Ruth M Abaya, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Emergency Medicine
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 419-889-9391
B.A. (Bluffton University)
Bluffton, Ohio, 2005.
MPH (Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Preventative Health)
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2009.
MD (Feinberg School of Medicine )
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Abaya, Ruth. Jones, Laura. Zorc, Joseph J.: Dexamethasone compared to Prednisone for the treatment of children with acute asthma exacerbations. Pediatric Emergency Care 2018.

Ruth Abaya: Youth Gun Violence Prevention: Solutions That Are In Range. CHOP PolicyLab 2018.

Zorc, Joseph J. Abaya, Ruth. Bates, Elizabeth. Chaudhary, Sofia. Crescenzo, Kelly. Delgado, Eva. Ferro, Daria, Kerrigan, Mike. Lizzie, Michelle. Reardon, Ann Marie. Rodio, Bonnie. Scarfone, Richard. Simpkins, Denise. Strobel, Nicole. Wildenhain, Paul. : Standardizing Asthma Care to Reduce Admissions from the Emergency Department. Quality and Safety Day, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 2018.

Lisa Rapaport : Nearly 1300 US kids die from gunshot wounds each year. Reuters June 2017.

Mary Brophy Marcus: Study reveals ‘staggering’ toll of guns on US kids. CBS News June 2017.

Abaya, R: ASK Day: A question that can’t wait. Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute 2017.

Zorc, Joseph J. Abaya, R. Delgado, E. Voorhis C. Taylor, A. Tyler, L. Simpkins, D. Crescenzo, K. Rodio, B. Reardon, A. Scarfone, R.: Improving value of care for low acuity asthma patients in the ED. Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Annual Meeting 2017.

Ruth Abaya: Five Years after Sandy Hook: Why Reframing Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue is Essential. CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention 2017.

Zorc, Joseph J. Abaya, R. Delgado E. Reardon, A. Rodio, B. Simpkins, D. Moxey, E. Nayar, V. Scarfone,R. : Increasing Treatment with metered Dose Inhaler to Improve Efficiency of Care for Children with Mild-Moderate Asthma in the Emergency Department. accepted for presentation at the national AAP conference 2017.

Muthu, N, Dunn M, Abaya R, Burlingame C, Delgado E, Gahman A, McCloskey M, Kaur T, Kerrigan M, Rodio B, Rose S, Simpkins D, Strobel N. Tyler L,Ware E, Zorc J. : Use of Clinical Pathways and “Do Not Order” Set Decision Support to Decrease and Sustain Reduction of Unnecessary Testing and Treatment for Bronchiolitis. Pediatric Academic Societies Platform Presentation 2017.

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