Since initial funding in 1998 the General Pediatrics Research Fellowship 3-year training program has demonstrated unparalleled success in recruiting and training high-quality candidates to be leaders in primary care research and in defining the primary care research agenda. Graduates have exceeded our goals and national benchmarks for publishing in peer-reviewed journals, for presenting their research at national meetings, and in the receipt of federal research awards. Graduates have benefited from the rich resources at CCHMC, and the institution’s strong level of commitment to research and training. Faculty and trainees in this multidisciplinary training program strive to improve the health of children and adolescents, reduce health disparities, and redesign systems that work better for families and the community.

Current Fellows

Keith Martin.Keith Martin, DO (3rd Year Fellow)
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Children’s Mercy Hospital
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: Barriers and Facilitators to Prevention and Care of COVID-19 infections in Cincinnati Latinx Families, Association between unscheduled pediatric primary care visits and risk of developmental delay, Shared reading and social-emotional problems, Shared reading and social-emotional problems
Research Interests: Refugee/immigrant health; effects of trauma; healthy equity; qualitative methods; community engagement; foster care system; alternative access models
Contact: 978-335-4690 or keith.martin@cchmc.org
Brandon Terrizzi.Brandon Terrizzi, PhD (3rd Year Fellow)
Doctoral Training: University of Maryland, College Park, Developmental Psychology
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: The effects of early exposure to environmental toxins on children’s later cognitive functioning, Characterizing the longitudinal variability of young children’s performance on a standardized motor assessment between infancy and early childhood, Understanding providers’ perspectives about decision making in the care of transgender youth.
Research Interests: Early cognitive and social development, decision making, research methods, statistical modeling
Contact: 513-803-8817 or brandon.terrizzi@cchmc.org
Clare Crosh.Clare Crosh, DO (2nd Year Fellow)
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Advocate Children's Hospital-Oak Lawn
Chief Residency: Advocate Children's Hospital-Oak Lawn
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: Relational not clinical: reframing dialogic reading; Parental beliefs and motivations towards early shared reading in the first 6-months of life; Literacy heatmap
Research Interests: Early (0-6 months) literacy, health equity, impact of racism on children's health
Contact: 513-517-7033 or clare.crosh@cchmc.org
Kara Duraccio.Kara Duraccio, PhD (2nd Year Fellow)
Doctoral Training: Brigham Young University, Clinical Psychology
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, O’Grady Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology Residency
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: Understanding the risk factors for insufficient sleep in youth; determining the impact of shortened sleep on dietary outcomes in adolescents; understanding how various factors (e.g., mental health, obesity status, race, income) impacts insomnia improvement in youth following Behavioral Sleep Medicine Intervention; highlighting the dynamic relationship between sleep and cardiometabolic health in youth over time
Research Interests: Sleep, Insomnia, Circadian Science, Obesity, Diet, Physical Activity, Emotional Eating
Contact: 513-517-1117 or kara.duraccio@cchmc.org
Kim Hartley.Kim Hartley, PhD (1st Year Fellow)
Pre-doctoral Training: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars
Doctoral Training: University of Cincinnati, Nursing Research
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: Associations between greenness and perceived stress, comparison of subjective and objective measures of greenness, greenness and adolescent mental health, greenness and child respiratory health, gestational PBDE exposure and adolescent social skills
Research Interests: Public Health, Environmental Health, Adolescent Mental Health, Nature, Greenness, Environmental Justice
Contact: 513-517-1330 or kim.hartley@cchmc.org
Marie Pfarr.Marie Pfarr, MD (1st Year Fellow)
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Residency: Michigan Medicine University of Michigan
Chief Residency: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital & Michigan Medicine University of Michigan
Fellowship: General Pediatrics NRSA T32 Research Fellowship
Projects: Identify Factors associated with High Telehealth Use in Children with Medical Complexity, Evaluation of Home Telehealth Technology in Children with Medical Complexity, Improving Hospital to Home Transitions with Children with Medical Complexity- CMC Transition Task Force, Healthcare provider contact prior to critical illness in children with medical complexity
Research Interests: Care coordination models for children with medical complexity spanning both inpatient and outpatient sectors
Contact: 513-803-4829 or marie.pfarr@cchmc.org