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Research - Donna Halloran, MD, MSPH


Donna R. Halloran, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Saint Louis University

Office: Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Academic Pediatrics
1465 South Grand Blvd, #1416
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Phone: 314-268-2700 ext. 6317
Fax: 314-268-4021


Joyce Koenig, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Saint Louis University

Jay Piccirillo, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Medicine, and Occupational Therapy
Washington University

Mark Schnitzler, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (SLUCOR)
Saint Louis University

Greg R. Alexander, ScD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of South Florida


BS, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN - 1995
MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX - 1999
MSPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL - 2005        


Pediatrics Internship/Residency, Vanderbilt University - 2002
General Academic Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham - 2005       

Area of Specialization / Research Interests

Perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, clinical outcomes research, administrative claims to answer clinical questions


In the summer of 2005, Donna R. Halloran, MD, MSPH joined the Division of General Academic Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University at the rank of Assistant Professor, on the tenure track.  She completed a medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  After completing a pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University, she pursued a research fellowship in general academic pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she completed a Masters of Science in Public Health.  During her research fellowship, Dr. Halloran completed several research projects including a secondary data analysis project utilizing national vital records to determine age of death from SIDS across gestational age ranges.  Dr. Halloran has continued her work using large database analyses to conduct pediatric clinical outcomes research.  She is currently exploring the relationships between maternal and infant risk factors and infant outcomes, using a unique database containing private health insurance claims linked to birth certificate records. 

Recent Grant Support

Granting agency:  National Institutes of Health
Role:  Principal Investigator
Duration:  August 2006 - August 2008
Title:  The Unexplored Burden of Term Small-for-Gestational-Age Infants
Purpose:  This grant program offers to repay qualified repayable educational debt while doctoral-level pediatric researchers conduct research directly related to diseases, disorders, and other conditions in children for 50% or more of their total effort for a two-year consecutive period. 

Granting agency: National Institutes of Health (PI: Victoria Fraser)
Role:  Scholar
Duration:  July 2007 - June 2009
Title:  K12 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program
Purpose:  This institution grant program offers didactic trianign and hands-on clinical research training and mentorship with an emphasis on multidisciplinary clinical research

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Halloran DR, Wall TC, Evans HH, Hardin JM, Woolley AL.  Hearing Screening at Well-Child Visits.  Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2005 Oct; 159(10):949-955.

Halloran DR, Alexander GR.  Preterm Delivery and Age of SIDS Death.  Annals of Epidemiology.  2006; 16(8):600-606.

Link to Pub Med

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