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Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
focuses on graduate medical education integration and the effectiveness of community-based research and education. He also has an interest in the integration of a division-wide multifactor asthma improvement project, and is studying its impact on patient outcomes and interactions within a division.
Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds
Associate Chair for Education
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research
MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.
Raymond C. Baker, MD, MEd, FAAP Co-Director, Masters in Medical Education Program
focuses on resident education in primary care, educator development and distance education.
Co-Director, Masters in Medical Education Program
Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; telephone medicine; faculty development; pediatric resident education; medical education research.
Raymond C. Baker, MD, has been a member of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1979.
Baker is currently associate director and education section head of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, where he teaches primary care pediatrics to pediatric and family medicine residents in the outpatient clinics and on the inpatient wards. He also teaches in the faculty development program. In addition, Baker is the project director of the Pediatric Primary Care Training program, a federal grant-funded program within the general pediatrics program.
Baker is the editor and principal author of two books, Pediatric Primary Care: Well-Child Care and Pediatric Primary Care: Ill-Child Care, published as companion volumes in March, 2001 by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. These books represent the expanded, second edition of his popular book, Handbook of Pediatric Primary Care, which premiered in 1996 and is used widely across the country as a pocket reference in pediatric primary care.
Baker earned both his undergraduate degree in chemistry and microbiology and his medical degree at The Ohio State University and then trained in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught in the Family Medicine program and consulted in pediatrics at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana before joining the faculty of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1979. Baker received a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati College of Education in 2001.
In collaboration with the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati, Baker and his colleagues in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics have developed an online master's degree in education for health care professionals, which has been offered nationally since the fall, 2002. This two-year, part-time distance learning course is tailored to physicians and other health care professionals who seek advanced graduate level training in medical education and educational research.
BS: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1967.
MD: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1971.
MEd: University of Cincinnati College of Education, 2001.
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD., 1971-1972; 1974-1976.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1977.
Patrick W. Brady, MD, MSc Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
is a clinical researcher and improvement scientist who works to design and evaluate a highly reliable system to identify, predict, and intervene on hospitalized patients at risk of clinical deterioration. He uses situation awareness and other high-reliability strategies to design complex interventions to improve the safety of care. He also participates in and leads projects to more broadly improve the quality of care of hospitalized children and their families.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Patient safety; quality improvement; hospital medicine
Patrick Brady, MD, MSc, has clinical training in pediatrics and hospital medicine as well as advanced training in epidemiology and biostatistics and in the science of improvement through two 6-month courses at Cincinnati Children’s. He has completed coursework at the graduate level in human factors and through the Systems Engineering in Patient Safety (SEIPS) workshop led by NIH-funded researchers at the University of Wisconsin.
Their pilot work on a system to proactively identify, mitigate and escalate risk has resulted in measured decreases in patient harm and deterioration. The Academy for Healthcare Improvement recently recognized this work with top prize at its international meeting. Dr. Brady's current focus builds logically on this work, and his research team includes clinical and methodological experts with impressive research portfolios both inside and outside of healthcare.
In summary, Dr. Brady has the training, experience and collaborators needed to study and improve the care of patients at risk for deterioration, to define highly reliable interventions that deliver the right therapeutics early, and to improve the safety of patients in our increasingly complex healthcare system.
MD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
MSc: University of Cincinnati Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Mussman G, Parker M, Statile A, Sucharew H, Brady PW. Suctioning and length of stay in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May:167(5):414-21.
Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Keren R, Conway PH, Marsolo K, Daymont C. Development of heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):e1150-7.
Brady PW, Muething S, Kotagal U et al. Improving situation awareness to reduce serious safety events and UNSAFE transfers of pediatric inpatients. Pediatrics. 2012.
Meuthing SE, Goudie A, Schoetkker PJ, Donnelly LF, Goodfriend MA, Bracke TM, Brady PW, Wheeler DS, Anderson JM, Kotagal UR. Reduction in serious safety events across an academic children's hospital. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;130(2):e423-31.
Kaplan HC, Brady PW, Dritz M, Hooper DK, Linam M, Froehle C, Margolis PA. The Influence of Context on Quality Improvement Success in Healthcare: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Milbank Quarterly. 2010 Dec;88(4):500-59.
Brady PW, Conway PH, Goudie A. Length of intravenous antibiotic therapy and treatment failure in infants with urinary tract infections. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):196-203.
Bigham MT, Brady PW, Manning PB, Jacobs BR, Kimball TR, Wong HR. Therapeutic application of intrapericardial tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) in a 4 month-old child with complex fibropurulent pericarditis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Jan;9(1):e1-e4.
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
researches shared decision-making between patients/parents and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts and is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.
Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.
Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.
MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.
Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.
Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Brady PW, Brinkman WB, Simmons JM, Yau C, White CM, Kirkendall ES, Schaffzin JK, Conway PH, Vossmeyer MT. Oral antibiotics at discharge for children with acute osteomyelitis: a rapid cycle improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf Online First. Dec 17, 2013.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, Morgan DeWitt E. Understanding treatment decision making in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a qualitative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sep 30; 11(1):34.
Brinkman WB, Hartl Majcher J, Poling L, Shi G, Zender M, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Shared Decision-Making to Improve Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Patient Educ Couns. 93 (2013) 95–101.
Jerardi KE, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman WB. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e749–e755.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. In their own words: Adolescent views on ADHD and their evolving role managing medication. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 12(1):53-61.
Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ Shared Decision Making Behaviors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1013-9.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What Is Known about Parent’s Treatment Decisions? A Narrative Review of Pediatric Decision Making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental Angst Making and Revisiting ADHD Treatment Decisions. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124: 580-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of Multi-Source Feedback on Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161: 44-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Evaluation of Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism: A Matter of Perspective?Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 18: 1371-9.
Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.
Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.
Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award. Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.
Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.
Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.
Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.
Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.
