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The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MSc Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-8602 email@example.com
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 513-636-8580 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 513-636-2070
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 513-636-8587 email@example.com
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.
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.
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 513-636-2153 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Susannah N. Grimes, MSN, APRN, PNP APRN Leader, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-2803 email@example.com
APRN Leader, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
General adolescent medicine and reproductive health
BSN: Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington/Indianapolis, Ind., 1989.
MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995.
Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine 513-636-7938 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Laurie A. Mitan, MD Director, Eating Disorders Program 513-636-4681 email@example.com
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 513-803-4348 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lea E. Widdice, MD Director, Fellowship Program 513-636-7938 email@example.com
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.
Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Chair, Academic Affairs and Career Development 513-636-7764 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 513-636-4681 email@example.com
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.
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH 513-803-1626 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH Director, Residency Education, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-4681 email@example.com
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 513-803-4348 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jason Woodward, MD, MS 513-803-4348 email@example.com
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.
Mekibib Altaye, PhD 513-636-5849 firstname.lastname@example.org
Design and analysis of correlated data. This includes developing inference procedures for intraclass correlation, and kappa statistic for binary and polynomial outcomes. Recent research interest includes modeling issues associated with high dimensional data that arise from fMRI, MRI and microbiome studies.
Dr. Altaye has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and more than 70 abstracts/posters. He has been invited to present his work in national meetings and co-author a book chapter. He has been a co-investigator, collaborator or biostatistician in more than 20 NIH funded projects. Dr. Altaye provides support for researchers in multiple divisions as well as for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and Training (CCTST). He taught biostatistics courses for the Master of Science Clinical and Translational Research program. He has obtained travel awards to attend workshops from NSF and NIH. One of his articles received a Caffey award for best clinical science or education paper from the Pediatric Radiology Society.
PhD: The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1998.
MSc: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1991.
BSc: Addis Ababa Universtiy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1983.
Szaflarski JP, Rajagopal A, Altay M, Byars AW, Jacola L, Schmithorst VJ, Schaprio MB, Plante E, Holland SK. Left-handedness and language lateralization in children. Brain Research. 1433: 85-97. 2012.
Cecil KM, Dietrich KN, Altaye M, Egelhoff JC, Lindquist DM, Brubaker CJ, Lanphear BP. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in adults with childhood lead exposure. Environmental Health Perspective. Mar;119(3):403-8. 2011.
Yuan W, Altaye M, Ret J, Schmithorst VJ Byars AW, Plante E, Holland SK. Quantification of children’s head motion in various fMRI language tasks. Human Brain Mapping. 30(5): 1481-9. 2009.
Langberg, JM., Epstein, JN., Altaye M., Molina, B., Arnold, E., Vitiello, B. The transition to middle school is associated with changes in the developmental trajectory of ADHD symptomatology in young adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 37(3): 651-63. 2008.
Eaton KP, Szaflarski JP, Altaye M, Ball AL, Kissela BM, Banks C, Holland SK. Reliability of fMRI for studies of language in post-stroke aphasia subjects. NeuroImage. 41(2): 311-22. 2008.
Wilke M, Holland SK, Altaye M, Gaser C. Template-o-matic: a toolbox for creating customized pediatric templates. NeuroImage. 41(3): 903-13. 2008.
Altaye M, Holland SK, Wilke M, Gaser C. Infant brain probability templates for MRI segmentation and normalization. NeuroImage. 43(4): 721-30. 2008.
Szaflarski JP, Schmithorst VJ, Altaye M, Byars AW, Rett J, Plante E, Holland SK. A longitudinal fMRI study of language development in children age 5-11. Annals of Neurology. 59(5): 796-807. 2006.
Altaye M, Donner A, Eliasziw M. A general goodness of fit approach for inference procedures concerning the kappa statistic. Statistics in Medicine. 16: 2479-2488. 2001.
Altaye M, Donner A, Klar N. Inference procedures for assessing interobserver agreement among multiple raters. Biometrics. 57: 584-588. 2001.
Lesley L. Breech, MD Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology email@example.com
Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Female genital anomalies; young women with bleeding disorders; reproductive outcomes after treatment for cancer
Lesley Breech, MD, is specially trained in pelvic reconstruction and other medical and surgical management of genital anomalies. She has nearly nine years’ experience providing surgical and medical gynecology at Emory University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Breech has a special interest in the care of girls and young women with abnormalities of development of the reproductive organs. In 2004, Dr. Breech joined the multidisciplinary care provided by the Center for Pediatric Pelvic and Genitourinary Reconstruction at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She also provides gynecologic care for young women with bleeding disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and other gynecologic concerns of pediatric and adolescent females.
MD: Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 1994.
