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Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic

Pediatric Primary Care Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, is board certified in general pediatrics as well as occupational/environmental medicine. He is interested understanding how toxicants in and around a child’s home or school can affect children's health. He is also interested in developing approaches to prevent or mitigate these effects at an individual and at a community level. His recent research has examined the effect of traffic-related air pollution exposure on neurobehavioral problems in children as well as the impact of air pollution on asthma in children.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


General and Community Pediatrics, Environmental Health, Primary Care, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Global Health, General and Community Pediatrics, Complex Care

My Locations

My Education

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990.

DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1997.

Rotating Internship: Horizon Health System/Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, 1998.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001.

Fellowship: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001 (renewed 2008); American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2013

My Publications

Tamm L, Denton CA, Epstein JN, Schatschneider C, Taylor H, Arnold LE, Bukstein O, Anixt J, Koshy A, Newman NC, Maltinsky J, Brinson P, Loren REA, Prasad MR, Ewing-Cobbs L, Vaughn A. Comparing treatments for children with ADHD and word reading difficulties: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2017;85(5):434-446.

Haynes EN, Elam S, Burns R, Spencer A, Yancey E, Kuhnell P, Alden J, Walton M, Reynolds V, Newman N, Wright RO, Parsons PJ, Praamsma ML, Palmer CD, Dietrich KN. Community Engagement and Data Disclosure in Environmental Health Research. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Feb 1;124(2):A24-7.

Nanda MK, LeMasters GK, Levin L, Rothenberg ME, Assa'ad AH, Newman N, Bernstein D, Khurana-Hershey G, Lockey JE, Ryan PH. Allergic Diseases and Internalizing Behaviors in Early Childhood. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan;137(1):1-10.

Roberts JR, Newman N, McCurdy LE, Chang JS, Salas MA, et al. Integrating Environmental Management of Asthma into Pediatric Health Care: What Worked and What Still Needs Improvement? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Dec;55(14):1271-1278.

Newman N, Carey PM. Donor blood lead levels and transfusion safety in a vulnerable population. Transfusion. 2015;55(11):2544-2546.

Newman N, Jones C, Page E, Ceballos D, Oza A. Investigation of Childhood Lead Poisoning from Parental Take-Home Exposure from an Electronic Scrap Recycling Facility — Ohio, 2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Jul 17;64(27):743-5.

Bennett K, Lowry J, Newman N. Lead Poisoning: What's new about an old problem? Contemporary pediatrics. 2015 April;32(4):14-22. 

Beck AF, Huang B, Simmons JM, Moncrief T, Sauers HS, Ryan PH, Newman NC, Kahn RS. Role of Financial and Social Hardships in Asthma Racial Disparities. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar;133(3):431-9.

Newman NC, Ryan P, Lemasters G, Levin L, Bernstein D, Hershey GK, et al. Traffic-related air pollution exposure in the first year of life and behavioral scores at 7 years of age. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jun;121(6):731-6.