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Stephen C. Porter, MD, MPH, MSc

  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Clinical Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA.

Research Fellowship: Health Services Research, Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 1996-present and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1999-present.


Pediatric emergency medicine

Services and Specialties

Emergency Medicine


Clinical informatics; health communication; human factors and information design; patient-centered care

Research Areas

Emergency Medicine


Birth outcomes in relation to neighborhood food access and individual food insecurity during pregnancy in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)-wide cohort study. Aris, IM; Lin, PI D; Wu, AJ; Dabelea, D; Lester, BM; Wright, RJ; Karagas, MR; Kerver, JM; Dunlop, AL; Joseph, CL; Hipwell, A; Keenan, K; Karr, C; Tylavsky, F. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2024; 119:1216-1226.

Analysis of a Medication Safety Intervention in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Samuels-Kalow, ME; Tassone, R; Manning, W; Cash, R; Davila-Parrilla, L; Hayes, BD; Porter, S; Camargo, CA. JAMA Network Open. 2024; 7:e2351629.

Caregiver Quality of Life During Pediatric Influenza-Like Illness: A Cross-Sectional Study During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Overmann, KM; Porter, SC; Zhang, Y; Britto, MT. Journal of Patient Experience. 2023; 10:23743735231188840.

The Association of Emergency Severity Index Score and Patient and Family Experience in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Vukovic, AA; Krentz, C; Gauthier, A; Harun, N; Porter, SC. Journal of Patient Experience. 2023; 10:23743735231179040.

Improving Care Delivery: Location Timestamps to Enhance Process Measurement of a Clinical Workflow. Barrick, L; Wu, DT Y; Frey, T; Shu, D; Abbu, R; Porter, SC; Overmann, KM. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6:e475.

Definition of a critical bleed in patients with immune thrombocytopenia: Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Platelet Immunology. Sirotich, E; Guyatt, G; Gabe, C; Ye, Z; Beck, CE; Breakey, V; Cooper, N; Cuker, A; Charness, J; de Wit, K; Yan, JW; Kelton, JG; Bakchoul, T; Arnold, DM. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2021; 19:2082-2088.

Standardized Headache Therapy in the Pediatric Emergency Department Using Improvement Methodology. Vukovic, AA; Hariharan, S; Caruso, MC; Zellner, SM; Kabbouche, M; Porter, SC; Murtagh-Kurowski, E. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6:e443.

Improving Documentation Using a Real-Time Location System in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Overmann, KM; Barrick, L; Porter, SC. Applied Clinical Informatics - ACI. 2021; 12:459-468.

Medication Education for Dosing Safety: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Naureckas Li, C; Camargo, CA; Faridi, M; Espinola, JA; Hayes, BD; Porter, S; Cohen, A; Samuels-Kalow, M. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 76:637-645.

Machine learning-based prediction of acute severity in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis: a multicenter prospective study. Raita, Y; Jr, CC A; Macias, CG; Mansbach, JM; Piedra, PA; Porter, SC; Teach, SJ; Hasegawa, K. Scientific Reports. 2020; 10:10979.

From the Blog

Porter Returns Home to Lead Emergency Medicine
Emergency and Critical Care

Porter Returns Home to Lead Emergency Medicine

Stephen C. Porter, MD, MPH, MSc6/28/2019

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