A photo of Rebecca Brady.

Director, Adult Clinical Services

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

"I treat each patient as I would want to be treated. Infectious Disease is a small division, so we work closely with our nurses and medical assistants to provide timely and exceptional patient care."

My Biography & Research


I was inspired to go to college by my parents, who were children of the Great Depression and did not have the financial resources to attend college themselves. In medical school and residency, my mentor physicians encouraged me to choose infectious diseases as a subspecialty.

As an infectious disease physician and director of Adult Clinical Services, I treat each patient as I would want to be treated. Infectious Disease is a small division, so we work closely with our nurses and medical assistants to provide timely and exceptional patient care.

I received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Champion Award for the state of Ohio in 2018. This award was for my efforts in improving immunization rates among Ohio’s children.

In my research, my colleagues and I are looking for ways to improve vaccines for influenza. We are also studying candidate vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, which is the cause of COVID-19 disease.

During my spare time, I enjoy embroidery, and I make my own clothes.

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric infectious disease

Research Interests

Cytomegalovirus and other viral infections 

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Infectious Diseases

Research Divisions

Infectious Diseases

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1988.

Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Fellowships: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adult Infectious Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 1992, recertified 1999; Internal Medicine, 1993; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1997; Adult Infectious Diseases, 1997.

My Publications

Maintaining Hepatitis B Protection in Immunocompromised Pediatric Rheumatology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. Aljaberi, N; Ghulam, E; Smitherman, EA; Favier, L; Dykes, DM H; Danziger-Isakov, LA; Brady, RC; Huggins, J. Journal of Rheumatology. 2021; 48:1314-1321.

Meningococcal Infections in Children and Adolescents: Update and Prevention. Brady, RC.

Bacterial Meningitis. Huang, FS; Brady, RC; Mortensen, J. Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019.

A Phase 1 dose escalating study of double mutant heat-labile toxin LTR192G/L211A (dmLT) from Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) by sublingual or oral immunization. Bernstein, DI; Pasetti, MF; Brady, R; Buskirk, AD; Wahid, R; Dickey, M; Cohen, M; Baughman, H; El-Khorazaty, J; Maier, N; et al. Vaccine. 2019; 37:602-611.

Randomized trial comparing the safety and antibody responses to live attenuated versus inactivated influenza vaccine when administered to breastfeeding women. Brady, RC; Jackson, LA; Frey, SE; Shane, AL; Walter, EB; Swamy, GK; Schlaudecker, EP; Szefer, E; Wolff, M; McNeal, MM; et al. Vaccine. 2018; 36:4663-4671.

Randomized clinical trial of a single versus a double dose of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in adults 55 through 74 years of age previously vaccinated with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. Jackson, LA; El Sahly, HM; George, S; Winokur, P; Edwards, K; Brady, RC; Rouphael, N; Keitel, WA; Mulligan, MJ; Burton, RL; et al. Vaccine. 2018; 36:606-614.

Improving a process to obtain hepatitis B serology among patients treated with infliximab at a large urban children's hospital. Jean, MR; Weaver, A; Mastin-Diebold, T; Kissinger, K; Smitherman, EA; Favier, L; Danziger-Isakov, L; Williams, E; Brady, RC; Huggins, J; et al. BMJ Open Quality. 2017; 6.

Risk Factors for Community-Associated Clostridium difficile. Brady, RC. Aap Grand Rounds. 2017; 38:43-43.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Prevents Pneumonia Hospitalizations. Brady, RC. Aap Grand Rounds. 2017; 38:29-29.

Quinolone Ear Drops and Risk of Eardrum Perforation. Brady, RC. Aap Grand Rounds. 2017; 38:3-3.