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The Division of General and Community Pediatrics is home to physicians 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.
Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, FAAP Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Weihl Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Every Child Succeeds
Associate Chair for Education
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; community-based education and research; faculty development; medical education research
MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1976.Residency: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Chief Resident: Yale, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CN.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1982.
Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
General pediatrics; public health; hospital medicine
Dr. Beck uses census data to explore ways to predict asthma outcomes and identify asthma “hot spots” in Cincinnati. Additionally, he has formed a partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department. Currently, he has started a project entitled CLEAR (Collaboration to Lessen Environmental Asthma Risks), a means of linking children with environmental risks to code enforcement visits. Dr. Beck has also helped to start the KIND (Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing) program, a partnership with the Freestore Foodbank devoted to providing hungry infants with formula.
BA: Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002.
MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.
MPH: Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2011.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.
Klein MK, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and lawyers collaborating to HeLP children – outcomes from a successful partnership between professions. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
O’Malley JA, Beck AF, Peltier CB, Klein MK. Revealing hidden hunger: screening for and addressing food insecurity in the primary care pediatric office. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2013. Epub ahead of print.
Auger KA, Kahn RS, Davis MM, Beck AF, Simmons JM. Medical Home and Readmission Risk for Children Hospitalized with Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131:64–70.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Geomedicine: area-based socioeconomic measures for assessing risk of hospital reutilization among children admitted for asthma. American journal of public health. 2012 Dec;102(12):2308-2314.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-838.
Beck AF, Sauers H, Kahn RS, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons JM. Improved documentation and care planning with an asthma-specific history and physical. Hospital Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;2(4):194-201.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Identifying social risk via a clinical social history embedded in the electronic health record. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Oct;51(10):972-977.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Are our babies hungry? Food insecurity among infants in urban clinics. Clinical pediatrics. 2012 Mar;51(3):238-243.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing accurate identification of food insecurity using quality-improvement techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-510.
Jean M. Beischel, MD Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Paul S. Bellet, MD, FAAP
Emeritus, UC Department of Pediatrics
Generalist pediatrics; medical education; inpatient pediatrics and consultation
Hospitalist pediatrics; health services for children; diagnostic approach to medical problems
Paul S. Bellet, MD, FAAP, has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1983. Beginning in 1988, Bellet developed the three-year General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's for pediatricians seeking an academic career in general pediatrics.
In 1995, Bellet began the development of the Generalist Inpatient Service, a hospitalist service, which now provides care for the patients of more than 400 referring physicians. He also began the General Pediatric Consultation Service at the same time.
Bellet's academic and research interests concern general pediatrics, hospitalist pediatrics, the diagnostic approach to medical problems, and medical teaching. His book "The Diagnostic Approach to Common Symptoms and Signs in Infants, Children, and Adolescents" was published in 1989.
MD: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1971
Residency: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
Certification: Pediatrics, 1976
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.
Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.
MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.
Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.
Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Brady PW, Brinkman WB, Simmons JM, Yau C, White CM, Kirkendall ES, Schaffzin JK, Conway PH, Vossmeyer MT. Oral antibiotics at discharge for children with acute osteomyelitis: a rapid cycle improvement project. BMJ Qual Saf Online First. Dec 17, 2013.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Sage J, Lannon CM, Morgan DeWitt E. Understanding treatment decision making in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a qualitative assessment. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Sep 30; 11(1):34.
Brinkman WB, Hartl Majcher J, Poling L, Shi G, Zender M, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Shared Decision-Making to Improve Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Patient Educ Couns. 93 (2013) 95–101.
Jerardi KE, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman WB. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e749–e755.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. In their own words: Adolescent views on ADHD and their evolving role managing medication. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 12(1):53-61.
Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Sucharew H, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ Shared Decision Making Behaviors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Nov; 165(11):1013-9.
Lipstein EA, Brinkman WB, Britto MT. What Is Known about Parent’s Treatment Decisions? A Narrative Review of Pediatric Decision Making. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):246-58.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental Angst Making and Revisiting ADHD Treatment Decisions. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124: 580-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of Multi-Source Feedback on Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161: 44-9.
Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Evaluation of Resident Communication Skills and Professionalism: A Matter of Perspective?Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 18: 1371-9.
Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.
Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.
Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award. Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.
Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.
Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.
Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.
Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.
Courtney M. Brown, MD
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Scott R. Callahan, MD Medical Director, Children’s Health Care
Medical Director, Children’s Health Care
Wendy A. Chouteau, MSN, APRN, CNP Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Complex Care
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Complex Care
RN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985.
MSN: Northern Kentucky University, 2010.Certifications: ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Kristen A. Copeland, MD Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
Director, NRSA Research Fellowship
Health of children in child care; child care illness exclusions; physical activity and obesity prevention in child care settings
Kristen A. Copeland, MD, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in early education settings—how the child care environment affects children’s health. In the past she has focused on child care illness policies and the temporary exclusion of children from child care settings due to illness. She studied how exclusion decisions are influenced by personal beliefs and whether they comply with national guidelines. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed literature and covered extensively by the press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Parents Magazine.