Courtney M. Brown, MD, MSc General Pediatrics Research Committee, Co-chair
General Pediatrics Research Committee, Co-chair
Preventive care; mental health
MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
MV Greiner, J Ross, CM Brown, SJ Beal, SN Sherman. Foster Caregivers’ Perspectives on the Medical Challenges of Children Placed in their Care: Implications for Pediatricians Caring for Children in Foster Care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015. Epub ahead of print.
CM Brown, J Perkins, A Blust, RS Kahn. A Neighborhood-Based Approach to Population Health in the Pediatric Medical Home. J Community Health. 2015; 40(1): 1-11.
CM Brown, EL Girio-Herrera, SN Sherman, RS Kahn, KA Copeland. Pediatricians May Address Barriers Inadequately When Referring Low-Income Preschool-Aged Children to Behavioral Health Services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2014; 25:406-24.
CM Brown, E Girio-Herrera, SN Sherman, RS Kahn, KA Copeland. Low-income Parents’ Perceptions of Pediatrician Advice on Early Childhood Education. J Community Health. 2013; 38:195-204.
CM Brown, KA Copeland, H Sucharew, RS Kahn. Social-Emotional Problems in Preschool-Aged Children: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Intervention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012; 166(10):1.
Kristen A. Copeland, MD Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
studies how the child care center environment—including its facilities, teachers, policies and practices—can promote children’s physical activity, gross motor development and healthy eating habits. Dr. Copeland also directs the three-year general pediatric fellowship program, which aims to prepare independent researchers to focus on prevalent health problems affecting underserved children and adolescents.
Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
Health of children in child care; child care illness exclusions; physical activity and obesity prevention in child care settings
Kristen A. Copeland, MD, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in early education settings—how the child care environment affects children’s health. In the past she has focused on child care illness policies and the temporary exclusion of children from child care settings due to illness. She studied how exclusion decisions are influenced by personal beliefs and whether they comply with national guidelines. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed literature and covered extensively by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Parents Magazine.
More recently, Dr. Copeland has become interested in the opportunities child care settings offer for disease prevention and health promotion, in particular for preventing childhood obesity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will identify the key aspects of the child care center environment—such as physical activity policies, amount and design of playground facilities, menu content, and staff attitudes and behavior that effectively promote children’s physical activity and a balanced dietary intake. The goal of her research is to produce new knowledge than can inform the development of evidence-based policies and practices for child care centers that promote active play, improve children’s diets and foster the development of lifelong healthy habits.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Copeland attained her bachelor’s degree in Houston, Texas at Rice University, double majoring in French and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 and pursued further training in public health and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 as a faculty member in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1999.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Hornung RW, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Dietary patterns associated with fat and bone mass in young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):294-303.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Kendeigh CA, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Flip flops, dress clothes, and no coat: clothing barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers identified from a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Nov 6;6:74.
Benjamin SE, Copeland KA, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining MM, Neelon B, Gillman MW. Menus in child care: A comparison of state regulations to national standards. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jan;109(1):109-15. Wosje, KS, Khoury, PR, Claytor, RP, Copeland, KA, Kalkwarf, HJ, Daniels, SR. Adiposity and TV viewing are related to less bone accrual in young children. J Peds. 2009 Jan;154(1):79-85.e2.
Copeland, K. A., Harris, E., Wang, N., and Cheng, T. L. Compliance with AAP/APHA Illness Exclusion Guidelines for Child Care Centers among Parents, Pediatricians, and Child Care Providers. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):e1369-80.
Copeland, K. A., Duggan, A. K., Shope, T. R.. Knowledge and Beliefs about Guidelines for Exclusion of Ill Children from Child Care. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005 Nov-Dec;5(6):365-71.
Rose SR, Vogiatzi MG, Copeland KC. A general pediatric approach to evaluating a short child. Pediatr Rev. 2005 Nov;26(11):410-20.
Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
conducts clinical research studies on the challenges women face related to successful breastfeeding. Dr. Geraghty’s current research focuses on the influence of breast milk expression on maternal and child outcomes.
Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Breastfeeding; breast milk pumping; human milk banking; multiple births
Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Stafford K, Ronau R, McKenzie LB, Geraghty SR. Breast
milk sharing: Awareness and participation among women in the Moms2Moms study. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Oct;9(8):398-406.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug;18(6):1471-9.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1227-35.
Geraghty SR, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ, Keim SA. Buying human milk via the Internet: Just a Click Away. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.
Geraghty SR, Sucharew H, Rasmussen KM. Trends in breastfeeding: It’s not only at the breast any more. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr;9(2):180-7.
Geraghty SR, Saluja K, Merchant M. Breastfeeding Disparities: Challenges and Solutions. Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2012;4(4):207-214.
Martin MA, Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S. sample. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul;8(3):404-18.
Geraghty S, Tabangin ME, Davidson BS, Morrow AL. Predictors of Breast Milk Expression by One Month Postpartum and Influence on Breast Milk Feeding Duration. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Apr;7(2):112-7.
Rasmussen KM, Geraghty SR. The quiet revolution: Breastfeeding transformed with the use of breast pumps. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1356-9.
Craig H. Gosdin, MD, MSHA Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus
has research interests that include hospitalist workforce issues, identification of best practices and financial sustainability of hospitalist programs, and cost effectiveness.
Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus
Medical Director, Liberty Observation Unit
Administration; resident education; pediatric hospitalist workforce issues
Dr. Gosdin is a pediatric hospitalist with a diverse training background. His clinical experience includes practice in community and academic settings as well as practice in the office, emergency department and inpatient settings.
As medical director of the Liberty Hospitalist Service and Liberty Inpatient Unit (LA1W), he is responsible for the development and expansion of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Liberty Campus. He is active in the Division of Hospital Medicine Leadership Group at Cincinnati Children's and helps lead strategic planning and program development for the division. He also serves as the leader of regional programs for the Division of Hospital Medicine. On the national level, Dr. Gosdin has served on the PHM Roundtable Clinical / Workforce Working Group to help develop Guidelines for a Pediatric Hospitalist Dashboard, and has performed on-site consultation for hospitalist programs at other institutions.
