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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, 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, 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 Physician Lead, James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team
Physician Lead, James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team
Associate Director, NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health
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 led a team to develop a shared decision-making intervention for ADHD treatment. Parents became better informed and more involved in decisions without increasing visit length. He is currently collaborating on grant-funded research to facilitate shared decision making in the care of families facing decisions about Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination and those facing decisions about treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Dr. Brinkman serves as the physician lead for the James M. Anderson Center Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's. He also serves as associate director of the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Health, and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network.
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.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.
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-Feb;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 Ped 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, Epstein JN. Promoting productive interactions between parents and physicians in the treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Apr;11(4):579-88.
Brinkman WB, Epstein JN. Treatment planning for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: treatment utilization and family preferences. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011 Jan 17;5:45-56.
Epstein JN, Langberg JM, Lichtenstein PK, Altaye M, Brinkman WB, House K, Stark LJ. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder outcomes for children treated in community-based pediatric settings. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb;164(2):160-5.
Brinkman WB, Sherman SN, Zmitrovich AR, Visscher MO, Crosby LE, Phelan KJ, Donovan EF. Parental angst making and revisiting decisions about treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2):580-9.
Langberg JM, Brinkman WB, Lichtenstein PK, Epstein JN. Interventions to promote the evidence-based care of children with ADHD in primary-care settings. Expert Rev of Neurother. 2009 Apr;9(4):477-87. Brinkman WB, Geraghty SR, Lanphear BP, Khoury JC, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DeWitt TG, Britto MT. Effect of multisource feedback on resident communication skills and professionalism: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan;161(1):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.
Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics. Co-investigator Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Oct 2011 - Sept 2016
Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sept 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
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 M.D. 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, ARPN, 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.
Anne Marie Fitz, MD Staff Physician
Anne Marie Fitz, MD, was in private practice in Kentucky for two years after residency. She has been with the General and Community Pediatrics division since 1998.
Derek D. Fletcher, MD
Michelle L. French, MD Staff Physician, Neonatology
Staff Physician, Neonatology
Maureen S. Gallagher, MD Staff Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
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
Robert Harper, EdD Associate Director, Online Masters Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Director, Online Masters Degree and Certificate Programs, Division of General and Community 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
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.
Autumn Hurm, CPNP Nurse Practitioner
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
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.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Kahn RS. Identifying social risk via a clinical social history embedded in the electronic health record. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(10):972-7.
Spanier AJ, Kahn RS, Kunselman AR, Hornung R, Xu Y, Calafat AM, Lanphear BP. Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and child wheeze from birth to three years of age. Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120(6):916-20.
Beck AF, Simmons JM, Huang B, Kahn RS. Geomedicine: Using area-based socioeconomic measures for assessing risk of hospitalization reutilization among children admitted for asthma. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(12):2308-14.
Brown CM, Copeland KA, Sucharew H, Kahn RS. Social-emotional problems in preschool-aged children; Opportunities for prevention and early intervention. Arch Pedtiatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(10):936-32.
Beck AF, Klein MD, Schaffzin J, Tallent V, Gillam M, Kahn RS. Identifying and treating a substandard housing cluster using a medical-legal partnership. Pediatrics. 2012;130(5):831-8.
Auger K, Kahn R, Davis M, Beck A, Simmons J. Medical home quality and readmission risk for children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations. Pediatrics. 2013;131(1):64-70.
Beck AF, Sauers HS, Kahn RS, Yau C, Weiser J, Simmons JM. Improved documentation and care planning with an asthma-specific history and physical. Hospital Pediatrics. 2012;2(4):194-201.
CM Brown, E Girio-Herrera, SN Sherman, RS Kahn, KA Copeland. Low-income parents’ perceptions of pediatrician advice on early childhood education. J Community Health. 2013;38(1):195-204.
Beck AF, Moncrief T, Huang B, Simmons JM, Sauers H, Chen C, Kahn RS. Inequalities in neighborhood child asthma admission rates and underlying community characteristics in on US county. J Pediatr. 2013;163(2):574-80.
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. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(3):1063-73.
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.
Impact of peripubertal exposure to xenohormones on fat distribution and cytokines. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2010 - Mar 2012. #R21 ES017315-01A1.
Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and Training Grant. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2009 - Mar 2013. #UL1 RR026314-01.
Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2009 - Mar 2013. #UL1 RR026314-01.
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 A. Kelley, MD Staff Physician
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 Director’s 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
Melissa D. Klein, MD, MEd Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics
Director, Education Section of General and Community Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Primary Care Track and Community Pediatrics
Director, Master Educator Fellowship
Medical education; health disparities; primary care pediatrics
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 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): 564-69.
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. Clinical Pediatrics, 2013; 52(4): 344-350
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? Clinical Pediatrics, 2012; 51(7): 625-631.
