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Members of the Global Health Center are dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world.
Mark C. Steinhoff, MD Director, Global Health Center
Director, Global Health Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1973.
Residency and Chief Residency: Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.
Certification: New York State Medical License, 1976; Pediatrics, 1978; Tamil Nadu Medical Council (India), 1980; Michigan Medical License, 1985; Maryland Medical License, 1986; Ohio Medical License, 2010; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, 1988.
Omer SB, Goodman D, Steinhoff MC, et al. Maternal influenza immunization and reduced likelihood of prematurity and small for gestational age births: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2011;8:e1000441.
McNeil SA, Dodds LA, Fell DB, et al. Effect of respiratory hospitalization during pregnancy on infant outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011;204:S54-7.
Steinhoff MC. Influenza in young children: burden, immunisation, and policy. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Jan;11(1):2-3.
Schlaudecker EP, Steinhoff MC. Helping mothers prevent influenza illness in their infants. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):1008-11. Tamma PD, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB. Influenza infection and vaccination in pregnant women. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2010 Jun;4(3):321-8.
Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, Roy E, Arifeen SE, Raqib R, Altaye M, Breiman RF, M B B S KZ. Influenza immunization in pregnancy--antibody responses in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 29;362(17):1644-6. Tamma PD, Ault KA, del Rio C, Steinhoff MC, Halsey NA, Omer SB. Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):547-52.
Verghese VP, Friberg IK, Cherian T, Raghupathy P, Balaji V, Lalitha MK, Thomas K, John TJ, Steinhoff MC. Community effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Aug;28(8):738-40. Minz S, Balraj V, Lalitha MK, Murali N, Cherian T, Manoharan G, Kadirvan S, Joseph A, Steinhoff MC. Incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in India. Indian J Med Res. 2008 Jul;128(1):57-64.
Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen SE, Rahman M, Raqib R, Wilson E, Omer SB, Shahid NS, Breiman RF, Steinhoff MC. Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2008 Oct 9;359(15):1555-64.
Infant effects of maternal influenza immunization: a randomized double blind controlled field trial in Guatemala. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2010-2012.
A randomized, double-blind trial, comparing the safety in mothers and their infants and immunogenicity in mothers of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) to inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) when administered to breast feeding women. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2010-2013.
Epidemiology and burden of influenza in children, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China. Co-Investigator. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010-2013.
Steven Black, MD
Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
MD: University of California, San Diego, 1973
Residency: Pediatrics, Kaiser Hospital, San Fransisco CA; Infectious Disease, University of California, San Fransisco CA
Certification: Pediatrics, 1980; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1995
Black S, Ray P, Shinefield H, Saddier P, Nikas A. Lack of Association of Age of Vaccination and Risk of Breakthrough Varicella within Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. J Infect Dis. 2008 Mar1;197 Suppl 2:S139-42.
Klein NP, Fireman B, Enright A, Ray P, Black S, Dekker C. A role for genetics in the immune response to varicella vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007April; 26(4):300-5.
Bernstein HH, Eves K, Campbell K, Black SB, Twiggs JD et al. Comparison of the safety and immunogenicity of a refrigerator-stable versus frozen formulation of ProQuad (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella live) vaccine. Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):e1299-305.
Black S, France EK, Isaacman D, Bracken L, Lewis E, Hansen J, Fireman B, Austrian R et al. Surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease during 2000-2005 in a population of children who received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Sept;26(9):771-7.
Seigrist CA, Lewis EM, Eskola J, Black SB. Human Papilloma Virus Immunization in Adolescents: A Cohort Study to Illustrate What Events Might be Mistaken for Adverse Events. Pediat Infect Dis J. 2007 Nov; 2(11): 979-984.
Adekunle H. Dawodu, MBBS, FRCPCH Director, International Patient Care and Education
Director, International Patient Care and Education
International child health; neonatology; perinatal epidemiology; perinatal and pediatric vitamin D and calcium metabolism
MBBS: University of Ibadan Medical School, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1968.
DTCH: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, 1973.
Fellowship: Neonatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.
Dawodu A, Akinbi H. Vitamin D nutrition in pregnancy: current opinion. Int J Women’s Health. 2013 Jun24;5:333-43.
Dawodu A, Saadi HF, Bekdache G, Javed Y, Altaye M, Hollis BW. Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy in a Population with Endemic Vitamin D Deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 June;98:2337-46.
