Deena J. Chisolm, PhD

Deena Chisolm

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Dr. Chisolm is director of the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, vice president of Health Services Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an associate professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She is a Health Services Epidemiologist whose research is focused on measuring and improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of pediatric health care.

Much of her current research is focused on the role of health care technology in improving pediatric health care quality. She is also interested in research investigating the factors associated with use of e-health services by at-risk youth. In addition, Dr. Chisolm serves as a resource to Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinical researchers on issues including: the use of clinical and administrative data in research, cost-effectiveness analysis, and quality indicator development.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Listed, Who's Who in Black Columbus
  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2003 - Present
Professional Experience

2012 - Present Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Associate Professor

2004 - Present Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Principal Investigator

2006 - 2012 Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor

2006 - 2012 Division of Health Services Management and Policy, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Assistant Professor

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Deena Chisholm TEDx

TEDx: Building Optimal Health Identities for Teens

In this talk, Dr. Deena Chisolm, a researcher in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at Nationwide Children's Hospital, shares her experiences as a teen coping with chronic asthma and offers thoughts on how the health system, the education system, communities, and families can build health literacy, help teens reach their optimal health potential as adults, and enhance health equity in our society.