A photo of Cole Brokamp.

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


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.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Blog Posts


BS: Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.


Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation, racial segregation, and organ donation across 5 states. Wadhwani, SI; Brokamp, C; Rasnick, E; Bucuvalas, JC; Lai, JC; Beck, AF. American Journal of Transplantation. 2021; 21:1206-1214.

Residential surrounding greenness and self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents. Hartley, K; Perazzo, J; Brokamp, C; Gillespie, GL; Cecil, KM; LeMasters, G; Yolton, K; Ryan, P. Environmental Research. 2021; 194.

Cystic Fibrosis Point of Personalized Detection (CFPOPD): An Interactive Web Application. Wolfe, C; Pestian, T; Gecili, E; Su, W; Keogh, RH; Pestian, JP; Seid, M; Diggle, PJ; Ziady, A; Clancy, JP; et al. JMIR Medical Informatics. 2020; 8.

Association Between Neighborhood-level Socioeconomic Deprivation and the Medication Level Variability Index for Children Following Liver Transplantation. Wadhwani, SI; Bucuvalas, JC; Brokamp, C; Anand, R; Gupta, A; Taylor, S; Shemesh, E; Beck, AF. Transplantation. 2020; 104:2346-2353.

Influences of environmental exposures on individuals living with cystic fibrosis. Szczesniak, R; Rice, JL; Brokamp, C; Ryan, P; Pestian, T; Ni, Y; Andrinopoulou, E; Keogh, RH; Gecili, E; Huang, R; et al. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 2020; 14:737-748.

Subclinical and Overt Newborn Opioid Exposure: Prevalence and First-Year Healthcare Utilization. Percy, Z; Brokamp, C; McAllister, JM; Ryan, P; Wexelblatt, SL; Hall, ES. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 222:52-58.e1.

Biomarkers and Disease Severity in Children With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Florin, TA; Ambroggio, L; Brokamp, C; Zhang, Y; Rattan, M; Crotty, E; Belsky, MA; Krueger, S; Epperson, TN; Kachelmeyer, A; et al. Pediatrics. 2020; 145.

Effect of greenness on asthma in children: A systematic review. Hartley, K; Ryan, P; Brokamp, C; Gillespie, GL. Public Health Nursing. 2020; 37:453-460.

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.

Community Socioeconomic Deprivation and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Severity. Orkin, S; Brokamp, C; Yodoshi, T; Trout, AT; Liu, C; Meryum, S; Taylor, S; Wolfe, C; Sheridan, R; Seth, A; et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2020; 70:364-370.