Gosdin CH, Vaughn LM. Physician to Physician Bedside Handoff with Nurse and Family Involvement: A Qualitative Examination of Stakeholder Perceptions. Hospital Pediatrics. 2(1):34-38.
Hain P, Daru J, Robbins E, Bode R, Brands C, Gosdin CH, Garber M, Marks M, Percelay Terferi S, Tobey D. A Proposed Dashboard for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Groups. Hospital Pediatrics. 2(2):59-70.
Tofani BF, Rineair SA, Gosdin CH, Pilcher PM, McGee S, Varadarajan KR, Schoettker PJ. Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Infiltration and Extravasation Events in a Pediatric Hospital. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec;27(6):682-9.
Camille C. Graham, MD Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
is a general pediatrician who is conducting research in disparities in influenza vaccination among minority children; the use of novel ways to reduce emergency room use and hospitalization among high-risk African-American children with asthma. She is conducting community-based participatory research to study health care access, medical home use, and ED utilization in the Latino youth community of greater Cincinnati.
Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Health disparities; asthma outcomes in minority populations; influenza vaccination; community engagement
Dr. Graham, MD, started a solo private practice, Mid-City Pediatrics, in 1983. There are now two locations with five pediatricians and one pediatric nurse practitioner dedicated to delivering quality healthcare without regard to income. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve on its Council of Community Pediatrics. She served as president of the Cincinnati Medical Association for a four year term (1996-1999), and successfully led the effort to reinstate two physicians who had been terminated without cause from an insurance managed care panel. She was president of medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s from 2004-2005, and led the development of performance improvement criteria for the medical staff and an successful improvement project to decrease medical record delinquencies; initiated the process for credentialing advance practice nurses.
She was a member of Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2011. She is a current member of the City of Cincinnati’s Board of Health, where she helped formulate a working group to provide information and access to children affected by the closure of a community health center network.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1982-present.
Myers SS, Clark MD, Russell JA, Graham CC, Stultz MB, Reidy KM. Focusing Measures for Performance-Based Privileging of Physicians on Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Dec;34(12):724-33.
Ambroggio L, Thomson J, Murtagh Kurowski E, Courter J, Statile A, Graham C, Sheehan B, Iyer S, Shah SS, White CM. Quality Improvement Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):e1623-31.
Mary V. Greiner, MD Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic
is a child abuse pediatrician who is doing clinical research in child abuse and foster care health. She is studying abusive head trauma, with specific interest in the role of diagnostic radiology to determine risk factors for subdural hemorrhages, as well as looking at outcomes of children with head injury. Research in the disparities of foster care health as well as the impact of interventions, such as specialized care and focused screenings, is a second clinical focus.
Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Child abuse; foster care health
Mary Greiner, MD, is a child abuse pediatrician who is doing clinical research in child abuse and foster care health. She is studying abusive head trauma, with specific interest in the role of diagnostic radiology to determine risk factors for subdural hemorrhages, as well as looking at outcomes of children with head injury. Research in the disparities of foster care health as well as the impact of interventions, such as specialized care and focused screenings, is a second clinical focus.
MD: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2008.
Fellowship: Child Abuse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Makoroff K, Greiner M, Keeshin B. Sexual Abuse. In: Humphries R, Drigalla D, Stone M, Stephan M, eds. Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014.
Wilson PM, Greiner MV, Duma EM. Posterior rib fractures in a young infant who received chiropractic care. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct 1.
Greiner MV, Lawrence AP, Horn P, Newmeyer AJ, Makoroff KL. Early clinical indicators of developmental outcome in abusive head trauma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Jun; 28 (6): 889-96.
Greiner, MV, Kerrigan JR. Puberty: Timing is Everything. Pediatric Annals. 2006 Dec;35(12):916-22.
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
studies the social and biologic pathways that lead to child health disparities, and develops interventions to interrupt those pathways. He received NIH funding this year to launch a large-scale study of disparities in children's admissions for asthma. A partnership he co-founded that embeds Legal Aid advocates in pediatric primary care to address the social determinants of child health was featured in The New York Times.
Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence
Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.
Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.
Moncrief TM, Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Single parent households and increased child asthma morbidity. J Asthma. 2014 Apr;51(3)60-6.
Newman NC, Ryan PH, Huang B, Beck AF, Sauers HS, Kahn RS. Traffic-related air pollution and asthma hospital readmission in children: a longitudinal cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 25.
Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Chen C, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of financial and social hardships in asthma racial disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3):431-9.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O'Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a video curriculum on the social determinants of health affect residents' practice and families' perceptions of care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Brown CM, Girio-Herrera E, Sherman SN, Kahn RS, Copeland KA. Pediatricians may address barriers inadequately when referring low-income preschool-aged children to behavioral health Services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1):406-24.
Howrylak JA, Spanier AJ, Huang B, Peake RW, Kellogg MD, Sauers H, Kahn RS. Cotinine in children admitted for asthma and readmission. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(2):e355-62.
DeMartini T, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Food insecure families: description of access and barriers to food from one pediatric primary care center. J Community Health. 2013 Dec;38(6):1182-7.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Sauers HS, Sharkey K, Alam M, Jones C, Kahn RS. Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: care system redesign using quality improvement methods. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Oct;3(4):326-34.
Chirdkiatgumchai V, Xiao H, Fredstrom BK, Adams RE, Epstein JN, Shah SS, Brinkman WB, Kahn RS, Froehlich TE. National Trends in Psychotropic Medication Use in Very Young Children: 1994-2009. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):615-23.
Heidi J. Kalkwarf, PhD, RD
is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research focuses on characterization of the normal patterns of bone mineral acquisition in infants, children and adolescents. She aims to identify the short- and long-term consequences of low bone density during growth, identify children who are at risk for fracture and identify interventions to reduce this risk.
