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Laura Cassidy PhD
Professor
Department of Institute for Health and Equity
Division of Epidemiology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Health Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Email: lcassidy@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
1982 - 1987 B.S. Mathematics and Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 - 1993 M.S. Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1995 - 2000 Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
*Note: Worked full time as a Research Specialist at the Graduate School of Public Health while comp
Dissertation: Predicting Levels of Compliance in a Bladder Cancer Screening Study of Occupationally
Thesis: Assessing the Diagnostic Specificity and Sensitivity of Bladder Cancer Screening Modalities

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2001 - 2006 University of Pittsburgh, Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh PA
2006 - 2011 Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2006 - 2011 Adjunct Associate Professor of Population Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - 2014 Associate Professor, Institute of Health & Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2014 - Present Professor with Tenure, Institute for Health and Equity, Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2006 - 2011 Assistant Director, Outcomes, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Director, Division of Epidemiology, Medical College Wisconsin
2016 - Present Director of Research, Institute for Health and Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2011 - Present Director, Institute for Health and Society, PhD Program in Public and Community Health, Medical College Wisconsin

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1991 - 1997 Research Specialist IV, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
1997 - 2001 Research Specialist V, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
2006 - Present Director, Surgical, Clinical, and Outcomes Research, Medical College Wisconsin

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2004 - Present Co-author, Pediatric Specialty Award (awarded for best scientific abstract), Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress 2004
2004 - Present Co-author, Best-in-Training Award (awarded for best abstract and presentation) Section on Transport Medicine, AAP National Conference 2004
2012 - 2013 Faculty Leadership Development Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business & the Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Mentor of the Year-Graduate Student Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Outstanding Graduate School Teacher of the Year, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - 2018 Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Society of Epidemiological Research
Pennsylvania Trauma Society
American Public Health Association
Pediatric Trauma Society
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2002 American Journal of Managed Care
2003 Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
2004 - Present Southern Medical Journal
2004 - Present Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
2005 - Present Journal of Pediatric Surgery
2005 - Present Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care
2005 - Present Pediatrics
2011 Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1992 - 1993 Biostatistics Representative, Student Government, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
1993 Student Representative, Deans Colloquium Seminar Planning Committee
1998 Member, Local Arrangements Committee, The International Biometric Society ENAR Spring Meetings
1998 - 2003 Member, Internal Research Committee, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
2003 - 2006 Biostatistics Representative, Public Relations Committee, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
2012 - Present Wisconsin State Trauma Advisory Council Performance Improvement Committee
2014 - Present Co-Chair, Education Core, Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present President, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2002 - 2005 Co-Chair, National Advisory Council for the Data Identification and Planning Committee, National Trauma Registry for Children
2004 - 2011 Panel Member, National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) Project Panel
2009 - 2012 APSA ex-officio member, The Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee
2010 - Present Member, National Advisory Board for the Development of the California Pediatric Trauma Network
2013 Member, Planning committee for plenary session, 7th Extraordinary International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media. Stockholm Sweden June 2013
2013 - 2015 Elected Member, Executive Board, Pediatric Trauma Society
2014 - Present Invited Member, Trauma Quality Improvement Project (TQIP) analytics group, American College of Surgeons
2015 - Present Chair, Research Committee, Pediatric Trauma Society

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
A Fish Consumption Advisory to Promote Anishinabe Environmental Health Literacy
Source:
NIH R21 11765725
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Mathew Dellinger
Dates:
07/01/2015 - 06/31/2017
Direct Funds:
$275,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Population Health Improvement for Patients and Employees with Diabetes
Source:
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
John Meurer
Dates:
04/01/2013 - 03/31/2017
Direct Funds:
$1,800,000
 
Title:
Research in Early Development to Improve Resilience and EquiTy (REDIRECT)
Source:
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
John Meurer
Dates:
12/01/2017 - 09/30/2022
Direct Funds:
$5,000,000
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Pharmacodynamic Thresholds of Immunosuppression
Source:
NIH
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Rakesh Sindhi, M.D
Dates:
2001 - 2003
Direct Funds:
$165,268
 
Title:
National Trauma Registry for Children, Registry Design and Technology Grant
Source:
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2002 - 2005
Direct Funds:
$487,077
 
Title:
Health Effects of Radiation Exposures in Russian Workers
Source:
NIOSH
Role:
co-investigator
PI:
Richard Day, PhD
Dates:
2004 - 2006
Direct Funds:
$465,198
 
Title:
Pennsylvania Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Grant
Source:
HRSA
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Linda Frank, PhD
Dates:
2005 - 2006
Direct Funds:
$2,154,398
 
Title:
Evaluation of Commercial Resources for Tracing/Locating NCS Participants
Source:
NIH/NICHD Subcontract to the National Children’s Study (NCS)
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2010 - 2012
Direct Funds:
$99,162
 
Title:
Safety Monitoring for Use of Propranolol for Hemangiomas
Source:
NIH NIAMS
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Beth Drolet, MD
Dates:
04/2011 - 03/2013
Direct Funds:
$173,810
 
Title:
Biophysics of HDL Dysfunction
Source:
NIH NHLBI
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Kirk Pritchard
Dates:
2012 - 2016
Direct Funds:
$2,042,185
 
Title:
The Impact of Pediatric Trauma Centers on the Outcome of Injured Children in Ohio
Source:
NIH NICHD
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/15/2013 - 06/30/2015
Direct Funds:
$168,520
 
Title:
A National Evaluation of Leadership Styles and Outcomes in Local Health Departments
Source:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Services and Systems Research
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
09/15/2013 - 09/14/2015
Direct Funds:
$199,903
 
Title:
Oral Health Status & Dental Care Utilization of Mexican Americans with Diabetes
Source:
NIH
Role:
Sponsor/Principal Investigator
Dates:
01/01/2015 - 03/31/2016
Direct Funds:
$42,572
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Health Registry and Epidemiologic Study of Former Drake-Kilsdonk Chemical Workers
Source:
Pennsylvania State Health Department/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Role:
Project Manager (1991-1996)
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
08/01/1986 - 06/30/1996
Direct Funds:
$1,355,500
 
Title:
A Program of Biostatistical Support for the Quality Research and Clinical Audit Activities of HealthAmerica of Pittsburgh
Source:
HealthAmerica of Pittsburgh
Role:
Project Manager
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
01/01/1994 - 06/30/1996
Direct Funds:
$220,000
 
Title:
Continuation and Expansion of the Mortality Surveillance Program for the U.S. Man-Made Mineral Fiber Industry
Source:
North American Insulation Manufacturer’s Association
Role:
Project Manager
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
04/01/1994 - 03/31/1999
Direct Funds:
$2,549,377
 
Title:
Maintenance of the Drake Health Registry Program
Source:
Pennsylvania Cancer Control Program
Role:
Co-Investigator (2001-2006)
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
07/01/1996 - 06/30/2006
Direct Funds:
$2,000,000
 
