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Cole Brokamp, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



As an assistant professor at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I’m interested in causal inference for machine learning, environmental and population health, fairness in precision medicine and geoinformatics. My research studies the impacts of environmental exposures and community characteristics on child and adolescent health.

One of the most notable discoveries of my career was leading a research study that was the first to show that short-term air pollution is associated with psychiatric exacerbations in children. This study also found that children who are from disadvantaged communities are more susceptible to the effects of air pollution.

I started working at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2016. My research has been published in a multitude of different journals, including Environmental Health Perspectives, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Open Source Software, Annals of Epidemiology and Health Affairs.


A high resolution spatiotemporal fine particulate matter exposure assessment model for the contiguous United States. Brokamp, C. 2022; 7.

Neighborhood Socioeconomic Deprivation and Health Care Utilization of Medically Complex Children. Thomson, J; Butts, B; Camara, S; Rasnick, E; Brokamp, C; Heyd, C; Steuart, R; Callahan, S; Taylor, S; Beck, AF. Pediatrics. 2022; 149.

Clustering and Regression-Based Analysis of PM2.5 Sensitivity to Meteorology in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roy, M; Balachandran, S; Brokamp, C. ATMOSPHERE. 2022; 13.

Impact of Personal, Sub-hourly Exposure to Ultrafine Particles on Respiratory Health in Adolescents With Asthma. Turner, AL; Brokamp, C; Wolfe, C; Reponen, T; Ryan, PH. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2022.

The Geospatial Distribution of Myositis and Its Phenotypes in the United States and Associations With Roadways: Findings From a National Myositis Patient Registry. Hossain, MM; Wilkerson, J; McGrath, JA; Farhadi, PN; Brokamp, C; Khan, MT F; Goldberg, B; Brunner, HI; Macaluso, M; Miller, FW; et al. Frontiers in Medicine. 2022; 9.

Source-specific contributions of particulate matter to asthma-related pediatric emergency department utilization. Bhuiyan, MA N; Ryan, P; Oroumyeh, F; Jathan, Y; Roy, M; Balachandran, S; Brokamp, C. Health Information Science and Systems. 2021; 9.

Personal exposure to average weekly ultrafine particles, lung function, and respiratory symptoms in asthmatic and non-asthmatic adolescents. Turner, A; Brokamp, C; Wolfe, C; Reponen, T; Ryan, P. Environmental International. 2021; 156.

43: Monitoring and phenotyping rapid cystic fibrosis disease progression using community characteristics and environmental exposures. Palipana, A; Gecili, E; Brokamp, C; Rasnick, E; Vancil, A; Ehrlich, D; Pestian, T; Andrinopoulou, E; Afonso, P; Keogh, R; et al. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2021; 20.

Understanding Pediatric Surgery Cancellation: Geospatial Analysis. Liu, L; Ni, Y; Beck, AF; Brokamp, C; Ramphul, RC; Highfield, LD; Kanjia, MK; Pratap, J. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2021; 23.

Rapid cystic fibrosis lung-function decline and in-vitro CFTR modulation. Gecili, E; Su, W; Brokamp, C; Andrinopoulou, ER; III, FJ L R; Pestian, T; Clancy, JP; Solomon, GM; Brewington, JJ; Szczesniak, RD. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2021; 20:e69-e71.