International Adoption Center

  • Meet the Team

    The faculty and staff members of the International Adoption Center at Cincinnati Children's are dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. Learn more about our team.

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    Department Head

    A photo of Mary Staat.

    Mary Allen Staat, MD, MPH
    Director, International Adoption Center

    513-636-2877

    mary.staat@cchmc.org

    Mary Staat, MD, MPH

    Director, International Adoption Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2877

    Fax: 513-636-6936

    Email: mary.staat@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Helicobacter pylori, rotavirus epidemiology, travel medicine and infectious diseases of international adoptees

    Research Interests

    Epidemiology of enteric infections and surveillance of infectious diseases

    Biography

    Mary Allen Staat, MD, MPH, is director of the International Adoption Center and a member of the Infectious Disease Division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Staat is a board-certified pediatrician and is also board-certified in Infectious Disease and Preventive Medicine. She is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and a faculty member of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., 1986.

    MPH: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1986-1989; Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1990-1994.

    Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1989-1990; Epidemiology, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, Md., 1990-1993.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1989; Preventive Medicine, 1996; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1999.

    Publications

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    Staff

    A photo of Andrea Bohlen.

    Andrea Bohlen, LISW-S
    Social Worker, International Adoption Center

    513-803-1741

    andrea.bohlen@cchmc.org

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    Irina S. Parkins, PhD
    Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    irina.parkins@cchmc.org

    Irina S. Parkins, PhD

    Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-0755

    Email: irina.parkins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    International adoption; chronic pain management

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

    Pre-Doctoral Internship: La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2006.

    Certification: Psychology, State of Ohio, 2008 to Current

    Publications

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    Tisha M. Way, MSSA, LISW-S
    Social Worker, International Adoption Center

    513-636-3747

    tisha.way@cchmc.org