A photo of Amy R. Long Rule.

Pediatric and Neonatal Hospitalist, Perinatal Institute and Division of Hospital Medicine

Affiliate, Global Health Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a child, I spent many hours in hospital waiting rooms. I have a rare bone disease, and I met many other kids in those waiting rooms, all of whom had unique stories. My curiosity and desire to improve the quality of life for kids like me around the world led me to be a pediatric and newborn hospitalist.

I care for newborn babies and children who are in the hospital. I understand that having a child in the hospital can be very stressful, and I’m here to help your child and support your family.

Sometimes I play another role in the pediatric exam room as the parent of a child with the same condition I have. Being the mom of a kid with a disability has changed me as a doctor and a human being and inspired me to be a voice for children and parents.

In my practice, I treat every child and parent how my child and I would want to be treated. As an advocate for every baby, I’m the voice for every child, everywhere, especially those kids who are vulnerable and underserved. I include parents and guardians as part of their child’s care team since they know their child the best.

I am a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes role models of the human connection in healthcare. I authored an essay titled “I Am That Parent” that was featured in JAMA’s Top Essay issue.

In my research, my colleagues and I are looking for ways to provide patient and parent health education resources across cultures and barriers. We are also working on teaching pediatric residents and medical students about health disparities and equity, decreasing maternal and child health disparities, and increasing health equity, from rural Kenya to Avondale.

In my free time, my family and I love to go on adventures with our two kids — from hiking in Cincinnati parks to exploring the zoo to traveling to new places.

Clinical Interests

Neonatal and pediatric hospital medicine; newborn medicine

Research Interests

Global health; resuscitation; simulation; medical education; quality improvement in community settings

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Perinatal, Hospital Medicine, Neonatology

Research Divisions

Hospital Medicine, Global Health, Neonatology

My Education

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2010.

Pediatric Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2013.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Global Child Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

MPH: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2016.

Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health: University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV, 2013.

My Publications

I Am That Parent. Rule, AR L. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 323:1710-1711.

The Influence of Culture on Teamwork and Communication in a Simulation-Based Resuscitation Training at a Community Hospital in Honduras. Perry, MF; Seto, TL; Carlos Vasquez, J; Josyula, S; Rule, AR L; Rule, DW; Kamath-Rayne, BD. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2018; 13:363-370.

Perceived Cultural Competency Skills and Deficiencies Among Pediatric Residents and Faculty at a Large Teaching Hospital. Rule, AR L; Reynolds, K; Sucharew, H; Volck, B. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018; 8:554-569.

I Am That Parent. Rule, AR L. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2018; 319:445-445.

The Call and the Challenge of Pediatric Resuscitation and Simulation Research in Low-Resource Settings. Rule, AR L; Tabangin, M; Cheruiyot, D; Mueri, P; Kamath-Rayne, BD. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2017; 12:402-406.

Using Simulation to Develop Care Models for Rapid Response and Code Teams at a Satellite Facility. Rule, AR L; Snider, J; Marshall, C; Kramer, K; Geis, GL; Tegtmeyer, K; Gosdin, CH. Hospital Pediatrics. 2017; 7:748-759.

Using quality improvement to decrease birth asphyxia rates after 'Helping Babies Breathe' training in Kenya. Rule, AR L; Maina, E; Cheruiyot, D; Mueri, P; Simmons, JM; Kamath-Rayne, BD. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health. 2017; 106:1666-1673.

Improvements in the delivery of resuscitation and newborn care after Helping Babies Breathe training. Kamath-Rayne, BD; Josyula, S; Rule, AR L; Vasquez, JC. Journal of Perinatology. 2017; 37:1153-1160.

Pearls: Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings - A Sugar Spin-Off Curriculum. Bensman, RS; Pitt, MB; Slusher, TM; Butteris, SM; Umphrey, L; Rule, AR. Academic Pediatrics. 2016; 16:e51-e52.