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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

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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

Clinical Features of Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Ambulatory Children Aged 5-13 Years. Howard, LM; Edwards, KM; Zhu, Y; Griffin, MR; Weinberg, GA; Szilagyi, PG; Staat, MA; Payne, DC; Williams, JV. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2018; 7:165-168.

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in internationally adopted children. Spring, R; Schlaack, H; Rice, M; Staat, MA; Quinn, CT. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; 65:e26990-e26990.

Risk Factors for Staphylococcus aureus Acquisition in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Matched Case-Case-Control Study. Washam, MC; Ankrum, A; Haberman, BE; Staat, MA; Haslam, DB. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018; 39:46-52.

Laboratory Screening for Children Entering Foster Care. Greiner, MV; Beal, SJ; Nause, K; Staat, MA; Dexheimer, JW; Scribano, PV. Pediatrics. 2017; 140:e20163778-e20163778.

Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the neonatal intensive care unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Washam, M; Woltmann, J; Haberman, B; Haslam, D; Staat, MA. American Journal of Infection Control. 2017; 45:1388-1393.

Structural language, pragmatic communication, behavior, and social competence in children adopted internationally: A pilot study. Petranovich, CL; Walz, NC; Staat, MA; Chiu, CP; Wade, SL. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. 2017; 6:315-326.

Enterovirus D68 Infection Among Children With Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness, Cincinnati, Ohio, July-October 2014. Biggs, HM; McNeal, M; Nix, WA; Kercsmar, C; Curns, AT; Connelly, B; Rice, M; Chern, SW; Prill, MM; Back, N; et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2017; 65:315-323.

Rotavirus Strain Trends During the Postlicensure Vaccine Era: United States, 2008-2013. Bowen, MD; Mijatovic-Rustempasic, S; Esona, MD; Teel, EN; Gautam, R; Sturgeon, M; Azimi, PH; Baker, CJ; Bernstein, DI; Boom, JA; et al. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016; 214:732-738.

Rotavirus Vaccine and Intussusception Hospitalizations. Walter, EB; Staat, MA. Pediatrics. 2016; 138:e20161952-e20161952.

Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae purulent pericarditis in a child with cystic fibrosis. Downes, KJ; Abulebda, K; Siracusa, C; Moore, R; Staat, MA; Poynter, SE. Pediatrics International. 2016; 58:607-609.