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Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Ittenbach has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in the behavioral and biomedical sciences. He has been funded as a co-investigator and biostatistician on a number of NIH / CDC grants. He currently serves on the editorial board of four journals and reviews for several others. Dr. Ittenbach is a certified professional statistician (PStat) through the American Statistical Association and remains active in the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistical Consulting. Areas of current professional interest include measure and scale development, mixed methods designs, as well as empirical bioethics.

Research Interests

Clinical Trials; measurement; scale development; measurement

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




BS: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, 1980.

MED: :Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1984.

PhD: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1989.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1989-1991.

MHS: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2001.


Changes in diet quality and home food environment in preschool children following weight management. Robson, SM; Ziegler, ML; McCullough, MB; Stough, CO; Zion, C; Simon, SL; Ittenbach, RF; Stark, LJ. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2019; 16.

Shared decision making in IBD: A novel approach to trial consent and timing. Schuler, CL; Dodds, C; Hommel, KA; Ittenbach, RF; Denson, LA; Lipstein, EA. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2019; 16:100447-100447.

Older Teens’ Understanding and Perceptions of Risks in Studies With Genetic Testing: A Pilot Study. Ittenbach, RF; Corsmo, JJ; Miller, RV; Korbee, LL. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2019; 10:173-181.

Thirty years and 1663 consecutive Norwood procedures: Has survival plateaued?. Mascio, CE; Irons, ML; Ittenbach, RF; Gaynor, JW; Fuller, SM; Kaplinski, M; Kennedy, AT; Steven, JM; Nicolson, SC; Spray, TL. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:220-229.

The Reading House: A Children's Book for Emergent Literacy Screening During Well-Child Visits. Hutton, JS; Justice, L; Huang, G; Kerr, A; DeWitt, T; Ittenbach, RF. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20183843-e20183843.

Perioperative Exposure to Suspect Neurotoxicants From Medical Devices in Newborns With Congenital Heart Defects. Gaynor, JW; Ittenbach, RF; Calafat, AM; Burnham, NB; Bradman, A; Bellinger, DC; Henretig, FM; Wehrung, EE; Ward, JL; Russell, WW; et al. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2019; 107:567-572.

Risk factors for mortality in paediatric cardiac ICU patients managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Achuff, BJ; Elias, MD; Ittenbach, RF; Ravishankar, C; Nicolson, SC; Spray, TL; Fuller, S; Gaynor, JW; O'Connor, MJ. Cardiology in the Young. 2019; 29:40-47.

Shared reading quality assessment by parental report: preliminary validation o the DialogPR. Hutton, JS; Huang, G; Phelan, KJ; DeWitt, T; Ittenbach, RF. BMC Pediatrics. 2018; 18.

The impact of the maternal-foetal environment on outcomes of surgery for congenital heart disease in neonates. Gaynor, JW; Parry, S; Moldenhauer, JS; Simmons, RA; Rychik, J; Ittenbach, RF; Russell, WW; Zullo, E; Ward, JL; Nicolson, SC; et al. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2018; 54:348-353.

Are Preschoolers Meeting the Mark? Comparing the Dietary, Activity, and Sleep Behaviors of Preschoolers With Obesity to National Recommendations. Stough, CO; McCullough, MB; Robson, SL; Bolling, C; Filigno, SS; Kichler, JC; Zion, C; Clifford, LM; Simon, SL; Ittenbach, RF; et al. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 43:452-463.