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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


Board Certified

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

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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

Selected Publication

Standardizing Clinical Response to Results of Lead Screening: A Quality Improvement Study. Brown, CM; Samaan, ZM; Glance, A; Haering, A; Steele, B; Newman, N. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20183085-e20183085.

A Community-Academic Partnership to Reduce Lead Exposure From an Elevated Roadway Demolition, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012. Newman, NC; Elam, S; Igoe, C; Jones, C; Menrath, W; Porter, D; Haynes, EN. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2017; 132:622-626.

Integrating Environmental Management of Asthma into Pediatric Health Care: What Worked and What Still Needs Improvement?. Roberts, JR; Newman, N; McCurdy, LE; Chang, JS; Salas, MA; Eskridge, B; De Ybarrondo, L; Sandel, M; Mazur, L; Karr, CJ. Clinical Pediatrics. 2016; 55:1271-1278.

Investigation of childhood lead poisoning from parental take-home exposure from an electronic scrap recycling facility — Ohio, 2012. Newman, N; Jones, C; Page, E; Ceballos, D; Oza, A. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2015; 64:743-745.

Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Asthma Hospital Readmission in Children: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Newman, NC; Ryan, PH; Huang, B; Beck, AF; Sauers, HS; Kahn, RS. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2014; 164:1396-1402.e1.

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in the First Year of Life and Behavioral Scores at 7 Years of Age. Newman, NC; Ryan, P; LeMasters, G; Levin, L; Bernstein, D; Hershey, GK K; Lockey, JE; Villareal, M; Reponen, T; Grinshpun, S; et al. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2013; 121:731-736.

Translating Knowledge About Environmental Health to Practitioners: Are We Doing Enough?. Trasande, L; Newman, N; Long, L; Howe, G; Kerwin, BJ; Martin, RJ; Gahagan, SA; Weil, WB. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: A Journal of Personalized and Translational Medicine. 2010; 77:114-123.

HEPA filtration improves asthma control in children exposed to traffic-related airborne particles. James, C; Bernstein, DI; Cox, J; Ryan, P; Wolfe, C; Jandarov, R; Newman, N; Indugula, R; Reponen, T. Indoor Air: international journal of indoor air quality and climate. 2020; 30:235-243.

Exposure of home-attending healthcare workers to aerosolized medications (simulation study). Elmashae, Y; Yermakov, M; Frank, E; Benjamin, M; Maier, A; Newman, N; Reponen, T; Grinshpun, SA. Journal of Aerosol Science. 2019; 133:49-55.

Indoor particulate matter and lung function in children. Isiugo, K; Jandarov, R; Cox, J; Ryan, P; Newman, N; Grinshpun, SA; Indugula, R; Vesper, S; Reponen, T. Science of the Total Environment. 2019; 663:408-417.