Kevin J. Dombkowski, Dr.PH.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
300 North Ingalls, 6D05
Dr. Dombkowski’s research is focused on improving the effectiveness of health services to children, particularly through access to adequate primary care services. His research includes studies aimed at fostering appropriate preventive services for children with asthma and other chronic conditions, as well as mechanisms to improve the timeliness of childhood vaccinations. Much of Dr. Dombkowski’s research evaluates improvements to pediatric health services that are enabled through information technology enhancements.
Dr. Dombkowski is 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 immunization registries and other public health data management systems. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he served as an information systems consultant to health care systems and public health agencies throughout Michigan and the United States.
DrPH, Public Health Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2001
M.S., Biometrics, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, 1983
B.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1980
Systemic evaluation of different methods of calculating adolescent vaccination levels using immunization registry data.
Public Health Rep. In press.
Understanding attitudes toward adolescent vaccination and the decision-making dynamic among adolescents, parents, and providers.
BMC Public Health. 2012 Jul 7;12:509.
Using Medicaid claims to identify children with asthma.
J Public Health Mgmt Pract. 2012;18(3):196-203.
Identifying children with chronic conditions for influenza vaccination using a statewide immunization registry: Initial experiences of primary care providers.
J Public Health Mgmt Pract 2012;18(3):204-208.
Current and potential use of new technologies for reminder notifications.
Clin Pediatrics. February 14, 2012 (advanced publication online).
Feasibility of initiating and sustaining registry-based immunization recall in private practices.
Academic Pediatrics. 2012;12(2):104-9.
Redefining meaningful use: achieving interoperability with immunization registries.
Am J Prev Med. 2012;42(4):e33-35.
Assessing the burden of undeliverable immunization reminder and recall notifications.
Prev Med. Dec 1 2011;53(6):424-426.
Parents’ experiences with and preferences for immunization reminder/recall technologies.
False-positive newborn screening result and future health care use in a state Medicaid cohort.
Long-acting beta-agonist monotherapy among children and adults with asthma.
Am J Manag Care. 2011;17(4): e91-e95.
Spirometry use among pediatric primary care physicians.
Asthma surveillance using Medicaid administrative data – a call for a national framework.
J Public Health Manag Pract 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):485-93.
Continuity of prescribers of short-acting beta agonists among children with asthma.
J Pediatr 2009;155(6):788-94.
Hospital utilization and charges among children with influenza, 2003.
Am J Prev Med 2009;36(4):292–296.
Physician perspectives regarding annual influenza vaccination among children with asthma.
Ambulatory Pediatr 2008;8(5):294-299.
Prematurity as a predictor of childhood asthma among low income children.
Ann Epidemiol 2008;18(4):290.
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.
Off-label utilization of antihypertensive medications in children.
Ambul Pediatr 2007;7:299-303.
Effect of missed opportunities on influenza vaccination rates among children with asthma.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2006;160(9):966-971.
Outcomes associated with spirometry for pediatric asthma in a managed care organization.
Trends in diabetes mellitus among privately insured children, 1998-2002.
Ambul Pediatr 2006;6(3):178-181.
Geographic variation of asthma quality measures within and between health plans.
Am J Manag Care 2005;11(12):765-772.
Pediatric asthma quality improvement programs in Medicaid managed care.
Am J Med Qual 2005;20(4):204-209.
Blood lead testing among Medicaid-enrolled children.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005;159:646-650.
Pediatric asthma surveillance using Medicaid claims.
Public Health Rep 2005;120(5):515-524.
Follow-up testing among children with elevated screening blood lead levels.
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.
Emergency department use among Michigan children with special health care needs: an introductory study.
Health Services Research 2004;39(3):665-692.
Risk factors for delays in age-appropriate vaccination.
Public Health Rep 2004;119(2):144-155.
Patterns of vision care among Medicaid-enrolled children.
Pediatrics 2004;113(3 Pt 1):e190-196.
The influence of Medicaid managed care enrollment on emergency department utilization by children.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004;158:17-21.
The need for surveillance of delay in age-appropriate vaccination.
Am J Prev Med 2002;23(1):36-42.