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AVP Safety & Regulatory, James M. Anderson Center for Health Services Excellence

Safety Officer, James M. Anderson Center for Health Services Excellence

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, MSc, is finishing an NRSA research fellowship and master's degree in clinical epidemiology. He has obtained both internal and external funding to complete his fellowship asthma cohort project, and plans to pursue further external funding. He intends to blend health services and quality improvement methods to study inpatient care delivery and transitions in care. Clinically, Dr. Simmons works on the General Inpatient Service (GIS) as a pediatric hospitalist. He serves as the associate director of GIS, focusing on developing the group’s research program and fellowship training program.

Clinical Interests

Quality improvement of care for underserved children with asthma; improving care delivery and medical education through family-centered care; resident and fellow education in pediatric hospital medicine

Research Interests

Predictors of hospital readmission for asthma; interventions to decrease rates of admission and readmission for asthma; measuring the impact of material hardship on health outcomes

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine

My Education

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2000.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000-2003.

Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2004.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.

My Publications

Secure Text Messaging in Healthcare: Latent Threats and Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety. Hagedorn, PA; Singh, A; Luo, B; Bonafide, CP; Simmons, JM. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:E1-E3.

Comparison of Parent Report with Administrative Data to Identify Pediatric Reutilization Following Hospital Discharge. Statile, AM; White, CM; Sucharew, HJ; Moore, M; Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Simmons, JM; Shah, SS; Auger, KA; Bachus, J; Beck, AF; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:411-414.

Quality and value in healthcare for children. Simmons, JM; Shah, SS. In: Kliegman RM; St. Geme JWIII; Blum NJ; Shah SS; Tasker R; Wilson KM, Ed. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. New York: Elsevier; 2019.

Telephone Call After Pediatric Discharge Reply. Statile, A; Simmons, JM; Auger, KA. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019; 173:196-197.

Overview: Quality of Care. Simmons, J; Hain, P; Saysana, M. In: Zaoutis LB; Chiang VW; Alverson B; Mahant S; Shah SS, Ed. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2018.

Effects of a 1-Time Nurse-Led Telephone Call After Pediatric Discharge The H2O II Randomized Clinical Trial. Auger, KA; Shah, SS; Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Sucharew, HJ; Gold, JM; Wade-Murphy, S; Statile, AM; Bell, KD; Khoury, JC; Mangeot, C; et al. JAMA Pediatrics. 2018; 172:e181482-e181482.

Lost Earnings and Nonmedical Expenses of Pediatric Hospitalizations. Chang, LV; Shah, AN; Hoefgen, ER; Auger, KA; Weng, H; Simmons, JM; Shah, SS; Beck, AF; Grp, HS. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:e20180195-e20180195.

Postdischarge Nurse Home Visits and Reuse: The Hospital to Home Outcomes (H2O) Trial. Auger, KA; Simmons, JM; Tubbs-Cooley, HL; Sucharew, HJ; Statile, AM; Pickler, RH; Sauers-Ford, HS; Gold, JM; Khoury, JC; Beck, AF; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:e20173919-e20173919.

Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository: Opportunities to Revise Care Practices to Decrease Time to Physiologic Readiness for Discharge. Simmons, JM; Biagini Myers, JM; Martin, LJ; Kercsmar, CM; Schuler, CL; Pilipenko, VV; Kroner, JW; He, H; Austin, SR; Nguyen, H; et al. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018; 8:305-313.

Caregiver Perspectives on Communication During Hospitalization at an Academic Pediatric Institution: A Qualitative Study. Solan, LG; Beck, AF; Shardo, SA; Sauers-Ford, HS; Simmons, JM; Shah, SS; Sherman, SN; Grp, HS. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2018; 13:304-311.