• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Robert Shapiro.

    Robert Allan Shapiro, MD Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

    is interested in the area of child abuse. Recently he has concentrated on studies which describe the degree of consensus between physicians who make the abuse diagnosis. He hopes that his work will increase the degree of certainty when abuse is suspected.

    513-636-0037

    A photo of Barbara W. Boat.

    Barbara W. Boat, PhD Director, The Childhood Trust

    is an associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Childhood Trust.

    513-558-9007

    A photo of Elena Duma.

    Elena M. Duma, MD

    is part of the education focus group.

    513-636-2277

    A photo of Mary Greiner.

    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.

    513-636-9979

    A photo of Kathi Makoroff.

    Kathi L. Makoroff, MD Fellowship Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics

    is an adjunct assistant professor, and the fellowship director for child abuse pediatrics.

    513-636-0037

    A photo of Erica Pearl Messer.

    Erica Pearl Messer, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology / Mayerson Center

    is an assistant professor in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She has research focus in foster care.

    513-636-4336

    A photo of Erna Olafson.

    Erna Olafson, PhD, PsyD Director, Childhood Trauma Treatment Training

    is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She has a special interest in child maltreatment.

    513-558-4067