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Amy R. L. Rule, MD, MPH


  • Pediatric and Neonatal Hospitalist, Perinatal Institute and Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Affiliate, Global Health Center
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.

About

Biography

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.

Publications

Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Global Health: A Fitting Niche for an Emerging Subspecialty. Haq, H; Rule, AR L; Coria, A; Thahane, LK; Duperval, RM; Barnes, A; Condurache, T; Ferrer, K; Shenoy, MJ; Mendoza, J; et al. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2021; 105:1152-1154.

The Time is Now: Equity and Inclusion in Newborn Quality Improvement. Fanta, ML; Rule, AR L; Beck, AF. Hospital pediatrics. 2021; 11:e339-e342.

Perceived Roles, Benefits and Barriers of Virtual Global Health Partnership Initiatives: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study. Umphrey, L; Paasi, G; Windsor, W; Abongo, G; Evert, J; Haq, H; Keating, E; Lam, SK; McHenry, M; Ndila, C; et al. 2021.

Get Me a Mask! The Challenge of Equipment Supply Chains. White, AM; Mutai, D; Cheruiyot, D; Rule, AR L. Pediatrics. 2021; 148.

Global Health Partnerships During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives and Insights from International Partners. McHenry, MS; Tam, RP; Nafiseh, AA; Etling, MA; Barnes, AE; Rule, AR L; Crouse, HL; Haq, H; Morris, LE; Murray, BL; et al. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2021; 105:407-412.

Disinfection of Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment in Low-Resource Settings: The Importance, the Reality, and Considerations for the Future. White, AM; Mutai, D; Cheruiyot, D; Rule, AR L; Mortensen, JE; Schaffzin, JK; Kamath-rayne, BD. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18.

16. DEVELOPMENT OF VALIDATED SURVEYS TO STANDARDIZE EVALUATION OF GLOBAL HEALTH TRACKS. Keating, EM; Peterson, EM; Rule, A; Pannaraj, PS; Gladding, S; Barnes, A; Haq, H; Condurache, T; Russ, C. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2020; 20.

I Am That Parent. Rule, AR L. JAMA - 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. 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.

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