More recently, Dr. Copeland has become interested in the opportunities child care settings offer for disease prevention and health promotion, in particular for preventing childhood obesity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will identify the key aspects of the child care center environment—such as physical activity policies, amount and design of playground facilities, menu content, and staff attitudes and behavior that effectively promote children’s physical activity and a balanced dietary intake. The goal of her research is to produce new knowledge than can inform the development of evidence-based policies and practices for child care centers that promote active play, improve children’s diets and foster the development of lifelong healthy habits.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Copeland attained her bachelor’s degree in Houston, Texas at Rice University, double majoring in French and the social studies of science, technology, and medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 and pursued further training in public health and health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2004 as a faculty member in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
MD: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1999.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Hornung RW, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Dietary patterns associated with fat and bone mass in young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):294-303.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Kendeigh CA, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Flip flops, dress clothes, and no coat: clothing barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers identified from a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Nov 6;6:74.
Benjamin SE, Copeland KA, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining MM, Neelon B, Gillman MW. Menus in child care: A comparison of state regulations to national standards. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jan;109(1):109-15. Wosje, KS, Khoury, PR, Claytor, RP, Copeland, KA, Kalkwarf, HJ, Daniels, SR. Adiposity and TV viewing are related to less bone accrual in young children. J Peds. 2009 Jan;154(1):79-85.e2.
Copeland, K. A., Harris, E., Wang, N., and Cheng, T. L. Compliance with AAP/APHA Illness Exclusion Guidelines for Child Care Centers among Parents, Pediatricians, and Child Care Providers. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov;118(5):e1369-80.
Copeland, K. A., Duggan, A. K., Shope, T. R.. Knowledge and Beliefs about Guidelines for Exclusion of Ill Children from Child Care. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005 Nov-Dec;5(6):365-71.
Rose SR, Vogiatzi MG, Copeland KC. A general pediatric approach to evaluating a short child. Pediatr Rev. 2005 Nov;26(11):410-20.
Lisa K. Crosby, DNP, APRN, CNP APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
APRN Program Lead, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Asthma; mental health
BSN: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1987.
MSN: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990.
DNP: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2012.
Jennifer A. Cross, MSN, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Nick DeBlasio, MD
Resident and medical student education; immunizations; general pediatrics; care of underserved children.
Nick DeBlasio, MD, worked as community pediatrician for five years prior to joining the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He works as an attending physician in the Pediatric Primary Care Center.
Kristen M. DeMarco, MD Staff Physician II, Division of Emergency Medicine
Staff Physician II, Division of Emergency Medicine
MD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2005.
Emanuel O. Doyne, MD Community Physician
Pediatric mental health; resident and medical student education; community-based teaching
Dr. Doyne is the former director of the Section of Community and organized teaching experiences for pediatric residents in office settings. He also was the previous director of the Educator Development Program for faculty.
Doyne, EO, Paterson DL, Samore MH. Latest perspectives on antibiotic use in the community. Patient Care. 2006 April; 40(4): 37-46.
Doyne EO, Alfaro MP, Siegel RM, Atherton HD, Schoettker PJ, Bernier J, Kotagal UR. A randomized controlled trial to change antibiotic prescribing patterns in a community. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. June 2004; 158: 577-583.
Nagappan S, Doyne EO, Roberts K, DeWitt TG. Pediatric education in office settings. Pediatric Annals. Feb 2010; 39(2): 67-71.
Sell SHW, Merrill RE, Doyne EO, Zimsky EP. Long-term sequelae of Hemophilus Influenza meningitis. Pediatrics. Feb 1972; 49(2):206-11.
Sell SHW, Webb WW, Pate JE, Doyne EO. Psychological sequelae to bacterial meningitis: two controlled studies. Pediatrics. Feb 1972; 49(2): 212-17.
James Ebert, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Anne Marie Fitz, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Anne Marie Fitz, MD, was in private practice in Kentucky for two years after residency. She has been with the Division of General and Community Pediatrics since 1998.
Derek D. Fletcher, MD
Medically fragile children
Michelle L. French, MD Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center
Interim Medical Director, Complex Care Center
Provision of primary care homes for children with medical complexity, with emphasis on children with congenital heart disease.
Maureen S. Gallagher, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
BA: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2006.
MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2010.
Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals.
Sheela Rath Geraghty, MD, MS, IBCLC, FAAP Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Breastfeeding Medicine
Breastfeeding, breast milk pumping, human milk banking, multiple births
Sheela R. Geraghty, MD, is a general pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Geraghty is the medical director for the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Geraghty’s research and clinical practice focuses on barriers to successful breastfeeding.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1227-35.
Keim SA, McNamara KA, Jayadeva CM, Braun AC, Dillon CE, Geraghty SR. Breast milk sharing via the internet: The practice and health and safety considerations. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Oct 25. Epub ahead of print.
Keim SA, Hogan JS, McNamara KA, Gudimetla V, Dillon CE, Kwiek JJ, Geraghty SR. Microbial contamination of human milk purchased on the internet. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct 21. Epub ahead of print.
Geraghty SR, McNamara KA, Dillon CE, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ, Keim SA. Buying human milk via the Internet: Just a Click Away. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8:474-8.
Geraghty SR, Sucharew H, Rasmussen KM. Trends in breastfeeding: It’s not only at the breast any more. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Apr;9(2):180-7.
Geraghty SR, Saluja K, Merchant M. Breastfeeding Disparities: Challenges and Solutions. Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2012;4(4):207-214.
