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Mark C. Steinhoff, MD Director, Global Health Center 513-636-1376 email@example.com
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.
Steinhoff MC, MacDonald N, Pfeifer D, Muglia LJ. Influenza vaccine in pregnancy: policy and research strategies. Lancet. 2014;383:1611-3.
Schlaudecker EP, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, et al. IgA and neutralizing antibodies to influenza a virus in human milk: a randomized trial of antenatal influenza immunization. PLoS one. 2013;8:e70867.
Henkle E, Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, et al. The effect of exclusive breast-feeding on respiratory illness in young infants in a maternal immunization trial in Bangladesh. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:431-5.
Zhang T, Zhu Q, Zhang X, et al. The clinical characteristics and direct medical cost of influenza in hospitalized children: a five-year retrospective study in Suzhou, China. PLoS one. 2012;7:e44391.
Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, Roy E, et al. Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2012;184:645-53.
Schlaudecker EP, McNeal MM, Dodd CN, Ranz JB, Steinhoff MC. Pregnancy modifies the antibody response to trivalent influenza immunization. J Infect Dis. 2012;206:1670-3.
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.
Steinhoff MC, Omer SB, Roy E, et al. Influenza immunization in pregnancy--antibody responses in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:1644-6.
Verghese VP, Friberg IK, Cherian T, et al. Community effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009;28:738-40.
Zaman K, Roy E, Arifeen SE, et al. Effectiveness of maternal influenza immunization in mothers and infants. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1555-64.
Steven Black, MD 513-803-0747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Vaccine safety and the use of computerized data to evaluate vaccines in the developed and developing world; vaccine clinical trials
MD: University of California, San Diego, 1973.
Residency: Pediatrics, Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco CA; Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco, 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 513-636-1966 email@example.com
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. 2014 Jul;10(3):383-97.
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.
Elizabeth P. Schlaudecker, MD, MPH 513-803-5187 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Schlaudecker EP, Steinhoff MC, Moore SR. Interactions of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition in childhood: recent evidence from developing countries. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011 Oct;24(5):496-502.
Schlaudecker EP and Steinhoff MC. Helping mothers prevent influenza illness in their infants. Pediatrics. 2010;126(5):1008-1011.
Schlaudecker EP and Frenck RW. Adolescent pneumonia. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010;21:202-219.
Russell E. Ware, MD, PhD Director, Division of Hematology 513-636-4266 email@example.com
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
Russell Ware, MD, PhD, has been involved with a wide variety of clinical and translational hematology research projects for over 25 years, but his primary interests have focused on sickle cell disease. Dr. Ware has substantial personal experience with directing patient-oriented research, and he currently runs an NIH-funded laboratory effort that investigates genetic modifiers of sickle cell disease. The main focus of his lab research is to understand the phenotypic variability that occurs with hydroxyurea treatment, through the study of hydroxyurea pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, and pharmacogenomics. Dr. Ware is also the national principal investigator for several NIH-funded multicenter sickle cell clinical trials, including the recently completed Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (SWiTCH), and the current TCD With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWiTCH) and Sparing Conversion to Abnormal TCD Elevations (SCATE) studies that include non-US clinical sites. Most recently, Dr. Ware has moved his research efforts into the international arena, starting SCD pilot screening programs in Angola, and now conducting clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea in developing countries.
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. Is sickle cell anemia a neglected tropical disease? PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013.
Ware RE and Helms RW for the SWiTCH Investigators. Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (SWiTCH). Blood. 2012;119(17):3925-3932.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Ware RE, Hall SG, Rosse WF. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with onset in childhood and adolescence. N Engl J Med. 1991;325:991.
Suhas G. Kallapur, MD Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education 513-636-3879 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Neonatology Continuing Medical Education
Global Health Center
Chorioamnionitis; bronchopulmonary dysplasia; respiratory distress syndrome; fetal immunity
MBBS: University of Bombay, India, 1984.
DCH: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Bombay, India, 1986.
MD, Pediatrics: University of Bombay, India, 1986.
Residency: University of Bombay, India, 1984-87.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, 1988-90.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1993.
Kemp MW, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH, Newnham JP. Obesity and the developmental origins of health and disease. J Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Jan 18.
