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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.

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.

Research Areas

Biostatistics and Epidemiology


Residential greenness, asthma, and lung function among children at high risk of allergic sensitization: a prospective cohort study. Hartley, K; Ryan, PH; Gillespie, GL; Perazzo, J; Wright, JM; Rice, GE; Donovan, GH; Gernes, R; Hershey, GK K; LeMasters, G; et al. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. 2022; 21.

Understanding racial disparities in childhood asthma using individual- and neighborhood-level risk factors. Correa-Agudelo, E; Ding, L; Beck, AF; Brokamp, C; Altaye, M; Kahn, RS; Mersha, TB. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2022; 150:1427-1436.e5.

Neighbourhood socio-economic environment predicts adiposity and obesity risk in children under two. Conrey, SC; Burrell, AR; Brokamp, C; Burke, RM; Couch, SC; Niu, L; Mattison, CP; Piasecki, A; Payne, DC; Staat, MA; et al. Pediatric obesity. 2022; 17.

Pediatric anxiety and daily fine particulate matter: A longitudinal study. Vancil, A; Strawn, JR; Rasnick, E; Levine, A; Schroeder, HK; Specht, AM; Turner, AL; Ryan, PH; Brokamp, C. 2022; 2.

Air pollution, depressive and anxiety disorders, and brain effects: A systematic review. Zundel, CG; Ryan, P; Brokamp, C; Heeter, A; Huang, Y; Strawn, JR; Marusak, HA. NeuroToxicology. 2022; 93:272-300.

Use Of Area-Based Socioeconomic Deprivation Indices: A Scoping Review And Qualitative Analysis. Trinidad, S; Brokamp, C; Mor Huertas, A; Beck, AF; Riley, CL; Rasnik, E; Falcone, R; Kotagal, M. Health Affairs. 2022; 41:1804-1811.

Epigenome-wide association of neonatal methylation and trimester-specific prenatal PM2.5 exposure. Parikh, MN; Brokamp, C; Rasnick, E; Ding, L; Mersha, TB; Bowers, K; Folger, AT. Environmental Epidemiology. 2022; 6.

Impact of Personal, Subhourly 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; 19:1516-1524.

Relationships between socioeconomic deprivation and pediatric firearm-related injury at the neighborhood level. Trinidad, S; Vancil, A; Brokamp, C; Moody, S; Gardner, D; Parsons, AA; Riley, C; Sahay, R; Sofer, N; Beck, AF; et al. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2022; 93:283-290.

Childhood Asthma Incidence, Early and Persistent Wheeze, and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Factors in the ECHO/CREW Consortium. Zanobetti, A; Ryan, PH; Coull, B; Brokamp, C; Datta, S; Blossom, J; Lothrop, N; Miller, RL; Beamer, PI; Visness, CM; et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2022; 176:759-767.