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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.
Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Interim Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care
Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Chronic illness in adolescents; chronic disease care of adolescents; health care quality
Chronic illness in adolescents; health care quality; quality of life; health care preferences of adolescents with chronic illness
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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. 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.
Open Source Science: Transforming Chronic Care. Co-Investigator. Oct 2009 – Sep 2014.
Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs. Site Primary Investigator. Mar 2011 – Feb 2015.
Improving Sickle Cell Transitions of Care through Health Information Technology, Phase 1. Site Primary Investigator. Aug 2012 – May 2014.
Frank M. Biro, MD Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Director of Research, Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Complex medical problems of adolescence; growth; puberty
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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
Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice
Reproductive health; behavioral approaches to risk reduction
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 Hosptial 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.
Susannah N. Grimes, MSN, APRN, PNP APRN Leader
General adolescent medicine and reproductive health
A multicenter, open label randomized study to evaluate the acceptability and safety of Alesse levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol 100/20 Mcg in adolescents. P. Hillard, P.I.; S. Rosenthal; S. Grimes.
Jessica A. Kahn, MD, MPH Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Assistant Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
Director, Office for Faculty Development
Reproductive health; pediatric and adolescent gynecology; eating disorders; cancer prevention behaviors in adolescents; sexually transmitted infections
Interdisciplinary clinical and epidemiologic studies related to prevention of cervical cancer and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), in the United States and globally
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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 and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Kahn also serves as the director of the Office for Faculty Development at Cincinnati Children’s.
Dr. Kahn sees patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, both at the main hospital site and at Cincinnati Children's Liberty. Her clinical interests include young women's health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 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 numerous peer-reviewed journal 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.
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. In press.
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.
Mullins TL, Griffioen A, 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 Oct1;31(42):4894-901.
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.
Mullins TL, Wilson CM, Rudy BJ, Sucharew H, Kahn JA. Incident Anal HPV and HPV-Related Sequelae in HIV-Infected vs. HIV-Uninfected Adolescents in the United States. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Sep;40(9):715-20.
Kahn JA, Bernstein DI. HPV vaccination: Too soon for 2 doses? JAMA. 2013 May 1;309(17):1832-4.
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 Feb;24(2):123-7.
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.
Mullins TL, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL, Morrow C, Ding L, Shew M, 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 Jan;166(1):82-8.
Corinne Lehmann, MD, MEd Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine
Director, Medical Student Education (Clerkship Director), Department of Pediatrics, UC College of Medicine
Medical Director, Family Care Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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 (CCHMC). 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 CCHMC. 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.
Health-based survey of families living within 10km of dispensary in western Kenya. Mentor. National Institutes of Health. June 2011 - August 2011.
A randomized, double-blinded, controlled, phase I study in healthy adults to assess the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of intramuscular subvirion inactivated monovalent influenza A/H5N1 virus vaccine administered at different dose levels given with and without MF59 adjuvant. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. April 2011 - April 2012. A randomized, double-blind trial comparing the safety in mothers and their infants and immunogenicity in mothers of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) to inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) when administered to breastfeeding women. Secondary Independent Safety Monitor. National Institutes of Health. May 2011 - May 2012.
Laurie A. Mitan, MD Director, Eating Disorders Program
Director, Eating Disorders Program
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 Adolescent Medicine Division'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.
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
Director, Transition Medicine Team
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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
Director, Fellowship Program
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.
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 Jan;127(1):77-84. Widdice LE, Breland DJ, Jonte J, Farhat S, Ma Y, Leonard AC, Moscicki AB. Human papillomavirus concordance in heterosexual couples. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Aug;47(2):151-9.
Moscicki AB, Widdice L, Ma Y, Farhat S, Miller-Benningfield S, Jonte J, Jay J, de Medina CG, Hanson E, Clayton L, Shiboski S. Comparison of natural histories of human papillomavirus detected by clinician- and self-sampling. Int J Cancer. 2010 Oct 15;127(8):1882-92.
Widdice LE, Moscicki AB. Updated guidelines for papanicolaou tests, colposcopy, and human papillomavirus testing in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Oct;43(4 Suppl):S41-51. Widdice LE, Kahn JA. Using the new HPV vaccines in clinical practice. Cleve Clin J Med. 2006 Oct;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.
Jennifer L. Woods, MD, MS Medical Director
Woods JL. Limb shaking, vomiting and vitamin D deficiency. J Ark Med Soc. 2011 Jun;107(13):284-6.
Woods JL, Hensel DJ, Fortenberry JD. Gynecologic symptoms and sexual behaviors among adolescent women. J Ped Adolesc Gynecol. 2010; 23(2):93-95.
