Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-3170


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.

View Dr. Beck's PubMed Publications.

Beck AF, Tschudy MM, Coker TR, Mistry KB, Cox J, Gitterman BA, Chamberlain LJ, Grace AM, Hole MK, Klass PE, Lobach KS, Ma CT, Navsaria D, Northrip KD, Sadof MD, Shah AN, Fierman AH. Determinants of Health and Pediatric Primary Care Practices. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar;137(3):1-11.

Beck AF, Florin TA (co-first author), Campanella S, Shah SS. Geographic Variation in Hospitalization for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Across One County. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Sep 1;169(9):846-54.

Beck AF, Bradley CL, Huang B, Simmons JM, Heaton PC, Kahn RS. The Pharmacy-Level Asthma Medication Ratio and Population Health. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun;135(6):1009-17.

Beck AF, Huang B, Chundur R, Kahn RS. Housing Code Violation Density Associated With Emergency Department And Hospital Use By Children With Asthma. Health Affairs. Nov 2014;33(11):1993-2002.

Beck AF, Henize AW, Kahn RS, Reiber KL, Young JJ, Klein MD. Forging a pediatric primary care-community partnership to support food insecure families. Pediatrics. Aug 2014;134(2):e564-e571.

Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Chen C, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of Financial and Social Hardships in Asthma Racial Disparities. Pediatrics. Mar 2014;133(3).

Beck AF, Simmons JM, Sauers HS, Sharkey K, Alam M, Jones C, Kahn RS. Connecting at-risk inpatient asthmatics to a community-based program to reduce home environmental risks: care system redesign using quality improvement methods. Hospital Pediatrics. Oct 2013;3(4):326-334.

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 One US County. Journal of Pediatrics. Mar 2013;163(2):574-80 e1.

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.