Calcium and bone metabolism; establishing nutrient requirements; calcium metabolism during lactation; bone mineral acquisition in children
Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, RD, is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research interest is in the development of dietary recommendations to optimize health, particularly bone health.
She has conducted research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on dietary calcium requirements of lactating women and the changes in bone density and in calcium metabolism that occur during lactation and after weaning. Dr. Kalkwarf's research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and was used by the Institute of Medicine to establish the new dietary calcium intake recommendations for lactating women.
Dr. Kalkwarf also is investigating the normal patterns of bone growth and development in children and adolescents. The goals of this work are to identify the short term and long term consequences of low bone density in childhood, identify children who are at risk for osteoporosis later in life and to identify interventions to reduce this risk.
Dr. Kalkwarf came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990 and joined the faculty in 1993. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Khoury JC, Foster KE, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Wide Variability in Physical Activity Environments and Weather-Related Outdoor Play Policies in Child Care Centers Within a Single County of Ohio. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 May;165(5):435-42.
Kalkwarf HJ, Laor T, Bean JA. Fracture risk in children with a forearm injury is associated with volumetric bone density and cortical area (by peripheral QCT) and areal bone density (by DXA). Osteoporos Int. 2011 Feb;22(2):607-16
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Eghtesady P, Kalkwarf HJ, Uzark K, Kehl JE, Marino BS. Predictors of poor weight gain in infants with a single ventricle. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):407-13, 413.e1.
Kalkwarf HJ, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Hangartner TN, Huang X, Frederick MM, Winer KK, Zemel BS. Tracking of bone mass and density during childhood and adolescence. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Apr;95(4):1690-8.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Kendeigh CA, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Flip flops, dress clothes, and no coat: clothing barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers identified from a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Nov 6;6:74.
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Border WL, Kalkwarf HJ, Khoury PR, Uzark K, Eghtesady P, Marino BS. Lower weight-for-age z score adversely affects hospital length of stay after the bidirectional Glenn procedure in 100 infants with a single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):397-404.e1.
Dorn LD, Susman EJ, Pabst S, Huang B, Kalkwarf H, Grimes S. Association of depressive symptoms and anxiety with bone mass and density in ever-smoking and never-smoking adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Dec;162(12):1181-8.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Kalkwarf HJ, Daniels SR. Adiposity and TV viewing are related to less bone accrual in young children. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan;154(1):79-85.e2.
Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Horlick M, Oberfield S, Mahboubi S, Fan B, Frederick MM, Winer K, Shepherd JA. The bone mineral density in childhood study: bone mineral content and density according to age, sex, and race. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun;92(6):2087-99.
Continued studies of environment impact on puberty. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2001-Apr 2015. #U01 ES019453-0.
Genome Wide Association Study of Bone Mineral Accretion during Childhood. Co-investigator (Principal investigator of sub-contract).National Institutes of Health. Fen 2010-Jan 2015. #R01 HD058886-01A2.
Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
is a general pediatrician with an interest in medical education research. Her main research focuses on the effects of education on pediatric residents’ knowledge of and attitudes towards the social determinants of health. Her most recent projects investigate newly created and innovative teaching techniques and measurement tools to evaluate resident practice change towards screening for social needs in the primary care centers.
Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
Melissa Klein, MD, Med, is an associate professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She more recently earned her Master's of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of health in pediatric settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate directors of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the education section director in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as the physician champion of education for Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center.
MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-1999.Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Klein MD, Schumacher DJ, Sandel M. Assessing and Managing the Social Determinants of Health: Defining an Entrustable Professional Activity to Assess Residents’ Ability to Meet Societal Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb:4(1):10-3.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.
Klein M, Niebuhr V, D’Alessandro D. Innovative online faculty development utilizing the power of social media. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6):564-9.
O’Toole JK, Solan LG, Burkhardt MC, Klein MD. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Apr;52(4):344-50.
Klein MD, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and Lawyers Collaborating to HeLP Children - Outcomes from a Successful Partnership between Professions. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1063-73.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is It Influenced By Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clin Pediatr (Phil). 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-8.
Demartini TL, Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Access to Digital Technology Among Families Coming to Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinics. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e142-8.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing Accurate Identification of Food Insecurity Using Quality Improvement Techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-10.
Daniel J. McLinden, EdD Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
is an educational psychologist; his research focuses on structured conceptualization of interventions through multivariate concept mapping, social network analysis to evaluate intervention effects, economic analysis to evaluate investments in human capital development, measurement of sentiments through Rasch models, and the design of learning networks based on open innovation and collaboration principles.
Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
Design of collaborative learning environments; educational research methods; program evaluation; economic evaluation
Daniel McLinden, EdD, is an executive in the Learning and Development Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role he has had led multiple teams involved in providing program evaluation, distance learning and broadcast technology managing the learning system infrastructure, and the medical library.
De. McLinden holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. In his faculty role he conducts research, consults with other faculty, teaches in faculty development workshops, advises physicians enrolled in the master’s degree program in medical education and is an associate director for the pediatric fellowship in medical education.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;162(3), 440-441.
McLinden D. Concept maps as network data: Analysis of a concept map using the methods of social network analysis. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2013;36(1), 40-48.
Vaughn LM, Jacquez F, McLinden D. The use of concept mapping to identify school-driven intervention strategies for physical and mental health. Health Promotion Practice. Published online before print October 24, 2012.
Vaughn LM, McLinden DJ, Shellmer D, Baker RC. Parental Health Attributions of Childhood Health and Illness: Development of the Pediatric Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (Pedi-CHAQ). Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 2011;39, 223–242.
Vaughn LM, McLinden D, Jacquez F, Crosby L, Slater S, Mitchell M. Understanding the Social Networks of Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011; 22(3), 1014-1029.
Goske MJ, Phillips R, Mandel K, McLinden D, Hall S. Image Gently: A Web-based Practice Quality Improvement Program in CT Safety for Children. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2010;194(5), 1177-1182.
McLinden D, Phillips R, Hamlin S, Helbig A. Evaluating the Future Value of Educational Interventions in a Healthcare Setting. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2010;22(4), 1-11.
