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Dr. Keith Martin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified general pediatrician and attending physician in the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Children's Medical Practice. Dr. Martin is an expert on immigrant child trauma and resilience. He joined the faculty in 2021.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Martin completed a residency in pediatrics at Children's Mercy Kansas City and a fellowship in general pediatrics research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He holds a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Tufts University School of Medicine and a M.S. in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Martin is a rising star in ambulatory screening for and intervention to address immigrant child trauma in the pediatric primary care setting using community-based participatory mixed method approaches. He is the recipient of an Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award to conduct a qualitative study of immigration-related trauma and resilience among Latinx children and parents. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he received a COVID-19 Critical Community Challenge Grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Learning at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s to identify how critical knowledge gaps about COVID-19 prevention behaviors and quarantine practices influence the health and well-being of Latinx adults in Cincinnati. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • DO; Medicine; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)


  • Pediatrics; Children's Mercy Hospital (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Farrell MA, Parrish K, Ziemer K, Scarlett WG, Parker S, Martin KJ, Ahmed MI. The Effects of Child Life Intervention on Reducing Pediatric Patients’ Anxiety and Increasing Cooperation in Perioperative Settings. Child Life Council Bulletin. 2013 Spring; 31(2)

Martin KJ, Chounthirath T, Xiang H, Smith GA. Pediatric Shopping-Cart-Related Injuries Treated in US Emergency Departments, 1990-2011. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Mar;53(3):277-285. PMID: 24351504.

Martin KJ. Letter of the Week: Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Kansas City Star, 2016 September. 

Martin KJ. Lantos J. Cross-cultural Ethics in the Care of Burmese Refugees. The LINK. 2017 August; 9(8)

Martin KJ, Copeland KA, Xu Y, DeBlasio D, Burkhardt MC, Morehouse J, Beck AF. Association between unscheduled pediatric primary care visits and risk of developmental delay. Acad. Pediatr. 2021. ISSN 1876-2859

Activities & Honors


  • Tufts Alumni Association’s Award for Citizenship and Public Service, 2004
  • American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Medical Student Travel Grant, 2013
  • 1st place, Patient Oriented & Epidemiology Section, American Medical Student Association (AMSA) National Conference, Washington, DC, 2013
  • Dr. Corinne Santerian Memorial Scholarship in Pediatrics, 2014-2015
  • The F. Munro Purse, DO ’32, Memorial Award in Pediatrics, 2015


  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

More Than 24,000 Kids Go To The Hospital For Shopping Cart-Related Injuries Every Year: Study. HuffPost. (January 25, 2014)

Bakalar N. Shopping Cart Injuries Remain Common. New York Times. (January 30, 2014) 

Vinopal L. D. Immigrant Families Report Happier Childhoods than U.S. Citizens. Fatherly. (Sep 15, 2017)

American Academy of Pediatrics. Immigrant parents report fewer adverse childhood experiences than US-born parents. AAP News. Sep 15, 2017. 

Infectious disease researcher puts her bilingual skills to good use: Engagement with the Latinx community helps COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. UC News (February 22, 2021)

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