CHILD early career researcher profiled in medical journal

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Dr. Lauren Erdman inset and presenting at CHILD’s 2024 Symposium. 

CHILD investigator Dr. Lauren Erdman is profiled in a “biocommentary” in the April 2024 edition of the Nature-affiliated medical journal Pediatric Research

As co-author of an article in the journal issue, Dr. Erdman was invited to provide a biographical profile and offer advice to fellow early career researchers. 

“I learned how essential team science is to impactful and novel discovery,” says Dr. Erdman in her commentary.

“Indeed, this lesson is reflected in all the studies coming from the CHILD birth cohort, one of which studies I had the privilege to lead and which is published in this issue…”

The study in question describes the use of machine learning in CHILD to enable the early prediction of pediatric asthma. Dr. Erdman and colleagues found that childhood asthma can be predicted from 3 years of age, “primarily using parental asthma and patient history of wheezing, atopy, antibiotic exposure, and lower respiratory tract infections.”

Dr. Erdman is an assistant professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Dr. Erdman’s biocommentary  |  Pediatric Research article