Title:
A Program of Biostatistical Support for the Quality Research and Clinical Audit Activities of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pittsburgh
Source:
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Role:
Co-Investigator (2000-2006)
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
03/01/1998 - 12/13/2013
Direct Funds:
$1,332,000
 
Title:
Evaluation of the Community Health Project (Under Act 87 of 1996)
Source:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Role:
Project Manager
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
10/01/1998 - 12/31/1999
Direct Funds:
$100,000
 
Title:
A Collaborative Program of Biostatistical and Epidemiological Support for Solutia, Inc
Source:
Solutia, Inc
Role:
Epidemiologist (1999-2001)
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
03/01/1999 - 02/28/2002
Direct Funds:
$218,688
 
Title:
Mortality Patterns among Workers Exposed to Chloroprene
Source:
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (Subcontract with University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Role:
Co-Investigator (2000-2002)
PI:
Gary Marsh, PhD
Dates:
02/01/2000 - 01/31/2003
Direct Funds:
$631,957
 
Title:
Creation and Maintenance of an Occupational and Non-occupational Medical claims analysis Database for PPG Industries
Source:
PPG Industries
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2003 - 2006
Direct Funds:
$465,198
 
Title:
PhD Program in Public and Community Health
Source:
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
Role:
Principal Investigator (11/1/2011-6/30/2014)
PI:
Cheryl Maurana (8/1/2006-10/31/2011)
Dates:
08/01/2006 - 06/30/2014
Direct Funds:
$3,576,864
 
Title:
State Trauma Registry Evaluation
Source:
Wisconsin Department of Public Health
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Stephen Hargarten, MD( 2011-2012); E. Brooke Lerner, PhD (2012-2013)
Dates:
01/01/2011 - 06/30/2013
Direct Funds:
$130,000
 
Title:
Clinical Outcomes Registry
Source:
Children’s Research Institute
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2011 - 2013
Direct Funds:
$70,000
 
Title:
Public Health Traineeships
Source:
HRSA
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2012 - 2013
Direct Funds:
$8,070
 
Title:
The Sisters Project: Helping Women Exit the Violence of Prostitution
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Staci Young
Dates:
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014
Direct Funds:
$200,000
 
Title:
State Trauma Registry Evaluation
Source:
Wisconsin Department of Public Health
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD
Dates:
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Cassidy LD, Evaluation of Data Quality for the Wisconsin State Trauma Registry, State Trauma Advisory Council Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, 06/2011
Cassidy LD, Evaluation of Data Quality Improvement for the Wisconsin State Trauma Registry, State Trauma Advisory Council Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, 08/2012
 
National
Schall LC, Dealing with Statistics, Annual Association for Academic Surgeons Fundamentals of Research Course, Boston, MA, 11/07/2002 - 11/07/2001
Cassidy LD, Overview of the National Trauma Registry for Children, National Trauma Conference, Arlington VA, 04/27/2003
Cassidy LD, Dealing with Statistics, Annual Association for Academic Surgeons Fundamentals of Research Course, Sacramento CA, 11/11/2003
Cassidy LD "" ., Results of the Hospital Survey for the NTRC Project, Society of Trauma Nurses National Conference, Las Vegas NV, 03/20/2004
Cassidy LD, Health Care Cost Profile Delaware and Cleveland Comparison for Hospital and Resource Utilization, Site Visit: Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries, Cleveland OH, 04/2004
Cassidy LD, Health Care Cost Profile Oak Creek and Lake Charles Comparison for Hospital and Resource Utilization, Site Visit: Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries, Lake Charles, LA, 06/2004
Cassidy LD, Improving Data Quality using Inter-rater Reliability, Presented to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Washington, DC, 10/2004
Cassidy LD, Dealing with Statistics, Annual Association for Academic Surgeons Fundamentals of Research Course, Houston, TX, 11/10/2004
Cassidy LD, Overview of the National Trauma Registry for Children Project, Presented to CDC, Atlanta, GA, 03/2005
Cassidy LD, Carolinas Health Summit: Shelby, Lexington, and Chester, Site Visit Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries., Shelby NC, 04/2005
Cassidy LD, Mt Zion Health Summit, Site Visit: Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries, Mt Zion, IL, 05/2005
Cassidy LD, Health Care Cost Profile Oak Creek and Cleveland Comparison for Hospital and Resource Utilization 2004 MedStat Data.", Site Visit: Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries, Oak Creek, WI, 08/2005
Cassidy LD, Evart Health Summit, Site Visit: Presented to Plant Management and Leadership of PPG Industries, Evart MI, 10/2005
Cassidy LD, Pediatric Disaster Preparedness: The Role of the Trauma Registry, Pediatric Disaster and Emergency Services National Summit., Los Angeles, CA, 09/2008
Cassidy LD, Improving Data Quality and Statistical Analyses with the Development of Prospective Patient Registries, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Biostatistics Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, 11/2009
Cassidy LD, Pediatric Trauma and Surgical Registries, Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Network Meeting, 04/2010
Cassidy LD, The Drake Health Registry Study, NIOSH Nanomaterial workers conference, Keystone Colorado, 07/2010
Cassidy LD, Pediatric Trauma in an Adult Trauma World, Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Seminar, Columbus OH, 04/2014
Cassidy LD, Pilot Study for Long Term Outcomes for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients in the Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement (TQIP) Initiative, TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, Chicago, IL, 11/2014
 
International
Cassidy LD, What do we know? Who gets hurt?, Seventh Kiwanis International Conference on Pediatric Trauma, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 05/2009
Cassidy LD, Statistical Methods in Surgical Research, Association for Academic Surgeons Nigerian Fundamentals of Research Course, National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria, 11/2010
Cassidy LD, Statistical Methods in Surgical Research, Association for Academic Surgeons Nigerian Fundamentals of Research Cours, Lagos State University Hospital Lagos, Nigeria, 07/2011
Cassidy LD, Statistical Methods in Surgical Research, Association for Academic Surgeons Liberian Fundamentals of Research Course, Liberia, Africa, 02/2012
Cassidy LD, Fostering International Collaborations in Patient Outcomes Research for Otitis Media" 7th Extraordinary International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, 7th Extraordinary International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, Stockholm, Sweden, 06/2013
Cassidy LD, Statistical Methods in Surgical Research, Association for Academic Surgeons Liberian Fundamentals of Research Course, Ghana, Africa, 02/2014
Cassidy LD, The Role of the Trauma Registry, West African College of Surgeons, Kumasi Ghana Africa, 02/2014
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Schall LC, Drake Chemical Workers Health Registry Study, Pennsylvania Public Health Associations Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 03/30/1993
Schall LC, Three Screening Tests used for Early Detection of Bladder Cancer, 1994 Pennsylvania Public Health Association Conference, Harrisburg, PA, 03/31/1994
 
