Asthma Research
Butsch Kovacic Lab

Butsch Kovacic Research Lab

One of the main interests of Dr. Butsch Kovacic’s research group is to improve the understanding of how the environment and nutrition/lifestyle modifies chronic disease risk in vulnerable children and their families. Specifically, research has focused on using epidemiologic approaches to identify genetic, infectious, environmental and molecular biomarkers of childhood asthma and cancer using human biospecimens as well as clinical and epidemiological data. In addition, over the last twelve years Dr. Butsch Kovacic has partnered with local community members and organizations and leveraged community-based participatory research (CBPR)/mixed methods approaches in her programs and studies. As a result, co-creating materials to support community members’ health literacy and engage them in research and citizen science has been a strong focus. Welcoming undergraduate interns is a high priority as well.

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A photo of Melinda Butsch Kovacic.

Melinda Butsch Kovacic, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor
UC Department of Pediatrics

Member, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Office: S9.226
Office phone: 513-803-0130
Cell phone: 859-757-6808