Morrow AL, Meinzen-Derr J, Huang P, Schibler KR, Cahill T, Keddache M, Kallapur SG, Newburg DS, Tabangin M, Warner BB, Jiang X. Fucosyltransferase 2 Non-Secretor and Low Secretor Status Predicts Severe Outcomes in Premature Infants. J Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5):745-51.
Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Pillow JJ, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. Inhibitors of inflammation and endogenous surfactant pool size as modulators of lung injury with initiation of ventilation in preterm sheep. Respir Res. 2010 Oct 29;11:151.
Shah TA, Hillman NH, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Pillow JJ, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Pulmonary and systemic expression of monocyte chemotactic proteins in preterm sheep fetuses exposed to lipopolysaccharide-induced chorioamnionitis. Pediatr Res. 2010 Sep;68(3):210-5.
Shah TA, Hillman NH, Nitsos I, Polglase GR, Pillow JJ, Newnham JP, Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Pulmonary and Systemic Expression of Monocyte Chemotactic Proteins in Preterm Sheep Fetuses Exposed to LPS Induced Chorioamnionitis. Pediatr Res. 2010 May 28.
Jobe AH, Kallapur SG. Long term consequences of oxygen therapy in the neonatal period. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Aug;15(4):230-5.
Hillman NH, Pillow JJ, Ball MK, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Jobe AH. Antenatal and postnatal corticosteroid and resuscitation induced lung injury in preterm sheep. Respir Res. 2009 Dec 15;10:124.
Hillman NH, Kallapur SG, Pillow JJ, Moss TJ, Polglase GR, Nitsos I, Jobe AH. Airway injury from initiating ventilation in preterm sheep. Pediatr Res. 2010 Jan;67(1):60-5.
Jobe AH, Nitsos I, Pillow JJ, Polglase GR, Kallapur SG, Newnham JP. Betamethasone dose and formulation for induced lung maturation in fetal sheep. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):611.e1-7.
Kallapur SG, Moss TJ, Auten RL Jr, Nitsos I, Pillow JJ, Kramer BW, Maeda DY, Newnham JP, Ikegami M, Jobe AH. IL-8 signaling does not mediate intra-amniotic LPS-induced inflammation and maturation in preterm fetal lamb lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Sep;297(3):L512-9.
Beena D. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology 513-803-1606 email@example.com
Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Perinatal epidemiology and public health; global health
Dr. Kamath-Rayne is doing collaborative research with maternal-fetal medicine on preterm birth, fetal lung maturity, and biomarker discovery in amniotic fluid. She has received a BIRCWH K12 award to fund this research. She has published on neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean section, and after documented fetal lung maturity. Her work was required reading for the Maintenance for Certification for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010.
Dr. Kamath-Rayne was a reviewer for the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) global neonatal resuscitation curriculum, and is currently a Master Trainer. She is collaborating on several studies of HBB around the world. With Dr. Alan Jobe, she is also a neonatal consultant for MANDATE (Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology), a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to RTI International to inform the development of technologies to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality worldwide.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2000.
Residency: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2003.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2008.
Kamath-Rayne BD, DeFranco EA, Marcotte MP. Antenatal steroids for treatment of fetal lung immaturity after 34 weeks of gestation: an evaluation of neonatal outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 119(5): 909-916.
Kamath-Rayne BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Clinical algorithms for identification of sick newborns in community-based settings. Acta Paediatr. 2012; 101: 344-351.
Kamath BD, Donovan EF, Christopher R, Brodbeck J, Slone C, Marcotte MP. Using improvement science to increase accuracy and reliability of gestational age documentation. Am J of Perinatol. 2012; 29(3): 217-223.
Kamath BD, Marcotte, MP, DeFranco, EA. Neonatal morbidity after documented fetal lung maturity in late preterm and early term infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 204: 518.e1-e8.
Goldenberg RL, McClure EM, MacGuire ER, Kamath BD, Jobe AH. Lessons for low-income regions following the reduction in hypertension-related maternal mortality in high-income countries. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2011; 113(2):91-5.
Kamath BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Neonatal mortality from respiratory distress syndrome: a historical review with lessons for low-resource countries. Pediatrics. 2011; 127(6):1139-46.
Kamath BD, Fashaw L, Kinsella JP. Adrenal insufficiency in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2010; 156(3):495-497.
