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Director, Health Outcomes and Quality Care Research, Pulmonary Medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Michael Seid, PhD, is director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a core faculty in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Seid applies behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’

Dr. Seid has worked at the Center for Child Health Outcomes at Children's Hospital, San Diego and was a behavioral / research scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been principal and co-principal investigator of several large multidisciplinary research studies, collaborates with investigators at Cincinnati Children's and beyond, and publishes widely in such journals as Medical Care, HSR: Health Services Research, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics, and Milbank Quarterly.

Dr. Seid has served as the chair of Children's Hospital San Diego's Institutional Review Board, as a member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research (HCQER) Study Section at the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and on several national and local expert panels. He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and an ad hoc reviewer for Health Services Research, Pediatrics and the Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

Research Interests

Health care quality and outcomes

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Aerodigestive and Sleep Center, Pulmonary Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Interventional Radiology

My Education

PhD: Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

My Publications

Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale JR, Snow A, Seid M. We were Chosen as a Family: Parents' Evolving Use of Religion when Their Child has Cystic Fibrosis. J Relig Health. 2011 Mar 16.

McPhail GL, Weiland J, Acton JD, Ednick M, Chima A, VanDyke R, Fenchel MC, Amin RS, Seid M. Improving evidence-based care in cystic fibrosis through quality improvement. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Oct;164(10):957-60.

Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, Lesko A, Schoettker PJ, Seid M, Kotagal U. Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19(5):435-9.

Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Cotton S, Wooldridge JL, Grimes L, Seid M. Parents' religious coping styles in the first year after their child's cystic fibrosis diagnosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):109-22.

Grossoehme DH, Ragsdale J, Wooldridge JL, Cotton S, Seid M. We can handle this: parents' use of religion in the first year following their child's diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. J Health Care Chaplain. 2010 Jul;16(3-4):95-108.

Stevens GD, Seid M, Pickering TA, Tsai KY. National disparities in the quality of a medical home for children. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul;14(4):580-9.

Ernst MM, Wooldridge JL, Conway E, Dressman K, Weiland J, Tucker K, Seid M. Using Quality Improvement Science to Implement a Multidisciplinary Behavioral Intervention Targeting Pediatric Inpatient Airway Clearance. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Jan-Feb; 35(1):1.

Seid M, Limbers CA, Driscoll KA, Opipari-Arrigan LA, Gelhard LR, & Varni JW. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Generic Core Scales and Asthma Symptoms Scale in vulnerable children with asthma. Journal of Asthma. 2010;47:170-177.

 Wirtschafter DD, Pettit J, Kurtin P, Dalsey M, Chance K, Morrow HW, Seid M, Byczkowski TL, Huber TP, Milstein JM, Bowles SM, Fichera S, Kloman S. A statewide quality improvement collaborative to reduce neonatal central line-associated blood stream infections. J Perinatol. 2010 Mar;30(3):170-81.

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.