McLinden D, Boone W. More than smile sheets: Rasch Analysis of training reactions in a Medical Center. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2009;22(3), 7-21.
Shavers VL, McDonald P, Fagan P, Lawrence D, McLinden D, Christian M, Trimble T, McCaskill W, Browne D. Barriers to Racial/Ethnic Minority Investigator Application and Successful Competition for NIH Funding. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2005;97(8), 1063 – 1077.
Cragier K, McLinden D, Casper W. Collaborative planning for training impact. Invited article for a special issue on the Contributions of Psychological Research to Human Resource Management. Human Resource Management. 2004;43(4), 337 – 351.
Pediatric Primary Care Medical Education Fellowship. Associate Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012-2016.
Stephen E. Muething, MD Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
is a leader in quality improvement and transformation at Cincinnati Children's. He led improvement work in evidence-based care and patient flow, and was a leader of the team that launched Family-Centered Rounds. He has a special interest in design for reliability and high reliability organization, and plays a key role in several national improvement efforts supplying expertise in improvement science.
Vice President for Safety, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
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.
Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program
is a pediatric and internal medicine hospitalist and associate residency program director who has research interests in handoffs in care, educational innovation for bedside teaching, teaching residents to care for underserved populations, and faculty development in medical education. She is the site PI for the I-PASS Handoff Study where she leads faculty development efforts and is a member of the education executive committee.
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics Residency Program
Medical Director of Education, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Fellowship Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
UC Department of Internal Medicine
Adult and pediatric hospital medicine
Dr. Jennifer O’Toole is a pediatric and adult hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and an associate professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. O’Toole also holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati College of Education.
Since 2008, Dr. O’Toole has served as the associate director of Cincinnati’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program. In addition, she is the program director of the IMSTAR Medical Education Fellowship within the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of Education and Adult Care for the Division of Hospital Medicine at CCHMC. She is a scholar in the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholars Program and Member Representative on the Executive Committee of the national Medicine-Pediatric Program Directors Association.
Her clinical and research interests include resident education, curriculum development and innovation, handoffs, and inpatient care for adults with congenital or complex healthcare needs admitted to pediatric hospitals. She is the site principal investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the I-PASS Institute, and serves as chair of the Educational Executive Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s I-PASS Mentored Implementation Program and is a member of Educational Executive Committee for the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study.
BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
MD: University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, 2003.
Residency: Internal Medicine / Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Chief Residency: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
MEd: University of Cincinnati College of Education, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Internal Medicine, 2008.
Starmer A, Spector N, Srivastava R, West D, Rosenbluth G, Allen A, Noble E, Tse L, Dalal A, Keohane C, Lipsitz S, Rothschild J, Wien M, Yoon C, Zigmont K, Wilson K, O’Toole JK, et al. Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014 Nov 6;371(19):1803-1812.
Solan L, Yau C, Sucharew H, O’Toole JK. A Structured Multi-Disciplinary Handoff Improves Communication. Hospital Pediatrics. 2014 Sept 1;4(5):311-315.
Starmer A, O’Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, et al. The I-PASS Resident Handoff Curriculum: An Innovative Multi-site Initiative to Improve Patient Handoffs. Academic Medicine. 2014 June;89(6):876-884.
O’Toole JK, West D, Starmer A, Yu C, et al. Placing Faculty Development “Front and Center” in a Multi-site Educational Initiative: Lessons from the I-PASS Handoff Study. Academic Pediatrics. 2014 May;14(3):221-224.
O'Toole J, Sectish T, Starmer A, Rosenbluth G, West D, Landrigan C, Allen A, Noble E, Srivastava R, Tse L, Hepps J, Lopreiato J, Calaman S, Yu C, Spector N, I. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty Development Resources. MedEdPORTAL. 2013.
O’Toole JK, Stevenson AT, Good BP, Guiot AB, Solan LG, Tse LL, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Spector ND. Closing the Gap: Medical Students and Handoff Training. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 May;162(5):887-888.e1.
O’Toole JK, Solan L, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons J. Pediatric Hospitalist Perceptions of the Impact of Duty Hour Changes on Education and Patient Care. Hospital Pediatrics. 2013 April;3(2):162-166.
O’Toole JK, Solan L, Burkhardt M, Klein M. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clinical Pediatrics. 2013 April;52(4):340-346.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt T. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.e1.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt M, Solan L, Vaughn L, Klein M. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is it Influenced by Availabilty of Social-Legal Resources? Clinical Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
Christopher B. Peltier, MD Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics
is a community pediatrician whose academic interest focuses on community-based teaching of pediatric residents and medical students. He also has an interest in faculty educator development.
Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
General pediatrics; medical education
Chris Peltier, MD, is a pediatrician in full-time community private practice. His main area of interest is in medical education. He precepts medical students and residents in his office. He also has an interest in faculty educator development. He has presented numerous faculty development workshops both regionally and nationally. In 2007, he received The Mead Johnson Community Teaching Award.
Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc
is a general pediatrician and epidemiologist with a focus in injury epidemiology and control and evidence-based practice. He also has extensive experience in clinical practice guidelines and development. His federally-funded research is focused on preventing the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in younger US children: unintentional injury in the home environment.
General pediatrics; community-based preventative medicine; public health trials
Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is a board certified general pediatrician, an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has been active in the fields of injury epidemiology and residential injury control for over 8 years.
His experience and success in this field includes multiple grants and publications, as well as the New Investigator Award from the National Center for Injury Prevention, control at the CDC, and an RO1-funded project. He has also has experience with the Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) and literacy promotion program and the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), which focuses on preventing injury and promoting literacy in a population of low-income mothers and their infants who were enrolled in a regional home visitation program. Lastly, he has experience with Every Child Succeeds (ECS), which tries to reduce residential injury and promote literacy in children from birth through 36 months of age.
BS: The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL, 1986.
MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1991.
Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, 1994.
