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Director of Scientific Review and Development, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I am a first-generation college graduate, and I was determined to become a doctor from a young age. Most of my family have careers in service-related fields, such as nursing, teaching and law enforcement; therefore, it was a natural choice to continue down that path. I have always worked with children, have a natural rapport with them and enjoy the fast-paced environment of pediatric emergency medicine.

My research focus is on adolescent reproductive healthcare in the emergency department (ED) setting. I’m trying to reach high-risk adolescents who may otherwise not obtain primary healthcare by offering more preventive care in the ED, including sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening, contraceptive initiation and expedited partner therapy. Women's health has always been an interest of mine, so this is a perfect way to address the high-risk adolescent population that I see every day in the ED.

I've had a federally funded research career, including funding from a previous Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) National Institutes of Health (NIH) K12 grant and an NIH K23 career development grant. I also was awarded an NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) R01 multicenter Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) supported grant to improve adolescent sexual healthcare in the ED setting. Through PECARN, I created an adolescent sexual health working group to bring ED sexual health researchers together for natural collaboration on future research.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (October 2001) and by the American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (November 2006).

My research has been published in respected journals, such as Pediatrics, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health and JAMA Pediatrics.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Adolescent gynecologic medicine; STI's; adolescent consent issues

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

BA: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1993.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1998.

Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine Clarian Health, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-2001.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2005.

Certification: USMLE- Step I 1996; Step II 1997; Step III 1998; Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, October 2001; Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, November 2006.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.

My Publications

Effectiveness of a Universally Offered Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Intervention in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Reed, JL; Alessandrini, EA; Dexheimer, J; Kachelmeyer, A; Macaluso, M; Zhang, N; Kahn, JA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2021; 68:57-64.

Cost-effectiveness of Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening for Adolescents and Young Adults in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Eckman, MH; Reed, JL; Trent, M; Goyal, MK. JAMA Pediatrics. 2021; 175:81-89.

Workflow Analysis Driven Recommendations for Integration of Electronically-Enhanced Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Tools in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Howe, JL; Reed, JL; Adams, KT; Elsholz, C; Augustine, EM; Cruz, AT; Mollen, C; Pickett, ML; Schmidt, S; Stukus, K; et al. Journal of Medical Systems. 2020; 44.

Information Technology-Assisted Screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Reed, JL; Dexheimer, JW; Kachelmeyer, AM; Macaluso, M; Alessandrini, EA; Kahn, JA. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020; 67:186-193.

Reliance on Acute Care Settings for Health Care Utilization: A Comparison of Adolescents With Younger Children. Goyal, MK; Richardson, T; Masonbrink, A; Reed, JL; Alpern, ER; Hall, M; Neuman, MI. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020.

Acute Care Utilization and Health Care Expenditures in Medicaid-Enrolled Children. Masonbrink, AR; Richardson, T; Goyal, MK; Hall, M; Reed, JL; Alpern, ER; Samuels-Kalow, ME; Neuman, MI. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020.

Implementation of Targeted Point of Care HIV Testing in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Bhatt, SR; Eckerle, MD; Reed, JL; Robinson, V; Brown, A; Lippe, J; Holland, C; Iyer, S. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5.

A Research Agenda for Emergency Medicine-based Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. Miller, MK; Chernick, LS; Goyal, MK; Reed, JL; Ahmad, FA; Hoehn, EF; Pickett, MS; Stukus, K; Mollen, CJ. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2019; 26:1357-1368.

A Pediatric Patient With Ascites, Proteinuria, and Thrombocytopenia: A Rare Presentation for a Common Illness. Simpson, SL; Clarkston, K; Wurster Ovalle, VM; Reed, JL. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019.

A Pediatric Emergency Department Intervention to Increase Contraception Initiation Among Adolescents. Hoehn, EF; Hoefgen, H; Chernick, LS; Dyas, J; Krantz, L; Zhang, N; Reed, JL. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2019; 26:761-769.