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Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE Director, Quality Scholars Program
Director, Quality Scholars Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Evaline Alessandrini, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is director of the Quality Scholars Program in Health Care Transformation in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence where she leads training for health care faculty to innovate to improve care and rigorously apply quality improvement methods.
Dr. Alessandrini’s research defines outcomes of quality emergency care and develops interventions to improve delivery of emergency care to children. She served as the American Academy of Pediatrics representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Hospital-based Emergency Care and currently serves as the NACHRI representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Ambulatory Care.
MD: Jefferson Medical College, 1988.
BS: Marquette University (Biology, Summa Cum Laude), 1984.
MSCE: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1988 -1991.
Chief Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1991- 1992.
Fellow: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1995.
Alessandrini EA, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Academ Emerg Medi. 2011 May;18(5):519-26.
Fiks AG, Alessandrini EA, Forrest CB, Khan S, Localio AR, Gerber A. Electronic medical record use in pediatric primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan 1;18(1):38-44.
Topjian AA, Localio AR, Berg RA, Alessandrini EA, Meaney PA, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Peberdy MA, Becker LB, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Women of child-bearing age have better inhospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes than do equal-aged men. Crit Care Med. 2010 May;38(5):1254-60.
Alessandrini EA, Alpern ER, Chamberlain JM, Shea JA, Gorelick MH. A New ICD-based Diagnosis Grouping System for Child ED Visits. Acedem Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;17(2):204-13.
Fiks AG, Hunter KF, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Bryant-Stephens T, Luberti AA, Bell LM, Alessandrini EA. Impact of Electronic Health Record-based Primary Care Clinical Alerts on Influenza Vaccination for Children and Adolescents with Asthma: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):159-169.
Hibbs AM, Walsh CM, Martin RJ, Truog WE, Lorch SA, Alessandrini EA, Cnaan A, Palermo L, Wadlinger SR, Coburn CE, Ballard PL, Ballard RA. One-Year Respiratory Outcomes of Preterm Infants Enrolled in the Nitric Oxide (to Prevent) Chronic Lung Disease Trial. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;153 (4):525-529.
Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Biggs LM, Localio AR, Alessandrini EA. Impact of clinical alerts within an electronic health record on routine subsequent well child care. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121:898-905..
Flores AI, Bilker WB, Alessandrini EA. The Effect of Continuity of Care in Infancy on Receipt of Lead, Anemia and Tuberculosis Screening. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar;121(3):e399-406.
Gorelick MH, Alessandrini EA, Cronan K, Shults J. Revised Pediatric Emergency Assessment Tool (RePEAT): A Severity Index for Pediatric Emergency Care. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007 Apri 14(4):316-23.
Gorelick MH, Knight S, Alessandrini EA, Stanley RM, Chamberlain JM, Kuppermann N, Alpern ER. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Lack of agreement in pediatric emergency department discharge diagnoses from clinical and administrative data sources. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007;14(7):646-52.
EMSC Network Development Demonstration Project. Co-investigator. Sep 2008 - Sep 2011.
James M. Anderson Advisor to the President
Advisor to the President
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
James M. Anderson retired in 2009 as president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a position he had held since 1996. He was instrumental in shaping the extraordinary growth at the medical center. Since his retirement, the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence has been named in his honor.
His appointment as president and CEO followed 20 years of service to the Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees, including four years as chairman. Before joining Cincinnati Children’s, he was a partner in the general corporate department at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister and president of US operations at Xomox Corp., a publicly traded manufacturer of specialty process controls.
After serving many years as an independent director, he was appointed chairman of the board of the National Stock Exchange Inc. in October 2007. He joined the board of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in May 2007. In January 2005, Mr. Anderson was appointed chairman of the board of the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Further, in July 2005, he was appointed to a national advisory commission that helped identify reforms necessary to stabilize and strengthen the Medicaid system. From 2003-2008, he served on the Ohio Third Frontier Advisory Board, which provides strategic planning for investments administered by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.
