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Frank M. Biro, MD Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Complex medical problems of adolescence; growth; puberty
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MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1979.
Certification: Internal Medicine, September 1983; Pediatrics, November 1986; Adolescent Medicine, February 1995.
Hernick AD, Brown MK, Pinney SM, Biro FM, Ball KM, Bornschein RL. Sharing Unexpected Biomarker Results with Study Participants. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Sep 29.
Biro FM, Galvez MP, Greenspan LC, Succop PA, Vangeepuram N, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Windham GC, Kushi LH, Wolff MS. Pubertal assessment method and baseline characteristics in a mixed longitudinal study of girls. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):e583-90.
Biro FM, Wien M. Childhood obesity and adult morbidities. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1499S-1505S.
Biro FM, Huang B, Morrison JA, Horn PS, Daniels SR. Body mass index and waist-to-height changes during teen years in girls are influenced by childhood body mass index. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Mar;46(3):245-50.
Huang B, Biro FM, Dorn LD. Determination of relative timing of pubertal maturation through ordinal logistic modeling: evaluation of growth and timing parameters. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Oct;45(4):383-8.
Ford KR, Khoury JC, Biro FM. Early markers of pubertal onset: height and foot size. J Adolesc Health. 2009 May;44(5):500-1.
Biro FM, Huang B, Daniels SR, Lucky AW. Pubarche as well as thelarche may be a marker for the onset of puberty. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Dec;21(6):323-8.
Biro FM. Puberty. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2007 Dec;18(3):425-33, v.
Auslander BA, Rosenthal SL, Fortenberry JD, Biro FM, Bernstein DI, Zimet GD. Predictors of sexual satisfaction in an adolescent and college population. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Feb;20(1):25-8.
Biro FM, Striegel-Moore RH, Franko DL, Padgett J, Bean JA. Self-esteem in adolescent females. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Oct;39(4):501-7.
Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program
is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. Her main research interest is the preservation of reproductive potential in girls and adolescent young women, with a special emphasis on females with chronic medical conditions or treatment for pediatric malignancies. Her clinical research focus involves both retrospective and prospective projects evaluating long-term reproductive health outcomes.
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone replacement therapy in patients with ovarian dysfunction; management of congenital reproductive anomalies and adrenogenital disorders; medical and surgical management of endometriosis in adolescents; primary amenorrhea; minimally invasive surgery
Hormone replacement therapy in ovarian insufficiency; conditions of sexual differentiation; adrenogenital disorders
Leslie Ayensu-Coker, MD, is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Ayensu-Coker is a former NIH BIRCWH Scholar in the area of reproductive genetics and completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Ayensu-Coker is a lead member of the Fertility Consult Team at Cincinnati Children's in collaboration with the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute and also collaborates with several multi-disciplinary centers including the Center for Pediatric Pelvic and Genitourinary Reconstruction and the Colorectal Center for Children at Cincinnati Children’s.
Dr. Ayensu-Coker also has an interest in international health and with the Division of Surgical Services works to help improve surgical and medical care of the pediatric and adolescent population globally.
MD: The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2000.
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 2004.
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2007 - present.
Sivasankaran S, Itam P, Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Egler RA, Anderson ML, Brandt ML, Dietrich JE. Juvenile granulosa cell ovarian tumor: a case report and review of literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e114-7.
Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Zurawin R, Dietrich JE. Use of misoprostol for management of unsatisfactory colposcopy in the adolescent: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e139-41.
Itam SP 2nd, Ayensu-Coker L, Sanchez J, Zurawin RK, Dietrich JE. Adenomyosis in the adolescent population: a case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e146-7.
Tanyi JL, Coleman NM, Johnston ND, Ayensu-Coker L, Rajkovic A. Placenta percreta at 7th week of pregnancy in a woman with previous caesarean section. J Obstet Gynaecol. Apr 2008;28(3):338-340.
Vlahos NF, Coker L, Lawler C, Zhao Y, Bankowski B, Wallach EE. Women with ovulatory dysfunction undergoing ovarian stimulation with clomiphene citrate for intrauterine insemination may benefit from administration of human chorionic gonadotropin. Fertil Steril. May 2005;83(5):1510-1516.
Zurawin RK, Ayensu-Coker L. Innovations in contraception: a review. Clin Obstet Gynecol. Jun 2007;50(2):425-439.
Ayensu-Coker L, Bishop C, Rohozinski J. The structure of the Y chromosome in infertility. In: Carrell DT, ed., The Genetics of Male Infertility, Totowa, NJ, Humana Press Inc., 2007, 14: 233-238.
