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Adam J. Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Pediatrics

Administrative Title:

Division Head, General Pediatrics

Location:

Midtown, B2042

Phone (Primary):

410-856-3828

Fax:

410-856-3897

Education and Training

  • B.S., General Studies, Louisiana State University (cum laude)
  • M.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
  • M.P.H., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati
  • Pediatric Internship, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Biosketch

Adam Spanier, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, he trained in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He also completed a combined General Pediatrics and Pediatric Environmental Health Research Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Spanier has focused on General Pediatrics and Pediatric Environmental Health research and clinical care for his entire medical career. His research centers mostly on pediatric asthma and the environment (tobacco smoke, particulates, allergens, etc), but it has also included lead poisoning and injury prevention.

From 2007-2009, he was the medical director of the Pediatric Lead Clinic in Cincinnati, leading the clinic's expansion into the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit affiliated Pediatric Environmental Health Clinic. He is the immediate past editor of the Environmental Health Column of Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. He is a member of the EPA's Child Health Protection Advisory Committee. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health. He is the division head for General Pediatrics and the medical director of Pediatrics at Midtown, the University of Maryland Department of Pediatrics outpatient General Pediatrics Clinic.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatrics, environmental health, asthma, tobacco exposure, health disparities, social determinants, lead, pesticides, bisphenol A, endocrine disruptors, injury prevention

Highlighted Publications

  • Wilson J, Dixon S, Breysse P, Jacobs D, Adamkiewicz G, Chew G, Dearborn D, Krieger J, Sandel M, Spanier AJ.  Housing Characteristics Associated with Childhood Asthma Triggers: A Pooled Analysis of Nine Studies.  Environ Res 2010;110(2):189-98.
  • Spanier AJ, Wilson S, Ho M, Hornung R, Lanphear BP.  The Contribution of Housing Renovation to Children’s Blood Lead Levels.  Environmental Health 2013;12(1):72.
  • Lin C, Rountree CB, Methratta S, LaRusso S, Kunselman AR, Spanier AJ.  Secondhand Tobacco Exposure is Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children. Environ Res. 2014;132:264-8.
  • Spanier AJ, Kahn RS, Kunselman AR, Schaefer EW, Hornung R, Xu Y, Calafat AM, Lanphear BP. Bisphenol A exposure and the development of wheeze and lung function in children through age 5 years. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(12):1131-7.
  • Spanier AJ, Beck AF, Huang B, McGrady ME, Drotar DD, Peake RW, Kellogg MD, Kahn RS. Family hardships and serum cotinine in children with asthma. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb;135(2):e416-23.