• 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.


    A photo of Barbara W. Boat.

    Barbara W. Boat, PhD Director, The Childhood Trust

    is an associate professor for the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and director of the Childhood Trust.


    A photo of Elena Duma.

    Elena M. Duma, MD

    is part of the education focus group.


    A photo of Kathi Makoroff.

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

    is an associate professor within the UC Department of Pediatrics and the fellowship director for child abuse pediatrics.


    A photo of Erica Pearl Messer.

    Erica Pearl Messer, PsyD Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

    is an assistant professor for Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Pediatrics. She has research focus in foster care.


    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 within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has a special interest in child maltreatment.