Paula K. Braverman, MD Director, Community Programs, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
is working to develop community programs, including teen pregnancy prevention and obesity prevention.
Director, Community Programs, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice
Reproductive health; behavioral approaches to risk reduction
Paula Braverman, MD, attended medical school at Yale Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Following fellowship she took a position at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, where she was the Chief of Adolescent Medicine. During her 16 years at St. Christopher's Hosptial for Children, the Section developed an active clinical program providing primary care, family planning services and consultation services to the community clinicians. She also developed relationships with community organizations and was involved with health care activities in the schools and with other community based organizations.
Over the years she has been very involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics serving on the Executive Committee of the Section of Adolescent Health, Committee on Adolescence, on the editorial boards of Adolescent Health Update and Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, on the planning committee of the Super CME course, and has been a faculty member in a number of AAP courses, including PREP The Course and Practical Pediatrics. She has also been involved with the Society for Adolescent Medicine and served a two-year term as Director of Programs. She returned to CCHMC as the Director of Community Programs in the Division of Adolescent Medicine in 2003. In that capacity she serves as the Medical Director at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center and oversees the community health education programs.
MD: Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, 1982.
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1982 to 1985.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987; Adolescent Medicine, 1994.
Breech LL, Braverman PK. Safety, efficacy, actions, and patient acceptability of drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol contraceptive pills in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 9;1:85-95. Braverman PK, Frenck RW Jr, Holland-Hall C. Infectious diseases and immunizations. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010 Aug;21(2):xii. Kowalczyk Mullins TL, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescent preferences for human immunodeficiency virus testing methods and impact of rapid tests on receipt of results. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Feb;46(2):162-8. Braverman PK. Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Feb;20(1):3-12.
Braverman, PK. Chronic Abdominal Pain. In Neinstein et al. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
Braverman PK. Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome. In Neinstein et al. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
Braverman, PK. The Patch. In Hillard (ed) 5 Minute OB/GYN Consult. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2008.Braverman PK. Genital Ulcer Disease: Herpes Simplex Virus, Syphilis, Chancroid. In Slap GB (ed.) Adolescent Medicine: Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby/ Elsevier, 2008
Kowalczyk T, Braverman PK. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. In Slap GB (ed.)Adolescent Medicine: Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby/ Elsevier, 2008.
Braverman PK, Breech, L. Menstrual Disorders. In Slap GB (ed.) Adolescent Medicine: Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby / Elsevier, 2008.
Lesley L. Breech, MD Division Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Division Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female genital anomalies; young women with bleeding disorders; reproductive outcomes after treatment for cancer
Outcomes after surgical treatment of genital anomalies; management of young women with bleeding disorders
MD: Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 1994.
Residency: Ob / Gyn, Washington University, St Louis, MO, 1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2000. Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000.
Breech LL, Braverman PK. Safety, efficacy, actions, and patient acceptability of drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol contraceptive pills in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 9;1:85-95. Vallerie AM, Breech LL. Update in Müllerian anomalies: diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;22(5):381-7. Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Peña A. Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1241-5. Peña A, Bischoff A, Breech L, Louden E, Levitt MA. Posterior cloaca − further experience and guidelines for the treatment of an unusual anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1234-40. Breech L. Gynecologic concerns in patients with anorectal malformations. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;19(2):139-45. Huppert J, Griffeth S, Breech L, Hillard P. Vaginal burn injury due to alkaline batteries. J Pediatr AdolescGynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e133-6.
Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Breech L, Peña A. Rectovestibular fistula − rarely recognized associated gynecologic anomalies. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1261-7; discussion 1267. Breech LL, Laufer MR. Müllerian anomalies. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;36(1):47-68. Review. Miller RJ, Breech LL. Surgical correction of vaginal anomalies. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;51(2):223-36. Review. Linam LE, Darolia R, Naffaa LN, Breech LL, O'hara SM, Hillard PJ, Huppert JS. US findings of adnexal torsion in children and adolescents: size really does matter. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Oct;37(10):1013-9.
Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
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.
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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.
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.
Carol Brown Engel, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bin Huang, PhD Biostatistician
is an experienced biostatistician with research interests in mediation analysis, statistical causal inference, observational/epidemiological analyses, item response modeling, and spatially correlated data. Areas of application include: pubertal development, bio-behavior, health disparity, health related quality of life (HRQoL), patient-reported outcomes (PRO), substance use risk, STI, Asthma and JIA research.
