Karen E. Jerardi, MD, MEd

Associate Division Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-4829

Fax 513-803-9245

Email karen.jerardi@cchmc.org


Pediatric hospital medicine


Medical education; quality measure development

Dr. Jerardi developed and implemented a new curriculum for a hospital medicine elective for pediatric residents and now serves as the elective’s course director. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Medical Education program. She was also accepted into the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Educational Scholars program. She has also developed and led workshops on improving the educational experience for trainees at regional and national meetings, including the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.

Her additional research interests have focused on developing quality measures for the management of children hospitalized with common infections such as urinary tract infection and pneumonia. In this area, she has served as a site leader for a two multicenter studies and as a primary investigator in an additional study of UTI inpatient care.

MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

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

Certification: Pediatrics, 2009.

MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

View PubMed Publications

Williams D, Shah SS, Myers A, Hall M, Auger K, Queen M, Jerardi K, McClain L, Wiggleton C, Tieder J. Identifying Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia Hospitalizations:  Accuracy of Administrative Billing Codes. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013.

Jerardi K, Elkeeb D, Weiser J, Brinkman W. Rapid Implementation of Evidence Based Guidelines for Imaging after First Urinary Tract Infection. Pediatrics. 2013.

Myers AL, Hall M, Williams DJ, Auger K, Tieder JS, Statile A, Jerardi K, McClain L, Shah SS. Prevalence of Bacteremia in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Community-acquired Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):736-740.

Jerardi KE, Auger KA, Shah SS, Hall M, Hain PD, Myers AL, Williams DJ, Tieder JS. Discordant Antibiotic Therapy and Length of Stay in Children Hospitalized for Urinary Tract Infection. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):622-7.

Tieder JS, Hall M, Auger KA, Hain PD, Jerardi KE, Myers AL, Rahman SS, Williams DJ, Shah SS. Accuracy of hospital billing codes to detect urinary tract infection hospitalizations. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):323-30.