A photo of Michael Seid.

Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Member, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


Michael Seid, PhD, is director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a core faculty in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Seid applies behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’

Dr. Seid has worked at the Center for Child Health Outcomes at Children's Hospital, San Diego and was a behavioral / research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been principal and co-principal investigator of several large multidisciplinary research studies, collaborates with investigators at Cincinnati Children's and beyond, and publishes widely in such journals as Medical Care, HSR: Health Services Research, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and Milbank Quarterly.

Dr. Seid has served as the chair of Children's Hospital San Diego's Institutional Review Board, as a member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and on several national and local expert panels. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and an ad hoc reviewer for Health Services Research, Pediatrics and the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

Research Interests

Health care quality and outcomes

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine

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PhD: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.


Dynamic predictive probabilities to monitor rapid cystic fibrosis disease progression. Szczesniak, RD; Su, W; Brokamp, C; Keogh, RH; Pestian, JP; Seid, M; Diggle, PJ; Clancy, JP. Statistics in Medicine. 2020; 39:740-756.

Timing matters: Real-world effectiveness of early combination of biologic and conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for treating newly diagnosed polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Huang, B; Qiu, T; Chen, C; Zhang, Y; Seid, M; Lovell, D; Brunner, HI; Morgan, EM; PCATS, . RMD Open. 2020; 6:e001091-e001091.

Organizing for collaboration: An actor-oriented architecture in ImproveCareNow. Seid, M; Hartley, DM; Dellal, G; Myers, S; Margolis, PA. Learning Health Systems. 2020; 4.

Patient-Centered Goal Setting in Developmental Therapy: Discordance between Documented Goals and Caregiver-Perceived Goals. Angeli, JM; Harpster, K; Huijs, L; Seid, M; Sheehan, A; Schwab, SM. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 4:e199-e199.

Assessment of a Precision Medicine Analysis of a Behavioral Counseling Strategy to Improve Adherence to Diabetes Self-management Among Youth: A Post Hoc Analysis of the FLEX Trial. Kahkoska, AR; Lawson, MT; Crandell, J; Driscoll, KA; Kichler, JC; Seid, M; Maahs, DM; Kosorok, MR; Mayer-Davis, EJ. JAMA Network Open. 2019; 2:e195137-e195137.

Dysglycemia among youth with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control in the Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change trial. Kahkoska, AR; Crandell, J; Driscoll, KA; Kichler, JC; Seid, M; Mayer-Davis, EJ; Maahs, DM. Pediatric Diabetes. 2019; 20:180-188.

The learning exchange, a community knowledge commons for learning networks: Qualitative evaluation to test acceptability, feasibility, and utility. McLinden, D; Myers, S; Seid, M; Busch, M; Davis, D; Murphy, J. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2019; 3:e9858-e9858.

Two-step recruitment process optimizes retention in FLEX clinical trial. Standiford, DA; Morwessel, N; Bishop, FK; Thomas, JM; Smith, E; Crandell, J; Driscoll, KA; Hunter, CM; Kichler, JC; Maahs, DM; et al. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2018; 12:68-75.

Using a network organisational architecture to support the development of Learning Healthcare Systems. Britto, MT; Fuller, SC; Kaplan, HC; Kotagal, U; Lannon, C; Margolis, PA; Muething, SE; Schoettker, PJ; Seid, M. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2018; 27:937-946.

Efficacy of the Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention on metabolic and psychosocial outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (FLEX): a randomised controlled trial. Mayer-Davis, EJ; Maahs, DM; Seid, M; Crandell, J; Bishop, FK; Driscoll, KA; Hunter, CM; Kichler, JC; Standiford, D; Thomas, JM; et al. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2018; 2:635-646.