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati A&S College
Biostatistics; puberty; juvenile rheumatoid/idiopathic arthritis; substance use/abuse; STI; GE interaction; quality of life
Dr. Huang has more than 10 years of statistical consulting experience in pediatric research. She has contributed to 60 peer reviewed publications in statistics and medical research journals. She has been funded as principal investigator by a NIH/NIDA RO1 grant; and as co-investigator/biostatistician by more than 20 NIH grants. She is editor for Pediatric Research, Section of Public Health; served as a reviewer to journals such as Biometrics, Statistics in Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, Child Development and Journal of Adolescent Health. She also serves on NIH Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1 PSEC). Dr. Huang leads a collaborative education program with the UC Department of Mathematics, through which five PhD graduate students in Applied Statistics are currently engaged in research at Cincinnati Children's.
Huang B, Hillman J, Ding, L, Biro FM, Dorn LD, Susman EJ, Correspondence Between Gonadal Steroid Hormone Concentrations and Secondary Sexual Characteristics Assessed by Clinicians, Adolescents, and Parents. Journal of Research on Adolescence 2012, Jan 10 online early view, doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2011.00773.x.
Huang J, Huang B, Proportion of Treatment Effects Explained by a Continuous Surrogate Marker in Randomized Clinical Trial. Statistics in Pharmaceutical Research, 2010; 2(2): 229-238. doi:10.1198/sbr.2009.0070.
Huang B, Biro FM, Dorn LD, Determination of Relative Timing of Pubertal Maturation through Ordinal Logistic Modeling: Evaluation of Growth and Timing Parameters. Journal of Adolescent Health 2009: 45(4): 383-8. PMID 19766943
Huang B, Sivaganasen S, Succop P, Goodman E. Statistical assessment of mediational effects for logistic mediational models. Statistics in Medicine 2004; 23(17):2713-28.
Behavioral and Virologic Impact of HPV Immunization, Co-I, NIH/NIAID, Nov 2008 – Dec 2012.
Impact of peripubertal exposure to xenohormones on fat distribution and cytokines, Co-I, NIH/NIEHS, Apr 2010 – Mar 2012.
Continued Studies of Environment on Puberty: GUF2, Statistician, NIH/NIEHS, Sept 2010 – Apr 2015.
Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with JIA, Co-I, NIH/NIAMS, Aug 2008 – July 2013.
Explaining Racial Disparities in Child Asthma Morbidity, Biostatistician, NIH/NICHD, May 2010 – Apr 2012.
Bayesian Spatial Modeling of Asthma Related Hospital Readmission, Co-PI, CCTST Methodology Research Award, Apr 2011 – Mar 2012.
Enhancing PROMIS in Pediatric Pain, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation Research, Biostatistician, NIH/NIAMS, Sept 2009 – Aug 2013.
The Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) Trial, Biostatistician, NIH/NICHD, Sept 2010 – July 2015.
“Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Cincinnati" Methodology Core, Principal Biostatistician, NIH/NIAMS, Aug 2008 – July 2013
Jill S. Huppert, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Surgery
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology; menstrual disorders; reproductive health of teens
Huppert JS. Lipschutz ulcers: evaluation and management of acute genital ulcers in women. Dermatol Ther. 2010 Sep-Oct;23(5):533-40.
Huppert JS, Hesse E, Kim G, Kim M, Agreda P, Quinn N, Gaydos C. Adolescent women can perform a point-of-care test for trichomoniasis as accurately as clinicians. Sex Transm Infect. 2010 Dec;86(7):514-9.
Reed JL, Simendinger L, Griffeth S, Kim HG, Huppert JS. Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections increases awareness and short-term abstinence in adolescent women. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Mar;46(3):270-7.
Huppert JS. Trichomoniasis in teens: an update. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Oct;21(5):371-8. Review.
Reed JL, Huppert JS. Predictors of adolescent participation in sexually transmitted infection research: brief report. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug;43(2):195-7.
Huppert JS, Mortensen JE, Reed JL, Kahn JA, Rich KD, Hobbs MM. Mycoplasma genitalium detected by transcription-mediated amplification is associated with Chlamydia trachomatis in adolescent women. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Mar;35(3):250-4.
Malik AI, Huppert JS. Interval to treatment of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Oct;20(5):275-9.