Woods J, Wheeler JG. Adolescent medical care: more need, more opportunities. J Ark Med Soc. 2010 Apr;106(10):232-3. Woods JL. Syphilis in Arkansas adolescents: a high-risk infection for a high-risk group. J Ark Med Soc. 2010 Feb;106(8):182-4. Woods JL, Hensel DJ, Fortenberry JD. Contraceptive withdrawal in adolescents: a complex picture of usage. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Aug;22(4):233-7. Woods JL, Shew ML, Tu W, Ofner S, Ott MA, Fortenberry JD. Patterns of oral contraceptive pill-taking and condom use among adolescent contraceptive pill users. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Sep;39(3):381-7. Woods JL. The power of words. Pediatric Annals. 2005;34:827-832.
Lee Ann E. Conard, RPh, DO, MPH
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.
Tanya L. Kowalczyk Mullins, MD
Sexually transmitted infections; reproductive health
Sexually transmitted infections; HIV screening
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH
Primary care; chronic disease care
Involvement of parents and patients in medical decision making; decision making in chronic conditions; health services research
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.
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.
Improving Parents’ TNF-α Inhibitor Treatment Decisions. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Place Outcomes Research Award. 2011 – 2013.
Sherine A. Patterson-Rose, MD, MPH
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.
Jennifer M. Shoreman, MD
BS: Genetics, The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lawrence, KS, 2002.
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2007.
Residency: Medicine / Pediatrics Residency Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2011.
Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Indiana University School of Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.
Darcey L. Thornton, MD
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
Transition from pediatric to adult health care, care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions of children childhood.
Transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs.
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.
Lesley L. Breech, MD Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Division Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Associate 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
Outcomes after surgical treatment of genital anomalies; management of young women with bleeding disorders
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
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bin Huang, PhD Biostatistician
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati A&S College
Biostatistics; puberty; juvenile rheumatoid/idiopathic arthritis; substance use/abuse; STI; GE interaction; quality of life
Dr. Huang has more than 10 years of statistical consulting experience in pediatric research. She has contributed to 60 peer reviewed publications in statistics and medical research journals. She has been funded as principal investigator by a NIH/NIDA RO1 grant; and as co-investigator/biostatistician by more than 20 NIH grants. She is editor for Pediatric Research, Section of Public Health; served as a reviewer to journals such as Biometrics, Statistics in Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, Child Development and Journal of Adolescent Health. She also serves on NIH Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1 PSEC). Dr. Huang leads a collaborative education program with the UC Department of Mathematics, through which five PhD graduate students in Applied Statistics are currently engaged in research at Cincinnati Children's.
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, Jan 10 online early view, doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2011.00773.x.
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. doi:10.1198/sbr.2009.0070.
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. PMID 19766943
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.
Behavioral and Virologic Impact of HPV Immunization, Co-I, NIH/NIAID, Nov 2008 – Dec 2012.
Impact of peripubertal exposure to xenohormones on fat distribution and cytokines, Co-I, NIH/NIEHS, Apr 2010 – Mar 2012.
Continued Studies of Environment on Puberty: GUF2, Statistician, NIH/NIEHS, Sept 2010 – Apr 2015.
Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with JIA, Co-I, NIH/NIAMS, Aug 2008 – July 2013.
Explaining Racial Disparities in Child Asthma Morbidity, Biostatistician, NIH/NICHD, May 2010 – Apr 2012.
Bayesian Spatial Modeling of Asthma Related Hospital Readmission, Co-PI, CCTST Methodology Research Award, Apr 2011 – Mar 2012.
Enhancing PROMIS in Pediatric Pain, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation Research, Biostatistician, NIH/NIAMS, Sept 2009 – Aug 2013.
The Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) Trial, Biostatistician, NIH/NICHD, Sept 2010 – July 2015.
“Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Cincinnati" Methodology Core, Principal Biostatistician, NIH/NIAMS, Aug 2008 – July 2013
Abigail L. Johnson, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
Associate Director, Eating Disorders Program
Pediatric eating disorders; anxiety disorders; self-injurious behavior.
Illness perception in family-based treatment of eating disorders.
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.
Erin Dawson, MS, RD, LD Registered Dietician II, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Ann Marie Dougherty, MS, RD, LD Registered Dietitian II, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
Laurie Dunham, MS, RD, LD Registered Dietician II, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine
James Ebert, MD Staff Physician, Adolescent Medicine
Staff Physician, Adolescent Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Allison Mack, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
BS: Elementary Education, College of Charleston, 1997.
BSN: University of Cincinnati, 2000.
MSN: University of Cincinnati, 2001.
Susan Meierjohan, MSN, ARPN, CNP Nurse Practitioner
Shannon R. Myatt, MSN, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Painer, LISW Social Worker
Giselle Schneider Weller, MD Staff Physician
Sexually transmitted diseases; human papillomavirus; eating disorders
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, S.L.; Lan, D.; Huang, B.; Kahn, J.A.: HPV related stigma in female adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, March, 2006.Huang, B.; Schneider, G.; Sivaganasen, S.; Kahn, J.A.: 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.
Elizabeth Burstein, LISW Social Worker, Child Psychiatry
Janet K. Nash, LISW Mental Health Therapist, Division of Psychiatry
Anna-Liisa Vockell, MSN, APRN, CNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology
BSN: University of Virginia.
MSN: Georgia State University.
Certification: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.
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