He holds or has held other director or officer positions for numerous corporations, including Meridian Bioscience Inc., Gateway Investment Trust and the UNIFI Companies. His extensive civic involvement includes serving as a co-chair on the Regional Innovation Task Force, current chairman of CincyTech, service to the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and the College of Mount St. Joseph. In addition to serving on the board of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Mr. Anderson served as its 2006 campaign chair.
Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Yale University (1963) and Vanderbilt School of Law (1966). He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War where he was a member of the 1st Infantry Division.
Thomas F. Boat, MD Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Pulmonary disorders; cystic fibrosis
Tracheobronchial secretions; mucous glycoprotein biosynthesis, structure; pathophysiology of lung disease in cystic fibrosis; effect of infection on developing airways
Thomas F. Boat is immediate past director of the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and past chairman of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. He also was physician-in-chief of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati. He now serves as executive associate dean for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and CEO of UC Physicians. A current focus is creating high value systems of care at Cincinnati Children’s and the College of Medicine that are more responsive to the individual needs of patients and families. He earned an MD at the University of Iowa.
A pediatric pulmonologist by training, Dr. Boat worked early in his career to define the pathophysiology of airway dysfunction and more effective therapies for chronic lung diseases of childhood, such as cystic fibrosis. More recently he has worked at local and national levels to improve research efforts, subspecialty training and clinical care in pediatrics. He has a special interest in issues posed by children’s mental health for pediatric care and training. Dr. Boat joined Cincinnati Children’s in 1993, after serving as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Previously, he was co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves as co-chair of the IOM Forum on the Science of Health Care Quality Improvement and Implementation, as well the IOM Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth, and Young Adults. Dr. Boat has been a member of the AAHRPP board of directors since 2004, and is currently board president. He has served as chair of the American Board of Pediatrics and president of the Society for Pediatric Research, as well as the American Pediatric Society.
Boat TF, Chao SM, O'Neill PH. From waste to value in health care. JAMA. 2008;299(5):568-71.
Boat TF. The future of pediatric research. J Pediatr. 2007 Nov;151(5 Suppl):S21-7.
Balistreri WF, Jobe A, Boat TF. Pediatric Subspecialty Training Fellowships at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. J Pediatr 2005;147:277-8.
Cripe TP, Thomson B, Boat TF, Williams DA. Promoting Translational Research in Academic Health Centers: Navigating the Roadmap. Acad Med. 2005;80:1012-8.
Motley WW, Augsburger JJ, Hutchins RK, Schneider S, Boat TF. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Endogenous Endophthalmitis with Choroidal Abscess in a Patient with Cystic Fibrosis. Retina. 2005;25:202-7.
Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care
Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems
Chronic illness in adolescents; chronic disease care of adolescents; health care quality
Chronic illness in adolescents; health care quality; quality of life; health care preferences of adolescents with chronic illness
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Maria Britto, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, founding director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, and research faculty mentoring lead for the Anderson Center. She holds an MPH in epidemiology and a graduate certificate in medical informatics. She served as the assistant vice president of Chronic Care Systems from 2007 to 2012.
Her research focuses on health care needs and preferences of adolescents with chronic conditions and on interventions to improve health outcomes. She is the director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, which seeks to accelerate improvement in outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic conditions by developing and evaluating new methods of care delivery and by applying innovative approaches to quality improvement in chronic diseases. She has served as a mentor for numerous NIH career development awards, as well as numerous other students, residents and junior faculty.
MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1987.
MPH: Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995.
Residency: Medicine/Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1987-1991.
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991-1992.
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993-1995.
Graduate Certificate: Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2008.
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991; Recertified 2001; American Board of Pediatrics, 1992; Recertified 1999, 2007; American Board of Pediatrics, Certification in Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Recertified 2007 and 2011.
Licensure: Ohio, July 1995.
Britto MT, Byczkowski TL, Hesse EA, Munafo JK, Vockell AL, Yi MS. Overestimation of impairment-related asthma control by adolescents. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):1028-1030.e1
Byczkowski TL, Munafo JK, Britto MT. Variation in use of Internet-based patient portals by parents of children with chronic disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 May;165(5):405-11.