National
Schall LC, A Comparative Study of Three Screening Tests Used for Early Detection of Bladder Cancer in the Drake Health Registry Study, Society for Occupational and Environmental Health (SOEH) 1995 Annual Conference, Bethesda MD, 12/07/1995
Schall LC, A Comparison of Three National Vital Status Tracing Services for Large Scale Occupational Mortality Studies, American College of Epidemiology 1999 Annual Conference, Bethesda MD, 10/03/1999
Schall LC, A New Method for Estimating Probability of Survival in Pediatric Patients Using Revised TRISS Methodology Based on Age-Adjusted Weights, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Sixtieth Annual Meeting, San Antonia, TX, 10/13/2000
Schall LC, Designing Inter-rater Reliability Studies for Medical Chart Review in the Managed Care Setting, American Association of Health Plans Annual meeting, Long Beach CA, 04/10/2002
Schall LC, Development of a Novel Method to Predict Disability following Head Trauma in Children, 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Phoenix, AZ, 05/20/2002
Schall LC, Drake Health Registry Study: Mortality Update of Workers Potentially Exposed to Beta-naphthylamine, 2002 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo, San Diego, CA, 06/05/2002
Cassidy LD, Results of a Database Needs Assessment to Develop a Novel Health Data Sharing System at a Large Pediatric Hospital and Medical College, National Association of Health Data Organizations, San Diego, CA, 04/2007
Cassidy LD, Developing Patient Outcomes Registries in Partnership with RemedyMD, American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, 11/2008
Cassidy LD, Web-Based Data Collection System Used for Industry-wide Study of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Exposure and the Development of Occupational Asthma, Isocyanates and Health, Past, Present and Future, Potomac, Maryland, 04/2013
Cassidy LD, Validation of the Trauma Mortality Prediction Model in Pediatric Patients, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Marco Island, FL, 05/2013
Cassidy LD, Injury Experience using the Nigerian Trauma Registry, Academic Surgical Congres, San Diego, CA, 02/2014
 
International
Cassidy LD, Predicting Levels of Compliance in a Bladder Cancer Screening Program for Occupationally Exposed Workers, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 09/2001
Cassidy LD, Developing a trauma registry in a developing country: experience from Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles Haiti, 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Vienna Austria, 06/08/2004
Cassidy LD, Development of a Nigerian Trauma Registry, West African College of Surgeons, Liberia Africa, 2012
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
09/2006 - 09/2012 Research Corp Member, Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2006 - 10/2007 Member, Search Committee for Director of MPH Program, Department of Population Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2010 - 06/2013 Elected Member, Programs Evaluation Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2010 - Present Member, Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiology Registry Steering Committee
11/2011 - Present Member, Graduate Studies Council, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2011 - Present Chair, Faculty Advisory Council for the PhD Program in Public and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 - Present Chair, Education/Training Core of Injury Research Center
2013 - Present Dean Appointed Member, Search Committee for Senior Associate Dean of Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 - 2015 Member, Search Committee for Director of Biostatistics, Institute for Health and Society
2013 - Present Elected Member, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
2015 - Present Chair, Library Visioning and Strategy Steering Committee
 
Hospital
2006 - 2010 Member, Service and Quality Committee, Children’s Specialty Group
2006 - 2011 Member, Scientific Advisory and Policy Committee of Children’s Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2006 - 2011 Member, Clinical Research Subcommittee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2011 - 2013 Member, CHW Conflict of Interest Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Member, Steering Committee, Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Graduate Student Education
2006 - 2011 Session Instructor, Research Methods Workshop
2011 - 2013 Course Director, Principles of Epidemiology
2011 - Present Course Director, Research Methods Workshop
2014 - Present Course Director, PhD PCH Doctoral Seminar
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
1998 - 2003 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania, Guest Lecturer. Semi annual seminars on research methods and statistics
2001 CVS/ProCare, Guest Lecturer. Seminars on research methods and statistics for Quality Improvement
2001 Gateway Health Plan, Guest Lecturer. Seminars on research methods and statistics for Quality Improvement
2003 Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti, Overview of Registries Seminar
2005 National Trauma Registry's., Injury Control Research Grand Rounds Webinar
 
Graduate Student Education
1993 - Present University of Pittsburgh, Teaching Assistant, BIOS 2011 - Principles of Statistical Reasoning, 2 credits, 25 students
2000 - 2003 University of Pittsburgh, Guest Lecturer, Biostatistics 2011 - Principles of Statistical Reasoning
2001 - 2002 University of Pittsburgh, Guest Instructor, Biost 2087. Biost Consulting Practicum
2002 - 2006 University of Pittsburgh, Instructor, Biost 2087: Biostatistics Consulting Practicum 2 hours, 1.0 credit, 7 students. Every Semester
2003 - 2006 University of Pittsburgh, Instructor, Biost 2011: Principles of Statistical Reasoning 2 hours, 3.0 credits, 40 students
11/2012 - 01/2013 Mentor Training Program for Community Engaged Researchers
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Undergraduate Students
Madeline Cosgriff, Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/2016 - 08/2016 Summer Research Program
Erica Marion, Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/2017 - Present Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE)
 
Medical Students
John Roddy (Urology), Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 Summer research mentor
Sindhu Kilakkathi, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - 2015 Advisor
 
Graduate Students
MA Committees
Tarik Walker, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009 - 2010
PhD Students Advised
Mina Farazad, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2011 - 05/2015 The Impact of Motherhood on the Mental Health & Substance Use of Women Who Trade Sex.
Allison Ertl, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2012 - 08/2016 Neighborhood Context and Racial Disparities in Pediatric Violence
Sandra Bogar, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2012 - 05/2014
Laila Azam, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2012 - 05/2014
Joseph Byonanebye, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2013 - 05/2017 Characteristics, regional trends and determinants of teenage pregnancy in Uganda, Assistant Professor at Marquette University
Dina Garcia, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013 - 2015 The Oral Health Status and Dental Care Utilization of Mexican-origin Latinos, Received an F31 NIH Grant; Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Iowa
Alexander Crowe, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013 - 2015
Meredith Halling, Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/2014 - Present
Thant Ko Ko, Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/2014 - Present
Benjamin Holmes, Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/2014 - Present
Darius Carr, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2016 - Present
Michael Totoraitis, Medical College of Wisconsin, 08/2016 - Present
PhD Committees
Rebekah Angove, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011 - 2014 Screening for Childhood Exposure to Violence in Pediatric Primary Care:Provider Practices and Perspectives
MPh Students Advised
Gina Bane, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 - 2014
MS Students Advised
Zeno Franco, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013
 
Postdoctoral Students
Matthew Dellinger, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - 2016 Research Mentorship, Promoted to Assistant Professor
Kaija Zusevics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Research Mentorship
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
Henry Chang, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 Research Mentor
 
Residents
Daphne Lambropoulos, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011 Summer research mentor
 
