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Director, Community Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a community pediatrician, it quickly became apparent that my medical school training did not adequately prepare me to teach adult learners. My research areas include community-based education of learners (medical students and residents) and educator development of clinical teachers. I’m interested in helping healthcare educators efficiently and effectively improve their teaching skills. I also look for ways to support community pediatricians who teach learners outside of educational institutions.

I’ve been a researcher and educator for more than 20 years. I began working with Cincinnati Children’s in 1999. I have received several awards over the years, including:

  • Outstanding Community Teaching Award, Cincinnati Pediatric Society (2007)
  • Excellence in CME Award, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2014)
  • Faculty Educational Achievement Award, Cincinnati Children’s (2016)

In addition to my academic and research role at Cincinnati Children’s, I’m in private practice. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Pediatric Society and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I’m also a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics and serve as Education Chair.

My research has been published in respected journals, such as Academic Medicine, Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics, Vaccine, Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics.

Clinical Interests

Primary care

Research Interests

Medical education; advocacy

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics

Research Divisions

General and Community Pediatrics

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Residency: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1995-1998.

Chief Resident: Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-1999.

Certification: General Pediatrics, 1999.

My Publications

Immunogenicity and Safety of a Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Administered as a First Dose to Children Aged 12 to 15 Months: A Phase III, Randomized, Noninferiority, Lot-to-Lot Consistency Study. Klein, NP; Abu-Elyazeed, R; Povey, M; Parra, MM; Diez-Domingo, J; Ahonen, A; Korhonen, T; Tinoco, J; Weiner, L; Marshall, GS; et al. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2020; 9:194-201.

The Decline in Community Preceptor Teaching Activity: Exploring the Perspectives of Pediatricians Who No Longer Teach Medical Students. Paul, CR; Vercio, C; Tenney-Soeiro, R; Peltier, C; Ryan, MS; Van Opstal, ER; Alerte, A; Christy, C; Kantor, JL; Jr, MW A; et al. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95:301-309.

Runaway Youth: Caring for the Nation's Largest Segment of Missing Children. Gambon, TB; Gewirtz O'Brien, JR; COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAM, . Pediatrics. 2020; 145.

48. CONTINUITY CLINIC PRACTICE FEEDBACK: WHAT DO RESIDENTS WANT?. Vercio, C; Peltier, C; Price, L; Deblasio, D. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2019; 19:e22-e23.

A second dose of a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine administered to healthy four-to-six-year-old children: a phase III, observer-blind, randomized, safety and immunogenicity study comparing GSK MMR and MMR II with and without DTaP-IPV and varicella vaccines co-administration. Nan-Chang, C; Clifford, R; Li-Min, H; Yhu-Chering, H; Jo, DS; Kim, CS; Kim, HM; Kim, K; Kim, K; Kim, Y; et al. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2019; 15:786-799.

Safety and immunogenicity of 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15) in healthy infants. Greenberg, D; Hoover, PA; Vesikari, T; Peltier, C; Hurley, DC; McFetridge, RD; Dallas, M; Hartzel, J; Marchese, RD; Coller, BG; et al. Vaccine. 2018; 36:6883-6891.

Recruitment and Retention of Community Preceptors. Ryan, MS; Leggio, LE; Peltier, CB; Chatterjee, A; Arenberg, S; Byerley, JS; Belkowitz, JL; Rabalais, GP; Barone, MA. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.

Recruitment and Retention: Recommendations from the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Education Committee and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics Task Force on Community Preceptors. Leggio, LE; Ryan, MS; Peltier, CB; Belkowitz, J; Barone, MA; Byerley, JS; Chatterjee, A; Nakamura, KT; Stirling, JM; Rabalais, GP. Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 191:4-5.e1.

Recruiting and Retaining Community-Based Preceptors: A Multicenter Qualitative Action Study of Pediatric Preceptors. Dallaghan, GL B; Alerte, AM; Ryan, MS; Patterson, PB; Petershack, J; Christy, C; Jr, MW A; Paul, CR; Peltier, C; Stamos, JK; et al. Academic Medicine. 2017; 92:1168-1174.

Two-year antibody persistence in children vaccinated at 12-15 months with a measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine without human serum albumin. Berry, AA; Abu-Elyazeed, R; Diaz-Perez, C; Mufson, MA; Harrison, CJ; Leonardi, M; Twiggs, JD; Peltier, C; Grogg, S; Carbayo, A; et al. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2017; 13:1516-1522.