Residency: Ob / Gyn, Washington University, St Louis, MO, 1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, MO, 2000.
Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000.
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.
Vallerie AM, Breech LL. Update in Müllerian anomalies: diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;22(5):381-7.
Bischoff A, Levitt MA, Breech L, Louden E, Peña A. Hydrocolpos in cloacal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1241-5.
Peña A, Bischoff A, Breech L, Louden E, Levitt MA. Posterior cloaca − further experience and guidelines for the treatment of an unusual anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1234-40.
Breech L. Gynecologic concerns in patients with anorectal malformations. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;19(2):139-45.
Huppert J, Griffeth S, Breech L, Hillard P. Vaginal burn injury due to alkaline batteries. J Pediatr AdolescGynecol. 2009 Oct;22(5):e133-6.
Levitt MA, Bischoff A, Breech L, Peña A. Rectovestibular fistula − rarely recognized associated gynecologic anomalies. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1261-7; discussion 1267.
Breech LL, Laufer MR. Müllerian anomalies. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;36(1):47-68. Review.
Miller RJ, Breech LL. Surgical correction of vaginal anomalies. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;51(2):223-36. Review.
Linam LE, Darolia R, Naffaa LN, Breech LL, O'hara SM, Hillard PJ, Huppert JS. US findings of adnexal torsion in children and adolescents: size really does matter. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Oct;37(10):1013-9.
Carol Brown Engel, MD 513-636-4788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Mood disorders; eating disorders; preschool population; play therapy; group therapy
MD: University of California, Davis Medical school, 1997.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center / University of Cincinnati, 2002.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Bin Huang, PhD Biostatistician, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology 513-636-6712 email@example.com
Biostatistician, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati A&S College
Biostatistics; puberty; substance use/abuse; STI; GE interaction; quality of life
Dr. Huang earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1991) and a Master of Science degree in mathematical statistics (1995) and a PhD in biostatistics (2001) from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Huang joined Cincinnati Children’s in 1999 as a biostatistician and was promoted to a research associate in 2002. She started faculty appointment in 2003 at the rank of research assistant professor of pediatrics. In 2008 she received an affiliated assistant professor appointment with the University of Cincinnati Department of Mathematical Sciences, and in 2009 she was promoted to the rank of research associate professor of pediatrics and mathematical sciences within the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Huang actively collaborates with researchers in adolescent health, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, health disparity, health related quality of life (HRQoL), patient-reported outcomes (PRO), injury prevention and sports medicine.
BS: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 1991.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
PhD: Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Seid M, Huang B, Niehaus S, Brunner HI, Lovell DJ. Determinants of health-related quality of life in children newly diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Feb;66(2):263-9.
Huang B, Giannini EH, Lovell DJ, Ding L, Liu Y, Hashkes PJ. Enhancing crossover trial design for rare disease: limiting ineffective exposure and increasing study power by enabling patient choice to escape early. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2): 204-212.
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;133(3): 431-9.
Beck AF, Moncrief T, Huang B, Simmons JM, Sauers H, Chen C, Kahn RS. Inequalities in neighborhood child asthma admission rates and underlying community characteristics in one US County. J Pediatr. 2013;163(2): 574-80.
Hashkes PJ, Spalding SJ, Giannini EH, Huang B, et al. Rilonacept for Colchicine Resistant for Intolerant Familial Mediterranean Fever: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;157:533-41.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Geomedicine: Using area-based socioeconomic measures to assess risk of reutilization among children admitted for asthma. AJPH. 2012;102(12):2308-14.
Huang B, Hillman J, Ding, L, Biro FM, Dorn LD, Susman EJ. Correspondence Between Gonadal Steroid Hormone Concentrations and Secondary Sexual Characteristics Assessed by Clinicians, Adolescents, and Parents. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 2012;22(2), 381-391.
Huang J, Huang B*. Proportion of Treatment Effects Explained by a Continuous Surrogate Marker in Randomized Clinical Trial. Statistics in Pharmaceutical Research. 2010;2(2): 229-238. (*corresponding author).
Huang B, Biro FM, Dorn LD. Determination of Relative Timing of Pubertal Maturation through Ordinal Logistic Modeling: Evaluation of Growth and Timing Parameters. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009;45(4): 383-8.
Huang B, Sivaganasen S, Succop P, Goodman E. Statistical assessment of mediational effects for logistic mediational models. Statistics in Medicine. 2004;23(17):2713-28.
Epidemiologic Impact of HPV Vaccination. Co-investigator (PI, J Kahn). Jan 2013–Dec 2017.
Inpatient Asthma Care for Children: Adding a Place-Based Community-Focused Approach. Statistics Advisor (PI, Beck). National Institutes of Health. July 2014–June 2019.