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;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):e142-48.
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.
Klein MD, Kahn RS, Baker RC, Fink EE, Parish DS, White DC. Training in Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Does it Change Resident Behavior? Acad Pediatr. 2011 Sep-Oct;11(5):387-93.
Klein M, Vaughn L. Teaching Social Determinants of Child Health in a Pediatric Advocacy Rotation: Small Intervention, Big Impact. Medical Teacher. 2010; 32(09), pp. 754-59.
Jillian A. Klein, MD Staff Physician
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.
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 Staff Physician, 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, 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.
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.
Denise M. Warrick, MD Pediatrician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
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.
Kimberly Yolton, PhD
PhD: Family Relations & Human Development, Developmental Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1992.
Fellowship: Pediatric Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.
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. 2011.Braun J, Kalkbrenner A, Yolton K, Dietrich KN, Calafat AM , Lanphear BP. Associations between pre and postnatal urinary BPA concentrations and childhood neurobehavior at 3 years of age. Pediatrics. 2011.
Yolton K, Xu Y, Strauss D, Altaye M, Calafat AM, Khoury J. Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates and infant neurobehavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011 Aug 10. Epub ahead of print.
Xu Y, Yolton K, Khoury J. Earliest appropriate time for administering neurobehavioral assessment in newborn infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):e69-75.
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. Braun JM, Yolton K, Dietrich KN, Hornung R, Ye X, Calafat AM, Lanphear BP. Prenatal bisphenol A exposure and behavior problems in two year old children . Environmental Health Perspectives. 2009;117:1945-1952. 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 Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2008;29:456-63.
Dietrich KN, Eskenazi B, Schantz S, Yolton K, Rauh VA, Johnson CB, Alkon A, Canfield RL, Pessah IN, Berman RF. Principles and practices of neurodevelopmental assessment in children: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Oct;113(10):1437-46. Lanphear BP, Hornung R, Khoury J, Yolton K, Baghurst P, Bellinger DC, Canfield RL, Dietrich KN, Bornschein 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. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Jul;113(7):894-9.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Cooperative Multi-Center Neonatal Research Network. Principal Investigator of Follow-Up Studies. National Institutes of Health. Apr 2006 - Mar 2016.
Longitudinal Study of Exposure to PBDEs and PFCs and Child Neurobehavior. Co-Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Aug 2011 - Apr 2016.
Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD
Sarah Beal, PhD Research Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Research Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
Carlo G, Crockett LJ, Wolff JM, Beal SJ. The role of emotional reactivity, self-regulation, and puberty in adolescents’ prosocial behaviors. Social Development. (in press).
Crockett LJ, Beal SJ. The life course in the making: gender and the development of adolescents’ expectations of adult role transitions. Developmental Psychology. (in press).
Weisz V, Beal SJ, Wingrove T. The experience of children and families in the legal system. Trauma, Stress, and Wellbeing in the Legal System. (in press).
Carlo G, Crockett LJ, Wilkinson JL, Beal SJ. The longitudinal relationships between rural adolescents’ prosocial behaviors and young adult substance use. J Youth Adolesc.2011 Sept;40(9):1192-1202.
Weisz V, Wingrove T, Beal SJ, Faith-Slaker A. Children’s participation in foster care hearings. Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Apr;35(4):267-272.
Beal SJ, Crockett LJ. Occupational and educational aspirations and expectations: links to high school activities and adult educational attainment. Dev Psychol. 2010 Jan;46(1):258-265.
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.
Lauren G. Solan, MD Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Dr. Solan has been a part of the Training Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) since 2007 as a resident, chief resident and now a fellow in Hospital Medicine with additional support as a National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellow. During her time as a chief resident, she piloted a trial targeting resident handoffs and patient safety in the setting of the new 2011 resident duty hours. She is currently enrolled in a Masters in Medical Education Program through the University of Cincinnati to further develop her expertise in resident education. She is a site co-investigator for the IIPE-PRIS Accelerating Safe Signouts (I-PASS) study. Her research agenda for fellowship focuses on transitions of care and handoffs from the inpatient to outpatient setting.
MD: State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007.
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2010.
Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2011.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics.
O'Toole JK, Burkhardt MC, Solan LG, Vaughn L, Klein MD. Resident confidence addressing social history: is it influenced by availability of social and legal resources? Clin Pediatr. 2012 Jul;51(7):625-31.
White CM, Statile AM, Conway PH, Schoettker PJ, Solan LG, Unaka NI, Vidwan N, Warrick SD, Yau C, Connelly BL. Utilizing improvement science methods to improve physician compliance with proper hand hygiene. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;129(4):e1042-50.
Joanna E. Thomson, MD Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Joanna Thomson, MD, is a clinical fellow in Hospital Medicine with additional support through a National Research Service Award (NRSA). 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 currently pursuing 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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