Center for Global Health

James Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Oscar Boonshoft Chair and Director

James EbertJames Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H, F.A.A.P.

Oscar Boonshoft Chair and Director, Center for Global Health
Program Director, Master of Public Health Program
Associate Professor of Community Health and Pediatrics

Center for Global Health
3123 Research Blvd., #200
Kettering, OH 45420

(937) 258-5555


M.P.H., Wright State University, 2008

M.B.A., Wright State University, 2006

M.D., University of Cincinnati, 1979

B.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 1975


Strategic Leadership in Health Care

Research Interests

Child and Adolescent Health

Child and Adolescent Obesity

Physician Leadership

Patient Safety and Medial Error Reduction

Health Economics

Active Projects

  1. Quality Assurance Review of Blood Pressure Documentation in an Electronic Medical Record
  2. Vitamin D levels in Obese Children and Adolescents
  3. Motivational Interviewing for Practitioners and Trainees


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

AAP Section on Adolescent Health

Ohio Chapter, AAP

Society for Adolescent health and Medicine (SAHM)

National Lipid Association (NLA)

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

American College of Physician Executives

Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA)

OPHA Governing Council

Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research (APTR)


Ebert J, The Female Athlete, Chapter 17 in Hillard P, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, submitted December 2011, publication of textbook due in 2012.

Orlowski M, Ebert J, Pickoff A. Cardiovascular Health Promotion – Physical Fitness in the School Setting. In Berenson G. (ed) Evolution of Cardio-Metabolic Risk from Birth to Middle Age – The Bogalusa Heart Study; 2011,185-198

Ebert JR, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. (abstract, published online June 2011) Markers for oxidative stress in obese children. Abstract Number 56-LB, American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, June 2011

Ebert JR, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized LDL in overweight children. (abstract) – J Clin Lipidol. 2011; 5(3):233

Crites G, Ebert J, Schuster R. Beyond the Dual Degree: Development of a Five Year Program in Leadership for Medical Undergraduates: Academic Medicine, 2008; 83:52-58.

Ebert J.  Back, Hip, and Knee Disorders. In: Slap GB (ed). Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics.  Philadelphia: Elsevier 2008, 117-131.

AAMC Report VIII – Contemporary Issues in Medicine: The Prevention and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity; included under “Examples of Innovation,” 2007, pp. 10-14.

“Hepatitis B and YOU”. 1995 (Distributed by American Academy of Pediatrics)

Lazebnik R, Zimet GD, Ebert J, Anglin TM, Williams P, Bunch DL, Krowchuk DP. How children perceive the medical evaluation for suspected sexual abuse. Child Abuse Negl 1994 Sep;18(9):739-45.

Williams P, Anglin T, Ellick E, Lazebnik R, Bunch D, Ebert J, Stancin T, Krowchuk D. Can teens use triphasic oral contraceptives successfully? Pediatr Res 1989;25:10A.

Krowchuk D, Anglin T, Stancin T, Goodfellow D, Zimet G, Williams P, Ebert J et al. High school athletes and the use of drugs to enhance sports performance. Am J Dis Child 1988;142:385-386.

Knight M; Ebert J; Parish RA; Berry H; Fogelson MH. gamma-Aminobutyric acid in CSF of children with febrile seizures Arch Neurol. 1985;42:474-475.


“Motivational Interviewing in a Clinical Setting” – training of provider, nursing, and ancillary staff of Federally Qualified Health Centers, Dayton Ohio (December 9th, 2011)

“Medical Comorbidities of Obesity in Children” – 14th Annual DCMC Pediatric Orthopaedics Symposium (September 30, 2011)

“Markers for Oxidative Stress in Obese Children” – poster presented at American Diabetes Association annual meeting, (June 24th, 2011)

“LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized-LDL in Overweight Children “ – poster presented at National Lipid Association, annual meeting, New York, (May 20th, 2011)

“The Art and Science of Quality Improvement” – workshop co-presented at Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, (April 10th, 2010)

“Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles” – presented at WSU BSOM Faculty Leadership Academy, (November 17, 2009)

“Public Health Practice Placements for Mid-Career MPH Degree Candidates” – slide presentation by invitation at Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) technical assistance workshop at American Public Health Association national meeting, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; (November 7, 2009)

“Anthropometric Parameters of a Population of Uninsured and Underinsured Persons” – poster presentation at Annual Meeting of Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) Kingsport, Tennessee; (October 23, 2009)

“Using Web-Based Resources to Improve Nutrition and Activity in Teens” – Society for Adolescent Medicine national meeting, Los Angeles, California; (March 26, 2009)

“Children’s Health in the Miami Valley” – Summit on Public Health: Improving Healthy Lifestyles in the Miami Valley; Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio; (March 11, 2009)

“Childhood Obesity” – lecture for Caresource, Dayton, Ohio; (December 12, 2008)

“Childhood Metabolic Syndrome” – workshop session at Annual Meeting of Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) Baltimore, Maryland, (September 25, 2008)

“Workshop on Childhood Obesity” – presented at WSUBSOM program Future Health Conference, Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (February 20, 2008)

“Childhood Obesity” – Presented at WSUBSOM program “Eating Ourselves Sick – the Health and Economic Challenges of Obesity”, Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (February 21, 2007)

“Leadership Curriculum in MD/MPH Programs” – Panel presentation at AAMC Conference of the MD-MPH Education Community, Washington DC; (June 27-28, 2005)

“Medical Team Management” – lecture on the role of human factors in the role of improving teamwork and communications to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors, WPMC; (April 11, 2002)

“Changing the Culture – An Essential Part of Improving Error and Occurrence Reporting” – WSUBSOM program “Quality in Healthcare – It’s More than Trying Harder”; Ponitz Center, Sinclair Community College; (Nov 14, 2001)

“Changing the Culture – An Essential Part of Improving Error and Occurrence Reporting” – Ohio Hospital Association seminar on patient safety, (May 16, 2001)

“James Bass Challenge Bowl” Master of Ceremonies - Wrote questions for, and led an annual academic competition between Army, Navy, and Air Force pediatricians– Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, (March 2001)

“Rolling Out Total Quality Management in a Health Care Setting – the Wright-Patterson Experience” – guest speaker and panelist at a day-long seminar on TQM presented at Ft Dietrich Army Medical Center, Ft. Dietrich, Maryland; (March 1993)

“Incidence of gonorrhea and chlamydia infections of the cervix among military dependant female adolescents presenting for routine annual pap smear” abstract and poster presentation, Uniformed Services Section meeting in conjunction with AAP annual meeting, (1992)

"Organized Athletics and Substance Abuse Patterns: A Study of Military Families" poster presentation, Uniformed Services Section Meeting, in conjunction with American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting, (1988)

"How children perceive the medical evaluation for suspected sexual abuse “; poster presentation at Society for Pediatric Research Meeting, (1989)

"Urban School Principals' Attitudes Towards Psychosocial Health Issues and School-Based Clinics" presented at Ambulatory Pediatric Association Regions V and VI Joint Annual Meeting, (1987)