Prospective Study of Biomechanics and Early Degeneration after ACL Reconstruction. Co-investigator (PI, Paterno/Schemit). National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. April 2014-March 2016.
Abigail L. Matthews, PhD Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology 513-803-9435 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
Director, Outpatient Eating Disorders
Pediatric eating disorders; anxiety disorders; self-injurious behavior.
Abigail L. Matthews, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of pediatric eating disorders. She is the associate director of the Eating Disorders Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She provides individual and family therapy for children and adolescents struggling with eating disorders. In addition, she is the primary supervisor for the eating disorders postdoctoral fellowship and conducts research and training in this area.
PhD: State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, 2009.
Residency: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2009.
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, 2011.
Certification: Clinical Psychology, 2011.
Cui H, Moore J, Ashimi S, Mason B, Drawbridge J, Han S, Hing B, Matthews A, McAdams C, Darbo B, Pieper A, Waller D, Xing C, Lutter M. Eating disorder predisposition is associated with ESRRA and HDAC4 mutations. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2013;123(11),4706-4713.
Sim L, Matthews A. The role of maternal illness perceptions in family functioning in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2012;4, 1-10.
Sim L, Lisy L, Matthews A, Adrian M, Zeman J, Erdley C. Family conflict and internalizing symptoms in adolescent girls: The mediating role of specific emotional regulation skills. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth. 2011;6,91-96.
Hallquist M, Deming A, Matthews A, Lynn SJ. Hypnosis for medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorders. In S. J. Lynn, J. W. Rhue, & , I. Kirsch (Eds.), Handbook of clinical hypnosis (2nd ed) (pp. 615-639). Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association. 2010.
Lynn SJ, Barnes S, Matthews A. Hypnosis and forensic science: Legal decisions and opinions. In C. Edwards (Ed.), Handbook of forensic science. New York: Wiley. 2009.
Lynn S J, Matthews A, Barnes S. Hypnosis and memory: From Bernheim to the present. In K. Markman, W. Klein, & J. Suhr (Eds.), Handbook of imagination and mental simulation (pp. 103-118). New York: Psychology Press. 2009.
Matthews A, Lynn SJ. Subclinical bulimia vs. depression in an interpersonal context. Eating Behaviors. 2008; 9, 509-512.
Lynn SJ, Matthews A, Williams J, Hallquist M, Lilienfeld SO. Some forms of psychopathology are partly socially constructed. In S.O. Lilienfeld, & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), The great ideas of clinical science: 17 principles that every mental health practitioner should understand (pp. 347-373). New York: Brunner-Taylor. 2007.
Lynn SJ, Matthews A, Fraioli S, Rhue JW, Mellinger D. Hypnosis and the treatment of dysphoria: The 5-Finger Technique. In M. Yapko (Ed.), Hypnosis and treating depression: Advances in clinical practice (pp. 71-94). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis. 2006.
Erin Dawson, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian II, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-803-3131 email@example.com
Laurie Dunham, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian II, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-803-9932 firstname.lastname@example.org
James Ebert, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics 513-636-2966 email@example.com
Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Allison Mack, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-4681 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
BS: Elementary Education, College of Charleston, 1997.
BSN: University of Cincinnati, 2000.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, 2001.
Julie R. Malkin, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-6771 email@example.com
Sleep-disordered breathing in children; asthma
BSN: Columbia University, New York, NY 1980.
MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.
Anne Marraccini, RN, BSN, MSW
Clinical Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-803-4439 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Meierjohan, MSN, APRN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-4681 email@example.com
Shannon R. Myatt, MSN, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-2031 firstname.lastname@example.org
MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.
BSN: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001.
Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Board, 2004.
Sarah Painer, LISW
Social Worker II, Division of Social Services 513-636-0777 email@example.com
Giselle Weller, MD Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-4896 firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2000.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.
Residency: Pediatrics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.
Board Eligible: Adolescent Medicine, 2008.
Schneider-Weller G, Rosenthal SL, Lan D, Huang B, Kahn JA. HPV related stigma in female adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. March, 2006.
Huang B, Schneider G, Sivaganasen S Kahn JA. A Case Study on Bayesian Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Ordinal Scaled Measures with Small Sample. The 8th Biannual Bayesian Case Study Statistics Workshop. September 15-17, 2005.
Heidi A. Bunker
Clinical Counselor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 513-636-4124 email@example.com
Elizabeth Burstein, LISW
Social Worker, Division of Child Psychiatry 513-636-1929 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet K. Nash, LISW
Social Worker, Division of Child Psychiatry 513-636-4124 email@example.com
Anna-Liisa Vockell, MSN, APRN, CNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine 513-636-4681 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
BSN: University of Virginia.
MSN: Georgia State University.
Certification: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.
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