Britto MT, Tivorsak TL, Slap GB. Adolescents' needs for health care privacy. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec;126(6):e1469-76.
Britto MT, Jimison HB, Munafo JK, Wissman J, Rogers ML, Hersh W. Usability testing finds problems for novice users of pediatric portals. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 Sep-Oct;16(5):660-9.
Sawyer SM, Drew S, Yeo MS, Britto MT. Adolescents with chronic conditions: challenges living, challenges treating. Lancet 2007; 369(9571):1481-89.
Britto MT, Anderson JM, Kent WM, Mandel KE, Muething SM, Kaminski GM, Schoettker PJ, Pandzik G, Carter LA, Kotagal UR. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: Transforming care for children and families. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2006 Oct;32(10):541-548.
Britto MT, DeVellis RF, Hornung RW, DeFriese GH, Atherton HD, Slap GB. Health care preferences and priorities of adolescents with chronic conditions. Pediatrics, 2004 114(5):1272-80.
Yi MS, Tsevat J, Wilmott RW, Kotagal UR, Britto MT. The impact of treatment of pulmonary exacerbations on the health-related quality of life of patients with cystic fibrosis: foes hospitalization make a difference. J Pediatr, 2004; 144(6):711-718.
Britto MT, Kotagal UR, Hornung RW, Atherton HD, Tsevat J, Wilmott RW. Impact of recent pulmonary exacerbations on quality of life in cystic fibrosis. Chest. 2002;121:64-72.
Britto MT, Garrett JM, Dugliss MAJ, Daeschner HR, Johnson CA, Leigh MW, Majure JM, Schultz WH, Konrad TR. Risky behavior in teens with cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease: A multi-center study. Pediatrics. 1998;101:250-256.
Determinants of Health-related Quality of Life for Children with JIA. Co-Investigator. May 2008 – Apr 2013.
Developing Quality Measures to Assess Pediatric Inpatient Respiratory Care. Site Primary Investigator. Apr 2008 – Mar 2013.
Building Molecular Pediatric Chronic Disease Registries for QI and CE Research. Co-Investigator. Sep 2013 – Aug 2013.
Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Care. Co-Investigator. Oct 2009 – Sep 2014.
Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs. Site Primary Investigator. Mar 2011 – Feb 2015.
Improving Sickle Cell Transitions of Care through Health Information Technology, Phase 1. Site Primary Investigator. Aug 2012 – May 2014.
Uma R. Kotagal, MBBS, MSc Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety and Transformation; Executive Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety and Transformation; Executive Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Outcomes research; outcomes and cost of early discharge of newborn care; cost effectiveness of neonatal intensive care; cost effectiveness of prenatal care
Uma Kotagal is senior vice president for quality, safety and transformation and executive director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
As director of the Anderson Center, Dr. Kotagal oversees the development of disease management teams and development and institution of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
The primary purpose of the Anderson Center is to foster health services research and system transformation with the goal of improving the quality of healthcare delivery, translating knowledge into practice, and building the next generation of improvement leaders.
Dr. Kotagal was director of the neonatal intensive care units at the University Hospital and at Cincinnati Children’s for several years. While practicing, Dr. Kotagal recognized that care and outcomes improvement were a system property. She completed additional training, receiving her master’s of science in clinical epidemiology and clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health, and refocused her clinical efforts on quality transformation at a systems level. She was also a visiting scholar at the Center for Risk Analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health and a visiting professor at the Tufts New England Medical Center, in the Division of Clinical Decision Making, completing further training in the field of decision and cost effectiveness analyses.
Dr. Kotagal has published extensively in the field of neonatal outcomes research, including studies on neonatal cost models, and early discharge of newborns. She published the first landmark paper on early discharge programs in the NICU setting.
Dr. Kotagal was born in Bombay, India, where she received her undergraduate and her MBBS from the University of Bombay. She did a rotating internship at the University of Bombay from 1970-1971 and another rotating internship at Detroit General Hospital from 1971-1972.
At Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kotagal completed her pediatric residency from 1972-1974 and went on to do a fellowship in neonatology from 1974-1975. She completed a fellowship in neonatal physiology at the University of Cincinnati from 1975-1977.
