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Research Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Brady is an associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine within the UC Department of Pediatrics with fellowship training in clinical research and improvement science. He also serves as the research director for the Division of Hospital Medicine and as an executive committee member in the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) national network.

Dr. Brady's research focuses broadly on designing, testing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to improve the quality and safety of inpatient pediatric care. He has applied situation awareness, a high reliability strategy, to develop and implement standardized communication and huddles (short and structured briefings between nurses and physicians) to discuss high-risk patients. This work led to a significant and sustained reduction in unrecognized clinical deterioration and serious safety events among hospitalized children at our institution. He continues to lead and spread this work throughout the state of Ohio as part of the Solutions for Patient Safety collaborative.

Dr. Brady also has experience with qualitative methods, including previously funded and published work where nurses, respiratory therapists, and resident physicians identified the enablers and barriers to situation awareness. He has completed his Master of Science in Clinical Research as well as advanced training in improvement science through the Quality Scholars in Transforming Healthcare Program.

Dr. Brady's current research is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His largest portfolio of research aims to understand how families of hospitalized children identify a worsening condition or illness and communicate their concerns to the healthcare team, with the ultimate goal is to cultivating family and clinician partnerships to co-design communication tools to improve shared understanding of a patients clinical status and reduce medical errors.

Clinical Interests

Patient safety; rapid response systems; situation awareness; clinical deterioration; value; complex care and care coordination; patient and family-centered care.

Research Interests

Improving situation awareness; a high reliability strategy; to improve the prediction, recognition, and treatment of deteriorating hospitalized patients.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine

My Education

MD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2003.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

MSc: University of Cincinnati Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

My Publications

Performance of a clinical decision support tool to identify PICU patients at high risk for clinical deterioration. Dewan, M; Muthu, N; Shelov, E; Bonafide, CP; Brady, P; Davis, D; Kirkendall, ES; Niles, D; Sutton, RM; Traynor, D; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 21:129-135.

Uncertain diagnoses in a children's hospital: patient characteristics and outcomes. Sump, CA; Marshall, TL; Ipsaro, AJ; Patel, SJ; Warner, DC; Brady, PW; Hagedorn, PA. Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2020; 0.

Measuring overuse of continuous pulse oximetry in bronchiolitis and developing strategies for large-scale deimplementation: Study protocol for a feasibility trial. Rasooly, IR; Beidas, RS; Wolk, CB; Barg, F; Landrigan, CP; Schondelmeyer, A; Brady, PW; McLeod, LM; Bonafide, CP. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2019; 5.

A national approach to pediatric sepsis surveillance. Hsu, HE; Abanyie, F; Agus, MS D; Balamuth, F; Brady, PW; Brilli, RJ; Carcillo, JA; Dantes, R; Epstein, L; Fiore, AE; et al. Pediatrics. 2019; 144:e20191790-e20191790.

Improving Efficiency of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Team Daily Workflow. Unaka, NI; Herrmann, LE; Parker, MW; Jerardi, KE; Brady, PW; Demeritt, B; Lichner, K; Carlisle, M; Treasure, JD; Hickey, E; et al. Hospital Pediatrics. 2019; 9:867-873.

Nurse Responses to Physiologic Monitor Alarms on a General Pediatric Unit. Schondelmeyer, AC; Daraiseh, NM; Allison, B; Acree, C; Loechtenfeldt, AM; Timmons, KM; Mangeot, C; Brady, PW. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:E1-E5.

High flow nasal cannula-just expensive paracetamol?. Coon, ER; Mittal, V; Brady, PW. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2019; 3:593-595.

Emergency Transfers: An Important Predictor of Adverse Outcomes in Hospitalized Children. Hussain, FS; Sosa, T; Ambroggio, L; Gallagher, R; Brady, PW. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:482-485.

Discharge Medical Complexity, Change in Medical Complexity and Pediatric 30-day Readmission. Auger, KA; Shah, SS; Huang, B; Brady, PW; Weinberg, SH; Reamer, E; Tanager, KS; Zahn, K; Davis, MM. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:474-481.

Counting the Ways to Count Medications: The Challenges of Defining Pediatric Polypharmacy. Auger, KA; Shah, SS; Davis, MM; Brady, PW. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:506-507.