Kamath BD, Todd JK, Glazner JE, Lezotte D, Lynch AM. Neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean section. Obstetr Gynecol. 2009; 113(6): 1231-1238. *Required reading for Maintenance of Certification for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
Kamath BD, Box TL, Simpson M, Hernández J. Infants born at the threshold of viability in relation to neonatal mortality: Colorado, 1991 to 2003. J Perinatol. 2008; 28(5): 354-360.
Jobe AH, Kamath-Rayne BD. Fetal lung development and surfactant. In: Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. Greene MF, Creasy RK, Resnik R, Iams JD, Lockwood CJ, Moore T (Eds.). 2012.
Sean R. Moore, MD, MS Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 513-636-4415 firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
The Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition laboratory is broadly interested in the reciprocal cycle of childhood diarrhea and malnutrition, with a current focus on the mechanisms of a promising glutamine-based oral rehydration and nutrition therapy. Using cellular and molecular techniques in both cell culture and an infant mouse model of undernutrition, we study the role of EGFR -- a key regulator of intestinal homeostasis -- in glutamine’s benefits for intestinal health.
In addition, we participate in epidemiologic studies of early childhood diarrhea and undernutrition with colleagues at the Federal University of Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil and the University of Virginia.
MS: Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1998.
MD: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006.
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2009.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2006; Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, 2013.
Moore SR, Pruszka J, Vallance J, Aihara E, Montrose M, Shroyer N, Hong C. Robust circadian rhythms in organoid cultures from PERIOD2::LUCIFERASE mouse small intestine. Disease Models & Mechanisms. 2014;7:1123-1130.
Ueno PM, Oriá RB, Guedes M, de Azevedo, Willson T, Wu D, Hogan SP, Lima AA, Guerrant RL, Polk DB, Denson LA, Moore SR. Alanyl-glutamine promotes intestinal epithelial cell homeostasis in vitro and in a murine model of weanling undernutrition. American Journal of Physiology. 2011;301:G612-22.
Schlaudecker E, Steinhoff MC, Moore SR. Interactions of malnutrition, diarrhea, and pneumonia in childhood: Recent evidence from developing countries. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 2011;24:1-7.
Moore SR, Lima AAM, Guerrant RL. Preventing 5 million child deaths from diarrhea in the next five years. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2011;8:363-364.
Moore SR, NL Lima, Soares AM, Oriá RB, Pinkerton RC, Barrett LJ, Guerrant RL, Lima AA. Prolonged episodes of acute diarrhea reduce growth and increase risk of persistent diarrhea in children. Gastroenterology. 2010;39:1156-64.
Moore SR, Lorntz B, Lima AA, Guerrant RL. Risk factors for adverse outcomes in developing countries. Lancet. 2007;369:824-5.
Moore SR, Lima AA, Conaway MR, Schorling JB, Soares AM, Guerrant RL. Early childhood diarrhoea and helminthiases associate with long-term linear growth faltering. Int J Epidemiol. 2001;30:1457-64.
Moore SR, Lima AA, Schorling JB, Barboza MS, Jr., Soares AM, Guerrant RL. Changes over time in the epidemiology of diarrhea and malnutrition among children in an urban Brazilian shantytown, 1989 to 1996.Int J Infect Dis. 2000;4:179-86.
Lima AA, Moore SR, Barboza MS, Jr., Soares AM, Schleupner MA, Newman RD, Sears CL, Nataro JP, Fedorko DP, Wuhib T, Schorling JB, Guerrant RL. Persistent diarrhea signals a critical period of increased diarrhea burdens and nutritional shortfalls: a prospective cohort study among children in northeastern Brazil. J Infect Dis. 2000;181:1643-51.
Newman RD, Sears CL, Moore SR, Nataro JP, Wuhib T, Agnew DA, Guerrant RL, Lima AA. Longitudinal study of Cryptosporidium infection in children in northeastern Brazil. J Infect Dis. 1999;180:167-75.
Bad water, bad diet, bad stem cells: Epigenetic modeling of environmental enteropathy. Principal Investigator. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II. Jul 2014 - Jun 2016.
Independent Scientist in Global Health Award: Mechanisms of alanyl-glutamine oral rehydration and nutrition therapy. Principal Investigator. Fogarty International Center/National Institutes of Health. Sep 2011 - Aug 2016.
