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Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD


  • Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

When I was in primary care practice, I observed how challenging it was to create health systems that effectively met patient and clinician needs. This observation shifted my focus toward engaging patients, clinicians and researchers to improve care together.

I am now co-director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We work to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities.

My research areas include quality improvement, health services research, and understanding the impact of health systems design on the outcomes of patients and communities.

I study systems improvement methods across a broad range of areas, including primary and subspecialty care, communities and public health settings. My goal is to organize healthcare as a continuous learning system that integrates clinical care, improvement methods and research to provide the best evidence for the decisions that patients and clinicians make.

I’m particularly interested in improving care for pediatric chronic illness. I am scientific director of the international ImproveCareNow network, which has grown to include more than 100 care sites serving children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.

For my work, I have been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Additional Languages

Italian, Spanish

Publications

The learning health system for pediatric nephrology: building better systems to improve health. Varnell, CD; Margolis, P; Goebel, J; Hooper, DK. Pediatric Nephrology. 2022.

To Join or Not to Join (A Health Data Collaboration): An Opportunity for Improvement. Porcaro, K; Pajor, N; Barnard, J; Safier, K; Margolis, P. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 243:4-6.e1.

Antibiotics prior to age 2 years have limited association with preschool growth trajectory. Bailey, LC; Bryan, M; Maltenfort, M; Block, JP; Teneralli, R; Lunsford, D; Boone-Heinonen, J; Eneli, I; Horgan, CE; Lin, PI D; et al. International Journal of Obesity. 2022; 46:843-850.

Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pediatric Measures as Clinical Trial Endpoints: Experience from a Multicenter Pragmatic Trial in Children with Crohn's Disease. Miller, TL; Schuchard, J; Carle, AC; Forrest, CB; Kappelman, MD; Adler, J; Ammoury, RF; Bass, D; Bass, J; Benkov, K; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 242:86-92.e3.

Behavioral Health Diagnoses in Youth with Gender Dysphoria Compared with Controls: A PEDSnet Study. Nunes-Moreno, M; Buchanan, C; Cole, FS; Davis, S; Dempsey, A; Dowshen, N; Furniss, A; Kazak, AE; Kerlek, AJ; Margolis, P; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 241:147-153.e1.

Multi-sector Situational Awareness in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Southwest Ohio Experience. Hartley, DM; Beck, AF; Seid, M; Cronin, S; Schuler, CL; Raney, L; Zafar, M; Kahn, R; Margolis, PA. Pandemic Communication and Resilience. 2021.

Integrating shared decision making into trial consent: A nested, cluster-randomized trial. Lipstein, EA; Breslin, M; Dodds, CM; Kappelman, MD; Ollberding, NJ; Margolis, P; Xu, Y; Brinkman, WB. Patient Education and Counseling. 2021; 104:1575-1582.

Sustainable generation of patient-led resources in a learning health system. David, J; Berenblum Tobi, C; Kennedy, S; Jofriet, A; Huwe, M; Kelekian, R; Neihart, M; Spotts, M; Seid, M; Margolis, P. Learning Health Systems. 2021; 5.

Getting what is needed, when it's needed: Sharing information, knowledge, and know-how in a Collaborative Learning Health System. Keck, C; Hartley, DM; Havens, M; Margolis, PA; Seid, M. Learning Health Systems. 2021; 5.

A science of collaborative learning health systems. Seid, M; Hartley, DM; Margolis, PA. Learning Health Systems. 2021; 5.

From the Blog


PEDSnet Report Details How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Children
Infectious Diseases and Vaccines

PEDSnet Report Details How COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Children

Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD, Nathan Pajor, MD ...11/23/2020

Learning Networks Multiply the Speed and Reach of Innovation
Quality and Safety

Learning Networks Multiply the Speed and Reach of Innovation

Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD, Michael Seid, PhD6/27/2019

Co-Production: A Vital Concept for Quality Health Service
Quality and Safety

Co-Production: A Vital Concept for Quality Health Service

Peter A. Margolis, MD, PhD, Michael Seid, PhD6/27/2019

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