Dr. Kotagal is a senior faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare. She also serves as chair of the quality steering team of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, as a member of the advisory committee of the Toronto Patient Safety Center, as an associate editor of BMJ Quality and Safety and as a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Kotagal is also a member of various local, regional and national committees in the area of child health.
Ryckman FC, Yelton PA, Anneken AM, Kiessling PE, Schoettker PJ, Kotagal UR. Redesigning intensive care unit flow using variability management to improve access and safety. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Nov;35(11):535-43.
Mandel KE, Muething SE, Schoettker PJ, Kotagal UR. Transforming safety and effectiveness in pediatric hospital care locally and nationally. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;56(4):905-18.
Ryckman FC, Schoettker PJ, Hays KR, Connelly BL, Blacklidge RL, Bedinghaus CA, Sorter ML, Friend LC, Kotagal UR. Reducing surgical site infections at a pediatric academic medical center. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Apr;35(4):192-8.
Yi MS, Britto MT, Sherman SN, Moyer MS, Cotton S, Kotagal UR, Canfield D, Putnam FW, Carlton-Ford S, Tsevat J. Health values in adolescents with or without inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr. 2009 Apr;154(4):527-34.
Britto MT, Byczkowski TL, Anneken AM, Hausfeld J, Schoettker PJ, Farrell MK, Kotagal UR. Improving access to pediatric subspecialty care: initial failures and lessons learned. Qual Manag Health Care. 2008 Oct-Dec;17(4):320-9.
Sparling KW, Ryckman FC, Schoettker PJ, Byczkowski TL, Helpling A, Mandel K, Panchanathan A, Kotagal UR. Financial impact of failing to prevent surgical site infections. Qual Manag Health Care. 2007 Jul-Sep;16(3):219-25.
Mandel KE, Kotagal UR. Pay for performance alone cannot drive quality. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jul;161(7):650-5.
Blacklidge M, Kotagal UR, Lazaron L, Schoettker PJ, Kennedy MR, Stultz M, Muething S. Challenges to performance-based assessment for community physicians. J Healthc Qual. 2005 Sep-Oct;27(5):20-7.
Gerhardt WE, Schoettker PJ, Donovan EF, Kotagal UR, Muething SE. Putting evidence-based clinical practice guidelines into practice: an academic pediatric center's experience. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Apr;33(4):226-35.
Muething SE, Kotagal UR, Schoettker PJ, Gonzalez del Rey J, DeWitt TG. Family-centered bedside rounds: a new approach to patient care and teaching. Pediatrics. 2007 Apr;119(4):829-32.
Carole Lannon, MD, MPH Director, Learning Networks
Director, Learning Networks
Quality improvement; pediatrics
Lannon, CM, Peterson L, and Goudie A. Quality Measures for the Care of Children with Otitis Media with Effusion. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e1490-97.
Iyer S, Anderson JB, Slicker J, Beekman RH and Lannon CM. Using Statistical Process Control to Identify Early Growth Failure Among Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. World Journal for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery. 2011;2(4):576-85.
Schidlow DN, Anderson JB, Klitzner TS, Beekman Iii RH, Jenkins KJ, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C; For the JCCHD National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Variation in Interstage Outpatient Care after the Norwood Procedure: A Report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar;6(2):98-107.
Kaplan HC, Lannon C, Walsh MC, Donovan EF; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Ohio statewide quality-improvement collaborative to reduce late-onset sepsis in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):427-35.
Simpson LA, Peterson L, Lannon CM, Murphy SB, Goodman C, Ren Z, Zajicek A. Special challenges in comparative effectiveness research on children's and adolescents' health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Oct;29(10):1849-56.
Donovan EF, Lannon C, Bailit J, Rose B, Iams JD, Byczkowski T; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Writing Committee. A statewide initiative to reduce inappropriate scheduled births at 360/7-386/7 weeks' gestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun;202(6):603.
Rothman RL, Yin HS, Mulvaney S, Co JP, Homer C, Lannon C. Health literacy and quality: focus on chronic illness care and patient safety. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124 Suppl 3:S315-26.
