• Butsch Kovacic Research Lab

    One of the main interests of Dr. Butsch Kovacic lab is to improve the understanding of how the environment modifies chronic disease risk in vulnerable children. Specifically, research has focused on using epidemiologic approaches to identify genetic, infectious, environmental and molecular biomarkers of childhood asthma and cancer using human biospecimens as well as clinical and epidemiological data. Over the last 2 years, members of the group have begun to work with clinicians and community partners to undertake community-based participatory research (CBPR)/mixed methods projects. Recently, academic partners from numerous individuals across Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati have joined the effort to support these community efforts in a novel way.


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  • Contact Us

    Melinda Butsch Kovacic, MPH, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    University of Cincinnati
    Office S9.226
    Office 513-803-0130
    Cell 859-757-6808