Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE
Director, Quality Scholars Program
Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE, focuses on pediatric health services and outcomes research, with particular emphasis on emergency and ambulatory service use in vulnerable populations. Her broad research agenda is to define outcomes of quality emergency care, develop and refine risk-adjustment tools to compare care quality, and develop interventions to improve the delivery of emergency care to children.
Julia S. Anixt, MD
Director, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Julia S. Anixt, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician conducting clinical research on attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular her work focuses on improving the quality of care for ADHD diagnosis and treatment for children in underserved communities and assessing the impact of parent and youth perceptions about ADHD on treatment decisions.
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc
Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics
William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc, researches shared decision-making between patients/parents and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision making across a wide range of clinical contexts and is building an infrastructure to support shared decision making throughout Cincinnati Children's.
Adam C. Carle, MA, PhD
Adam C. Carle, MA, PhD, is interested in structural equation modeling, measurement theory, generalized multilevel modeling, complex survey methods, propensity scores, and their application to understanding individual and contextual level influences on children’s health and health disparities, especially among children with special health care needs.
Nancy M. Daraiseh, PhD
Nancy M. Daraiseh, PhD, is an industrial engineer specializing in occupational safety and health. Her research focuses on utilizing human factors and systems principles to examine work-related safety and health outcomes, patient safety and quality of care.
Edward F. Donovan, MD
Director, Child Policy Research Center
Edward F. Donovan, MD, has research interests that include population health, health disparities and community-academic research partnerships.
Gerry Fairbrother, PhD
Gerry Fairbrother, PhD, is a health services researcher, whose research areas include measuring quality of care, impact of churning on quality of care, immunization delivery and health information technology.
David M. Hartley, PhD, MPH
David M. Hartley, PhD, MPH, investigates the factors governing the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases by applying mathematical modeling and computer simulation methods. He is also interested in data analytic and information technology approaches for understanding and improving communications in healthcare settings and improving patient safety.
Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE
Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Heather C. Kaplan, MD, MSCE, focuses on understanding variations in evidence-based care practices across hospitals and identifying strategies for increasing the implementation of evidence and other innovations into practice. She recently began a line of investigation aimed at building the evidence base for quality improvement so that QI can be used more effectively as a strategy for improving quality and patient outcomes.
Carole Lannon, MD, MPH
Director, Learning Networks Program, Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Carole Lannon, MD, MPH, helps to design and implement networks to measurably improve outcomes for children and families. Networks use data for research and improvement, build communities of patients, families, clinicians and scientists, and catalyze innovation.
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE
Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of care of children hospitalized with common, serious infections such as pneumonia and meningitis. Ongoing projects include studies of comparative effectiveness of different antibiotics for childhood pneumonia and developing novel databases to conduct comparative effectiveness research. He receives research support from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Jeffery M. Simmons, MD, MSc
Associate Director of Quality, Division of Hospital Medicine
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, MSc, is a pediatric hospitalist who uses classical clinical research methods and quality improvement science to accelerate the integration of research findings into the general inpatient wards. He focuses on better understanding socioeconomic disparities among children hospitalized for asthma and on redesigning the clinical care system to better address those disparities. He also directs the fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine.
Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc
Director of Patient Safety Research, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Kathleen E. Walsh, MD, MSc, is a general pediatrician and health services researcher with experience studying medication safety in children in a variety of settings. She has led several multisite studies describing adverse drug events and medication errors in hospitalized children, children with chronic conditions, and in-home care. Her secondary focus is on health information technology and patient safety.
Denise L. White, PhD, MBA
Efficiency/Productivity Consultant, Quality and Transformation Analytics, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Denise L. White, PhD, MBA, performs research in the area of capacity management, scheduling and patient flow. Her work originated in the area of outpatient operations management and has expanded to include inpatient and peri-op scheduling and flow.
Nana-Hawa Yayah Jones, MD
Dr. Nana Jones participates in quality improvement projects to improve health care systems navigation for children at risk for adverse outcomes. Projects include preventing loss to follow up in children with congenital hypothyroidism, perioperative management of diabetes patients, and medication reconciliation.