Kugler JD, Beekman RH, III, Rosenthal GL, Jenkins KJ, Klitzner TS, Martin G, Neish SR, Lannon C. Development of a pediatric cardiology quality improvement collaborative: from inception to implementation. Congenit Heart Dis 2009;4:318-328.
Lazorick S, Crowe V, Dolins J, Lannon CM. Structured Intervention Utilizing State Professional Societies to Foster Quality Improvement in Practice. J Continu Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28 (3): 131-9.
Lannon CM, Flower K, Duncan P, Moore KS, Stuart J, Bassewitz J. The Bright Futures Training Intervention Project: implementing systems to support preventive and developmental services in practice. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):e163-71.
Center for Education, Research and Therapeutics: Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Principal Investigator. Sep 2011 - Sep 2016.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work. Principal Investigator. Centers for Disease Control, Hamilton County Health Department. Jul 2010 - Feb 2012.
Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health. Aug 2010 - July 2015.
Keith Evan Mandel, MD Vice President of Medical Affairs
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Large-scale improvement strategies and interventions; financial incentive models that accelerate large-scale, population-based improvement; mentoring leaders of large-scale improvement initiatives at local, regional, and national level; enhancing quality improvement knowledge and skills among current and future leaders
Mandel KE. Aligning rewards with large-scale improvement. JAMA. 2010 Feb 17;303(7):663-4.
Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Pandzik GM, Weiland J, Mandel KE. Improving influenza immunisation for high-risk children and adolescents. Qual Saf Health Care. 2007 Oct;16(5):363-8.
Mandel KE, Kotagal UR. Pay for performance alone cannot drive quality. Arch Pediatr AdolescMed. 2007 Jul;161(7):650-5.Sparling KW, Ryckman FC, Schoettker PJ, Byczkowski TL, Helpling A, Mandel KE, Panchanathan A, Kotagal UR. Financial impact of failing to prevent surgical site infections. Quality Management in Health Care, Vol# 16, No. 3, pp. 219-225, 2007.
Britto MT, Anderson JM, Kent WM, Mandel KE, Muething SE, Kaminski GM, Schoettker PJ, Pandzik G, Carter LA, Kotagal UR. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: transforming care for children and families. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006 Oct;32(10):541-8.
Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality
Co-Director, Center for Health Care Quality
Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center
Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is professor of Pediatrics and director of Research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His work encompasses the application and study of quality improvement methods in a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Dr. Margolis obtained his MD from New York University and his pediatric training at the University of Colorado, where he also served as chief resident in Pediatrics. He subsequently spent three years in the National Health Service Corps in Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA before pursuing a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also earned his PhD in Epidemiology. In 1994, Dr. Margolis was named a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar at UNC where he also served on the faculty between 1991 and 2005. In 2006, Dr. Margolis' joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a new center focused on Health Care Quality.
Dr. Margolis has worked extensively with the certifying Boards and Specialty Societies to assist them in designing programs that will enable physicians to meet new Maintenance of Certification requirements focused on systems thinking and performance in practice. He also devotes considerable time to teaching quality improvement methods. He is principle investigator of an NIH Roadmap transformative research grant on redesigning systems for chronic illness care.
Crandall W, Kappelman MD, Colletti RB, Leibowitz I, Grunow JE, Ali S, Baron HI, Berman JH, Boyle B, Cohen S, del Rosario F, Denson LA, Duffy L, Integlia MJ, Kim SC, Milov D, Patel AS, Schoen BT, Walkiewicz D, Margolis P. ImproveCareNow: The development of a pediatric inflammatory bowel disease improvement network. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):450-7.
Kappelman MD, Crandall WV, Colletti RB, Goudie A, Leibowitz IH, Duffy L, Milov DE, Kim SC, Schoen BT, Patel AS, Grunow J, Larry E, Fairbrother G, Margolis P; on behalf of the ImproveCareNow Collaborative for Pediatric IBD. Short pediatric Crohn's disease activity index for quality improvement and observational research. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):112-7.