Faculty
Silvia Munoz-Price, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - 2016 Mentorship to Junior Faculty
Kirsten Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mentorship to Junior Faculty, Received an R01 from NCI
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
PhD Committees
Jeanine Buchanich, University of Pittsburgh, 2003 - 2007 A clinical decision-making rule for mild head injury in children less than three years old.
Sandra Bogar, Medical College Wisconsin, 08/2012 - 12/2013
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
2011 - Present Appointed Director of the PhD Program in Public and Community Health in 2011. Since that time has recruited key faculty to develop five new courses.
2014 Successful created revenue generating part-time PhD program and implemented in 2014
 
Research Programs
2006 - Present Developed the Clinical Outcomes Registry and Research Program for the Divisions of Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery and Anesthesia. Built a quality im
2011 - Present Appointed the Director of Epidemiology in 2011. Has worked to re-establish and revitalize the Epidemiology Data Resource Center (EDRC) and to promote collaborative epidemiologic research.
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2003 Epidemiologist, Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti, Design and implement a trauma registry for their hospital
2010 - Present Design and Implementation of a Nigerian Trauma Registry
2012 - Present Epidemiologist, Milwaukee Center for Children and Youth
2012 - Present Member, WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC)
2014 November 2014 Epidemiologist, Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Provide education and support in research methods to clinical faculty
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Marsh GM, Stone RA, Youk AO, Smith TS, Quinn MM, Henderson VL, Schall LC, Wayne LA, Lee KY. Mortality among United States rock wool and slag wool workers: 1989 update. J Occup Health SAF AUST NZ (CCH AUST). 1996; 12(3): 297-312.
2. Albanese CT, Gardner MJ, Adkins MA, Schall L, Lynch JM. Single rope tree swing injuries among children. Pediatrics. 1997 Apr; 99(4): 548-550.
3. Schall LC, Marsh GM, Henderson VL. A two-stage protocol for verifying vital status in large historical cohort studies. J Occup Environ Med. 1997 Nov; 39(11): 1097-1102.
4. Lear D, Schall LC, Marsh GM, Liu KS, Yao Y. Identification and case management in an HMO of patients at risk of preterm labor. Am J Manag Care. 1998 Jun; 4(6): 865-871.
5. Marsh GM, Lucas LJ, Youk AO, Schall LC. Mortality patterns among workers exposed to acrylamide: 1994 follow up. See Comment. Occup Environ Med. 1999 Mar; 56(3): 181-190.
6. Marsh GM, Gula MJ, Youk AO, Schall LC. Mortality among chemical plant workers exposed to acrylonitrile and other substances. Am J Ind Med. 1999 Oct; 36(4): 423-436.
7. Nadler EP, Gardner M, Schall LC, Lynch JM, Ford HR. Management of blunt pancreatic injury in children. J Trauma. 1999 Dec; 47(6): 1098-1103.
8. Nadler EP, Go LL, Beer-Stolz D, Watkins SC, Schall LC, Boyle P, Ford HR. Transcellular transport is not required for transmucosal bacterial passage across the intestinal membrane ex vivo. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2000 Winter; 1(4): 265-272.
9. Upperman JS, Gardner M, Gaines B, Schall L, Ford HR. Early functional outcome in children with pelvic fractures. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Jun; 35(6): 1002-1005.
10. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Gardner MJ, Stafford PW, Peitzman AB, Ford HR. Impact of pediatric trauma centers on mortality in a statewide system. J Trauma. 2000 Aug; 49(2): 237-245.
11. Scheidler MG, Schultz BL, Schall L, Ford HR. Mechanisms of blunt perineal injury in female pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Sep; 35(9): 1317-1319.
12. Scheidler MG, Shultz BL, Schall L, Ford HR. Risk factors and predictors of mortality in children after ejection from motor vehicle crashes. J Trauma. 2000 Nov; 49(5): 864-868.
13. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Development of a novel age-specific pediatric trauma score. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Jan; 36(1): 106-112.
14. Gordon SA, Abou-Jaoude W, Hoffman RA, McCarthy SA, Kim YM, Zhou X, Zhang XR, Simmons RL, Chen Y, Schall L, Ford HR. Nitric oxide induces murine thymocyte apoptosis by oxidative injury and a p53-dependent mechanism. J Leukoc Biol. 2001 Jul; 70(1): 87-95.
15. Schall LC, Buchanich JM, Marsh GM, Bittner GM. Utilizing multiple vital status tracing services optimizes mortality follow-up in large cohort studies. Ann Epidemiol. 2001 Jul; 11(5): 292-296.
16. Nadler EP, Stanford A, Zhang XR, Schall LC, Alber SM, Watkins SC, Ford HR. Intestinal cytokine gene expression in infants with acute necrotizing enterocolitis: Interleukin-11 mRNA expression inversely correlates with extent of disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2001 Aug; 36(8): 1122-1129.
17. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Improved functional outcome for severely injured children treated at pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma. 2001 Nov; 51(5): 824-32; discussion 832-4.
18. Seradge H, Parker W, Baer C, Mayfield K, Schall L. Conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: An outcome study of adjunct exercises. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2002 Jan; 95(1): 7-14.
19. Schall LC, Potoka DA, Ford HR. A new method for estimating probability of survival in pediatric patients using revised TRISS methodology based on age-adjusted weights. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2002 February; 52(2): 235-241.
20. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Risk factors for splenectomy in children with blunt splenic trauma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2002; 37(3): 294-299.
21. Hackam DJ, Potoka D, Meza M, Pollock A, Gardner M, Abrams P, Upperman J, Schall L, Ford H. Utility of radiographic hepatic injury grade in predicting outcome for children after blunt abdominal trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Mar; 37(3): 386-389.
22. Scheidler MG, Shultz BL, Schall L, Vyas A, Barksdale EM, Jr. Falling televisions: The hidden danger for children. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Apr; 37(4): 572-575.
23. Stanford A, Upperman JS, Boyle P, Schall L, Ojimba JI, Ford HR. Long-term follow-up of patients with necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 discussion 1048-1050; Jul; 37(7): 1048-1050.
24. Marsh GM, Youk AO, Buchanich JM, Cassidy LD, Lucas LJ, Esmen NA, Gathuru IM. Pharyngeal cancer mortality among chemical plant workers exposed to formaldehyde. Toxicol Ind Health. 2002 Jul; 18(6): 257-268.
25. Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Holleran MK, Ruhl LS. Methodology to improve data quality from chart review in the managed care setting. Am J Manag Care. 2002 Sep; 8(9): 787-793.
26. Marsh GM, Gula MJ, Youk AO, Cassidy LD. Bladder cancer among chemical workers exposed to nitrogen products and other substances. Am J Ind Med. 2002 Oct; 42(4): 286-295.
27. Marsh GM, Cassidy LD. The drake health registry study: Findings from fifteen years of continuous bladder cancer screening. Am J Ind Med. 2003 Feb; 43(2): 142-148.