MSc: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Environmental Health, 2001.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.
Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care
Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care
BA: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
MDiv: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.
PhD: Antioch University, 2008.
Ordination: United Church of Christ, 2000.
Certification: Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1990.
Zeina Samaan, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
is a primary care pediatrician whose research interests include primary care quality improvement which include improvement of childhood immunization rate, improvement of influenza vaccination rate in high risk pediatric patients, preventing medical errors in primary care setting, development screening and Autism initiatives. She also focuses on the use of electronic health record to deliver quality of care; implemented flu alert using EHR to improve the rate of flu vaccinations.
Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
MD: Damascus University, School of Medicine. Damascus, Syria, 1985.
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Lewis K. Effectiveness of an online pediatric primary care curriculum. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Mar-Apr;10(2):131-7. Samaan ZM, Klein MD, Mansour ME, DeWitt TG. The impact of the electronic health record on an academic pediatric primary care center. J Ambul Care Manage. 2009 Jul-Sep;32(3):180-7.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Brinkman W. Exam room presentations and teaching in outpatient pediatrics: Effects on visit duration and parent, attending physician, and resident perceptions. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007; 7(5): 354-359.
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studies of comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics for childhood pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research. He receives research support from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric hospital medicine; community-acquired pneumonia; bacterial meningitis; observational study designs; administrative data sources
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, is a pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric hospital medicine physician whose research focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studying the comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research.
Dr. Shah served as associate chair of the National Pneumonia Guidelines Committee, jointly sponsored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is also an executive council member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network.
Dr. Shah is deputy editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also serves as associate editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and on the editorial board of JAMA Pediatrics. In addition, he is editor or co-editor of 9 books in the fields of pediatrics and infectious diseases including The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), and Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics (McGraw-Hill Education).
Dr. Shah has received several prestigious research awards, including the Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Research Award, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award.
Mittal V, Hall M, Morse R, Wilson KM, Mussman G, Hain P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Mahant S, Shah SS. Impact of institutional bronchiolitis clinical practice guideline implementation on tests and treatments. J Pediatr. 2014;165:570-576.
Neuman MI, Hall M, Gay JC, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Parikh K, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Gerber JS, Grijalva CG, Shah SS. Readmissions among children previously hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014;134:100-109.
Queen MA, Myers AL, Hall M, Shah SS, Williams DJ, Auger KA, Jerardi KE, Statile AM, Tieder JS. Comparative effectiveness of empiric antibiotics for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014;133:e23-e29.
Williams DJ, Hall M, Shah SS, Parikh K, Tyler A, Neuman MI, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Blaschke AJ, Grijalva CG. Narrow vs. broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy for children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e1141-e1148.
Florin TA, French B, Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Shah SS. Variation in emergency department diagnostic testing and association with outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132:237-244.
Myers AL, Hall M, Tieder JS, Jerardi K, Auger K, Wiggleton C, Statile A, Williams DJ, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of bacteremia in hospitalized pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis. J 2013;32:736-740.
Blaschke AJ, Byington CL, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Heyrend C, Rankin SC, McGowan KL, Harris MC, Shah SS. Species-specific PCR improves detection of bacterial pathogens in parapneumonic empyema compared with 16S PCR and culture. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:302-303.
Neuman MI, Hall M, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Parikh K, Newland JG, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Grijalva CG, Tyler A, Shah SS. Influence of hospital guidelines on management of children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2012;130:e823-e830.
Ambroggio LV, Taylor JA, Tabb LP, Newschaffer CJ, Evans AA, Shah SS. Comparative effectiveness of beta-lactam monotherapy and beta-lactam-macrolide combination therapy in children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. J Pediatr. 2012;161:1097-1103.
Brogan TV, Hall M, Williams DJ, Neuman MI, Grijalva CG, Farris RWD, Shah SS. Variability in processes of care and outcomes among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31:1036-1041.
Understanding quality and costs in congenital heart surgery. Co-Investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). April 2014-March 2019.
Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. May 2014-Jan 2017.
Reduced variability in the management of community-acquired pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Place Outcomes Award. July 2013-June 2015
Comparative effectiveness of home intravenous vs. oral antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections. Site Principal Investigator. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Jan 2013-Jan 2016.
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine
is a pediatric hospitalist who uses classical clinical research methods and quality improvement science to accelerate the integration of research findings into the general inpatient wards. He focuses on better understanding socioeconomic disparities among children hospitalized for asthma and on redesigning the clinical care system to better address those disparities. He also directs the fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine.
Associate Director of Clinical Operations and Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine
Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship
Associate Safety Officer, James M. Anderson Center for Health Services Excellence
Quality improvement of care for underserved children with asthma; improving care delivery and medical education through family-centered care; resident and fellow education in pediatric hospital medicine
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, is finishing an NRSA research fellowship and master's degree in clinical epidemiology. He has obtained both internal and external funding to complete his fellowship asthma cohort project, and plans to pursue further external funding. He intends to blend health services and quality improvement methods to study inpatient care delivery and transitions in care. Clinically, Dr. Simmons works on the General Inpatient Service (GIS) as a pediatric hospitalist. He serves as the associate director of GIS, focusing on developing the group’s research program and fellowship training program.
MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2000.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2000-2003.
Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.
Heidi J. Sucharew, PhD
is a biostatistician with research interests in structural equation modeling, latent profile analysis, and latent variable modeling. Her recent areas of application include infant neurobehavior, stroke severity, adolescent menstrual symptoms and depression, and glucose control during pregnancy.
Structural equation modeling; latent profile analysis; and latent variable modeling
Dr. Sucharew is a biostatistician with research interests in structural equation modeling, latent profile analysis, and latent variable modeling. Her recent areas of application include infant neurobehavior and stroke severity. Areas of applied research interest include infant neurobehavioral outcomes, stroke severity, and environmental exposures. To date, she has authored over 35 publications and has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Sucharew has been very active as a teacher. She contributes to the biostatistics and epidemiology modules of the Pediatrics Fellowship Core curriculum. She has also developed and is the primary instructor of "Introduction to Biostatistics" online course and has served as an invited lecturer in "Design and Management of Field Studies in Epidemiology" in the graduate program in biostatistics and epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health.