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz MC, Hooper DK, Linam WM, Froehle CM, Margolis P. The influence of context on quality improvement success in health care: a systematic review of the literature. Milbank Q. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.
Margolis PA, DeWalt DA, Simon JE, Horowitz S, Scoville R, Kahn N, Perelman R, Bagley B, Miles P. Designing a large-scale multilevel improvement initiative: the improving performance in practice program. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2010 Summer;30(3):187-96.
Kaplan HC, Tabangin ME, McClendon D, Meinzen-Derr J, Margolis PA, Donovan EF. Understanding variation in vitamin A supplementation among NICUs. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):e367-73.
Miller MR, Griswold M, Harris JM 2nd, Yenokyan G, Huskins WC, Moss M, Rice TB, Ridling D, Campbell D, Margolis P, Muething S, Brilli RJ. Decreasing PICU catheter-associated bloodstream infections: NACHRI's quality transformation efforts. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb;125(2):206-13.
Margolis P, Halfon N. Innovation networks: a strategy to transform primary health care. JAMA. 2009 Oct 7;302(13):1461-2.
Colletti RB, Baldassano RN, Milov DE, Margolis PA, Bousvaros A, Crandall WV, Crissinger KD, D'Amico MA, Day AS, Denson LA, Dubinsky M, Ebach DR, Hoffenberg EJ, Kader HA, Keljo DJ, Leibowitz IH, Mamula P, Pfefferkorn MD, Qureshi MA. Pediatric IBD Network for Research and Improvement. Variation in care in pediatric Crohn disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Sep;49(3):297-303.
Margolis P, Provost LP, Schoettker PJ, Britto MT. Quality improvement, clinical research, and quality improvement research--opportunities for integration. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;56(4):831-41.
Linam WM, Margolis PA, Staat MA, Britto MT, Hornung R, Cassedy A, Connelly BL. Risk factors associated with surgical site infection after pediatric posterior spinal fusion procedure. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):109-16.
Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics. Co-Investigator. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Sep 2007 – Aug 2011.
Transforming Early Childhood Systems. Co-Investigator. Kellogg Foundation. Apr 2009 – Mar 2012.
Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Illness Care. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Disease. Principal Investigator. Sep 2009 – Augu 2014.
Stephen E. Muething, MD Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Serious safety events reduction; high reliability organization theory; evidence-based care; family centered rounds; decreasing delays in discharge; clinical microsystems
Dr. Muething is vice president for safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a lead faculty in the Anderson Center for Healthcare Transformation, and an associate professor of pediatrics. He leads the strategic goal of eliminating all serious harm for patients and employees. His improvement work and research focuses on high reliability culture, situation awareness and managing by prediction.
Dr Muething is also the clinical director of the Children’s Hospital Solution for Patient Safety. This network of more than 75 children’s hospitals, is collaborating to eliminate serious harm for all pediatric patients across the United States. He serves on multiple national pediatric safety groups and is a frequent consultant for regional, national and international safety initiatives. He spent the first decade of his clinical career building a pediatric practice and inpatient unit in rural Indiana. He then focused on inpatient systems at Cincinnati Children’s as a leader of the Hospital Medicine program and was at the forefront of multiple transformations in care delivery including family-centered rounds, systematic adoption of evidence-based practice and inpatient microsystems. Dr Muething continues his clinical work serving as a safety officer of the day at Cincinnati Children’s.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.
Residency: Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 1984-1987.
Stockwell DC, Kirkendall E, Muething SE, Kloppenborg E, Vinodrao H, Jacobs BR. Automated Adverse Event Detection Collaborative: Electronic Adverse Event Identification, Classification, and Corrective Actions Across Academic Pediatric Institutions. J Patient Saf. 2013 Dec;9(4):203-10.
Goldenhar LM, Brady PW, Sutcliffe KM, Muething SE. Huddling For High Reliability And Situation Awareness. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Nov;22(11)899-906.
Goldstein SL, Kirkendall E, Nguyen H, Schaffzin JK, Bucuvalas J, Bracke T, Seid M, Ashby M, Foertmeyer N, Brunner L, Lesko A, Barclay C, Lannon C, Muething S. Electronic Health Record Identification of Nephrotoxin Exposure and Associated Acute Kidney Injury. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e756-67.
