Environmental Health and Lead Clinic

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    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP
    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics



    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic

    Pediatric Primary Care Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4182

    Email: nicholas.newman@cchmc.org

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    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, is board certified in general pediatrics as well as occupational/environmental medicine.  He is interested understanding how toxicants in and around a child’s home or school can affect children's health.  He is also interested in developing approaches to prevent or mitigate these effects at an individual and at a community level. His recent research has examined the effect of traffic related air pollution exposure on neurobehavioral problems in children as well as the impact of air pollution on asthma in children.

    Education and Training

    BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990.

    DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1997.

    Rotating Internship: Horizon Health System/Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, 1998.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001.

    Fellowship: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001 (renewed 2008); American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2013


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    Kieran J. Phelan, MD, MSc

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-3231

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: kieran.phelan@cchmc.org

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    General pediatrics; community-based preventative medicine; public health trials


    Kieran Phelan, MD, MSc, is a board certified general pediatrician, an experienced injury epidemiologist and residential injury control researcher. He has been active in the fields of injury epidemiology and residential injury control for over 8 years.

    His experience and success in this field includes multiple grants and publications, as well as the New Investigator Award from the National Center for Injury Prevention, control at the CDC, and an RO1-funded project. He has also has experience with the Cincinnati Home Injury Prevention (CHIP) and literacy promotion program and the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), which focuses on preventing injury and promoting literacy in a population of low-income mothers and their infants who were enrolled in a regional home visitation program. Lastly, he has experience with Every Child Succeeds (ECS), which tries to reduce residential injury and promote literacy in children from birth through 36 months of age.

    Education and Training

    BS: The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL, 1986.

    MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1991.

    Residency: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, 1994.

    MSc: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Environmental Health, 2001.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2009.


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    Injury Prevention in a Home Visitation. Principal Investigator. NICHD. Sep 2010 - Jul 2015. R01HD066115.