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Katharine E. Zuckerman M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.

    • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics School of Medicine
    • Associate Professor OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Dr. Katharine Zuckerman is a general pediatrician who cares for children with a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses, and provides well-child care. She has special interests in child development, developmental conditions, autism spectrum disorder and feeding problems. She also has an interest in the multicultural aspects of health care and health services delivery.

She is the mother of two young girls who keep her very busy when she is not in the clinic.

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  • B.A., Yale University, New Haven Connecticut 1999
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 2004
  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts 2009
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Mass General Hospital for Children, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric health services research fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 2007


  • "Household Language, Parent Developmental Concerns, and Child Risk for Developmental Disorder" Academic Pediatrics March 2009
  • "Latino parents' perspectives on barriers to autism diagnosis" Academic Pediatrics  2014
  • "Epidemiology of Autism spectrum disorders"  January 1 2015
  • "Overweight and obesity" Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  2014
  • "Early childhood screen time and parental attitudes toward child television viewing in a low-income latino population attending the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children" Childhood Obesity October 1 2015
  • "Family impacts among children with autism spectrum disorder" Academic Pediatrics  2014
  • "Barriers to specialty care and specialty referral completion in the community health center setting" Journal of Pediatrics February 2013
  • "Conceptualization of autism in the latino community and its relationship with early diagnosis" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics October 10 2014
  • "Association between parents' and children's use of oral health services" Pediatrics March 2010
  • "Patient experience of care in the safety net" Journal of Ambulatory Care Management April 2012
  • "Pediatrician identification of Latino children at risk for autism spectrum disorder" Pediatrics September 2013
  • "Disparities in family health-related internet and email use in the general pediatrics setting" Clinical Pediatrics November 12 2014
  • "Specialty referral communication and completion in the community health center setting" Academic Pediatrics July 2011
  • "Racial, ethnic, and language disparities in early childhood developmental/behavioral evaluations" Clinical Pediatrics  2014
  • "Parental concerns, provider response, and timeliness of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis" Journal of Pediatrics June 1 2015
  • "Aggressive behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorders" Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders  2014
  • "Experience-dependent development of spinal motor neurons" Neuron  2000
  • "Parent health beliefs, social determinants of health, and child health services utilization among us school-age children with autism" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics April 17 2015
  • "Incomplete specialty referral among children in community health centers" Journal of Pediatrics January 2011
  • "Variation in Educational Services Receipt Among US Children With Developmental Conditions" Academic Pediatrics September 1 2015
  • "The role of nitric oxide and NMDA receptors in the development of motor neuron dendrites" Journal of Neuroscience December 15 1998
  • "Obesity and autism" Pediatrics December 1 2015
  • "Shared Decision Making in the Care of Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders" Maternal and Child Health Journal March 1 2016
  • "Clarifying the Predictive Value of Family-Centered Care and Shared Decision Making for Pediatric Healthcare Outcomes Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey" Health Services Research  2016
  • "Unmet Health Services Needs among US Children with Developmental Disabilities" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics June 1 2016
  • "Timeliness of autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and use of services among u.s. elementary school-aged children" Psychiatric Services January 1 2017
  • "A Survey of Parents' Perceptions and Use of Time-out Compared to Empirical Evidence" Academic Pediatrics March 1 2017
  • "Family-Centered Care Measurement and Associations With Unmet Health Care Need Among US Children" Academic Pediatrics June 20 2016
  • "Parent-Reported Severity and Health/Educational Services Use Among US Children with Autism" Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics April 12 2017
  • "Fluoride Supplementation Adherence and Barriers in a Community Without Water Fluoridation" Academic Pediatrics April 1 2017

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