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Pamela K. Donohue, M.S., Sc.D.

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  • Director of Clinical Research, Division of Neonatology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Female

Expertise

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology

Research Interests

Outcome of families of very low birth weight infants; Health delivery systems for preterm and critically ill infants both in the hospital and after discharge home; Physician-parent communication around critical decision-making for fetuses and newborns; Maternal and child health; Prematurity; Neonatology ...read more

Background

Dr. Pamela K. Donohue is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Dr. Donohue is the director of clinical research for the Division of Neonatology and the NICU Safety and Performance Improvement Initiative. 

Her areas of research interest include the outcome of families of very low birth weight infants, health delivery systems for preterm and critically ill infants both in the hospital and after discharge home, and physician-parent communication around critical decision-making for fetuses and newborns. 

Dr. Donohue holds and M.S/P.A degree from the University of Colorado and received her Sc.D. in Maternal and Child Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

She is a member of the Baltimore City Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee, and the MCHB Research Review Committee. She writes policy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a member of the Professional Practice Council.

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Titles

  • Director of Clinical Research, Division of Neonatology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • Sc.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2002)
  • B.S.; University of Colorado (Colorado) (1981)
  • M.S.; University of Colorado (Colorado) (1982)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Pamela Donohue directs the active clinical research program, which supports faculty and fellows within the Division of Neonatology and across the school of medicine. She is an investigator and member of the steering committee for a 31-site, NIH-funded study of infant growth and the blinding eye disease retinopathy of prematurity. She is the principal investigator of other NIH- and private foundation-funded studies. Dr. Donohue has a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she sits on the admissions committee for the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, and advises master’s and doctoral students with an interest in perinatal and reproductive health. She has an overarching interest in the welfare of families of hospitalized children, which she pursues through research to improve physician-parent communication and novel approaches to support families, including an NIH-funded study in mindfulness practice to reduce NICU parent stress and improve well-being. She sits on the Children’s Center Pediatric Family Advisory Council.

Clinical Trials

Trial of Intravenous Azithromycin to Eradicate Ureaplasma Respiratory Tract Infection in Preterm Infants (AZIPIII)

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Children's Center
1800 Orleans Street, Room 8527
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5232

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Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • Director, NICU Safety and Performance Initiative
  • Baltimore City Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee
  • MCHB Research Review Committee
  • Professional Practice Council, American Academy of Physician Assistants

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