28. Cassidy LD, Potoka DA, Adelson PD, Ford HR. Development of a novel method to predict disability after head trauma in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Mar; 38(3): 482-485.
29. Marsh GM, Youk AO, Buchanich JM, Cassidy LD, Lucas LJ, Esmen NA, Gathuru I. Pharyngeal Cancer Mortality among Chemical Plant Workers Exposed to Formaldehyde. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 18:257‐268, 2003.
30. Cassidy LD, Youk AO, Marsh GM. The drake health registry study: Cause-specific mortality experience of workers potentially exposed to beta-naphthylamine. Am J Ind Med. 2003 Sep; 44(3): 282-290.
31. Upperman JS, Shultz B, Gaines BA, Hackam D, Cassidy LD, Ford HR, Helmkemp J. All-terrain vehicle rules and regulations: Impact on pediatric mortality. J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Sep; 38(9): 1284-1286.
32. Rozmiarek AJ, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Gaines BA, Rycus P, Hackam DJ. How low can you go? Effectiveness and safety of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in low-birth-weight neonates. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jun; 39(6): 845-847.
33. Rozmiarek AJ, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Hackam DJ. Factors influencing survival in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: The relative role of timing of surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 discussion 821-4; Jun; 39(6): 821-824.
34. Wang HE, Peitzman AB, Cassidy LD, Adelson PD, Yealy DM. Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation and outcome after traumatic brain injury. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Nov; 44(5): 439-450.
35. Cassidy LD, Buchanich JM, Guice K. Comparison of injury severity scoring systems to identify most relevant variables for inclusion in a national trauma registry for children. NCRA Journal of Registry Management. 2005 02/01/2005; 32(1): 4-10.
36. Adelson PD, Ragheb J, Kanev P, Brockmeyer D, Beers SR, Brown SD, Cassidy LD, Chang Y, Levin H. Phase II clinical trial of moderate hypothermia after severe traumatic brain injury in children. Neurosurgery. 2005 discussion 740-54; Apr; 56(4): 740-754.
37. Livingston EH, Cassidy L. Statistical power and estimation of the number of required subjects for a study based on the t-test: A surgeon's primer. J Surg Res. 2005 Jun 15; 126(2): 149-159.
38. Berger RP, Adelson PD, Pierce MC, Dulani T, Cassidy LD, Kochanek PM. Serum neuron-specific enolase, S100B, and myelin basic protein concentrations after inflicted and noninflicted traumatic brain injury in children. see comment. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul; 103(1 Suppl): 61-68.
39. Cassidy LD. Basic concepts of statistical analysis for surgical research. J Surg Res. 2005 Oct; 128(2): 199-206.
40. Leaphart CL, Danko M, Cassidy L, Gaines B, Hackam DJ. An analysis of proctoscopy vs. computed tomography scanning in the diagnosis of rectal injuries in children: Which is better? J Pediatr Surg. 2006 discussion 700-3; Apr; 41(4): 700-703.
41. Mann NC, Guice K, Cassidy L, Wright D, Koury J. Are statewide trauma registries comparable? Reaching for a national trauma dataset. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Sep; 13(9): 946-953.
42. Guice KS, Cassidy LD, Mann NC. State trauma registries: Survey and update-2004. J Trauma. 2007 Feb; 62(2): 424-435.
43. Schultz CR, Ford HR, Cassidy LD, Shultz BL, Blanc C, King-Schultz LW, Perry HB. Development of a hospital-based trauma registry in Haiti: An approach for improving injury surveillance in developing and resource-poor settings. J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5): 1143-1154.
44. Guice KS, Cassidy LD, Oldham KT. Traumatic injury and children: A national assessment. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2007 December; 63(6) (Supplement): S68-S80.
45. Buchanich JM, Cassidy L, Guice K. National trauma registry for children project: A national hospital survey. Journal of Registry Management. 2008; 35(1): 12-16.
46. Azizova TV, Osovets SV, Day RD, Druzhinina MB, Sumina MV, Pesternikova VS, Teplyakov II, Zhang A, Kuniak M, Vasilenko EK, Wald N, Slaughter DM, Okladnikova ND, Schall LC. Predictability of acute radiation injury severity. Health Phys. 2008 Mar; 94(3): 255-263.
47. Sorey WH, Cassidy LD, Crout J, Blount P. River tree rope swing injuries. South Med J. 2008 Jul; 101(7): 699-702.
48. Cassidy LD, Cunningham M, Buchanich J, Marsh GM, Guice K. Proposed sampling plan for a national trauma registry for children. Journal of Registry Management. 2008; 35(3): 113-119.
49. Cassidy LD. Pediatric disaster preparedness: The potential role of the trauma registry. J Trauma. 2009 Aug; 67(2 Suppl): S172-8.
50. Gourlay DM, Cassidy LD, Sato TT, Lal DR, Arca MJ. Beyond feasibility: A comparison of newborns undergoing thoracoscopic and open repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Sep; 44(9): 1702-1707.
51. Goble S, Neal M, Clark DE, Nathens AB, Annest JL, Faul M, Sattin RW, Li L, Levy PS, Mann NC, Guice K, Cassidy LD, Fildes JJ. Creating a nationally representative sample of patients from trauma centers. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3): 637-42, discussion 642-4.
52. Juern AM, Cassidy LD, Lyon VB. More evidence confirming the safety of general anesthesia in pediatric dermatologic surgery. Pediatric Dermatology. 2010 Jul 1, 27(4):355-60.
53. Whitehouse JS, Gourlay DM, Winthrop AL, Cassidy LD, Arca, MJ. Is it safe to discharge intussusception patients after successful hydrostatic reduction? J Pediatr Surg. 2010 June, 45(6):1182-6.
54. Densmore JD; Weisman S; Czarnecki M; Hainsworth K; Cassidy LD; Oldham KT. Initial Surgical and Pain Management Outcomes Following Nuss Procedure" J Pediatr Surg 2010 Sep;45(9):1767-71.
55. Cassidy LD, Molenaar DM, Hathaway JA, Feeley T, Cummings BJ, Simpson P, Li SH. Trends in Pulmonary Function and Prevalence of Occupational Asthma in Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI) Workers over a Nineteen Year Period. J Occup Environ Med 2010 Oct;52(10):988-94.
56. Arca MJ, Teitelbaum DH, St Peter SD, Cowles R, Aspelund G, Cassidy LD, Barnhart D, Abdullah F. Research interests and funding of members of the American Pediatric Surgical Association: report from 2010 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct;45(10):1983-8.
57. Berens, R. J., Cassidy, L. D., Matchey, J., Campbell, D., Colpaert, K. D., Welch, T., Lawson, M., Peterson, C., O'Flynn, J., Dearth, M. and Tieves, K. S. , Probability of survival based on etiology of cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. Pediatric Anesthesia, no. 2010; 1460.
58. K. Buesing, L. Tracy, C. Kiernan, L. Cassidy, P. Scott, R. Ware, A. Davidoff, F. Rescorla, J. Langer, H. Rice, K. Oldham. Partial splenectomy, a viable option for treating hereditary spherocytosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):178-83.
59. Lee SL, Islam S, Cassidy LD, Abdullah F, Arca MJ; 2010 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov;45(11):2181-5.
60. Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Talbott EO, Kelsey S. Initial and Continued Adherence With Bladder Cancer Screening. J Occup Environ Med. 53(4):455-60, 2011 Apr
