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Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
investigates the effects of malnutrition on bone loss, including early osteoporosis seen in adolescents with anorexia nervosa, cystic fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease. She has interest in the management of children with Progeria and adolescents with primary ovarian insufficiency(POI). Her goal is to identify modifiable factors during adolescence that impact bone health and during the adult years.Visit the Gordon Lab.
Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Rauh Chair, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director, Procter Scholar Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric and adolescent bone health; eating disorders; reproductive endocrinology (including menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), and delayed puberty)
Catherine Gordon, MD, MS, is a pediatric endocrinologist and adolescent health specialist, whose research has focused on how nutrition influences bone health, with a particular interest in the adolescence and young adulthood. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and private foundations.
In 2005, she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her studies examining bone loss in adolescent girls with eating disorders. Dr. Gordon founded and directed the Boston Children's Bone Health Program from 2002-2012. She served as chief of adolescent medicine and professor of pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Alpert Brown Medical School from 2012-2015. During that time, she also served as vice-chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics. She joined the medical staff at Cincinnati Children's in 2015 as director of the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
She enjoys collaborations across many divisions and departments across the UC health system who share her interest in bone health and reproductive endocrinology. She also has a long-time interest in mentoring. She directs the American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Student Research Program, a national research program for medical students, and the Procter Scholar Program at Cincinnati Children’s for junior faculty members who have an interest in clinical/translational research.
MD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1991.
Residency: Pediatric, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1991-1994.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine and Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1994-1998.
Certification (ABP): Pediatric Endocrinology; Adolescent Medicine.
Donaldson A, Feldman HA, O’Donnell J, Gopalakrishnan G, Gordon CM. Spinal bone texture assessed by trabecular bone score (TBS) in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(9):3436-42.
Pitts SAB, Blood E, DiVasta A, Gordon CM. Percentage body fat by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is associated with menstrual recovery in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun;54(6):739-41.
Simoneau T, Bazzaz O, Sawicki GS, Gordon CM. Vitamin D status in children with cystic fibrosis: Associations with inflammation and bacterial colonization. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Feb;11(2):205-10.
DiVasta AD, Feldman HA, Beck TJ, LeBoff MS, Gordon CM. Does hormone replacement normalize bone geometry in adolescents with anorexia nervosa? J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Jan;29(1):151-7.
Stein DR, Feldman HA, Gordon CM. Vitamin D status in children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Aug;27(8):1341-50.
Ma NS, Gordon CM. Pediatric osteoporosis: where are we now? J Pediatr. 2012;161(6):983-90
Field AE, Gordon CM, Pierce LM, Ramappa A, Kocher MS. Prospective study of physical activity and risk of developing a stress fracture among preadolescent and adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Aug;165(8):723-8.
Gordon CM, Gordon LB, Snyder BD, Nazarian A, Quinn N, Huh S, Giobbie-Hurder A, Neuberg D, Cleveland R, Kleinman M, Miller DT, Kieran MW. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a skeletal dysplasia. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul;26(7):1670-9.
Ecklund K, Vajapeyam S, Feldman HA, Buzney CD, Mulkern RV, Kleinman PK, Rosen CJ, Gordon CM. Bone marrow changes in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Feb;25(2):298-304.
Gordon CM. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(4):365-71.
Progeria Research Foundation.
Society for Pediatric Research
Frank M. Biro, MD Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Complex medical problems of adolescence; growth; puberty
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.
Paula K. Braverman, MD Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
is working to develop community programs, including teen pregnancy prevention and obesity prevention.
Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Interim Medical Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice
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 Hospital 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 Cincinnati Children's 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.
Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care
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.
Visit the Britto Lab.
Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care
Chronic illness in adolescents; chronic disease care of adolescents; health care quality
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 within the UC Department of Pediatrics. 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.
Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Adolescents and pharmacy services; transgender care
BS: Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 1989.
DO: Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri, 1995.
Residency: Pediatrics, Ohio University Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1998.
MPH: Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1999.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 2002.
Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Recertification, Exp 2013; American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Certification, Exp: 2013.
