A photo of Courtney Brown.

General Pediatrics Research Committee, Co-chair

Attending Physician, Pediatric Primary Care Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


About Me


Courtney M. Brown, MD, MSc, is a general pediatrician and a primary care researcher. Her research focuses on social and emotional development in preschool-aged children and on enhancing interdisciplinary efforts to connect families with services that promote healthy social-emotional development. She also has expertise in developing primary care quality metrics and in improving systems for reliable delivery of preventive services.

Clinical Interests

Preventive care; mental health

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Primary Care

My Education

MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2008.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.

MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2012; Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

My Publications

Goyal N, Hall E, Greenberg J, Wexelblatt S, Kahn RS, Samaan Z, Brown CM. Care Coordination Associated with Improved Timing of Newborn Primary Care Visits. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016;20(9):1923-1932.

Brown CM, Raglin Bignall WR, Ammerman RT. Preventive Behavioral Health Programs in Primary Care: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2018;e20180611.

Cunningham NR, Moorman E, Brown CM, Mallon D, Chundi PK, Mara C, Pentiuk S, Lynch-Jordan AM, Dykes DMH, Elfers J, Farrell MK. Integrating Psychological Screening into Medical Care for Youth with Abdominal Pain. Pediatrics. 2018 Aug;142(2).

Goyal NK, Folger AT, Sucharew HJ, Brown CM, Hall ES, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Primary care and home visiting utilization patterns among at-risk infants. J Pediatr. 2018 Jul;198:240-246.

Samaan Z, Brown CM, Morehous J, Perkins AA, Kahn RS, Mansour ME. Implementation of a Preventive Services Bundle in Academic Pediatric Primary Care Centers. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar;137(3):1-7.

Brown CM, Beck AF, Steuerwald W, Alexander E, Samaan ZM, Kahn RS, Mansour ME. Narrowing Care Gaps for Early Language Delay: A Quality Improvement Study. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016; 55(2): 137-144.

Brown CM, Samaan ZM, Morehous JF, Perkins AA, Kahn RS, Mansour ME. Development of a Bundle Measure for Preventive Service Delivery to Infants in Primary Care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015; 21(4): 642-648.

Brown CM, Perkins J, Blust A, Kahn RS. A Neighborhood-Based Approach to Population Health in the Pediatric Medical Home. J Community Health. 2015; 40(1): 1-11.

Brown CM, Girio-Herrera E, Sherman SN, Kahn RS, Copeland KA. Pediatricians May Address Barriers Inadequately When Referring Low-Income Preschool-Aged Children to Behavioral Health Services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2014;25: 406–424.

Brown CM, Copeland KA, Sucharew H, Kahn RS. Social-Emotional Problems in Preschool-Aged Children: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Intervention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(10):1.