Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsMember, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children'sStaff Chaplain III, Department of Pastoral Care
Dr. Grossoehme is a research faculty member and an investigator in the Pulmonary Outcomes lab. Trained as an astrophysicist, he holds a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral counseling and a master’s degree in clinical and translational research and a master’s degree in divinity. He has 20 years’ clinical experience as a pediatric chaplain and is board certified. He is a past president of the Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains, former Regional Certification Chair (Association of Professional Chaplains) and is currently a board member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and chairs the Commission on Quality in Pastoral Services. He is the author of over twenty journal articles as well as four books and book chapters. His research interests include psychosocial/spiritual factors relating to treatment adherence in pediatric chronic illness, especially cystic fibrosis, outcomes research and developing a research-informed base for clinical chaplaincy. He has been invited to speak at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, chaplaincy conferences in both the United States and Scotland, and presented Grand Rounds at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Grossoehme is also an Episcopal priest.
Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Member, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's
Dr. Cotton is a health psychologist whose work focuses on the role of religion/spirituality’s role in health, and Integrative medicine (complementary and alternative medicine) approaches. She currently has an NIH/NICHD mentored patient-oriented research career development grant (K23HD052639) to understand the use of spiritual coping in adolescents with asthma and other chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease. She and Dr. Grossoehme have published multiple mixed methods papers together and are frequent collaborators.
Summer Medical Undergraduate Research Fellowship2015
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship2014, 2015
Elizabeth Kitamura joins us after completing her Clinical Pastoral Education at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. She completed her graduate studies in Theology (Interreligious Dialogue) at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL. In her free time, she enjoys playing her oboe, practicing yoga, reading, and hiking.
UC Medical Scholars ProgramUC College of Medicine, 2015
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship2015
Professor, UC Department of PediatricsMember, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence and Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Seid is the co-director of the Pulmonary Outcomes Lab and is the primary sponsor of Dr. Grossoehme’s K23 research career development grant. With over 87 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Seid is a noted health outcomes and health services researcher. His primary interest is developing models of collaborative medicine to improve health outcomes. Learn more about the Collaborative Chronic Care Network.
Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsMember, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Szczesniak has been at Cincinnati Children's since 2007 and is the director of the Pulmonary Biostatistics Core. Her team is focused on advancing all facets of pulmonary research through biostatistical consulting, collaboration and methodologic research. She is a frequent collaborator with Michael Seid and Daniel Grossoehme. Her primary statistical research interests include latent variable models and functional data analysis with outcomes research applications to the CF Foundation Patient Registry and other high-dimension longitudinal data structures.
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Alexis is a third-year student at the University of Cincinnati studying Operational Management in hopes of obtaining a BBA upon graduation. After college, she plans to attend graduate school to receive a master’s degree in health administration. She's interested in project management and would love to continue to work in clinical research after graduation.
She joined Daniel Grossoehme’s team in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine as an intern during her second year of undergrad, and was then hired on as a clinical research coordinator that summer. Working for Dr. Grossoehme, she helps oversee and coordinate many of his studies. Currently she is coordinating studies that deal with spirituality and adherence in children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, along with caregiver burdens. She hopes to expand her research experience while at Cincinnati Children’s.
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