BA: Statistics, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, 2000.
MS: Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002.
PhD: Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.
Sucharew H, Khoury J, Moomaw CH, Alwell K, Kissela BM, Belagaje S, Adeoye O, Khatri P, Woo D, Flaherty ML, Ferioli S, Heitsch L, Broderick JP, Kleindorfer D. Profiles of the National Institutes of Health stroke scale items as a predictor of patient outcome. Stroke. 44(9):2381-7. 2013.
Sucharew H, Khoury JC, Rao MB, Succop P, Bernstein D, Ryan PH, LeMasters G. Predicting allergic disease at age four using an atopy predisposition score at age two: the application of Item Response Theory. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 23(2):195-201. 2012.
Sucharew H, Khoury JC, Xu Y, Succop P, Yolton K. NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale profiles predict developmental outcomes in a low-risk sample. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 26(4):344-52. 2012.
VanDyke R, Ren Y, Sucharew H, Miodovnik M, Rosenn B, Khoury JC. Characterizing maternal glycemic control: a more informative approach using semiparametric regression. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 25(1):15-9. 2012.
Mackey J, Kleindorfer DO, Sucharew H, Moomaw CJ, Kissela BM, Alwell K, Flaherty ML, Woo D, Khatri P, Adeoye O, Ferioli S, Khoury JC, Hornung R, Broderick JP. Population-based study of wake-up strokes. Neurology. 76(19):1662-7. 2011.
Sucharew H, Ryan PH, Bernstein D, Succop P, Khurana Hershey GK, Lockey J, Villareal M, Reponen T, Grinshpun S, LeMasters G. Exposure to traffic exhaust and night cough during early childhood: the CCAAPS birth cohort. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 21(2): 253-9. 2010.
Lerner S, Tangen C, Sucharew H, Wood D, Crawford ED. Failure to achieve a complete response to induction BCG therapy is associated with increased risk of disease worsening and death in patients with high risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Urol Oncol. 27(2), 155-159. 2009.
Lerner S, Tangen C, Sucharew H, Wood D, Crawford ED. Patterns of recurrence and outcomes following bacillus calmette-guerin for high risk TA, T1 bladder cancer. J Urol. 177(5), 1727-1731. 2007.
Sucharew H, Goss CH, Millard SP, Ramsey B. Respiratory adverse event profiles in placebo subjects in short and long-term inhaled therapy trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 27(6), 561-70. 2006.
Brody AS, Sucharew H, Campbell JD, Millard SP, Molina PL, Klein JS, Quan J. Computed tomography correlates with pulmonary exacerbations in children with cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 172(9), 1128-32. 2005.
Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Stroke Among Blacks and Whites. Biostatistician. National Institute of Health / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. July 2009–Dec 2014.
Improving post-discharge outcomes by facilitating family-centered transitions from hospital to home. Biostatistician. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. July 2014–June 2017.
Evaluating Huddle Effectiveness Biostatistician. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sept 2011–Aug 2015.
Multiple Risk Factors and Neurodevelopment Deficits Biostatistician. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. July 2012–June 2015.
Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP
is a primary care pediatrician who focuses on quality improvement in chronic disease management, particularly asthma. He also focuses on literacy, including early literacy promotion and health literacy.
Curriculum development; patient education; residency training; literacy promotion
Primary care clinical research; curriculum development; primary care of asthma
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991.Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.
Brian E. Volck, MD Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
is a pediatric hospitalist who focuses on medical education and cross-cultural medicine.
Global child health; Native American child health; medical education; cross-cultural medicine; medical ethics; poverty, justice and health
Brian E. Volck, MD, was born in Cincinnati. He worked as a general pediatrician for the Indian Health Service from 1989-1994, at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center from 1994-1996, and with a university-based medicine/pediatrics residency program from 1996-2009. His global health service includes medical work in Honduras and the Navajo Nation.
His medical education innovations include: founding and teaching a medical student elective on literature and medicine; planning and serving as co-founding faculty in the Initiative in Poverty, Justice and Health, which introduces medical students and primary-care residents to the care of persons in poverty; and assisting in the development of a global child health track within the pediatric residency program.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health, which conducts site visits to hospitals and medical centers providing care to American Indians and Alaska Natives and advocates for the health of Native Children. He is the US Chairperson for the Fifth International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health, scheduled for April, 2013, in Portland, Oregon. He is currently researching and writing a book on inherited diseases and the intersection of culture, health, and history in the Navajo.
Diers C, Volck B, Kiesler J, Klein M. Competencies for the Adaptable Physician: Training Residents to Care for Vulnerable Populations. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2009;2:26-35.
Schubert C, Volck B, Kiesler J, Klein M. Teaching Advocacy to Physicians in Multicultural Settings. Open Medical Education Journal. 2009;2:1.
Michael T. Vossmeyer, MD Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Community Integration
is a hospitalist who is interested in family-centered care, situation awareness and clinical quality improvement.
Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Community Integration
Michael Vossmeyer, MD, has participated in the development of the hospitalist program at Cincinnati Children's. He was instrumental in developing and spreading family-centered rounding at Cincinnati Children's and has made numerous invited presentations on the subject. He was co-designer of the Pediatric Early Warning System and collaborated in its implementation and dissemination. Currently he is working to increase collaboration between community physicians who admit and care for their patients and the hospitalist faculty.
MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1979.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.
Reaves L, Hamilton S, Vossmeyer M, Brady R. Fever, rash and migratory polyarthralgia. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010;27(3):24-38.
Tucker KM, Brewer TL, Baker RB, Demeritt B, Vossmeyer MT. Prospective evaluation of a pediatric inpatient early warning scoring system. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Apr;14(2):79-85.