Conard LA, Fortenberry JD, Blythe MJ, Orr DP. Pharmacists’ attitudes toward and practices with adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157:361-5.
Blythe MJ, Conard LA. Eating disorders: Identification, evaluation and treatment of endocrine disorders associated with eating disorders. In: Pescovitz OH, Eugster EE (eds) Pediatric Endocrinology: Mechanisms, Manifestations, and Management. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2004.
Conard LA, Blythe MJ. Sexual function, sexual abuse and sexually transmitted diseases in adolescence. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2003;17:103-16.
Gold MA, Sucato GS, Conard LA, Hillard PJ. Provision of emergency contraception to adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2004;35(1):67-70.
Conard LA, Gold MA. Emergency contraceptive pills: A review of the recent literature. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004: 16:389-95.
Conard LA, Gold MA. Emergency contraception. Adolesc Med Clin. 2005;16: 585-602.
Conard LA, Gold MA. What you need to know about providing emergency contraception. Contemp Pediatr. 2006;23:49-50, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63, 65, 69.
Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Chair, Academic Affairs and Career Development
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs and Career Development
Director, Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development
Sexual and reproductive health; eating disorders; cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents
Jessica A Kahn, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Kahn serves as the director of the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development at Cincinnati Children’s. She also serves as the associate program director of the Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) KL2 program and the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Kahn sees patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, both at the main hospital site and at Cincinnati Children's Liberty campus. Her clinical interests include sexual and reproductive health 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 approximately 140 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.
BArch: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1986.
MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992.
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1999.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995; Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1996.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1995; American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialist in Adolescent Medicine, 1999.
Drolet M, Bénard E, Boily M, Ali H, Baandrup L, Bauer H, Beddows S, Brisson J, Brotherton J, Cummings T, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Flagg EW, Johnson AM, MD, Kahn JA, Kavanagh K, Kjaer SK, Kliewer EV Lemieux-Mellouki P, Markowitz L, Mboup A, Mesher D, Niccolai L, Oliphant J, Pollock KG, Soldan K, Sonnenberg P, Tabrizi SN, Tanton C. Population-level impact and herd effects following human papillomavirus vaccination programmes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 May;15(5):565-80.
Mullins TLK, Lally M, Zimet G, Kahn JA. Clinician Attitudes toward CDC Interim Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidance and Operationalizing PrEP for Adolescents. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Apr;29(4):193-203.
Kahn JA, Rickert VI. Innovative clinical and public health strategies to promote adolescent vaccination. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May;56(5 Suppl):S1-2.
Kahn JA, Rudy BJ, Xu J, Secord EA, Kapogiannis BG, Thornton S, Gillison ML. Behavioral, Immunologic, and Virologic Correlates of Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in HIV-Infected Youth. Sex Transm Dis. 2015 May;42(5):246-52.
Mayhew A, Mullins TLK, Ding L, Rosenthal SL, Zimet GD, Morrow C, Kahn JA. Risk Perceptions and Subsequent Sexual Behaviors after HPV Vaccination in Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3)401-11.
Vadaparampil ST, Malo TL, Kahn JA, Salmon D, Lee JH, Quinn GP, Roetzheim RG, Bruder KL, Proveaux TM, Zhao X, Halsey NA, Giuliano AR. Physicians’ HPV Vaccine Recommendations at Three and Five Years Post-Vaccine Licensure. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jan;46(1):80-4.
Kahn JA, Xu J, Kapogiannis BG, Gonin R, Rudy B, Wilson CM, Liu N, Worrell C, Squires KE. Immunogenicity and safety of the HPV -6, -11, -16, -18 Vaccine in HIV-Infected Young Women. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;57(5):735-44.
Kahn JA, Bernstein DI. HPV vaccination: Too soon for 2 doses? JAMA. 2013 May 1;309(17):1832-4.
Kahn JA, Burk RD, Squires KE, Kapogiannis BG, Rudy B, Xu J, Gonin R, Liu N, Worrell C, Wilson CM. Prevalence and Risk Factors for HPV in HIV-Infected Young Women Receiving Their First HPV Vaccination. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Nov 1;61(3):390-9.
