Jennifer L. Lail, MD

Assistant Vice President, Chronic Care Systems, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-3000


Children with chronic and complex disease; quality improvement in health systems for chronic care
Dr. Jennifer Lail joined the Anderson Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September 2012 as assistant vice president for chronic care systems. For thirty-one years prior, she practiced clinical pediatrics at Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents, PA, with a particular interest in the health care delivery for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). She served as affiliate faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at both Duke and the University of North Carolina. With a three-year grant from NC Title V, her practice served as a demonstration project for Medical Home Quality Improvements for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Implementation of practice strategies that improve care for children and youth with chronic conditions has been her particular interest, including development of clinical registries, care coordination programs, family engagement, pre-visit care planning, improved communications with subspecialists and transition planning for CSHCN. Dr. Lail led her practice in Level 3 NCQA certification and re-certification at two office sites. She is a member of the AAP Partnership for Policy Implementation and served as the quality improvement expert for the AAP Newborn Screening Policy Statement Authoring Committee for their clinical report published in Pediatrics in January 2008. She is a member of the AAP Council on Children with Disabilities, the AAP Quality Improvement Innovation Network, and the AAP Specialist-Medical Home Leadership Team. Currently, she serves on the AAP’s Project Advisory Committees for the Medical Home and the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma and cares for patients in Complex Care at Cincinnati Children’s.

MD: University of KY College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1978.

Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC, 1980-1981.

Residency: Pediatrics, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 1978-80.

Certification: Pediatrics,1982.

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report: Newborn Screening Expands: Recommendations for Pediatricians and Medical Homes—Implications for the System. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; vol. 121, number 1.