Linam LE, Darolia R, Naffaa LN, Breech LL, O'hara SM, Hillard PJ, Huppert JS. US findings of adnexal torsion in children and adolescents: size really does matter. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Oct;37(10):1013-9.
Huppert JS, Mortensen JE, Reed JL, Kahn JA, Rich KD, Miller WC, Hobbs MM. Rapid antigen testing compares favorably with transcription-mediated amplification assay for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in young women. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jul 15;45(2):194-8.
Reed JL, Thistlethwaite JM, Huppert JS. STI research: recruiting an unbiased sample. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jul;41(1):14-8.
Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs & Faculty Development
Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs & Faculty Development
Reproductive health; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; eating disorders; cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents; sexually transmitted infections
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Jessica A Kahn, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Kahn sees patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, both at the main hospital site and at Cincinnati Children's Fairfield. 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.
Kahn JA, Huang B, Ding L, Geller A, Frazier AL. Impact of maternal communication about skin, cervical, and lung cancer prevention on adolescent prevention behaviors. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jul;49(1):93-6
Huppert JS, Hesse EA, Bernard MA, Xiao Y, Huang B, Gaydos CA, Kahn JA. Acceptability of self-testing for trichomoniasis increases with experience. Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Jul 27. Epub ahead of print.
Widdice LE, Bernstein DI, Leonard AC, Marsolo KA, Kahn JA. Adherence to the HPV vaccine dosing intervals and factors associated with completion of 3 doses. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):77-84.
Mullins TL, Kollar LM, Lehmann C, Kahn JA. Changes in human immunodeficiency virus testing rates among urban adolescents after introduction of routine and rapid testing. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):870-4.
Kowalczyk Mullins TL, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescent preferences for human immunodeficiency virus testing methods and impact of rapid tests on receipt of results. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Feb;46(2):162-8.
Shikary T, Bernstein DI, Jin Y, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL, Kahn JA. Epidemiology and risk factors for human papillomavirus infection in a diverse sample of low-income young women. J Clin Virol. 2009 Oct;46(2):107-11.
Kahn JA, Cooper HP, Vadaparampil ST, Pence BC, Weinberg AD, LoCoco SJ, Rosenthal SL. Human papillomavirus vaccine recommendations and agreement with mandated human papillomavirus vaccination for 11-to-12-year-old girls: a statewide survey of Texas physicians. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Aug;18(8):2325-32.
Kahn JA. HPV vaccination for the prevention of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 16;361(3):271-8.
Kahn JA, Ding L, Huang B, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL, Frazier AL. Mothers' intention for their daughters and themselves to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine: a national study of nurses. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):1439-45.
Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Education about human papillomavirus and human papillomavirus vaccines in adolescents. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Oct;20(5):479-83.
Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine
is a clinical physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Her research interests in the clinical arena include the study of HIV and vaccines. Her research endeavors in medical education focus on the use of standardized patient role simulation and feedback as instructional tools in the field of Adolescent Medicine.
Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine
Medical Director, Family Care Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV
Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd, is the director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM), where she maintains oversight of the third-year clerkship and fourth-year electives. She directs a Medical Student Scholars Program in Pediatrics for students at UCCOM and serves as advisor for several medical students and pediatrics residents.
Dr. Lehmann’s clinical duties include precepting at the Teen Health Center, patient care and precepting at the UC Infectious Disease Center for adult HIV care, and directing the Family Care Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She gives numerous lectures to students, residents, colleagues and other health care professionals in the local, regional and national arenas regarding perinatal HIV transmission and the clinical/transitional care of HIV-infected children and adolescents. Her interests in clinical research center on the study of pediatric and adolescent HIV, and she has been involved in vaccine research with the Division of Infectious Diseases at CCHMC. Her research endeavors in medical education focus on the use of Standardized Patients, simulation and feedback as instructional tools.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993.
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002.
Mullins TL, Kollar LM, Lehmann C, Kahn JA. Changes in human immunodeficiency virus testing rates among urban adolescents after introduction of routine and rapid testing. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):870-4.
Lehmann C, D'Angelo LJ. Human immunodeficiency virus infection in adolescents. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010 Aug;21(2):364-87, xi. Review.
FitzGerald M, Lehmann C. Development and field pretest of the Feedback Quality Index: A tool for assessing feedback frequency and quality in a clinical setting. Open Med Educ J. 2010;41-11.
Diers T, Montauk S, Vaughn LM, Lehmann C, Kiesler J, Schubert C, Smucker D, Volck B. Competencies for the adaptable physician: Training residents to care for vulnerable populations. Open Med Educ J. 2009;2:26-35.