Dawodu A, Zalla L, Woo JG, Herbers PM, Davidson BS, Heubi JE, Morrow AL. Heightened attention to supplementation is needed to improve the vitamin D status of breastfeeding mothers and infants when sunshine exposure is restricted. Matern Child Nutr. June 19, 2012. Epud ahead of print.
Dawodu A, Tsang RC. Maternal vitamin D status: effect on milk vitamin D content and vitamin D status of breastfeeding infants. Adv Nutr. 2012 May 1;3:353-61.
Dawodu A, Wagner CL. Prevention of vitamin D deficiency in mothers and infants worldwide - a paradigm shift. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2012 Feb;32(1):3-13.
Dawodu A, Kochiyil J and Altaye N. Pilot study of sunlight exposure and vitamin D status in Arab women of child bearing age. East Mediterr Health J. 2011 Jul;17(7):570-74.
Dawodu A, Nath R. High prevalence of moderately severe vitamin D deficiency in pre-term infants. Pediatr Int. 2011 Apr;53(2):207-10.
Saadi HF, Dawodu A, Afandi B, Zayed R, Benedict S, Nagelkerke N, Hollis, BW. Effect of combined maternal and infant vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status of exclusively breastfed infants. Matern Child Nutri. 2009 Jan;5(1):25-32.
Dawodu A, Wagner CL. Mother-child vitamin D deficiency: an international perspective. Arch Dis Child. 2007 Sep;92(9):737-740.
Saadi HF, Dawodu A, Afandi BO, Zayed R, Benedict S, Nagelkerke N. Efficacy of daily and monthly high-dose calciferol in vitamin D-deficient nulliparous and lactating women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1565-71.
Cinnamon A. Dixon, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric injury prevention; global health injury prevention and trauma care; dog bite prevention
Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH, is a research faculty dually appointed in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Global Health. Her research interests include global pediatric injury prevention and trauma care, and dog bite prevention. Her current projects include the development and testing of a novel intervention for child safety utilizing multimedia technology, and pediatric trauma epidemiology in Campinas, Brazil.
Dr. Dixon is a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Violence and Injury Prevention where she has co-lead/authored multiple global injury prevention factsheets and teaching modules. She is the lead coordinator and author for the Global Child Injury Module for the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Child Health Education Modules Project. Dr. Dixon was former intern at the WHO and a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care in Ghana scholarship awardee.
Dr. Dixon has authored several original manuscripts and books chapters, and speaks regularly at national and international conferences regarding her work and the need for increased global child injury prevention.
BS: University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1998.DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 2004.Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2007.Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.Master of Public Health: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.
Internship: Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010.
Dixon CA, Pomerantz, WJ, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Mahabee-Gittens EM. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2013.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Dixon CA, Vaughn L, Duma E, Gordon JS. Parental Tobacco Screening and Counseling in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Practitioners’ Attitudes, Perceived Barriers, and Suggestions for Implementation and Maintenance. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2013.
Dixon CA, Castillo J, Castillo H, Hom KA, Schubert C. Global Health Opportunities in Pediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programs: Surveying the Virtual Landscape. BMC Medical Education. 2013, 13:88.
Dixon CA, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ. Dog Bite Prevention: An Assessment of Child Knowledge. J Pediatr. 2012 Feb;160(2):337-341.e2Boat BW, Dixon CA, Pearl E, Thieken L, Bucher S. Pediatric dog bite victims: a need for a continuum of care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 May;51(5):473-7
Dixon C, Anderson J, Ruddy R, Cripe L. Infantile-onset Pompe disease: a diagnosis not to miss. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010, 26(4):293-5.
Grossoehme D, Ragsdale J, Dixon C, Berz K, Zimmer M. The changing face of medical education: the role of religion, integrative medicine, and osteopathy. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2009, 2, 80-87.
Dixon CA, Gittlemann M. Pediatric helmet use: teaching patients to use their heads. Pediatric Annals. 2008;37(9):606-612.
Fraga AM, Conrado dos Reis M, Dixon CA. Chapter 48: Acidentes na Infância e Adolescência (Accidents in Childhood and Adolescence). In: Fraga GP, Seva-Pereira T, Lopez LR, editors. Atualidades em Clinica Cirúrgica (Current Issues in Surgical Clinic) – Intergastro e Trauma. 2012. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Editora Atheneu, 2012.