Martin MA, Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S. sample. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Jul;8(3):404-18.
Geraghty S, Tabangin ME, Davidson BS, Morrow AL. Predictors of Breast Milk Expression by One Month Postpartum and Influence on Breast Milk Feeding Duration. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Apr;7(2):112-7.
Rasmussen KM, Geraghty SR. The quiet revolution: Breastfeeding transformed with the use of breast pumps. Am J Public Health. 2011 Aug;101(8):1356-9.
Geraghty SR, Heier JE, Rasmussen KM. Got Milk? Sharing human milk via the internet. Public Health Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;126(2):161-4.
Camille C. Graham, MD Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Executive Community Physician Leader, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Health disparities; asthma outcomes in minority populations; influenza vaccination; community engagement
Dr. Graham, MD, started a solo private practice, Mid-City Pediatrics, in 1983. There are now two locations with five pediatricians and one pediatric nurse practitioner dedicated to delivering quality healthcare without regard to income. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve on its Council of Community Pediatrics. She served as president of the Cincinnati Medical Association for a four year term (1996-1999), and successfully led the effort to reinstate two physicians who had been terminated without cause from an insurance managed care panel. She was president of medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s from 2004-2005, and led the development of performance improvement criteria for the medical staff and an successful improvement project to decrease medical record delinquencies; initiated the process for credentialing advance practice nurses.
She was a member of Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2011. She is a current member of the City of Cincinnati’s Board of Health, where she helped formulate a working group to provide information and access to children affected by the closure of a community health center network.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1982-present.
Myers SS, Clark MD, Russell JA, Graham CC, Stultz MB, Reidy KM. Focusing Measures for Performance-Based Privileging of Physicians on Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Dec;34(12):724-33.
Ambroggio L, Thomson J, Murtagh Kurowski E, Courter J, Statile A, Graham C, Sheehan B, Iyer S, Shah SS, White CM. Quality Improvement Increases Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Childhood Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):e1623-31.
Mary V. Greiner, MD Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic
Director, CHECK Foster Care Clinic
Child Abuse Pediatrician, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Child abuse; foster care health
Mary Greiner, MD, is a child abuse pediatrician who is doing clinical research in child abuse and foster care health. She is studying abusive head trauma, with specific interest in the role of diagnostic radiology to determine risk factors for subdural hemorrhages, as well as looking at outcomes of children with head injury. Research in the disparities of foster care health as well as the impact of interventions, such as specialized care and focused screenings, is a second clinical focus.
MD: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2008.
Fellowship: Child Abuse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Makoroff K, Greiner M, Keeshin B. Sexual Abuse. In: Humphries R, Drigalla D, Stone M, Stephan M, eds. Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014. In press.
Wilson PM, Greiner MV, Duma EM. Posterior rib fractures in a young infant who received chiropractic care. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct 1.
Greiner MV, Lawrence AP, Horn P, Newmeyer AJ, Makoroff KL. Early clinical indicators of developmental outcome in abusive head trauma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Jun; 28 (6): 889-96.
Greiner, MV, Kerrigan JR. Puberty: Timing is Everything. Pediatric Annals. 2006 Dec;35(12):916-22.
Jennifer B. Hardie, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Robert Harper, EdD Associate Director, Online Master's Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Director, Online Master's Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Field Service Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Rob Harper, EdD, is an assistant professor and associate director for the Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs in Medical Education. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), offers graduate-level accredited programs for physicians and other healthcare providers involved with or interested in medical teaching and learning or educational research.
Dr. Harper comes from a K-12 teaching and higher education background in leadership, teaching, and program administration. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Cincinnati. He brings a unique perspective to the leadership of the online MEd program as he has served as an administrator, instructor, facilitator, and has been a student in online courses. This 360 perspective of online education will help inform and support the students, staff, and leadership of the MEd program. His research interests include online education, technology and online professional development, school leadership preparation, and social justice education.
Dr. Harper graduated from the Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Cincinnati in June 2008. His dissertation was titled, “The Professional Development Needs of Urban Principals in Ohio and Their Perceptions of Online Learning”. He completed his master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Prior to pursuing his graduate level work, Rob was a music teacher for twelve years. His undergraduate work was completed in 1992 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
BM: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.
MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
EdD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Gretchen Hartz, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Megan C. Hennigan, MD Staff Physician, CHECK Foster Care Clinic, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Staff Physician, CHECK Foster Care Clinic, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2009.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Rachel Holcomb, MSN, APRN, CNP Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics (Batesville, IN)
BSN: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004.
MSN: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (ANCC), 2009.
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center
Program Director, Reading and Literacy Discovery Center
Neuroimaging: written language; oral language development
Visit Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab web site.
Dr. Horowitz-Kraus' lab has found that reading intervention results in neural circuits related to both normalization and compensation in children with dyslexia. They have also highlighted the importance of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension both in children (7-9 years) and in adolescents (18 years).
Horowitz-Kraus T, Vannest JJ, Gozdas E, Holland SK. Greater Utilization of neural-circuits related to executive functions is associated with better reading: a longitudinal fMRI study using the verb generation task. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Jun 20;8:447.
Kraus D, Horowitz-Kraus T. The Effect of Learning on Feedback-Related Potentials in Adolescents with Dyslexia: An EEG-ERP Study. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 20;9(6):e100486.