Lehmann C, Benson PA. Vaccine adherence in adolescents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Oct;48(8):801-11.
Hillman J, Lehmann C. Anemia. In P.J.A. Hillard (Ed.) The 5-minute obstetrics and gynecology consult. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. Hillman J, Lehmann, C. Lung cancer screening. In P.J.A. Hillard (Ed.). The 5-minute obstetrics and gynecology consult. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. Lehmann C, Biro F. Testicular and scrotal disorders. In G. Slap (Ed.) Adolescent medicine: The requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008. Lehmann C, Britto M. Transition to adult health care. In G. Slap (Ed.) Adolescent medicine: The requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby-Elsevier, 2008. Lehmann C, Biro F. Male genitourinary disorders. In Osborn et al. (Eds.) Pediatrics. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby-Elsevier, 2005.
Health-based survey of families living within 10km of dispensary in western Kenya. Mentor. National Institutes of Health. June 2011 - August 2011.
A randomized, double-blinded, controlled, phase I study in healthy adults to assess the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of intramuscular subvirion inactivated monovalent influenza A/H5N1 virus vaccine administered at different dose levels given with and without MF59 adjuvant. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. April 2011 - April 2012. A randomized, double-blind trial comparing the safety in mothers and their infants and immunogenicity in mothers of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) to inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) when administered to breastfeeding women. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. May 2011 - May 2012.
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH
has research interests in medical decision-making and chronic disease.
Primary care pediatrics
Medical decision-making; chronic disease care; health services research
Lipstein EA, Nabi E, Perrin JM, Luff D, Browning MF, Kuhlthau KA. Parents' decision-making in newborn screening: opinions, choices, and information needs. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):696-704.
Lipstein EA, Vorono S, Browning MF, Green NS, Kemper AR, Knapp AA, Prosser LA, Perrin JM. Systematic evidence review of newborn screening and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency. Pediatrics. 2010 May;125(5):e1226-35.
Perrin JM, Knapp AA, Browning MF, Comeau AM, Green NS, Lipstein EA, Metterville DR, Prosser L, Queally D, Kemper AR. An evidence development process for newborn screening. Genet Med. 2010 Mar;12(3):131-4.
Lipstein EA, Perrin JM, Waisbren SE, Prosser LA. Impact of false-positive newborn metabolic screening results on early health care utilization. Genet Med. 2009 Oct;11(10):716-21.
Zuckerman KE, Boudreau AA, Lipstein EA, Kuhlthau KA, Perrin JM. Household language, parent developmental concerns, and child risk for developmental disorder. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Mar-Apr;9(2):97-105.
Lipstein EA, Perrin JM, Kuhlthau KA. School absenteeism, health status, and health care utilization among children with asthma: associations with parental chronic disease. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1):e60-6.
Zhou Z, Sun K, Lipstein EA, Haber JE. A Saccharomyces servazzii clone homologous to Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome III spanning KAR4, ARS 304 and SPB1 lacks the recombination enhancer but contains an unknown ORF. Yeast. 2001 Jun 30;18(9):789-95.
Laurie A. Mitan, MD Director, Eating Disorders Program
is studying treatment issues in patients with eating disorders.
Director, Eating Disorders Program
Eating disorders; teen pregnancy
Dr. Laurie Mitan, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified adolescent medicine specialist whose practice focuses on the unique health needs of teenagers. Providing eating disorder consultative services to community physicians and families, she is available at the Cincinnati Children's Outpatient Services Mason and Liberty Campus offices. At the Cincinnati Children's main campus, she provides primary care services at the Adolescent Medicine Division's Teen Health Center.
Dr. Mitan's clinical expertise encompasses all adolescent health concerns with special interests in eating disorders, gynecologic concerns, and the psychosocial effects of complex medical illnesses. She enjoys teaching pediatric house staff and medical students, and has spent a significant amount of her career giving lectures and presentations.
Dr. Mitan joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in August of 1999, after a faculty position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mitan LA. Menstrual dysfunction in anorexia nervosa. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2004 Apr;17(2):81-5. Review.
Mitan LA. Eating disorders in adolescent girls. Curr Womens Health Rep. 2002 Dec;2(6):464-7. Review.
Mitan LA, Slap GB. Primary care management of adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Fam Pract Recert. 2002;24 (3):45-56.
Mitan LA, Slap GB. Adolescent menstrual disorders. Update. Med Clin North Am. 2000 Jul;84(4):851-68. Review.
