Jane M. Garbutt, M.D.  jgarbutt@wustl.edu

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Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Unit Leader Patient Orientated Research Unit
GMSDepartment of Medicine



  • MBBS, Bristol University1977


  • Family Practice Resident, Wellesley Hospital1978 - 1980
  • Resident, University of Toronto1986 - 1990
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1995 - 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Norman P. Knowlton Jr., MD, Incentive for Excellence Fellowship Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital1995
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service, Washington University2013

Recent Publications view all (74)

  1. Parental Use of Electronic Cigarettes. Acad Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.06.013  PMID:26306662 
  2. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Among High-Risk Youths: Supporting Positive Opportunities With Teens (SPOT) Youth Center. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(7):1394-8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302569  PMID:25973833 
  3. A cluster-randomized trial shows telephone peer coaching for parents reduces children's asthma morbidity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;135(5):1163-70.e1-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.09.033  PMCID:PMC4416070  PMID:25445827 
  4. Peer training to improve parenting and childhood asthma management skills: a pilot study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015;114(2):148-9. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2014.10.023  PMCID:PMC4308445  PMID:25524747 
  5. Primary care visits for asthma monitoring over time and association with acute asthma visits for urban Medicaid-insured children. J Asthma. 2014;51(9):907-12. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.927483  PMID:24894745 
  6. Opportunities to reduce children's excessive consumption of calories from beverages. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014;53(11):1047-54. doi:10.1177/0009922814540989  PMCID:PMC4157093  PMID:24990366 
  7. Computerized self-interviews improve Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among youth in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(4):376-84. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.031  PMCID:PMC4156563  PMID:24612901 
  8. Using parental perceptions of childhood allergic rhinitis to inform primary care management. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014;53(8):758-63. doi:10.1177/0009922814533590  PMCID:PMC4222999  PMID:24803628 
  9. Use of factor analysis models to evaluate measurement invariance property of the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ). Qual Life Res. 2014;23(2):509-13. doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0474-x  PMCID:PMC3895493  PMID:23868459 
  10. Rural, suburban, and urban differences in factors that impact physician adherence to clinical preventive service guidelines. J Rural Health. 2014;30(1):7-16. doi:10.1111/jrh.12025  PMCID:PMC3882340  PMID:24383480 
  11. Pediatric providers' attitudes toward retail clinics. J Pediatr. 2013;163(5):1384-8.e1-6. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.05.008  PMCID:PMC3812257  PMID:23810720 
  12. The comparative effectiveness of prednisolone and dexamethasone for children with croup: a community-based randomized trial. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013;52(11):1014-21. doi:10.1177/0009922813504823  PMCID:PMC4019394  PMID:24092872 
  13. Parents' experiences with pediatric care at retail clinics. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(9):845-50. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.352  PMCID:PMC4019395  PMID:23877236 
  14. The Mentoring Competency Assessment: validation of a new instrument to evaluate skills of research mentors. Acad Med. 2013;88(7):1002-8. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e318295e298  PMCID:PMC3727250  PMID:23702534 
  15. A telephone coaching intervention to improve asthma self-management behaviors. Pediatr Nurs. 2013;39(3):125-30, 145. PMID:23926751 
  16. Nonrespiratory symptoms before loss of asthma control in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013;1(3):304-6.e1-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2013.01.012  PMID:24565492 
  17. Factors associated with attaining coaching goals during an intervention to improve child asthma care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012;33(5):912-9. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2012.05.012  PMCID:PMC3408563  PMID:22664649 
  18. What are parents worried about? Health problems and health concerns for children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012;51(9):840-7. doi:10.1177/0009922812455093  PMCID:PMC3608110  PMID:22843294 
  19. Providing depression care in the medical home: what can we learn from attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(7):672-3. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1565  PMCID:PMC3607309  PMID:22751889 
  20. Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(6):551-7. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.900  PMCID:PMC3596005  PMID:22665030 
  21. Deriving competencies for mentors of clinical and translational scholars. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5(3):273-80. doi:10.1111/j.1752-8062.2011.00366.x  PMCID:PMC3476465  PMID:22686206 
  22. Partner randomized controlled trial: study protocol and coaching intervention. BMC Pediatr. 2012;12:42. doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-42  PMCID:PMC3352109  PMID:22469168 
  23. Household versus individual approaches to eradication of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in children: a randomized trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54(6):743-51. doi:10.1093/cid/cir919  PMCID:PMC3284213  PMID:22198793 
  24. Amoxicillin for acute rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2012;307(7):685-92. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.138  PMCID:PMC3667493  PMID:22337680 
  25. Neonatal cholestasis: opportunities to increase early detection. Acad Pediatr. 2012;12(4):283-7. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2012.03.021  PMCID:PMC3398230  PMID:22634076 
  26. Clinical and laboratory factors associated with negative oral food challenges. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012;33(6):467-73. doi:10.2500/aap.2012.33.3607  PMCID:PMC3522388  PMID:23394503 