Horowitz-Kraus T, Cicchino N, Amiel M, Holland SK, Breznitz Z. Reading Improvement in English and Hebrew-Speaking children with Reading Difficulties after Reading Acceleration Training. Ann Dyslexia. 2014 Jun 12. Epub ahead of print.
Horowitz-Kraus T, Wang YY, Plante E, Holland SK. The involvement of the right hemisphere in reading comprehension: a DTI study. Brain Res. 2014 Jun 5. Epub ahead of print.
Berman S, Cicchino N, Hajinazarian A, Mescher M, Holland SK, Horowitz-Kraus T. An fMRI Study of a Dyslexia Biomarker. Young Scientists Journal. 2014 26:1-4.
Horowitz-Kraus T, Breznitz Z. Can Reading Rate Acceleration Training Improve Executive Functions in Adolescents with Reading Difficulties and in Typical Readers. Brain Res. 2014 Jan 28;1544:1-14.
Horowitz-Kraus T, Vannest JJ, Holland SK. Overlapping Neural Circuitry for Narrative Comprehension and Proficient Reading in Children and Adolescents. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Nov;51(13):2651–62.
Horowitz-Kraus T. Differential effect of cognitive training on executive functions and reading abilities in children with ADHD and in children with ADHD comorbid with reading difficulties. J Atten Disord. 2013 Sep 11. Epub ahead of print.
Horowitz-Kraus T. Can the Error-Monitoring System Differentiate ADHD from ADHD with Reading Disability? Reading and Executive Dysfunction as Reflected in Error Monitoring. J Atten Disord. 2013 May 13. Epub ahead of print.
Breznitz Z, Shaul S, Horowitz-Kraus T, Sela I, Nevat M, Karni A. Enhanced Reading by training with imposed time-constraint in typical and dyslexic adults. Nat Commun. 2013:4:1486.
Autumn Hurm, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Care
Nurse Practitioner, Children's Health Care
Robert L. Ingberg, MD, FAAP
Generalist pediatrics; medical student instruction
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Director, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence
Parental health as a mediator of poverty's effects on children; social and economic disparities in children's health; interaction of genes and environment in common childhood diseases
Robert S. Kahn, MD, MPH, is a general pediatrician and child health researcher. Dr. Kahn's main interest lies at the intersection of poverty and child health, trying to understand what leads to worse health among poor children, and where me might intervene most effectively. He focuses on the most common pediatric conditions such as asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His work includes both NIH-funded research, but also a focus on building practical collaborations with the most effective community agencies.
Dr. Kahn attended Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Children's Hospital in Boston, he completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in primary care research. At the same time, he obtained a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kahn came to Cincinnati Children's in 1999 as an assistant professor of pediatrics. Currently, he is a professor and associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. He now helps to direct the Community Health initiative in the Strategic Plan, and he is co-director of the Cincinnati Child-Health Law Partnership.
Moncrief TM, Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Single parent households and increased child asthma morbidity. J Asthma. 2014 Apr;51(3)60-6.
Newman NC, Ryan PH, Huang B, Beck AF, Sauers HS, Kahn RS. Traffic-related air pollution and asthma hospital readmission in children: a longitudinal cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 25.
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 Mar;133(3):431-9.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O'Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a video curriculum on the social determinants of health affect residents' practice and families' perceptions of care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Brown CM, Girio-Herrera E, Sherman SN, Kahn RS, Copeland KA. Pediatricians may address barriers inadequately when referring low-income preschool-aged children to behavioral health Services. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1):406-24.
Howrylak JA, Spanier AJ, Huang B, Peake RW, Kellogg MD, Sauers H, Kahn RS. Cotinine in children admitted for asthma and readmission. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(2):e355-62.
DeMartini T, Beck AF, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Food insecure families: description of access and barriers to food from one pediatric primary care center. J Community Health. 2013 Dec;38(6):1182-7.
Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Sauers HS, Sharkey K, Alam M, Jones C, Kahn RS. Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: care system redesign using quality improvement methods. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Oct;3(4):326-34.
Chirdkiatgumchai V, Xiao H, Fredstrom BK, Adams RE, Epstein JN, Shah SS, Brinkman WB, Kahn RS, Froehlich TE. National Trends in Psychotropic Medication Use in Very Young Children: 1994-2009. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):615-23.
Heidi J. Kalkwarf, PhD, RD
Calcium and bone metabolism; establishing nutrient requirements; calcium metabolism during lactation; bone mineral acquisition in children
Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, RD, is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research interest is in the development of dietary recommendations to optimize health, particularly bone health.
She has conducted research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on dietary calcium requirements of lactating women and the changes in bone density and in calcium metabolism that occur during lactation and after weaning. Dr. Kalkwarf's research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and was used by the Institute of Medicine to establish the new dietary calcium intake recommendations for lactating women.
Dr. Kalkwarf also is investigating the normal patterns of bone growth and development in children and adolescents. The goals of this work are to identify the short term and long term consequences of low bone density in childhood, identify children who are at risk for osteoporosis later in life and to identify interventions to reduce this risk.
Dr. Kalkwarf came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990 and joined the faculty in 1993. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Khoury JC, Foster KE, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Wide Variability in Physical Activity Environments and Weather-Related Outdoor Play Policies in Child Care Centers Within a Single County of Ohio. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 May;165(5):435-42.