Mitan LA, Slap GB. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In: Neinstein LS (Ed.) Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2009, pp. 467-469.
Mitan LA. Eating Disorders. In Slap GB (Ed.) Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier, 2008, pp. 276-281.
Mitan LA, Slap GB. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. In Neinstein L (Ed.) Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide. 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002.
Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH
is an adolescent medicine physician with an interest in clinical and public health research. Her main focus is on reproductive health disparities in the adolescent population.
Reproductive health; sexually transmitted infections; community outreach; eating disorders
MD: New York University, New York, NY, 2006.
Residency: Pediatrics, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook NY, 2009.
MPH: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Board Eligible Adolescent Medicine 2013.
Patterson-Rose SA, Braverman P. Transdermal and Vaginal Combination Methods. In: P.J. Adams Hillard (Ed), Practical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (pp. 217-221). West Sussex, UK:Wiley-Blackwell. 2013.
Joseph L. Rauh, MD Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
is interested in medical and developmental delay problems at adolescence, family planning, and gynecology.
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
Medical and developmental delay problems at adolescence, family planning, gynecology
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1955.
Internship: Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1956.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1958.
Lea E. Widdice, MD Director, Fellowship Program
is studying the epidemiology of HPV and the effects of HPV vaccination.
Director, Fellowship Program
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2000.
Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Floating Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2003.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2006.
Widdice LE, Bernstein DI, Leonard AC, Marsolo KA, Kahn JA. Adherence to the HPV vaccine dosing intervals and factors associated with completion of 3 doses. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):77-84. Widdice LE, Breland DJ, Jonte J, Farhat S, Ma Y, Leonard AC, Moscicki AB. Human papillomavirus concordance in heterosexual couples. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Aug;47(2):151-9.
Moscicki AB, Widdice L, Ma Y, Farhat S, Miller-Benningfield S, Jonte J, Jay J, de Medina CG, Hanson E, Clayton L, Shiboski S. Comparison of natural histories of human papillomavirus detected by clinician- and self-sampling. Int J Cancer. 2010 Oct 15;127(8):1882-92.
Widdice LE, Moscicki AB. Updated guidelines for papanicolaou tests, colposcopy, and human papillomavirus testing in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Oct;43(4 Suppl):S41-51. Widdice LE, Kahn JA. Using the new HPV vaccines in clinical practice. Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Oct;73(10):929-35.
Widdice LE, Cornell JL, Liang W, Halpern-Felsher BL. Having Sex and Condom Use: Potential Risks and Benefits Reported by Young, Sexually Inexperienced Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2006; 39(4):588-95.
Jennifer L. Woods, MD, MS Medical Director
Woods JL. Limb shaking, vomiting and vitamin D deficiency. J Ark Med Soc. 2011 Jun;107(13):284-6.
Woods JL, Hensel DJ, Fortenberry JD. Gynecologic symptoms and sexual behaviors among adolescent women. J Ped Adolesc Gynecol. 2010; 23(2):93-95.
Woods J, Wheeler JG. Adolescent medical care: more need, more opportunities. J Ark Med Soc. 2010 Apr;106(10):232-3. Woods JL. Syphilis in Arkansas adolescents: a high-risk infection for a high-risk group. J Ark Med Soc. 2010 Feb;106(8):182-4. Woods JL, Hensel DJ, Fortenberry JD. Contraceptive withdrawal in adolescents: a complex picture of usage. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Aug;22(4):233-7. Woods JL, Shew ML, Tu W, Ofner S, Ott MA, Fortenberry JD. Patterns of oral contraceptive pill-taking and condom use among adolescent contraceptive pill users. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Sep;39(3):381-7. Woods JL. The power of words. Pediatric Annals. 2005;34:827-832.
Jason Woodward, MD, MS
Transition from pediatric to adult health care, care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions of children childhood.
Transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs.
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.
MS: Clinical research, Indiana University School of Medicine, IN, 2011.
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2002-2006.
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Indiana University, Eldoret, Kenya, 2006-2007.
Fellowship: Pediatric Health Services Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2009-2011
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2006; American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
Woodward JF, Swigonski NL, Ciccarelli MR. Assessing the health, functional characteristics, and health needs of youth attending a noncategorical transition support program. J of Adolesc Health. 2012 Sep; 51(3):272-8.
Hanna KM, Woodward J. The transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care services. Clin Nurse Spec. May-Jun 2013;27(3):132-45.
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