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John Duby, MD

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evaluation and management of concerns related to children’s development and behavior, including biological, genetic, and social factors that may contribute

bio

John Duby, MD, FAAP, CPE is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Dayton Children’s Hospital.

He is a Past President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and Immediate Past Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub Board in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

Previously, he chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on the Vision of Pediatrics 2020, and also chaired the AAP Mental Health Leadership Workgroup, whose charge was to support the integration of the work of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health into the daily activities of the Academy.

He currently serves as Improvement Advisor for the AAP Chapter Quality Network project for Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dayton Children’s Hospital.

education and training

  • medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine
  • board certification: General Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics. Certifying Commission in Medical Management

publications and presentations

recent publications: 

  • Duby, JC. Rethinking Well Child Care: Teaching Parents to Teach Their Children? Zero to Three Journal, 34(1): 4-11, September 2013
  • Duby, JC. Reflecting on the Vision of Three Leaders: Passing the Torch to You and Me. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35(1):71-73, January 2014
  • Duby, JC. Positive Parenting in a 15 minute Visit! AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Spring 2014
  • Duby, JC. How to identify, treat mental health conditions in children with developmental disabilities. AAP News, 36(1), January 2015
  • Weitzman C, Wegner L; Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; Council on Early Childhood; Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; American Academy of Pediatrics. Promoting optimal development: screening for behavioral and emotional problems. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb;135(2):384-95. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3716
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC). 2015. Transforming the workforce for children birth through age 8: A unifying foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Dempster, N, Wildman, B, Duby, JC. Primary care pediatricians’ perception of mental health services’ effectiveness, acceptability, and availability" Journal of Child Health Care, 2015 Jun;19(2):195-205.
  • Duby, JC, Langkamp DL. Another Reason to Avoid Second Hand Smoke. J. of Pediatrics, 167 (2): 224-225, August 2015.
  • Duby, J.C. Promoting Early Childhood Development in the Pediatric Medical Home. In Shapiro, C. and Harper Browne, C. Innovative Approaches to Supporting Families of Young Children. New York: Springer, 2016.

recent national presentations:

  • 2014
    • Can Mental Health Become Mainstream Pediatrics? Statewide Approaches to Transforming Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Academic Pediatric Association Developmental –Behavioral Pediatrics Special Interest Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 3, 2014
    • Moderator, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Original Science Abstract Session: Potpourri, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 2014
    • Advances in Mental Health in Primary Care, It’s Time to Take Action: Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health, NAMI/CIGNA Foundation Children’s Mental Health Forum, Washington, DC, June 4 2014
    • Interprofessional Collaboration: Is the Future Now? Presidential Address, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Nashville, TN, September 22, 2014
    • A Conversation on Interprofessional Collaboration. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Nashville, TN, September 22, 2014
    • The Case for Pediatric Leadership, American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbus, OH, November 8, 2014
  • 2015
    • Depression Screening and Brief Intervention in Pediatric Practice. Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, September 29, 2015
    • Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Behavior Problems. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC. October 26, 2015
    • Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Behavior Problems. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, DC. October 27, 2015
  • 2016
    • State of the Art in Pediatric Mental Health: Preparing the Pediatrician of the Future. Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Annual Meeting. Savannah, GA, March 5, 2016
    • Brief Intervention for Substance Use, Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use Learning Collaborative Webinar, August 2, 2016
    • Abnormal Developmental Screening: Linking Families to Services. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2016

recent regional presentations:

  • 2015
    • Two Models of Pediatric Healthcare Integration: Approaching the Problem from Different Directions, 12th All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry. Case Medical Center, Beachwood, Ohio, March 28, 2015
    • Kindergarten Readiness: How Can You Make A Difference? 33rd Annual Pediatric Conference: A Review of Developmental-Behavioral Disorders & A Spectrum of Pediatric Challenges, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 18, 2015
    • His Report Card Looks Awful: Is It a Learning Disability? 33rd Annual Pediatric Conference: A Review of Developmental-Behavioral Disorders & A Spectrum of Pediatric Challenges, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 19, 2015
    • Two Models of Pediatric Healthcare Integration: Approaching the Problem from Different Directions. Northeast Ohio Child Psychiatry Association, Independence, Ohio. June 11, 2015
    • Buffering the Effects of Stress: How Can You Make a Difference? South Carolina Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Asheville, NC. August 1, 2015
    • Approaching the Child with Inattentive and Hyperactive Behavior. South Carolina Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Asheville, NC. August 2, 2015
    • Community Based Diagnostic Partnerships: Ohio’s Approach. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona. September 18, 2015
  • 2016
    • Looking Back and Forward to Bright Futures, 10th Annual Conference on Development, Behavior, and Emotions: Improving Mental Health in Primary Care, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, May 13, 2016
    • Buffering the Effects of Stress: How Can You Make A Difference?, 10th Annual Conference on Development, Behavior, and Emotions: Improving Mental Health in Primary Care, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, May 13, 2016
    • Mental Health Care in the Primary Care Setting: Now and in the Future, Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, Houston, Texas, August 19, 2016

enduring online presentations

  • Where The Action Is! Screening Emotions, Development and Behavior. Building Mental Wellness eLearning Module available at http://ohioaap.org/BMWeLearning, 2014
  • Positive Parenting in a 15-Minute Visit. Building Mental Wellness eLearning Module available at http://ohioaap.org/BMWeLearning, 2014
  • Preparing your Office to Support the Emotional, Developmental and Behavioral Needs of your Patients and their Families – John C. Duby, MD, FAAP and Katherine Krueck, MD, FAAP Building Mental Wellness eLearning Module available at http://ohioaap.org/BMWeLearning, 2014-
  • Identification and Initial Management of Substance Use (SBIRT for Drug and Alcohol Use) Building Mental Wellness eLearning Module available at http://ohioaap.org/BMWeLearning, 2014
  • Screening and Brief Intervention for Depression. American Academy of Pediatrics Practice Improvement to Address Adolescent Substance Use (PIAASU) project, 2016
  • Abnormal Developmental Screening: Linking Families to Services. Building Mental Wellness eLearning Module available at http://ohioaap.org/BMWeLearning, 2016

awards, honors and organizations

professional memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Council on Children with Disabilities
    • Council on Community Pediatrics
    • Council on Early Childhood
  • Ohio Chapter- American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatrics Association
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
    • Certified Physician Executive
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • Western Ohio Pediatric Society
  • American Pediatric Society
  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

honors and awards

  • National
    • 1983-1985: Fellow of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Zero to Three
    • 1999: CATCH Hall of Fame, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2002: American Academy of Pediatrics Achievement Award for Reach Out and Read Ohio
    • 2007-2016: Best Doctors in America
    • 2010: Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2014-2016: America’s Top Doctors: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Castle Connolly
    • 2016: America’ Most Honored Professionals, Top 10%, American Registry
  • State
    • 1999: Committee Chair of the Year, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2007: Leonard Rome Award, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, To recognize leadership and commitment to programs which further the mission of Ohio AAP
    • 2009: Elizabeth Spencer Ruppert Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2011: 100 Buckeyes You Should Know, The Ohio State University Alumni Association

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I believe that children are our future, and deserve every possible opportunity to fulfill their optimal potential in physical and emotional health.


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of its commitment to advancing the health of all children in our region.


Dayton Children's is special because...

of our commitment to putting the child and family first in everything we do.


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