Kalkwarf HJ, Laor T, Bean JA. Fracture risk in children with a forearm injury is associated with volumetric bone density and cortical area (by peripheral QCT) and areal bone density (by DXA). Osteoporos Int. 2011 Feb;22(2):607-16
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Eghtesady P, Kalkwarf HJ, Uzark K, Kehl JE, Marino BS. Predictors of poor weight gain in infants with a single ventricle. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):407-13, 413.e1.
Kalkwarf HJ, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Hangartner TN, Huang X, Frederick MM, Winer KK, Zemel BS. Tracking of bone mass and density during childhood and adolescence. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Apr;95(4):1690-8.
Copeland KA, Sherman SN, Kendeigh CA, Saelens BE, Kalkwarf HJ. Flip flops, dress clothes, and no coat: clothing barriers to children's physical activity in child-care centers identified from a qualitative study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2009 Nov 6;6:74.
Anderson JB, Beekman RH 3rd, Border WL, Kalkwarf HJ, Khoury PR, Uzark K, Eghtesady P, Marino BS. Lower weight-for-age z score adversely affects hospital length of stay after the bidirectional Glenn procedure in 100 infants with a single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):397-404.e1.
Dorn LD, Susman EJ, Pabst S, Huang B, Kalkwarf H, Grimes S. Association of depressive symptoms and anxiety with bone mass and density in ever-smoking and never-smoking adolescent girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Dec;162(12):1181-8.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Kalkwarf HJ, Daniels SR. Adiposity and TV viewing are related to less bone accrual in young children. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan;154(1):79-85.e2.
Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Gilsanz V, Lappe JM, Horlick M, Oberfield S, Mahboubi S, Fan B, Frederick MM, Winer K, Shepherd JA. The bone mineral density in childhood study: bone mineral content and density according to age, sex, and race. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun;92(6):2087-99.
Continued studies of environment impact on puberty. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Sep 2001-Apr 2015. #U01 ES019453-0.
Genome Wide Association Study of Bone Mineral Accretion during Childhood. Co-investigator (Principal investigator of sub-contract).National Institutes of Health. Fen 2010-Jan 2015. #R01 HD058886-01A2.
Elisabeth (Lisa) A. Kelley, MD Staff Physician III, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Elisabeth Kelley, MD, has been practicing primary care pediatrics in the small community setting of Batesville, IN since her residency. During her time in Batesville, Dr. Kelley has been co-medical director of Children’s Health Care and has also served on the Board of Directors of Margaret Mary Community Hospital (MMCH). Other areas of service include 14 years on the Medical Ethics Committee and 7 years on the Integrative Medicine Committee at MMCH.
M. Katherine Kerrey, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Jillian A. Klein, MD Staff Physician II, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
Director, Residency Primary Care and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Education Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Director, General Pediatrics Master Educator Fellowship
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
Melissa Klein, MD, Med, is an associate professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albany Medical College and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She more recently earned her Master's of Education at the University of Cincinnati. Her main interests are medical education, specifically related to teaching residents how to address social determinants of health in pediatric settings. She is involved in education within the institution as one of the associate directors of the Pediatric Residency Training Program and the education section director in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.
Dr. Klein is also interested in investigating and addressing health disparities. As part of this role, she serves as the physician champion of education for Child HeLP, the Medical-Legal Partnership serving patients in the pediatric primary care centers. She is also involved a program, collaborating with the FreeStore FoodBank, to reduce food insecurity in infants seeking care in the outpatient primary care center.
MD: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1998.Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998-1999.Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; recertification, 2006.
Klein MD, Alcamo AM, Beck AF, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, Henize A, Kahn RS. Can a Video Curriculum on the Social Determinants of Health Affect Residents’ Practice and Families’ Perceptions of Care? Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2):159-66.
Klein MD, Schumacher DJ, Sandel M. Assessing and Managing the Social Determinants of Health: Defining an Entrustable Professional Activity to Assess Residents’ Ability to Meet Societal Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb:4(1):10-3.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):440-441.
Klein M, Niebuhr V, D’Alessandro D. Innovative online faculty development utilizing the power of social media. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec;13(6):564-9.
O’Toole JK, Solan LG, Burkhardt MC, Klein MD. Watch and Learn: An Innovative Video Trigger Curriculum to Increase Resident Screening for Social Determinants of Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Apr;52(4):344-50.
Klein MD, Beck AF, Henize AW, Parrish DS, Fink EE, Kahn RS. Doctors and Lawyers Collaborating to HeLP Children - Outcomes from a Successful Partnership between Professions. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Aug;24(3):1063-73.
O’Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident Confidence Addressing Social History: Is It Influenced By Availability of Social-Legal Resources? Clin Pediatr (Phil). 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin JK, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):831-8.
Demartini TL, Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Access to Digital Technology Among Families Coming to Urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinics. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e142-8.
Burkhardt MC, Beck AF, Conway PH, Kahn RS, Klein MD. Enhancing Accurate Identification of Food Insecurity Using Quality Improvement Techniques. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e504-10.
Colleen A. Kraft, MD Medical Director, Health Network at Cincinnati Children's
Medical Director, Health Network at Cincinnati Children's
Pediatric primary care innovation; home visiting in the medical home; global neonatal mortality
Colleen A. Kraft, MD, was a pediatric program director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and senior medical officer for MajestaCare, a Medicaid managed care organization in Virginia.