61. Harris SE, Cronk C, Cassidy LD, Simpson P, Tomita-Mitchell A, Pelech AN. Exploring the environmental and genetic etiologies of congenital heart defects: the Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiac Registry. Journal of Registry Management. 38(1):24-9, 2011.
62. Goldin AB. LaRiviere C. Arca MJ. Cassidy L. Abdullah F. Lee SL. Islam S. Huang EY. Downard CD. Cowles RA. Chen C. Barnhart DC. Edwards T. 2010 APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. Guidelines for surveys of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 46(10):2012-7, 2011 Oct.
63. Cassidy LD, Jensen JN, Durkee CT, Calkins CM, Sato T, Tassone C, Kerschner J, Thielke RJ, Mitchell ME, Hoffman GM, Oldham KT. Creation and Implementation of Prospective Pediatric Clinical Outcomes Registry" Journal of Registry Management. 38(3):138-43, 2011.
64. Fanning JJ. Stucke AG. Christensen MA. Cassidy LD. Berens RJ. Perioperative opiate requirements in children with previous opiate infusion. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 22(3):203-8, 2012 Mar.
65. Rentea RM. Liedel JL. Welak SR. Cassidy LD. Mayer AN. Pritchard KA Jr. Oldham KT. Gourlay DM. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase administration in newborns is protective of gut barrier function in a neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis rat model. J Pediatr Surg. 47(6):1135-42, 2012 Jun.
66. Groen RS, Samai M, Stewart KA, Cassidy LD, Kamara TB, Yambasu SE, Kingham TP, Kushner AL. Untreated surgical conditions in Sierra Leone: a cluster randomized, cross-sectional, countrywide survey. Lancet. 380(9847):1082-7, 2012 Sep 22.
67. Lancet. 380(9847):1082-7, 2012 Sep 22.
68. Drolet BA, Frommelt PC, Chamlin SL, Haggstrom A, Bauman NM, Chiu YE, Chun RH, Garzon MC, Holland KE, Liberman L, MacLellan-Tobert S, Mancini AJ, Metry D, Puttgen KB, Seefeldt M, Sidbury R, Ward KM, Blei F, Baselga E, Cassidy L, Darrow DH, Joachim S, Kwon EM, Martin K, Perkins J, Siegel DH, Boucek RJ, Frieden IJ. Initiation and Use of Propranolol for Infantile Hemangioma: Report of a Consensus Conference. Pediatrics. 2013:131;128 December 24, 2012.
69. St Peter SD, Calkins CC, Goldin AB, Chen C, Downard C, Huang EY, Cassidy L, Saito J, Arca MJ, Islam S. The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a systematic review from the American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. In Press.
70. Islam S. Calkins CM. Goldin AB. Chen C. Downard CD. Huang EY. Cassidy L. Saito J. Blakely ML. Rangel SJ. Arca MJ. Abdullah F. St Peter SD. APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee, 2011-2012. The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 47(11):2101-10, 2012 Nov.
71. Downard CD. Renaud E. St Peter SD. Abdullah F. Islam S. Saito JM. Blakely ML. Huang EY. Arca MJ. Cassidy L. Aspelund G. 2012 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes Clinical Trials Committee. Treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 47(11):2111-22, 2012 Nov.
72. Stewart, K.A., Groen, R.S., Kamara, T.B., Farahzad, M.M., Samai, M., Cassidy, L.D., Kushner, A.L., Wren, S.M. (2013). Traumatic Injuries in Developing Countries: Report from a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey of Sierra Leone. JAMA Surgery. 148(5):463-9, 2013 May 1.
73. Groen RS. Samai M. Petroze RT. Kamara TB. Cassidy LD. Joharifard S. Yambasu S. Nwomeh BC. Kushner AL. Household survey in Sierra Leone reveals high prevalence of surgical conditions in children. World Journal of Surgery. 37(6):1220-6, 2013 Jun.
74. Kwon S. Groen RS. Kamara TB. Cassidy LD. Samai M. Yambasu SE. Kushner AL. Nationally representative household survey of surgery and mortality in Sierra Leone. World Journal of Surgery. 37(8):1829-35, 2013 Aug.
75. Cassidy LD, Lambropoulos, D, Enters,J, Farahzad,M, Gourlay D, Lal,D. Health Disparities Analysis of Critically Ill Pediatric Trauma Patients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 217(2):233-9, 2013 Aug.
76. Rentea RM, Sommers KK, Cassidy L, Enters J, Arca MJ. Negative pressure wound therapy in infants and children: a single-institution experience. J Surg Research. 184 (1): 658-664, 2013 September.
77. Groen RS, Solomon J, Samai M, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD , Blok L, Kushner AL, Dhanaraj M, , Stekelenbrg J., Female Health and Family Planning in Sierra Leone. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 122(3):525-31, 2013 Sep.
78. Nghiem-Rao TH, Cassidy LD, Polzin EM, Calkins CM, Arca MJ, Goday PS. Risks and Benefits of Cylclic parenteral nutrition in surgical neonates. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 28(6):745-52, 2013 Dec.
79. Cassidy LD, Cook A, Ertl A, Gourlay D, Osler T. Is the Trauma Mortality Prediction Model (TMPM-ICD-9) a Valid Predictor of Mortality in Pediatric Trauma Patients? Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 49(1):189-92, 2014 Jan.
80. Hathaway J, Molenaar D, Cassidy LD. Cross-sectional Survey of Occupational Asthma in Hexamethylene Diisocyanate (HDI). JOEM. 56(1):52-7, 2014 Jan
81. Patel HD, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Samai M, Farahzad MM, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM. An estimate of hernia prevalence in Sierra Leone from a nationwide community survey. Hernia. 18(2):297-303, 2014 Apr.
82. Elliott IS, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Gosselin RA. The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease in Sierra Leone. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®. In Press.
83. MacKinney EC, Chun RH, Cassidy LD, Link TR, Sulman CG, Kerschner JE, Factors influencing successful peer-reviewed publication of original research presentations from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Available online 5 January 2015, ISSN 0165-5876.
84. SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION:
85. Hiten D Patel, MPH, Reinou S Groen, MD, MIH, Thaim B Kamara, MD, Mohamed Samai, MBBS, PhD, Mina M Farahzadi, BA, Laura D Cassidy, PhD, Adam L Kushner, MD, MPH, Sherry M Wren, MD. An estimate of hernia prevalence in Sierra Leone from a nationwide community survey. Submitted to World Journal of Surgery.
86. Densmore JC, Tarima SS, Rydewlicz, JA, Schultz JA, Visotcky AM, Berger S, Cassidy LD, and Oldham KT. Age Is More Strongly Associated with Noncardiac Surgical Outcome Than ACS-NSQIP-P Risk Category in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Submitted to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
87. Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Brazauskas R, Hainsworth K, Wiessman S, Hoffman GH. Pediatric Patient Utilization Patterns Before and After treatment in the Pain Clinic. Submitted to Pain.
88. Cassidy LD, Olaomi W, Ertl A, Ameh E. Patient Injury Characteristics in the Nigerian Trauma Registry. Submitted to Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
89. Invited Articles
90. Cassidy LD, Ford HR. Editorial Comment on "The Utility of Clinical and Laboratory Data for Predicting Intra-abdominal Injury in Children". Journal of Trauma.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Buchanich JM, Songer TJ, Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Ford HR. A Clinical Decision Making Rule for Mild Head Injury in Infants & Toddlers. Saarrbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2008.
 
