Paula K. Braverman, MD

Director, Community Programs, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

Interim Medical Director, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2070


Reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases; juvenile justice


Reproductive health; behavioral approaches to risk reduction 

Paula Braverman, MD, attended medical school at Yale Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She then completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Following fellowship she took a position at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, where she was the chief of adolescent medicine. During her 16 years at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, the section developed an active clinical program providing primary care, family planning services and consultation services to the community clinicians. She also developed relationships with community organizations and was involved with health care activities in the schools and with other community based organizations.

Over the years she has been very involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics serving on the executive committee of the Section of Adolescent Health, committee on Adolescence, on the editorial boards of Adolescent Health Update and Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, on the planning committee of the Super CME course, and has been a faculty member in a number of AAP courses, including PREP The Course and Practical Pediatrics. She has also been involved with the Society for Adolescent Medicine and served a two-year term as director of programs. She returned to Cincinnati Children's as the director of community programs in the Division of Adolescent Medicine in 2003. In that capacity she serves as the medical director at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center and oversees the community health education programs.

MD: Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, 1982.

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1982 to 1985.

Fellowship: Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985 to 1987.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1987; Adolescent Medicine, 1994.

View PubMed Publications

In-Iw S, Braverman PK, Bates JR, Biro FM. The impact of health education counseling on rate of recurrent sexually transmitted infections in adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015;28(6):481-485.

Patterson-Rose S, Braverman PK. Update on the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2014;25(2):294-315.

Braverman PK, Holland-Hall C. Preface: hot topics in adolescent health. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2014;25(2):xvii-xviii.

Mullins TK, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescents’ agreement to test for HIV when different resting methods are offered. Int J STD AIDS. 2012;23(3):173-176. 

Breech LL, Braverman PK. Safety, efficacy, actions, and patient acceptability of drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol contraceptive pills in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 9;1:85-95.

Braverman PK, Frenck RW Jr, Holland-Hall C. Infectious diseases and immunizations. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2010 Aug;21(2):xii.

Kowalczyk Mullins TL, Braverman PK, Dorn LD, Kollar LM, Kahn JA. Adolescent preferences for human immunodeficiency virus testing methods and impact of rapid tests on receipt of results. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Feb;46(2):162-8.

Braverman PK. Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Feb;20(1):3-12.

Book Chapters

Braverman, PK. Chronic Abdominal Pain. In Neinstein et al. Handbook of  Adolescent Health Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.

Braverman PK. Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome. In Neinstein et al. Handbook of Adolescent Health Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.