Kraft is the co-author of the book Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Child Care and Schools. She has been actively involved in pediatric engagement in school and child care for children with special health care needs. She has served on the Early Brain and Childhood Development workgroup, the Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee, and the National Medical Home Project Advisory Committee at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a content expert for Text4Baby and serves on the National Head Start Advisory Committee.
Rushton F, Kraft C. Family Support in the Family-Centered Medical Home: An Opportunity for Preventing Toxic Stress and Its Impact in Young Children. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2013.
Kraft C. Building Brains, Forging Futures, A Call to Action for the Family-Centered Medical Home. Zero to Three. 2013 Sep;34(1)16-21.
Greenberg L, Roberts K, Kraft C, Bromberg D, Young L, Fisch S. The Value of Community Pediatricians to Academic Health Centers. Pediatric Annals. 2011 Dec;40(12):599-604.
Donoghue E, Kraft C. Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, a Quick Reference Guide. Chicago: American Academy of Pediatrics. 2009.
Jennifer L. Lail, MD Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Children with chronic and complex disease; quality improvement in health systems for chronic care
MD: University of KY College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1978.
Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC, 1980-1981.
Residency: Pediatrics, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 1978-80.
Brandi Lewis, MD Staff Physician
Mona E. Mansour, MD, MS Director, Primary Care
Director, Primary Care
Asthma; school health; primary care in underserved populations; primary care redesign
Mansour, ME, Rose B, Toole K, Luzader C, and Atherton H. Pursuing Perfection: An Asthma Quality Improvement Initiative in School Based Health Center with Community Partners, Public Health Reports, Volume 123, Nov/Dec 2008; 717-730.
Geierstanger, S, Amaral G, Mansour ME, Walters S. School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: Research, Challenges and Recommendations. J School Health 74:347-352, 2005.
Mansour ME, Kotagal U, Rose B, Ho M, Brewer D, Roy-Chaudhury A, Hornung, RW, Wade TJ, DeWitt TG. Health-Related Quality of Life in Urban Elementary Schoolchildren. Pediatrics 2003;111(6):1372-1381.
Mansour ME, Lanphear BP, DeWitt TG. Barriers to Asthma Care in Urban Children: Parental Perspectives. Pediatrics 2000; 106(3):512-519.
Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co- Investigator. Beacon Community Grant Award. Office of the National Coordinator. Sept 2010 - Mar 2013.
Business Case for Quality: Asthma Improvement Collaborative. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Health Care Strategies. Mar 2008 - Jun 2012.
Anne Martina, RN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Carrie J. McIntyre, MD Staff Physician
Daniel J. McLinden, EdD Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
Senior Director, Learning and Development Department
Design of collaborative learning environments; educational research methods; program evaluation; economic evaluation
Daniel McLinden, EdD, is an executive in the Learning and Development Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In this role he has had led multiple teams involved in providing program evaluation, distance learning and broadcast technology managing the learning system infrastructure, and the medical library.
De. McLinden holds a faculty appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics. In his faculty role he conducts research, consults with other faculty, teaches in faculty development workshops, advises physicians enrolled in the Master’s degree program in Medical Education and is an associate director for the Pediatric Fellowship in Medical Education.
Klein M, O’Toole JK, McLinden D, DeWitt TG. Training Tomorrow’s Medical Education Leaders: Creating a General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013;162(3), 440-441.
McLinden D. Concept maps as network data: Analysis of a concept map using the methods of social network analysis. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2013;36(1), 40-48.
Vaughn LM, Jacquez F, McLinden D. The use of concept mapping to identify school-driven intervention strategies for physical and mental health. Health Promotion Practice. Published online before print October 24, 2012.
Vaughn LM, McLinden DJ, Shellmer D, Baker RC. Parental Health Attributions of Childhood Health and Illness: Development of the Pediatric Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (Pedi-CHAQ). Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 2011;39, 223–242.
Vaughn LM, McLinden D, Jacquez F, Crosby L, Slater S, Mitchell M. Understanding the Social Networks of Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011; 22(3), 1014-1029.
Goske MJ, Phillips R, Mandel K, McLinden D, Hall S. Image Gently: A Web-based Practice Quality Improvement Program in CT Safety for Children. American Journal of Roentgenology, 2010;194(5), 1177-1182.
McLinden D, Phillips R, Hamlin S, Helbig A. Evaluating the Future Value of Educational Interventions in a Healthcare Setting. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2010;22(4), 1-11.
McLinden D, Boone W. More than smile sheets: Rasch Analysis of training reactions in a Medical Center. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2009;22(3), 7-21.
Shavers VL, McDonald P, Fagan P, Lawrence D, McLinden D, Christian M, Trimble T, McCaskill W, Browne D. Barriers to Racial/Ethnic Minority Investigator Application and Successful Competition for NIH Funding. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2005;97(8), 1063 – 1077.
Cragier K, McLinden D, Casper W. Collaborative planning for training impact. Invited article for a special issue on the Contributions of Psychological Research to Human Resource Management. Human Resource Management. 2004;43(4), 337 – 351.
Pediatric Primary Care Medical Education Fellowship. Associate Director. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2012-2016.