Abstracts
1. Johnson KA, Denis J, Schall LC, Liu KS, & Lazar JM. Gender Difference in the Pharmacodynamics of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in AmbulatoryPatients With Mild to Moderate Hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension. 1995.
2. Ford HR, Schall LC, Gardner M, Stafford P, Pietzman A. Impact of Pediatric Trauma Centers on Mortality in a State-wide System. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. 1999.
3. Upperman J, Gardner M, Gaines B, Schall LC, & Ford HR. Functional Outcome in Children with Pelvic Fractures. American Academy of Pediatrics. 1999.
4. Scheidler MG, Schultz BL, Schall LC, & Ford HR. Risk Factors and Predictors of Mortality in Children Following Ejection from Motor Vehicle Crashes. American Academy of Pediatrics. 1999, October.
5. Scheidler MG, Shultz BL, Schall LC, & Ford HR. Mechanism of Blunt Perineal Injury in Female Pediatric Patients. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. 1999, November.
6. Schall LC, Marsh GM, Buchanich JM, Bittner G: A Comparison of Three National Vital Status Tracing Services for Large Scale. Annals of Epidemiology 9:457-458, 1999.
7. Scheidler MG, Schultz BL, Schall LC, & Barksdale EM. Falling Televisions: The Hidden Danger for Children. American College of Surgeons. 2000, March.
8. Potoka DA, Schall LC, & Ford HR. Development of a Novel Age-Specific Pediatric Trauma Score. American Pediatric Surgery Association. 2000, May.
9. Nadler EP, Gardner MJ, Remy T, Schall LC, & Ford HR. Factors that Influence Outcome Following Blunt Pulmonary Injury in Children. Conference on Pediatric Trauma. 2000, June.
10. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Gardner MJ, & Ford HR. Triss Under-estimates Survival in Pediatric Trauma Patients. Conference on Pediatric Trauma. 2000, June.
11. Scheidler MG, Schall LC, Schultz BL, & Ford HR. Pattern of Air Rifle Injuries in Children. National Conference on Pediatric Trauma. 2000, June.
12. Stanford A, Nadler EP, Zhang XR, Schall L, Upperman JS, Ford HR. Analysis of guanosine cyclohydrolase (GTP-CH), IL-8 and IL-12 gene expression in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The 47th Annual International Congress of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, July 2000.
13. Scheidler MG, Whalen J, Schall L, Shultz BL, Adelson PD, Ford HR. Risk factors for and clinical significance of delayed pancreatic enzyme elevation following isolated head injury in children. The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, October 2000.
14. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Improved functional outcome and length of stay in pediatric trauma patients treated at pediatric trauma centers compared to adult trauma centers. The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, October 2000.
15. Nadler EP, Stanford A, Zhang X-R, Schall LC, Ford HR. Intestinal IL-11 mRNA expression inversely correlates with severity of bowel injury in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis. American Academy of Pediatrics 2000 Annual Meeting, October 2000.
16. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Impact of drug and alcohol use on mortality in pediatric trauma patients. American Academy of Pediatrics 2000 Annual Meeting, October 2000.
17. Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR. Risk factors for splenectomy in children with blunt splenic trauma. The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, May 2001.
18. Stanford A, Upperman JS, Boyle P, Schall L, Ojimba JIN, Ford HR. Longterm follow-up in patients with necrotizing enterocolitis. American Academy of Pediatrics 2001 National Conference and Exhibition, October 2001.
19. Upperman JS, Shultz B, Gaines B, Hackam D, Schall L, Ford HR. All-terrain vehicle rules and regulations impact on pediatric mortality. American Pediatric Surgical Association 33rd Annual Meeting, May 2002.
20. Schall L, Potoka DA, Ford HR. Development of a novel method to predict probability of disability following head trauma in children. American Pediatric Surgical Association 33rd Annual Meeting, May 2002.
21. Nadler EP, Cassidy L, Ford HR. Abused children have higher mortality rates than similarly injured non-abused children. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition, October 2002.
22. Gaines BA, Cassidy L, Shultz B, Ford HR. Impact of helmet utilization in bicyclerelated pediatric head injuries. Association for Academic Surgery 36th Annual Meeting, November 2002.
23. Marsh GM, Youk AO, Buchanich JM, Cassidy LD, Lucas LJ, Esmen NA, Gathuru I. Formaldehyde Exposure and Respiratory Tract Cancer among Chemical Plant Workers: An Updated Cohort Study and New Nested Case‐Control Study. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2003.
24. Rozmiarek A, Qureshi FG, Cassidy LD, Ford HR, Hackam DJ. Age at time of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair does not influence survival in newborns. American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition, November 2003.
25. Rozmiarek A, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Rycus P, Hackam DJ. Effectiveness and safety of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in low birthweight neonates: How low can you go? American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition, November 2003.
26. Rozmiarek A, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Rycus P, Hackam DJ. Effectiveness and safety of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in low birthweight neonates: How low can you go? American Academy of Pediatrics National Convention and Exhibition, November 2003.
27. Gaines BA, Cassidy Schall L, Ford HR. Does gender influence outcome in pediatric trauma? Association for Academic Surgery 37th Annual Meeting, November 2003.
28. Gaines BA, Cassidy Schall L, Ford HR. Does pre-existing mental illness affect outcome in pediatric trauma? The 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Houston, November 2004.
29. Roth KR, Cassidy LD, Pitetti RD, & Orr RA. Predicting mortality and measuring morbidity in pediatric transport. Criticale Care Medicine suppl. 2004, December.
30. Roth KR, Cassidy LD, Pitetti RD, & Orr RA. A pediatric severity of illness model for interfacility transport systems. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. 2004, October.
31. Philpot, Corey MD; Cassidy, Laura PhD; Day, Susan MD; Marcdante, Karen MD; Gorelick, Marc MD, MPH Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Pediatric Interhospital Transport: Diagnostic Concordance and Hospital Mortality Abstracts Translations: Abstracts from the 16th Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium: Oral Abstract Presentations September 2006 - Volume 7 - Issue 5 - p 514.
