Carole Lannon, MD, MPH

Director, Learning Networks

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-2783

Fax 513-636-0171


Quality improvement; pediatrics

Carole M. Lannon, MD, MPH, is a professor for the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, the director of Learning Networks at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and senior quality advisor to the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Lannon’s work focuses on assisting organizations in the design and implementation of collaborative efforts to measurably improve care and outcomes for children and families by sparking innovation and accelerating the translation of knowledge into practice.

Dr. Lannon is the improvement lead for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio BEACON Child Health Improvement Council. Dr. Lannon is principal investigator of the pediatric Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.

Dr. Lannon joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2006 to create a new center focused on healthcare quality, after serving on faculty at the University of North Carolina for 15 years.

Dr. Lannon was a founder of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, the initial director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, and medical editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Education for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practice. She served on the Credentials Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics and was associate editor for Quality and Safety in Health Care.

Dr. Lannon is a graduate of Macalester College and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned an MPH in epidemiology.

MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, MN, 1982.

Residency: Medicine-Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

MPH: University of North Carolina, Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993.

Certification: Internal Medicine, 1986; Pediatrics, 1988.

View PubMed Publications

Lannon, CM, Peterson L, and Goudie A. Quality Measures for the Care of Children with Otitis Media with Effusion. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e1490-97.

Iyer S, Anderson JB, Slicker J, Beekman RH and Lannon CM. Using Statistical Process Control to Identify Early Growth Failure Among Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. World Journal for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery. 2011;2(4):576-85.

Schidlow DN, Anderson JB, Klitzner TS, Beekman Iii RH, Jenkins KJ, Kugler JD, Martin GR, Neish SR, Rosenthal GL, Lannon C; For the JCCHD National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Variation in Interstage Outpatient Care after the Norwood Procedure: A Report from the Joint Council on Congenital Heart Disease National Quality Improvement Collaborative. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Mar;6(2):98-107.

Kaplan HC, Lannon C, Walsh MC, Donovan EF; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Ohio statewide quality-improvement collaborative to reduce late-onset sepsis in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):427-35.

Simpson LA, Peterson L, Lannon CM, Murphy SB, Goodman C, Ren Z, Zajicek A. Special challenges in comparative effectiveness research on children's and adolescents' healthHealth Aff (Millwood). 2010 Oct;29(10):1849-56.

Donovan EF, Lannon C, Bailit J, Rose B, Iams JD, Byczkowski T; Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Writing Committee. A statewide initiative to reduce inappropriate scheduled births at 360/7-386/7 weeks' gestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun;202(6):603.  

Rothman RL, Yin HS, Mulvaney S, Co JP, Homer C, Lannon C. Health literacy and quality: focus on chronic illness care and patient safety. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124 Suppl 3:S315-26.

Kugler JD, Beekman RH, III, Rosenthal GL, Jenkins KJ, Klitzner TS, Martin G, Neish SR, Lannon C. Development of a pediatric cardiology quality improvement collaborative: from inception to implementation. Congenit Heart Dis 2009;4:318-328.

Lazorick S, Crowe V, Dolins J, Lannon CM. Structured Intervention Utilizing State Professional Societies to Foster Quality Improvement in Practice. J Continu Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28 (3): 131-9.

Lannon CM, Flower K, Duncan P, Moore KS, Stuart J, Bassewitz J. The Bright Futures Training Intervention Project: implementing systems to support preventive and developmental services in practice. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):e163-71.

Center for Education, Research and Therapeutics: Pursuing Perfection in Pediatric Therapeutics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Principal Investigator. Sep 2011-Sep 2016.