Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4329
Fax: (585) 276-2595
Administrative: (585) 275-5798

Lab Information

Halterman Lab

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Research Bio

Dr. Halterman's primary research interest is to improve the delivery of preventive care for underserved children with asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood. While national guidelines recommend daily preventive medications for all children with persistent asthma, studies indicate that many children in the U.S. who should receive these medications are not receiving them. Although young urban children suffer the largest burden from asthma, they are the least likely group to receive adequate preventive care. Thus, there is a substantial amount of suffering that could be prevented with improvements in care. The goal of the Preventive Care Program for Urban Children with Asthma is to develop and test sustainable models for identifying and treating children and adolescents with this all too common disease.

Awards & Honors (National)

Election into American Pediatric Society (APS) 2013
Invited Member; Guest Editorial Board | Health Promotion Practice Asthma Supplement 2010
Nominated as permanent study section member for NIH / Behavioral Medicine, Interventions, and Outcomes (BMIO) review panel | National Institutes of Health 2008
Election into Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) 2005
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Physician Scholars Award 2002

Awards & Honors (Local)

Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Research; for community-based research, mentoring, and leadership 2013
Invited participant; NIH Asthma Outcomes Workshop | National Institutes of Health 2009
Rochester Business Journal's 'Forty under 40' Award for Professional and Civic Leadership 2007
Faculty Achievement Recognition - Medical School Convocation 2007
Department of Pediatrics 'Beyond the Call of Duty' Award 2004
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award 2001
William L. Bradford Fellow 2000
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award 2000
Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award 1999
Samuel W. Clausen Fellow 1998
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation; for academic work of consistent high quality (MD graduation) 1994
Doran J. Stephens Prize; for promise of becoming an inspiring teacher, talented investigator, and kindly and able physician 1994
Robert J. Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics for exceptional personal qualities, scholarship, and concern for the care of all children 1994
Alpha Omega Alpha 1993
Academy of Medicine OB/GYN Section Award 1992
American Society of Clinical Pathologists' Award for Excellence and Achievement 1992
Edward Adolf Award in Physiology 1991
Phi Beta Kappa 1989

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jan 20
Wiesenthal EN, Fagnano M, Cook S, Halterman JS. "Asthma and overweight/obese: double trouble for urban children." The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 2016 Jan 20; :1-7. Epub 2016 Jan 20.
2015 Aug 19
Frey SM, Fagnano M, Halterman JS. "Caregiver education to promote appropriate use of preventive asthma medications: what is happening in primary care?" The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma. 2015 Aug 19; :1-7. Epub 2015 Aug 19.
2015 Jan
Reznik M, Bauman LJ, Okelo SO, Halterman JS. "Asthma identification and medication administration forms in New York City schools." Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. 2015 Jan; 114(1):67-68.e1. Epub 2014 Oct 24.
Blaakman SW, Borrelli B, Wiesenthal EN, Fagnano M, Tremblay PJ, Stevens TP, Halterman JS. "Secondhand Smoke Exposure Reduction After NICU Discharge: Results of a Randomized Trial." Academic pediatrics. 2015 15(6):605-12. Epub 2015 Jul 22.
2014 Nov
Koehler AD, Fagnano M, Montes G, Halterman JS. "Elevated burden for caregivers of children with persistent asthma and a developmental disability." Maternal and child health journal. 2014 Nov; 18(9):2080-8.

Current Appointments

Co-Vice Chair for Research - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2001
MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1994
BA | Psychology | University of Rochester1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995