Research Horizons


New Leader of Research in Patient Services: Lisa Pompeii, PhD, MS

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Lisa Pompeii, PhD, MS, an occupational health nurse and injury epidemiologist, has joined Cincinnati Children’s as the new division director for Research in Patient Services, effective Jan. 17. She comes from the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, TX, where she served as a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and co-director of the Center for Epidemiology and Population Health.

Research in Patient Services is the research arm of the Department of Patient Services at Cincinnati Children’s. It’s comprised of research faculty and scientists from several clinical divisions of the Patient Services Department including: Audiology, Communication Sciences Research Center, Nutrition Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy, Pharmacy and Speech Language Pathology. To create synergy between these divisions, its leadership structure is designed to bring these areas together, share research resources, and stimulate an environment where patient-oriented research can thrive.

Under Pompeii’s leadership, the division will accomplish its vision in Patient Services to establish expertise in research and evidence-based practice that improves the health and wellbeing of children and families.

She has held faculty and clinical positions at other institutions, such as associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center; assistant research professor in the Division of Occupational and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center; an occupational health nurse for Procter & Gamble; and a staff nurse and team leader in the ENT, Orthopedics and Oncology unit for the University of Cincinnati.

Pompeii is a fellow of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and currently serves as associate editor for research for AAOHN’s journal, Workplace Health & Safety. She has served as principal investigator on numerous federally funded studies focusing on worker health and safety, specifically among healthcare workers in adult and pediatric settings, as well as minority and vulnerable populations. She has also served as study section member for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s extramural research program, and recently served as principal investigator of PEDSnet at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is widely published and has given lectures, presentations and research seminars around the world.

Pompeii holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Science in Public Health/Occupational Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.