Kahn JA, Brown DR, Ding L, Widdice LE, Shew ML, Glynn S, Bernstein, DI. Vaccine-Type HPV and Evidence of Herd Immunity after Vaccine Introduction. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e249-56.
Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD, MS
is an adolescent medicine specialist and clinical researcher. Her primary research interest is prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents. Her current research focuses on biomedical prevention of HPV using the HPV vaccine and prevention of HIV through the use of new biomedical HIV prevention methods among youth.
Adolescent medicine; adolescent gynecology; contraception; sexually transmitted infections
Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD, MS, is an adolescent medicine specialist and clinical researcher. Her primary research interest is prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents. Her current research focuses on biomedical prevention of HPV using the HPV vaccine and prevention of HIV through the use of new biomedical HIV prevention methods among youth. Her currently funded work examines the role of clinicians in the uptake of HIV and other STI prevention methods. She has active collaborations with several other researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and at other academic institutions around the country.
BS: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1997.
MD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2001.
Residency: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN, 2004.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
MS: Master of Science, Epidemiology/Clinical Research, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2004; American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, 2008.
Patterson-Rose S, Mullins TL, Hesse EA, Lehmann C, Widdice LE. Changes in syphilis testing and infection among adolescents at an adolescent clinic. Sexual Health. In press. 2015 Apr 7.
Mullins TL, Widdice LE, Rosenthal SL, Zimet GD, Kahn JA. Risk perceptions, sexual attitudes, and sexual behavior after HPV vaccination in 11-12 year-old girls. Vaccine. 2015;33:3907–3912.
Mullins TL, Lally M, Zimet G, Kahn JA and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Clinician Attitudes toward CDC Interim Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidance and Operationalizing PrEP for Adolescents. AIDS Patient Care STDs. 2015;29(4):193-203.
Mayhew A, Mullins TL, Ding L, Rosenthal S, Zimet G, Morrow C, Kahn JA. Risk perceptions and subsequent sexual behaviors after HPV vaccination in adolescents. Pediatrics. 2014;133(3):404-11.
Mullins TL, Griffioen AM, Glynn S, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL, Fortenberry JD, Kahn JA. HPV vaccine communication: perspectives of 11-12 year-old girls, mothers, and clinicians. Vaccine. 2013;31(42):4894-4901.
Mullins TL, Rudy BJ, Wilson CM, Sucharew H, Kahn JA. Incidence of sexually transmitted infections in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected adolescents in the United States. Int J STD AIDS. 2013;24:123-127.
Mullins TL, Wilson CM, Rudy BJ, Sucharew H, Kahn JA. Incident anal human papillomavirus and human papillomavirus-related sequelae in HIV-infected versus HIV-uninfected adolescents in the United States. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40(9):715-720.
Mullins TL, Zimet G, Rosenthal SL, Morrow C, Ding L, Shew ML, Fortenberry JD, Bernstein DI, Kahn JA. Adolescent perceptions of risk and need for safer sexual behaviors after first human papillomavirus vaccination. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(1):82-88.
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;164(9):870-874.
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;46(2):162-168.
Physician Attitudes toward New Biomedical HIV Prevention Interventions in Youth. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). 2013-2018.
ATN 111 Follow Up Study: Clinician Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Use of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Primary HIV Prevention after Experience with a PrEP Demonstration Project among Adolescents. Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. 2015-2016.
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 and Transition 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
HIV care: pediatric, adolescent and adult medical education
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. 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 Cincinnati Children's. 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.
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH
has research interests in medical decision-making and chronic disease.
Primary care; chronic disease care
Ellen A. Lipstein MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and health services researcher. Dr. Lipstein’s research is focused on family-centered medical decision making. She is particularly interested in understanding and improving the ways parents and patients with chronic conditions collaborate with healthcare providers to make treatment decisions. Her current program of funded research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore decisions about high-risk treatments, in which both the potential benefits and risks are significant. Additionally, Dr. Lipstein is a collaborator on several studies which aim to develop diverse methods for engaging patients and parents in decision making.
MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.
Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006.
Chief Residency: Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007.
Fellowship: Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, 2009.
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2009.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, DeWitt EM. Understanding Treatment Decision Making in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sept; 30;11(1):34.
Lipstein EA, Muething KA, Dodds CM, Britto MT. “I’m the one taking it”: Adolescent Participation in Chronic Disease Treatment Decisions. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Aug;53(2):253-9.
Lipstein EA, Lovell DJ, Denson LA, Moser DW, Saeed SA, Dodds CM, Britto, MT. Parents' Information Needs in Tumor Necrosis Factor–α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar;56(3):244-50.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What is known about parents' treatment decisions? A narrative review of pediatric decision making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Lipstein EA, Nabi E, Perrin JM, Luff D, Browning MF, Kuhlthau KA. Parent 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.
Shared Decision Making in Pediatric Chronic Conditions: Biologics in IBD and JIA. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012–2017.
Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2011–2016.
Laurie A. Mitan, MD Director, Eating Disorders Program
is studying treatment issues in patients with eating disorders.
Director, Eating Disorders Program
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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 Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine'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.
MD: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1990.
Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, 1990-1993.
Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1993-1996.
Certification: Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Pediatrics, 1994.
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.
Abigail Nye, MD Director, Transition Medicine Team
Director, Transition Medicine Team
Transition medicine; caring for patients with complex medical problems as they approach and move into adulthood
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University Hospital of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2011.
Post-Residency Training: Fellowship, Transition Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, 2011-2012.
Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH Director, Residency Education, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
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.
Director, Residency Education, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
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.
Darcey L. Thornton, MD
Transition medicine: caring for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs and chronic illnesses; adolescent primary care; eating disorders; adolescent gynecology
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2009.
Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2011.
Certifications: Internal Medicine, 2009; Pediatrics, 2009; Adolescent Medicine, 2012.
Lea E. Widdice, MD Director, Fellowship Program
is studying the epidemiology of HPV and the effects of HPV vaccination.
Director, Fellowship Program
Reproductive health for young men and women including sexually transmitted disease, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
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.
Leyva C, Zender M, Staun K, Beeman AM, Brinkman WB, Kahn JA, Widdice, LE. People into practice: design of a medical decision aid with repetitive stakeholders' input. Int J Design Society. 2013;7(1):1-17.
Widdice L, Ma Y, Jonte J, Farhat S, Breland D, Shiboski S, Moscicki AB. Concordance and Transmission of Human Papillomavirus Within Heterosexual Couples Observed over Short Intervals. J Infect Dis. 2013;207(8):1286-94.
Widdice LE, Brown DR, Bernstein DI, Ding L, Patel D, Shew ML, Fortenberry JD, Kahn JA. Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in young women receiving the first quadrivalent dose. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(8):774-6.
Kahn JA, Brown DR, Ding L, Widdice LE, Shew ML, Glynn S, Bernstein DI. Vaccine-type human papillomavirus and evidence of herd protection after vaccine introduction. Pediatrics. 2012;130(2):e249-56.
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;127(1):77- 84.
Moscicki AB, Widdice LE, Ma Y, Farhat S, Miller-Benningfield S, Jonte J, Jay J, Goodwin Demedina C, Hanson E, Clayton L, Shiboski S. Comparison of natural histories of human papillomavirus detected by clinician- and self-sampling. Int J Cancer. 2010;127(8):1882-92.
Widdice LE, Breland DJ, Jonte J, et al. Human papillomavirus concordance in heterosexual couples. J Adolesc Health. 2010;47(2):151-9.
Widdice LE, Moscicki AB. Updated guidelines for Papanicolaou tests, colposcopy, and human papillomavirus testing in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2008;43(4 Suppl):S41-51.
Widdice LE, Kahn JA. Using the new HPV vaccines in clinical practice. Cleveland Clinics J Med. 2006;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.
Jason Woodward, MD, MS
is an internal medicine-pediatrics physician and health services researcher with an interest in improving outcomes for youth with special health care needs as they transition from pediatric to adult health care.
Transition from pediatric to adult health care; care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions of children childhood.
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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