Global and hepatobiliary-specific knockout of PIGR to generate environmental enteropathy in mice. Principal Investigator. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Aug 2013 - Aug 2015.
Network dynamics of rhythmic biological processes. Co-Principal Investigator. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Jan 2012 - Dec 2015.
Metabonomic Biomarkers of Gut Function and Health: Modeling Enteropathy (EE) and Field Validation. Co-Investigator. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nov 2012 - Apr 2015.
Ardythe L. Morrow, PhD Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk & Lactation 513-636-7584 email@example.com
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk & Lactation
Human milk; child health and nutrition
Dr. Morrow received her MSc in nutrition from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (1980) and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas at Houston (1991). Since 1987 she has worked with colleagues in Mexico, Boston, and Houston on an NIH-funded program project on human milk immune protection against infectious disease.
She is currently professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she founded and directs the Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics that has 35 faculty and staff and a multi-disciplinary Human Milk Research Program that includes clinical and basic science investigators in eight divisions.
She has published extensively on breastfeeding promotion and human milk protection against infectious diseases. Her primary focus is on protection by human milk glycans and protection against infectious disease, but she has expanded her research to understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and chronic diseases. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for NIH on breastfeeding research and a technical advisor for international breastfeeding policy and programs for Gates Foundation, UNICEF, and WHO, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Lactation and the journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society. She has over 100 publications, and is the primary author of the WHO monograph, Community-based Strategies for Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in Developing Countries (2004).
She has served as chair of the Milk Club of the (American) Society for Pediatric Research for the past 4 years. In 1997, she received a Young Investigator award from ISRHML for her randomized trial of breastfeeding support (Lancet, 1999). She was co-organizer of the 2002 ISRHML international meeting in Mexico and is co-editor of the book Protecting Infants through Human Milk: Advancing the Scientific Evidence.
BA: Rice University, Houston, TX.
MSc: University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.
PhD: The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, 1991.
South AP, Wessel JJ, Sberna A, Patel M, Morrow AL. Hospital readmission among infants with gastroschisis. J Perinatol. 2011 Feb 10.
Morrow AL, Meinzen-Derr J, Huang P, Schibler KR, Cahill T, Keddache M, Kallapur SG, Newburg DS, Tabangin M, Warner BB, Jiang X. Fucosyltransferase 2 Non-Secretor and Low Secretor Status Predicts Severe Outcomes in Premature Infants. J Pediatr. 2011 May;158(5):745-51.
Farkas T, Cross RW, Hargitt E 3rd, Lerche NW, Morrow AL, Sestak K. Genetic diversity and histo-blood group antigen interactions of rhesus enteric caliciviruses. J Virol. 2010 Sep;84(17):8617-25.
Woo JG, Guerrero ML, Altaye M, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Martin LJ, Dubert-Ferrandon A, Newburg DS, Morrow AL. Human milk adiponectin is associated with infant growth in two independent cohorts. Breastfeed Med. 2009 Jun;4(2):101-9.
Huang P, Morrow AL, Jiang X. The carbohydrate moiety and high molecular weight carrier of histo-blood group antigens are both required for norovirus-receptor recognition. Glycoconj J. 2009 Nov;26(8):1085-96.
Meinzen-Derr J, Morrow AL, Hornung RW, Donovan EF, Dietrich KN, Succop PA. Epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis temporal clustering in two neonatology practices. J Pediatr. 2009 May;154(5):656-61.
Geraghty SR, Khoury JC, Morrow AL, Lanphear BP. Reporting individual test results of environmental chemicals in breast milk: potential for premature weaning. Breastfeed Med. 2008 Dec;3(4):207-13.
Olsen IE, Lawson ML, Meinzen-Derr J, Sapsford AL, Schibler KR, Donovan EF, Morrow AL. Use of a body proportionality index for growth assessment of preterm infants. J Pediatr. 2009 Apr;154(4):486-91.
Meinzen-Derr J, Poindexter B, Wrage L, Morrow AL, Stoll B, Donovan EF. Role of human milk in extremely low birth weight infants' risk of necrotizing enterocolitis or death. J Perinatol. 2009 Jan;29(1):57-62.
Woo JG, Dolan LM, Morrow AL, Geraghty SR, Goodman E. Breastfeeding helps explain racial and socioeconomic status disparities in adolescent adiposity. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar;121(3):e458-65.
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