):615-23.
Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS Director, Primary Care
Director, Primary Care
Asthma; school health; primary care in underserved populations; primary care redesign
Mansour, ME, Rose B, Toole K, Luzader C, and Atherton H. Pursuing Perfection: An Asthma Quality Improvement Initiative in School Based Health Center with Community Partners, Public Health Reports, Volume 123, Nov/Dec 2008; 717-730.
Geierstanger, S, Amaral G, Mansour ME, Walters S. School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: Research, Challenges and Recommendations. J School Health 74:347-352, 2005.
Mansour ME, Kotagal U, Rose B, Ho M, Brewer D, Roy-Chaudhury A, Hornung, RW, Wade TJ, DeWitt TG. Health-Related Quality of Life in Urban Elementary Schoolchildren. Pediatrics 2003;111(6):1372-1381.
Mansour ME, Lanphear BP, DeWitt TG. Barriers to Asthma Care in Urban Children: Parental Perspectives. Pediatrics 2000; 106(3):512-519.
Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co- Investigator. Beacon Community Grant Award. Office of the National Coordinator. Sept 2010 - Mar 2013.
Business Case for Quality: Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Health Care Strategies. Mar 2008 - Jun 2012.
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric hospital medicine; community-acquired pneumonia; bacterial meningitis; observational study designs; administrative data sources
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric hospital medicine physician whose research focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studying the comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research.
Dr. Shah served as associate chair of the National Pneumonia Guidelines Committee, jointly sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is also an executive council member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network.
Dr. Shah is deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves as associate editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and on the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 9 books in the fields of pediatrics and infectious diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics (McGraw-Hill Education).
Dr. Shah has received several prestigious research awards, including the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award.
Mittal V, Hall M, Morse R, Wilson KM, Mussman G, Hain P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Mahant S, Shah SS. Impact of institutional bronchiolitis clinical practice guideline implementation on tests and treatments. J Pediatr. 2014;165:570-576.
Neuman MI, Hall M, Gay JC, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Parikh K, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Gerber JS, Grijalva CG, Shah SS. Readmissions among children previously hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014;134:100-109.
Queen MA, Myers AL, Hall M, Shah SS, Williams DJ, Auger KA, Jerardi KE, Statile AM, Tieder JS. Comparative effectiveness of empiric antibiotics for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014;133:e23-e29.
Williams DJ, Hall M, Shah SS, Parikh K, Tyler A, Neuman MI, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Blaschke AJ, Grijalva CG. Narrow vs. broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy for children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e1141-e1148.
Florin TA, French B, Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Shah SS. Variation in emergency department diagnostic testing and association with outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132:237-244.
Myers AL, Hall M, Tieder JS, Jerardi K, Auger K, Wiggleton C, Statile A, Williams DJ, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of bacteremia in hospitalized pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis. J 2013;32:736-740.
Blaschke AJ, Byington CL, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Heyrend C, Rankin SC, McGowan KL, Harris MC, Shah SS. Species-specific PCR improves detection of bacterial pathogens in parapneumonic empyema compared with 16S PCR and culture. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:302-303.
Neuman MI, Hall M, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Parikh K, Newland JG, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Grijalva CG, Tyler A, Shah SS. Influence of hospital guidelines on management of children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2012;130:e823-e830.
Ambroggio LV, Taylor JA, Tabb LP, Newschaffer CJ, Evans AA, Shah SS. Comparative effectiveness of beta-lactam monotherapy and beta-lactam-macrolide combination therapy in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. J Pediatr. 2012;161:1097-1103.
Brogan TV, Hall M, Williams DJ, Neuman MI, Grijalva CG, Farris RWD, Shah SS. Variability in processes of care and outcomes among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31:1036-1041.
Understanding quality and costs in congenital heart surgery. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). April 2014-March 2019.
Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. May 2014-Jan 2017.
Reduced variability in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Award. July 2013-June 2015
Comparative effectiveness of home intravenous vs. oral antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections. Site Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Jan 2013-Jan 2016.
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