A photo of David Hartley.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


David M. Hartley, PhD, MPH, is associate professor of pediatrics at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His work investigates the factors governing the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases by applying mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and data analytic approaches. Additionally, he is interested in applying information technology and mathematical methods to better understand and improve patient safety and communications in healthcare settings. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1996 and his MPH degree with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics from the George Washington University in 2006. Dr. Hartley has served on numerous review, advisory, and expert panels, including a White House Blue Ribbon Panel charged with addressing the threat of bioterrorism directed against livestock (2003) and the DHS-NIH Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) working group (2008-2014). He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003-2007) and the Georgetown University School of Medicine (2007-2014). 

Research Interests

Infectious disease epidemiology; public health surveillance; mathematical and computer modeling

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Quality Improvement, Biostatistics, Infectious Diseases


PhD: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

MPH: George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2006.


Use of EHR-Based Pediatric Quality Measures: Views of Health System Leaders and Parents. Hartley, DM; Jonas, S; Grossoehme, D; Kelly, A; Dodds, C; Alford, SM; Shenkman, E; Simmons, J; Bailey, LC; Razzaghi, H; et al. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2020; 35:177-185.

Organizing for collaboration: An actor-oriented architecture in ImproveCareNow. Seid, M; Hartley, DM; Dellal, G; Myers, S; Margolis, PA. Learning Health Systems. 2020; 4.

Carbapenem and colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in Southeast Asia: Review and mapping of emerging and overlapping challenges. Malchione, MD; Torres, LM; Hartley, DM; Koch, M; Goodman, JL. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2019; 54:381-399.

The Role of Event-based Biosurveillance in Biodefense. Hartley, D. In: Singh SK; Kuhn JH, Ed. Defense Against Biological Attacks. Switzerland: Springer; 2019.

Review and mapping of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Africa: Using diverse data to inform surveillance gaps. Mitgang, EA; Hartley, DM; Malchione, MD; Koch, M; Goodman, JL. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2018; 52:372-384.

Coughing, sneezing, and aching online: Twitter and the volume of influenza-like illness in a pediatric hospital. Hartley, DM; Giannini, CM; Wilson, S; Frieder, O; Margolis, PA; Kotagal, UR; White, DL; Connelly, BL; Wheeler, DS; Tadesse, DG; et al. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12:e0182008-e0182008.

Modeling the Potential for Vaccination to Diminish the Burden of Invasive Non-typhoidal Salmonella Disease in Young Children in Mali, West Africa. Bornstein, K; Hungerford, L; Hartley, D; Sorkin, JD; Tapia, MD; Sow, SO; Onwuchekwa, U; Simon, R; Tennant, SM; Levine, MM. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2017; 11:e0005283-e0005283.

A Deterministic Model to Quantify Risk and Guide Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Bluetongue Virus Transmission in California Dairy Cattle. Mayo, C; Shelley, C; MacLachlan, NJ; Gardner, I; Hartley, D; Barker, C. PLoS ONE. 2016; 11:e0165806-e0165806.