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Cynthia Christy, M.D.

Cynthia Christy, M.D.

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About Me

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Faculty Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Pediatric Infectious Disease/Immunology Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1983 - 1987

Chief Resident in Pediatrics, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY 1982 - 1983

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY 1979 - 1982

Education

MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine. Medicine. 1979

BS | Jackson College of Tufts University. Biology and French. 1975

Awards

COMSEP Research and Scholarship Award. 2019

Medicine-Pediatrics Award for Teaching Excellence presented by Graduating Class of Medicine-Pediatric Residents. 2013

Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by Peds & Med Peds Residents. 2011 - 2012

Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by 3rd Year Medical Students. 2008 - 2009

Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by 3rd Year Medical Students. 2006 - 2007

Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award. 2004 - 2004

National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholars Program: Educational scholarship. 1998 - 2000

Alpha Omega Alpha. 1979 - 1979

Magna cum laude. 1975 - 1975

Benjamin Brown Award. 1974 - 1974

Research

Dr. Christy's current research interests focus on improving medical education especially relating to professionalism issues.
Dr. Christy's current research interests focus on improving medical education especially relating to professionalism issues.

Publications

Journal Articles

The Decline in Community Preceptor Teaching Activity: Exploring the Perspectives of Pediatricians Who No Longer Teach Medical Students.

Paul CR, Vercio C, Tenney-Soeiro R, Peltier C, Ryan MS, Van Opstal ER, Alerte A, Christy C, Kantor JL, Mills WA, Patterson PB, Petershack J, Wai A, Beck Dallaghan GL

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2020 February 95 (2):301-309. Epub 1900 01 01.

Recruiting and Retaining Community-Based Preceptors: A Multicenter Qualitative Action Study of Pediatric Preceptors.

Beck Dallaghan GL, Alerte AM, Ryan MS, Patterson PB, Petershack J, Christy C, Mills WA, Paul CR, Peltier C, Stamos JK, Tenney-Soeiro R, Vercio C

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2017 August 92 (8):1168-1174. Epub 1900 01 01.

Professionalism in practice: strategies for assessment, remediation, and promotion.

Buchanan AO, Stallworth J, Christy C, Garfunkel LC, Hanson JL

Pediatrics.. 2012 March 129 (3):407-9. Epub 02/27/2012.

Teaching patient communication skills to medical students: a review of randomized controlled trials.

Smith S, Hanson JL, Tewksbury LR, Christy C, Talib NJ, Harris MA, Beck GL, Wolf FM

Evaluation & the health professions.. 2007 March 30 (1):3-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lack of Effect of Effectiveness of influenza vaccine for the prevention of asthma exacerbations.

Christy C, Aligne CA, Auinger P, Pulcino T, Weitzman M.

Archives of disease in childhood. 2004; 89(8): 734-5.

Seizures in a 17-year old. No fun for this guy.

Lee LH, Christy C, Tunnessen WW.

Contemporary Pediatrics. 2000; 17(8): 27-36.

Foodborne diseases: fruits and vegetables.

Christy C

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1999 October 18 (10):911-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Efficacy of informational letters on hepatitis B immunization rates in university students.

Marron RL, Lanphear BP, Kouides R, Dudman L, Manchester RA, Christy C

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1998 November 47 (3):123-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Impact of an algorithm-guided nurse intervention on the use of immunization opportunities.

Christy C, McConnochie KM, Zernik N, Brzoza S

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine.. 1997 April 151 (4):384-91. Epub 1900 01 01.

Screening for tuberculosis infection in urban children.

Christy C, Pulcino ML, Lanphear BP, McConnochie KM

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine.. 1996 July 150 (7):722-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of gender, race, and parental education on immunogenicity and reported reactogenicity of acellular and whole-cell pertussis vaccines.

Christy C, Pichichero ME, Reed GF, Decker MD, Anderson EL, Rennels MB, Englund JA, Edwards KM, Steinhoff MC

Pediatrics.. 1995 September 96 (3 Pt 2):584-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Defining the key parameters for comparing reactions among acellular and whole-cell pertussis vaccines.

Pichichero ME, Christy C, Decker MD, Steinhoff MC, Edwards KM, Rennels MB, Anderson EL, Englund JA

Pediatrics.. 1995 September 96 (3 Pt 2):588-92. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluation of the protective efficacy of a serotype 1 bovine-human rotavirus reassortant vaccine in infants.