John F. Morehous, MD Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care
Medical Director, Fairfield Primary Care
Quality improvement for primary care pediatrics
After residency, John spent seven years in private practice in a small town in rural Alabama. He returned to Cincinnati Children's in July 2010, to serve as Medical Director for Fairfield Primary Care.
Jenny M. Motley, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
General pediatrics; children with special needs; Down syndrome
Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic
Pediatric Primary Care Center
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.
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
Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of Financial and Social Hardships in Asthma Racial Disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print].
Newman NC, Ryan P, Lemasters G, Levin L, Bernstein D, Hershey GK, et al. Traffic-related air pollution exposure in the first year of life and behavioral scores at 7 years of age. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jun;121(6):731-6.
Genter M, Newman N, Shertzer H, Syed A, Bolon B. Distribution and Systemic Effects of Intranasally Administered 25 nm Silver Nanoparticles in Adult Mice. Toxicol Pathol. May 4, 2012, 00:10-10, 2012.
Hudson N, Calvert G, Newman N, et al. Acute Illnesses Associated with Insecticides used to Control Bed Bugs --- Seven States 2003-2010. MMWR. Sep 23, 2011 / 60(37);1269-1274.
L Trasande, NC Newman, L Long, G Howe, BJ Kerwin, RJ Martin, SA Gahagan, WB Weil. Translating Knowledge About Environmental Health to Practitioners: Are We Doing Enough?Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 77:114-123, 2010.
Health Care Provider Training. Principal Investigator. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). 08/01/2012─08/31/2014.
Great Lakes Center for Env Health at John H Stroger Hospital. Principal Investigator. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). 1/2012–9/30/2014.
Reading ICARD: Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health/NICHE. Denton/Tamm. 4/1/2010–2/28/15. R01HD060617–04.
Neurobehavior and Neuroimaging Effects of Traffic Exposure in Children. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ryan. 07/01/2012–06/30/2016. R01ES019890.
Center for Environmental Genetics-Community Outreach and Engagement Core. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Ho. 04/01/2013-03/31/2018. P30-ES006096.
Environmental Exposures and their role in developmental diseases. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Haynes. 07/09/2012-06/30/2014. R21ES02116-01A1.
Christopher B. Peltier, MD Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics
Co-Director, Section of Community Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
General pediatrics; medical education
Chris Peltier, MD is a pediatrician in full time community private practice. His main area of interest is in medical education. He precepts medical students and residents in his office. He also has an interest in Faculty Educator Development. He has presented numerous faculty development workshops both regionally and nationally. In 2007, he received The Mead Johnson Community Teaching Award.
Mary Beth Pero, MD Staff Physician
Andrew F. Poltrack, MD Staff Physician
MD: Medical College of Virginia; 1999.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002.
Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care
Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care
Field Service Assistant Professor
BA: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
MDiv: Southern Seminary.
American Baptist Minister. Certified Supervisor, ACPE.
Sarah M. Revis, MD Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Sarah W. Riddle, MD, IBCLC, FAAP Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Hospitalist medicine; breastfeeding medicine
Sarah Riddle, MD, IBCLC sees mothers and infants in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic and is an attending hospitalist on the inpatient units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has a specialized interest in effects of acute hospitalization on the breastfeeding dyad.
MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.IBCLC: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2008.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2004.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 2004-2005.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.
Geraghty SR, Riddle SW, Shaikh U. The breastfeeding mother and the pediatrician. J Hum Lactat. 2008;24(3):335-9.
List BA, Ballard JL, Langworthy KS, Vincent AM, Riddle SW, Tamayo OW, Geraghty SR. Electronic health records in an outpatient breastfeeding medicine clinic. J Hum Lactat. 2008 Feb;4(1):58-68.
Zeina Samaan, MD Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center and Hopple Street Health Center
MD: Damascus University, School of Medicine. Damascus, Syria, 1985.
Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Lewis K. Effectiveness of an online pediatric primary care curriculum. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Mar-Apr;10(2):131-7. Samaan ZM, Klein MD, Mansour ME, DeWitt TG. The impact of the electronic health record on an academic pediatric primary care center. J Ambul Care Manage. 2009 Jul-Sep;32(3):180-7.
Baker RC, Klein M, Samaan Z, Brinkman W. Exam room presentations and teaching in outpatient pediatrics: Effects on visit duration and parent, attending physician, and resident perceptions. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007; 7(5): 354-359.
Robert L. Schaengold, MD Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center
Medical Leader, Hopple Street Health Center
Martha Seehausen Kane, ND, APRN, PNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Ellen S. Springer, MD, IBCLC Staff Physician
Ellen S. Springer, MD, works with the Center for Breast Feeding Medicine in an outpatient setting at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She assists mothers and infants with breast feeding related issues.
MD: The Ohio State University College, Columbus, OH, 1995.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1998.
Certification: Board Certified, Pediatrics.
Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, FAAP
Curriculum development; patient education; residency training; literacy promotion
Primary care clinical research; curriculum development; primary care of asthma
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991.Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.
Tracy Tiller, MD, FAAP Staff Physician
M.D.: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Ala., 1983.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fellowship: Ambulatory and Emergency Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987.
Denise M. Warrick, MD Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Resident/medical student education; quality improvement; advocacy
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2009.
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2009-2012.
Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012-2013.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.