32. Jaya L. Varadarajan, M.B.,B.S., Keri Hainsworth, Ph.D., Laura Cassidy, Ph.D., George Hoffman, M.D. Anesthesiologist Directed Pediatric MRI Sedation - A Retrospective Study of Patient Safety and Outcomes. 2011 American Society of Anesthesiologists.
33. Berens RJ, Matchey J, Cassidy LD. Duration of Compression Effect on Survival in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest. 2010 American Society of Anesthesiologists.
34. Gourlay D., Sato, T., Cassidy, L., Lal, D., Arca, MA. "Neonatal Thoracoscopic CDH Repair - Improved Surgical Outcomes" 36th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Orlando, FL. May 2007.
35. Whitehouse, JS., Cassidy LD., Gourlay DM. Massive blood transfusion in pediatric trauma. Wisconsin Lunda Trauma Research Competition. Madison, WI. May, 2009.
36. Other Publications
37. Marsh GM, Schall LC. Health Registry and Epidemiologic Study of Former Drake (Kilsdonk) Chemical Company Workers. Semi-annual Technical Reports submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Environmental. 1991 - Present.
38. Marsh GM, Leviton LC, Talbott EO, & Schall LC. Health Registry and Epidemiologic Study of Former Drake (Kilsdonk) Chemical Company Workers. Technical Report Submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health. 1993, February 28.
39. Schall, LC. Assessing the Diagnostic Specificity and Sensitivity of Bladder Cancer Screening Modalities. Master's Thesis. 1994.
40. Marsh GM, Stone RA, Youk AO, Henderson VL, Schall LC, Wayne LA, & Lee KY. Mortality Patterns among Mineral Wool Workers, 1989 Update. Technical Report Submitted to the North American Insulation Manufacturer's Association. 1996, January.
41. Buchanich J, Keane CR, Lin CJ, Marsh GM, Medsger A, Potter MA, Ricci EM, & Schall LC. Evaluation Study of the Community Health Project: Findings and Recommendations. Submitted to The Honorable Gary L. Gurian, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health. April 1999.
42. Ruhl L and Schall L. The Importance of Improving Compliance. Published in Women's Health Advances Today. Spring 2001.
43. Cassidy LD, Predicting Levels of Compliance in a Bladder Cancer Screening Study of Occupationally Exposed Workers. PhD Dissertation 2001.
44. Marsh GM, Gula MJ, Youk AO, Schall LC: Bladder Cancer among Employees of the BP Chemicals Lima Ohio, Facility. Technical Report Submitted to BP Chemicals, May 2001.
45. Marsh GM, Cassidy LD, Youk AO: Evaluation of the Coordinated Care Network: The Gateway Health Plan Experience. Technical Report Submitted to Gateway Health Plan, September 2002.
46. Cassidy LD, Leishear K, Health Care Cost Profile Oak Creek and Lake Charles Comparison for Hospital and Resource Utilization. Technical Report submitted to PPG Industries. June 2004.
47. Cassidy LD "Carolinas Health Summit: Shelby, Lexington and Chester" Technical Report submitted to PPG Industries. April 2005.
48. Cassidy LD "Mt Zion Health Summit" Technical Report submitted to PPG Industries. May 2005.
49. Cassidy LD, Leishear K, Health Care Cost Profile Oak Creek and Cleveland Comparison for Hospital and Resource Utilization 2004 MedStat Data. Technical Report submitted to PPG Industries. August 2005.
50. Cassidy LD "Evart Health Summit" Technical Report submitted to PPG Industries. October 2005.
51. Cassidy LD, Hill RS, Leuthner S, Godiwilla S, Dekker K, Fiorio L, English N, Buchanich J. SL-01 Evaluation of Commercial Resources for Tracing/Locating NCS Participants. June 2012.
52. Consultantships: Database and Statistical
53. 1992 - 1994 Statistical Consultant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA
54. 1993 Statistical Consultant, HealthAmerica of Pittsburgh, Quality Improvement Department, Pittsburgh, PA
55. 1995 Consultant, "Mortality Study of Workers Exposed to Powdered Paint Products at the PPG Cleveland/Strongsville Plant", PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
56. 1996 - 1997 Consultant, "Cytec Acrylamide Workers Cohort Mortality Study", Cytec Industries, Inc, West Paterson, NJ
57. 1996 - 1998 Consultant, "Retrospective, Prospective Epidemiology Study of Employees of the Standard Oil Chemical Company", BP America, Inc., Lima, OH
58. 1997 - 1999 Consultant, "Cytec Wallingford Formaldehyde Cohort Mortality Study", Cytec Industries, Inc, West Paterson, NJ
59. 1997 - 2010 Consultant "Creation of a Mortality Registry for Cytec Industries, Inc.", Cytec Industries, Inc, West Paterson, NJ
60. 1998 Consultant, "Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Quality Improvement Department", Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield of PA. Pittsburgh PA
61. 1998 - 1999 Consultant, "Cytec Havre de Grace PMR Study", Cytec Industries, Inc,
62. West Paterson, NJ
63. 1998 Statistical Consultant, "Southern Health Plan" Coventry Corp. Arlington, VA
64. 1998 - 1999 Consultant, "Evaluation of Vital Status Tracing and Cause of Death in Foreign Countries", Cytec Industries, Inc, West Paterson, NJ
65. 1998 - 2006 Epidemiologic and Statistical Consultant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA
66. 1999 - 2000 Consultant, "1998 Update of Retrospective, Prospective Epidemiology Study of Employees at Standard Oil Chemical Company", BP-Amoco, Inc., Lima, OH
67. 1999 - 2001 Epidemiologic Consultant, "Terra Mortality Study" Terra Inc., Tallahassee FL
68. 1999 - 2000 Consultant, "Update of the Cytec Wallingford Formaldehyde Cohort Mortality Study", Cytec Industries, Inc, West Paterson, NJ
69. 1999 - 2000 Consultant, "An Adjunct Exercise Program for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients", Orthopaedic &. Reconstruction Research Foundation,
70. Oklahoma City, OK
71. 2001 - 2004 Consultant, Gateway Health Plan, Quality Improvement Department,
72. Pittsburgh, PA
73. 2001 - 2006 Consultant, Coordinated Care Network, "Evaluation of Program Effectiveness", Monroeville PA
74. 2001 - 2002 Consultant, CVS/ProCare, Outcomes Research, Pittsburgh, PA
75. 2000 - 2006 Consultant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dept of Neurosurgery,
76. Pittsburgh, PA
77. 2001 - 2006 Consultant, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dept of Pulmonology,
78. Pittsburgh, PA
79. 2003 - 2006 Consultant Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Emergency Department,
80. Pittsburgh, PA
81. 2005 - 2006 Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Pittsburgh, PA
82. 2003 - 2013 Epidemiology and Statistical Consultant, American Chemistry Council, Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Workers Potentially Exposed to Hexamethylene Diisocyanate, Washington DC
83. 2009 - Present Epidemiology and Statistical Consultant, American Chemistry Council, Evaluation of Pulmonary Function in Workers Potentially Exposed to TDI, Washington DC
 

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