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Director, International Adoption Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Mary Allen Staat, MD, MPH, is director of the International Adoption Center and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Staat is a board-certified pediatrician and is also board-certified in infectious disease and preventive medicine. She is a professor at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.

Clinical Interests

Helicobacter pylori; rotavirus epidemiology; travel medicine; infectious diseases of international adoptees

Research Interests

Epidemiology of enteric infections; surveillance of infectious diseases

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Infectious Diseases, International Adoption, Infectious Diseases, Best Doctors

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., 1986.

MPH: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1991.

Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1986-1989; Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1990-1994.

Fellowship: Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1989-1990; Epidemiology, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rockville, Md., 1990-1993.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1989; Preventive Medicine, 1996; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1999.

My Publications

Staat MA, Rice MA, Donauer S, Payne DC, Bresee JS, Mast TC, Curns AT, Cortese MM, Connelly B, McNeal M, Ward RL, Bernstein DI, Parashar UD, Salisbury S. Estimating the rotavirus hospitalization disease burden and trends, using capture-recapture methods. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Dec;29(12):1083-6.

Abdulla RY, Rice MA, Donauer S, Hicks KR, Poore D, Staat MA. Hepatitis A in internationally adopted children: screening for acute and previous infections. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):e1039-44.

Staat MA, Stadler LP, Donauer S, Trehan I, Rice M, Salisbury S. Serologic testing to verify the immune status of internationally adopted children against vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccine. 2010 Nov 23;28(50):7947-55.

Fairbrother G, Cassedy A, Ortega-Sanchez IR, Szilagyi PG, Edwards KM, Molinari NA, Donauer S, Henderson D, Ambrose S, Kent D, Poehling K, Weinberg GA, Griffin MR, Hall CB, Finelli L, Bridges C, Staat MA; New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN). High costs of influenza: Direct medical costs of influenza disease in young children. Vaccine. 2010 Jul 12;28(31):4913-9.

Mast TC, Walter EB, Bulotsky M, Khawaja SS, DiStefano DJ, Sandquist MK, Straus WL, Staat MA. Burden of childhood rotavirus disease on health systems in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Feb;29(2):e19-25.

Payne DC, Szilagyi PG, Staat MA, Edwards KM, Gentsch JR, Weinberg GA, Hall CB, Curns AT, Clayton H, Griffin MR, Fairbrother G, Parashar UD. Secular variation in United States rotavirus disease rates and serotypes: implications for assessing the rotavirus vaccination program. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Nov;28(11):948-53.

Dickey M, Jamison L, Michaud L, Care M, Bernstein DI, Staat MA. Rotavirus meningoencephalitis in a previously healthy child and a review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Apr;28(4):318-21.

Linam WM, Margolis PA, Staat MA, Britto MT, Hornung R, Cassedy A, Connelly BL. Risk factors associated with surgical site infection after pediatric posterior spinal fusion procedure. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):109-16.

Stadler LP, Mezoff AG, Staat MA. Hepatitis B virus screening for internationally adopted children. Pediatrics. 2008 Dec;122(6):1223-8.

Yee EL, Staat MA, Azimi P, Bernstein DI, Ward RL, Schubert C, Matson DO, Turcios-Ruiz RM, Parashar U, Widdowson MA, Glass RI. Burden of rotavirus disease among children visiting pediatric emergency departments in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Oakland, California, in 1999-2000. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov;122(5):971-7.