Niedner MF, Muething SE, Sutcliffe KM. The High-Reliability Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 June;60(3):563-80.
Billett AL, Colletti RB, Mandel KE, Miller M, Muething SE, Sharek PJ, Lannon CM. Exemplar Pediatric Collaborative Improvement Networks: Achieving Results. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131 Suppl 4:S196-203.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Republished: Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Feb;89(1048): 78-86.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Republished: Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Feb;89(1048):78-86.
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U, Ashby M, Gallagher R, Hall D, Goodfriend M, White C, Bracke TM, Decastro V, Geiser M, Simon J, Tucker KM, Olivea J, Conway PH, Wheeler DS. Improving Situation Awareness To Reduce Unrecognized Clinical Deterioration And Serious Safety Events. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e298-308.
Kirkendall ES, Kloppenborg E, Papp J, White D, Frese C, Hacker D, Schoettker PJ, Muething S, Kotagal U. Measuring Adverse Events and Levels of Harm in Pediatric Inpatients with the Global Trigger Tool. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1206-14.
Kaminski GM, Britto MT, Schoettker PJ, Farber SL, Muething S, Kotagal UR. Developing Capable Quality Improvement Leaders. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Nov;21(11):903-11.
Michael Seid, PhD Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Health care quality / outcomes
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Michael Seid, PhD, is director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a core faculty in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Seid applies behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’
Dr. Seid has worked at the Center for Child Health Outcomes at Children's Hospital, San Diego and was a behavioral / research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been principal and co-principal investigator of several large multidisciplinary research studies, collaborates with investigators at Cincinnati Children's and beyond, and publishes widely in such journals as Medical Care, HSR: Health Services Research, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and Milbank Quarterly.
Dr. Seid has served as the chair of Children's Hospital San Diego's Institutional Review Board, as a member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and on several national and local expert panels. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and an ad hoc reviewer for Health Services Research, Pediatrics and the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale JR, Snow A, Seid M. We were Chosen as a Family: Parents' Evolving Use of Religion when Their Child has Cystic Fibrosis. J Relig Health. 2011 Mar 16.
McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60. Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, Lesko A, Schoettker PJ, Seid M, Kotagal U. Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):435-9.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Cotton S, Wooldridge JL, Grimes L, Seid M. Parents' religious coping styles in the first year after their child's cystic fibrosis diagnosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):109-22.
Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M. We can handle this: parents' use of religion in the first year following their child's diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):95-108.
Stevens GD, Seid M, Pickering TA, Tsai KY. National disparities in the quality of a medical home for children. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul;14(4):580-9.
Ernst MM, Wooldridge JL, Conway E, Dressman K, Weiland J, Tucker K, Seid M. Using Quality Improvement Science to Implement a Multidisciplinary Behavioral Intervention Targeting Pediatric Inpatient Airway Clearance. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 35(1):1.
Seid M, Limbers CA, Driscoll KA, Opipari-Arrigan LA, Gelhard LR, & Varni JW. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Generic Core Scales and Asthma Symptoms Scale in vulnerable children with asthma. Journal of Asthma. 2010;47:170-177.
Wirtschafter DD, Pettit J, Kurtin P, Dalsey M, Chance K, Morrow HW, Seid M, Byczkowski TL, Huber TP, Milstein JM, Bowles SM, Fichera S, Kloman S. A statewide quality improvement collaborative to reduce neonatal central line-associated blood stream infections. J Perinatol. 2010 Mar;30(3):170-81. Epub 2009 Nov 26.
Fairbrother G, Cassedy A, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Szilagyi PG, Edwards KM, Molinari NA, Donauer S, Henderson D, Ambrose S, Kent D, Poehling K, Weinberg GA, Griffin MR, Hall CB, Finelli L, Bridges C, Staat MA; New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN). High costs of influenza: Direct medical costs of influenza disease in young children. Vaccine. 2010 Jul 12;28(31):4913-9.
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