Kevin Dombkowski, DrPH, MS

University of Michigan
Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, Division of General Pediatrics
300 N. Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI
USA 48109-5456

Biographical Sketch:
Kevin J. Dombkowski, Dr.P.H., M.S., is an Associate Professor and faculty member of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) unit within the University of Michigan Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Dombkowski’s research interests include improving the timeliness of childhood vaccinations as well as health services utilization among children with asthma. Dr. Dombkowski is currently active in several collaborations with the Michigan Department of Community Health, including several CDC-funded interventions using the Michigan Care Improvement Registry as well as a wide range of studies related to improving health outcomes among children with asthma. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Dombkowski has extensive experience with health care information systems, especially administrative claims data systems, immunization registries and other public health data management systems. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he served as a health care information systems consultant to health care systems and public health agencies throughout Michigan and the United States. Selected Publications Dombkowski KJ, Lantz PM, Freed GL. The need for surveillance of delay in age-appropriate vaccination. Am J Prev Med 2002;23(1):36-42. Dombkowski KJ, Lantz PM, Freed GL. Risk factors for delays in age-appropriate vaccination. Public Health Rep 2004;119(2):144-155. Dombkowski KJ, Lantz PM, Freed GL. The role of health insurance and a usual source of medical care in age-appropriate vaccination. Am J Public Health 2004;94(6):960-966. Dombkowski KJ, Wasilevich EA, Lyon-Callo SK. Pediatric asthma surveillance using Medicaid claims. Public Health Rep 2005;120(5):515-524. Dombkowski KJ, Cabana MD, Cohn LM, Gebremariam A, Clark SJ. Geographic variation of asthma quality measures within and between health plans. Am J Manag Care 2005;11(12):765-772. Dombkowski KJ, Davis MM, Cohn LM, Clark SJ. Effect of missed opportunities on influenza vaccination rates among children with asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2006;160(9):966-971. Dombkowski KJ, Leung SW, Clark SJ. Provider attitudes regarding use of an immunization information system to identify children with asthma for influenza vaccination. J Public Health Manag Pract 2007;13(6):567-571. Dombkowski KJ, Leung SW, Clark SJ. Physician perspectives regarding annual influenza vaccination among children with asthma. Ambulatory Pediatr 2008;8(5):294-299. Dombkowski KJ, Wasilevich E, Lyon Callo S, Nguen TQ, Medvesky MG, Lee MA. Asthma Surveillance Using Medicaid Administrative Data – A Call for a National Framework. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):485-93.