Stephen D. Warrick, MD
MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 2008.
Residency: General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.
Kimberly Yolton, PhD
Kimberly Yolton, PhD, was formerly the director of a follow-up clinic serving high-risk infants and young children. She has extensive experience with infants and children who were prenatally exposed to substances of abuse, were born prematurely or at low birth weight, or who come from disadvantaged home environments. She was involved in the initial development of the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS), a neurobehavioral assessment tool used with healthy and high-risk newborns. She is certified to train others in the proper administration, scoring, and interpretation of the NNNS and has used the tool for clinical, research, and teaching purposes locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently using the NNNS to study subtle differences in the neurobehavior of newborns who have been prenatally exposed to environmental toxicants such as tobacco smoke, plastics (phthalates and bisphenol A), insecticides, and mercury. Dr. Yolton’s current research focuses on the impact of exposure to common environmental toxicants on developmental and behavioral outcomes from infancy through childhood. Her research has demonstrated associations between exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and in childhood and cognitive deficits, behavior problems, and sleep difficulties in infants and children. She has also published findings regarding associations between plastics, and organophosphate pesticides and early infant neurobehavior. Work in progress includes examination of the impact of methyl mercury, air pollution, flame retardants (PBDEs), and perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) on neurobehavioral outcomes. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI).
Dr. Yolton came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric environmental health in 2000 and joined the faculty in 2003. She earned her master's degree in family and child development from Virginia Tech, and her doctoral degree in child development and developmental psychology from The Ohio State University.
PhD: Family Relations & Human Development, Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1992.
Fellowship: Pediatric Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Sucharew H, Succop P, Altaye M, Popelar A, Montesano MA, Calafat AM, Khoury JC. Impact of low-level gestational exposure to organophosphate pesticides on neurobehavior in early infancy: a prospective study. Environmental Health. 2013; 12:79-88.
Beebe DW, Rausch J, Byars KC, Lanphear B, Yolton K. Persistent snoring in preschool children: Predictors and behavioral and developmental correlates. Pediatrics. 2012; 130:382-389.
Byars K, Yolton K, Rausch J, Lanphear B, Beebe DW. Sleep During Early Development: A Longitudinal Study of the Prevalence, Patterns, and Persistence of Sleep Problems in the First 3 Years of Life. Pediatrics. 2012; 129:1-9.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Strauss D, Altaye M, Calafat A, Khoury J. Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Phthalates and Infant Neurobehavior. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2011; 33:558-566.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Khoury J, Succop P, Lanphear B, Beebe D, Owens J. Associations between second hand smoke exposure and sleep patterns in children. Pediatrics. 2010; 125:e261-e268.
Yolton K, Khoury J, Xu Y, Succop P, Lanphear B, Bernert J, Lester B. Low-Level Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine and Infant Neurobehavior. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2009; 31:356-363.
Yolton K, Khoury J, Hornung R, Dietrich K, Succop P, Lanphear B. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Child Behaviors. Journal of Devel and Behav Pediatrics. 2008; 29:456-463
Lanphear BP, Hornung R, Khoury J, Yolton K, Baghurst P, Bellinger D, Canfield RL, Dietrich KN, Bornschien R, Greene T, Rothenberg SJ, Needleman HL, Schnaas L, Wasserman G, Graziano J, Roberts R. Low-level environmental lead exposure and children’s intellectual function: an international pooled analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:894-899.
Dietrich K, Eskenazi B, Schantz S, Yolton K, Rauh V, Johnson C, Alkon A, Canfield R, Pessah I, Berman R. Principles and practices of neurodevelopmental assessment in children: Lessons learned from the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:1437-1446.
Yolton K, Dietrich K, Auinger P, Lanphear BP, Hornung R. Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cognitive Abilities among US Children and Adolescents. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2005; 113:98-103.
Bone mineral accretion in young children. Co-Investigator. NICHD. Dec 2013-Nov 2018. R01 HD076321-01.
Traffic Exposure, Childhood Allergy and Neurobehavioral and Neuroimaging Effects. Co- Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2012-Mar 2016. R01 ES019890.
Longitudinal Study of Exposure to PBDEs and PFCs and child neurobehavior. Co-Principal Investigator. NIEHS. Jul 2011-Jun 2015. R01 ES020349.
NICHD Cooperative Multi-Center Neonatal Research Network. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of Follow-Up Studies. NICHD. Apr 2011-Mar 2016. 2U10 HD027853-16.
Translational Studies on the Role of Developmental Pyrethroid Exposure in ADHD. Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator of subcontract. NIEHS. Jul 2010–Jun 2014. 3R01 ES015991-04S1.
Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD
Tori L. DeMartini, MD Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
MD: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, 2009.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatric, 2012.
Roohi Kharofa, MD, MPH Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Clinical Fellow, Primary Care Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
General pediatrics; obesity prevention
Obesity; nutrition; physical activity
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.
Fellowship: Pediatric Primary Care Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.
MPH: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2014.
Joanna E. Thomson, MD Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Joanna Thomson, MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalist. She has a special interest in caring for hospitalized children with medical complexity with a research focus on the impact parents and health systems have on health outcomes for these children. Additionally, she has participated in rapid evidence adoption and quality improvement work. Dr. Thomson is completing a Master in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
MD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2008.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2011.
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