Dixon CA, Gonzalez del Rey JA. Chapter 135: Illustrated Techniques of Pediatric Emergency Procedures (7.7 Cricothyroidotomy / Percutaneous Tracheostomy; 8.1 Insertion of a Chest Tube; 8.2 Thoracentesis; 8.3 Resuscitative Thoracotomy; 10.3 Peritoneal Lavage). In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Bachur RC, Gorelick MH, Ruddy RM, Shaw KN (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.
Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH
Global health; influenza; prevention of infant infection with maternal immunization
Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH, is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Center. Dr. Schlaudecker received her medical degree and master's in public health from the University of Cincinnati and completed a pediatrics residency and chief residency at Cincinnati Children's.
Dr. Schlaudecker was awarded a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health in 2009, and she investigated the etiology and seasonality of viral respiratory disease in Honduran children under the age of five. She was awarded the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Blue Ribbon Research award in 2011 for similar work in Bangladesh. After joining the faculty of Cincinnati Children's in 2011, she continued her influenza research with a Procter Scholars award. Dr. Schlaudecker has traveled to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, South Africa, and Cameroon as part of her clinical and research training.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.
Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.
Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
MPH: Public Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2006.
Russell E. Ware, MD, PhD Director, Division of Hematology
Director, Division of Hematology
Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Hematology Translational Research, Division of Hematology
Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
Associate Director, Global Health Center
Sickle cell disease; hemolytic anemia; immune-mediated cytopenia; PNH
MD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1979-83.
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1983-86.
Fellowship: Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1986-89.
PhD: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1987-91.
Certification: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Ware RE, Hall SG, Rosse WF. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with onset in childhood and adolescence. N Engl J Med. 1991;325:991.
Kinney TR, Helms RW, O’Branski EE, Ohene-Frempong K, Wang W, Daeschner C, Vichinsky E, Redding-Lallinger R, Gee B, Platt OS, Ware RE. Safety of hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell anemia: Results of the HUG-KIDS study, a phase I/II trial. Blood. 1999;94:1550-1554.
Wang WC, Wynn LW, Rogers ZR, Scott JP, Lane PA, Ware RE. A two-year pilot trial of hydroxyurea in very young children with sickle cell anemia. J Pediatr. 2001;139:790-796.
Zimmerman SA, Schultz WH, Davis JS, Pickens CV, Mortier NA, Howard TA, Ware RE. Sustained long-term hematological efficacy of hydroxyurea at maximum tolerated dose in children with sickle cell disease. Blood. 2004;103:2039-2045.
Ware RE, Zimmerman SA, Sylvestre PB, Mortier NA, Davis JS, Treem WR, Schultz WH. Prevention of secondary stroke and resolution of transfusional iron overload in children with sickle cell anemia using hydroxyurea and phlebotomy. J Pediatr. 2004;145:346-352.
Zimmerman SA, Schultz WH, Burgett S, Mortier NA, Ware RE. Hydroxyurea therapy lowers Transcranial doppler flow velocities in children with sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2007;110:1043-1047.
Wang WC, Ware RE, Miller ST, Iyer RV, et al. Hydroxycarbamide in very young children with sickle-cell anaemia: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial (BABY HUG). Lancet. 2011;377(9778):1663-1672.
Ware RE, Despotovic JM, Mortier NA, Flanagan JM, He J, Smeltzer M, Kimble AC, Aygun B, Wu S, Howard T, Sparreboom A. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of hydroxyurea treatment for children with sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2011;118(18):4985-4991.
Ware RE and Helms RW for the SWiTCH Investigators. Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (SWiTCH). Blood. 2012;119(17):3925-3932.
Ware RE. Is sickle cell anemia a neglected tropical disease? PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013.
Julie A. Morin, MHSA Director of International Business Development, Global Health Center
Director of International Business Development, Global Health Center
Julie Morin is the director of international business development within Cincinnati Children’s Global Health Center. Cincinnati Children's has identified the growth of our internationally recognized programs as a strategic initiative, in support of the medical center’s vision to be the leader in improving child health and goal to change the outcome for children around the world. Morin is responsible for the development and growth of the International Business Development program, including the international patient program which offers special services for patients and their families who travel from outside the United States for care at Cincinnati Children's. The International Business Development program is also responsible for global marketing of Cincinnati Children’s; managing global institutional relationships, international consulting services and formal agreements; and managing strategic regional relationships and initiatives.
Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, Morin was vice president of system support services for TriHealth, Inc. and chief operating officer for Bethesda Oak Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati.
Tatyana F. Yurlova, PhD Program Coordinator, International Patient Care and Education
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