Treanor JJ, Clark HF, Pichichero M, Christy C, Gouvea V, Shrager D, Palazzo S, Offit P

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1995 April 14 (4):301-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Efficacy of an observation scale in detecting bacteremia in febrile children three to thirty-six months of age, treated as outpatients.

Teach SJ, Fleisher GR, Occult Bacteremia Study Group including Christy C.

J Peds. 1995; 126(6): 877-881.

Intramuscular versus oral antibiotic therapy for the prevention of meningitis and other bacterial sequelae in young, febrile children at risk for occult bacteremia.

Fleisher GR, Rosenberg N, Vinci R, Steinberg J, Powell K, Christy C, Boenning DA, Overturf G, Jaffe D, Platt R

The Journal of pediatrics.. 1994 April 124 (4):504-12. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluation of a bovine-human rotavirus reassortant vaccine in infants.

Christy C, Offit P, Clark HF, Treanar J

The Journal of infectious diseases.. 1993 December 168 (6):1598-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neonatal Trichosporon beigelii infection: report of a cluster of cases in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Fisher DJ, Christy C, Spafford P, Maniscalco WM, Hardy DJ, Graman PS

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1993 February 12 (2):149-55. Epub 1900 01 01.

Field trial of rhesus rotavirus or human-rhesus rotavirus reassortant vaccine of VP7 serotype 3 or 1 specificity in infants. The Elmwood, Panorama, and Westfall Pediatric Groups.

Madore HP, Christy C, Pichichero M, Long C, Pincus P, Vosefsky D, Kapikian AZ, Dolin R

The Journal of infectious diseases.. 1992 August 166 (2):235-43. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pneumococcal endocarditis in infants and children: report of a case and review of the literature.

Elward K, Hruby N, Christy C

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1990 September 9 (9):652-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Comparison of three enzyme immunoassays to tissue culture for the diagnosis of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and young children.

Christy C, Vosefski D, Madore HP

Journal of clinical microbiology.. 1990 June 28 (6):1428-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Field trial of rhesus rotavirus vaccine in infants.

Christy C, Madore HP, Pichichero ME, Gala C, Pincus P, Vosefski D, Hoshino Y, Kapikian A, Dolin R

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1988 September 7 (9):645-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intrauterine herpes simplex virus infections.

Hutto C, Arvin A, Jacobs R, Steele R, Stagno S, Lyrene R, Willett L, Powell D, Andersen R, Werthammer J

The Journal of pediatrics.. 1987 January 110 (1):97-101. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pneumonia in infants and children.

Christy C, Powell KR.

J Resp Dis. 1987; 8: 65-73.

Safety and immunogenicity of live attenuated rhesus monkey rotavirus vaccine.

Christy C, Madore HP, Treaner JJ, Pray K, Kapikian AZ, Chanock RM, Dolin R

The Journal of infectious diseases.. 1986 December 154 (6):1045-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Discrete subvalvar aortic stenosis after tetralogy of Fallot repair.

Christy C, Noonan JA, O'Connor WN

British heart journal.. 1983 May 49 (5):510-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Chest pain

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Fever and petechiae

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Food poisoning

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Granuloma inguinale

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Limp

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Lyme disease

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Meningitis, viral

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Syphilis

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Rubella

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2007)

Chapter: Urethritis

Authors: Christy, C.

Publisher: Mosby-Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO 2007

Conn's Current Therapy (2002)

Chapter: Viral Respiratory Infections

Authors: Christy C, Hall CB

Publisher: W.B.Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2002

Primary Pediatric Care (2001)

Chapter: Tuberculosis

Authors: Christy C, Starke J.

Publisher: Mosby, St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Food Poisoning

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Granuloma Inguinale

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Syphilis

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Rubella

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Lyme Disease

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Viral Meningitis

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

The Pediatric Clinical Advisor (2001)

Chapter: Chest Pain, Limp, Fever/Petechiae algorithms

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO 2001

Ambulatory Pediatrics (V) (1998)

Chapter: Sexually transmitted disease syndromes

Authors: Christy C.

Publisher: W. B.Saunders, New York, NY 1998

Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology (1992)

Chapter: An update on the "Jennerian" and modified "Jennerian" approach to vaccination of infants and young children against rotavirus diarrhea

Authors: Kapikian AZ, Vesikari T, Ruuska T, Madore HP, Christy C, Dolin R, Flores J, Green KY, Davidson BL, Gorziglia M, et al. (Review)

Publisher: Kluwer Publishing 1992