Vossmeyer M, Cheng G, Monzack D, Patel A. The approach to the hospitalized child and patient. In Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, L. Zaoutis, V. Chiang (Eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2007.
Christine M. White, MD, MAT Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus
is an assistant professor of pediatrics. Dr. White's interests and research focus on quality improvement. She has led efforts to increase medication reconciliation completion. She is currently leading institute-wide improvement projects on improving capacity management and the patient/family experience.
Medical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus
Pediatric hospital medicine; quality improvement
Christine White, MD, MAT, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the medical director for the Division of Hospital Medicine, Burnet Campus, General Pediatric Hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White is a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and chief residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White's interests and research focus on quality improvement. She has led hospital-wide efforts to increase medication reconciliation completion. She is currently leading institute-wide improvement projects on improving capacity management and the patient/family experience. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.
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):e298-303.
White CM, Statile AM, Conway PH, Schoettker PJ, Solan JG, Unaka NI, Vidwan N, Warrick SD, Connelly BL. Utilizing Improvement Science Methods to Improve Physician Compliance with Proper Hand Hygiene. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;129(4):e1042-50.
White CM, Schoettker PJ, Conway PH, Geiser M, Olivea J, Pruett R, Kotagal UR. Utilising improvement science methods to optimise medication reconciliation. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2011 Apr;20(4):372-80.
White C, Del Rey JG. Decreasing Adverse Events through Night Talks: An Interdisciplinary, Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Project. Permanente Journal. 2009 Fall;13(4):16-22.
Kimberly Yolton, PhD
Kimberly Yolton, PhD, was formerly the director of a follow-up clinic serving high-risk infants and young children. She has extensive experience with infants and children who were prenatally exposed to substances of abuse, were born prematurely or at low birth weight, or who come from disadvantaged home environments. She was involved in the initial development of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), a neurobehavioral assessment tool used with healthy and high-risk newborns. She is certified to train others in the proper administration, scoring, and interpretation of the NNNS and has used the tool for clinical, research, and teaching purposes locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently using the NNNS to study subtle differences in the neurobehavior of newborns who have been prenatally exposed to environmental toxicants such as tobacco smoke, plastics (phthalates and bisphenol A), insecticides, and mercury. Dr. Yolton’s current research focuses on the impact of exposure to common environmental toxicants on developmental and behavioral outcomes from infancy through childhood. Her research has demonstrated associations between exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and in childhood and cognitive deficits, behavior problems, and sleep difficulties in infants and children. She has also published findings regarding associations between plastics, and organophosphate pesticides and early infant neurobehavior. Work in progress includes examination of the impact of methyl mercury, air pollution, flame retardants (PBDEs), and perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) on neurobehavioral outcomes. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI).
Dr. Yolton came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric environmental health in 2000 and joined the faculty in 2003. She earned her master's degree in family and child development from Virginia Tech, and her doctoral degree in child development and developmental psychology from The Ohio State University.
PhD: Family Relations & Human Development, Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1992.
Fellowship: Pediatric Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Sucharew H, Succop P, Altaye M, Popelar A, Montesano MA, Calafat AM, Khoury JC. Impact of low-level gestational exposure to organophosphate pesticides on neurobehavior in early infancy: a prospective study. Environmental Health. 2013; 12:79-88.
Beebe DW, Rausch J, Byars KC, Lanphear B, Yolton K. Persistent snoring in preschool children: Predictors and behavioral and developmental correlates. Pediatrics. 2012; 130:382-389.
Byars K, Yolton K, Rausch J, Lanphear B, Beebe DW. Sleep During Early Development: A Longitudinal Study of the Prevalence, Patterns, and Persistence of Sleep Problems in the First 3 Years of Life. Pediatrics. 2012; 129:1-9.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Strauss D, Altaye M, Calafat A, Khoury J. Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Phthalates and Infant Neurobehavior. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2011; 33:558-566.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Khoury J, Succop P, Lanphear B, Beebe D, Owens J. Associations between second hand smoke exposure and sleep patterns in children. Pediatrics. 2010; 125:e261-e268.
Yolton K, Khoury J, Xu Y, Succop P, Lanphear B, Bernert J, Lester B. Low-Level Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine and Infant Neurobehavior. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2009; 31:356-363.
Yolton K, Khoury J, Hornung R, Dietrich K, Succop P, Lanphear B. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Child Behaviors. Journal of Devel and Behav Pediatrics. 2008; 29:456-463
Lanphear BP, Hornung R, Khoury J, Yolton K, Baghurst P, Bellinger D, Canfield RL, Dietrich KN, Bornschien R, Greene T, Rothenberg SJ, Needleman HL, Schnaas L, Wasserman G, Graziano J, Roberts R. Low-level environmental lead exposure and children’s intellectual function: an international pooled analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:894-899.
Dietrich K, Eskenazi B, Schantz S, Yolton K, Rauh V, Johnson C, Alkon A, Canfield R, Pessah I, Berman R. Principles and practices of neurodevelopmental assessment in children: Lessons learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:1437-1446.
Yolton K, Dietrich K, Auinger P, Lanphear BP, Hornung R. Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cognitive Abilities among US Children and Adolescents. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:98-103.
Bone mineral accretion in young children. Co-Investigator. NICHD. Dec 2013-Nov 2018. R01 HD076321-01.
Traffic Exposure, Childhood Allergy and Neurobehavioral and Neuroimaging Effects. Co- Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2012-Mar 2016. R01 ES019890.
Longitudinal Study of Exposure to PBDEs and PFCs and child neurobehavior. Co-Principal Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2011-Jun 2015. R01 ES020349.
NICHD Cooperative Multi-Center Neonatal Research Network. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of Follow-Up Studies. NICHD. Apr 2011-Mar 2016. 2U10 HD027853-16.
Translational Studies on the Role of Developmental Pyrethroid Exposure in ADHD. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of subcontract. NIEHS. Jul 2010–Jun 2014. 3R01 ES015991-04S1.
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