  27. Caregivers report a wide variety of early signs and symptoms of impending asthma exacerbations that are not different between preschool and school-aged children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128(5):1109-11.e1-5. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2011.06.033  PMID:21906791 
  28. Clinical outcomes after withdrawal of anti-tumor necrosis factor α therapy in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a twelve-year experience. Arthritis Rheum. 2011;63(10):3163-8. doi:10.1002/art.30502  PMID:21702011 
  29. Use of the modified SNOT-16 in primary care patients with clinically diagnosed acute rhinosinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(8):792-7. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.120  PMCID:PMC3671945  PMID:21844413 
  30. A randomized controlled trial of parental asthma coaching to improve outcomes among urban minority children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(6):520-6. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.57  PMCID:PMC3733385  PMID:21646584 
  31. The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in community children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(4):349-51. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fe075e  PMCID:PMC3077955  PMID:21412205 
  32. How trainees would disclose medical errors: educational implications for training programmes. Med Educ. 2011;45(4):372-80. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03875.x  PMCID:PMC3501535  PMID:21401685 
  33. Evaluation of clinical research training programs using the clinical research appraisal inventory. Clin Transl Sci. 2010;3(5):243-8. doi:10.1111/j.1752-8062.2010.00229.x  PMCID:PMC3062999  PMID:21442017 
  34. Telephone coaching for parents of children with asthma: impact and lessons learned. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(7):625-30. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.91  PMID:20603462 
  35. Risk managers, physicians, and disclosure of harmful medical errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36(3):101-8. PMID:20235411 
  36. Physician and parent response to the FDA advisory about use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications. Acad Pediatr. 2010;10(1):64-9. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2009.07.002  PMCID:PMC3433755  PMID:19819775 
  37. Detection and home management of worsening asthma symptoms. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009;103(6):469-73. doi:10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60262-1  PMCID:PMC3799865  PMID:20084839 
  38. Skin infection in children colonized with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Infect. 2009;59(6):394-401. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2009.09.001  PMCID:PMC2788074  PMID:19747505 
  39. The Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Clin Transl Sci. 2009;2(5):322-4. doi:10.1111/j.1752-8062.2009.00132.x  PMID:20443915 
  40. Letter to the editor on "Femoral nerve blockade as a preemptive anesthetic in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction". Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(8):E1; author reply E1-2. doi:10.1177/0363546509339997  PMID:19633299 
  41. Collaboration with pediatric call centers for patient recruitment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(6):588-9. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.73  PMID:19487619 
  42. Home use of albuterol for asthma exacerbations. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009;102(6):504-9. doi:10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60125-1  PMCID:PMC3809955  PMID:19558010 
  43. Socioeconomic, family, and pediatric practice factors that affect level of asthma control. Pediatrics. 2009;123(3):829-35. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-0504  PMCID:PMC2723164  PMID:19255010 
  44. Acute asthma management by a pediatric after-hours call center. Telemed J E Health. 2009;15(6):538-45. doi:10.1089/tmj.2009.0005  PMCID:PMC2956520  PMID:19566399 
  45. Femoral nerve blockade as a preemptive anesthetic in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(1):78-86. doi:10.1177/0363546508324311  PMID:18936277 
  46. Medical error disclosure among pediatricians: choosing carefully what we might say to parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(10):922-7. doi:10.1001/archpedi.162.10.922  PMID:18838644 
  47. Reducing medication prescribing errors in a teaching hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34(9):528-36. PMID:18792657 
  48. Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network. Pediatrics. 2008;121(6):1090-8. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-2104  PMID:18519477 
  49. The attitudes and experiences of trainees regarding disclosing medical errors to patients. Acad Med. 2008;83(3):250-6. doi:10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181636e96  PMID:18316869 
  50. Lost opportunities: how physicians communicate about medical errors. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008;27(1):246-55. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.27.1.246  PMID:18180501 
  51. The emotional impact of medical errors on practicing physicians in the United States and Canada. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33(8):467-76. PMID:17724943 
  52. Resident perceptions of the impact of work hour limitations. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(7):969-75. doi:10.1007/s11606-007-0223-3  PMCID:PMC2219723  PMID:17468888 
  53. Reporting and disclosing medical errors: pediatricians' attitudes and behaviors. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(2):179-85. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.2.179  PMID:17283304 
  54. What constitutes maintenance asthma care? The pediatrician's perspective. Ambul Pediatr. 2007;7(4):308-12. doi:10.1016/j.ambp.2007.03.007  PMID:17660103 
  55. Patients' concerns about medical errors during hospitalization. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33(1):5-14. PMID:17283937 
  56. Choosing your words carefully: how physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(15):1585-93. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.15.1585  PMID:16908791 
  57. US and Canadian physicians' attitudes and experiences regarding disclosing errors to patients. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(15):1605-11. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.15.1605  PMID:16908793 
  58. Empiric first-line antibiotic treatment of acute otitis in the era of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatrics. 2006;117(6):e1087-94. doi:10.1542/peds.2005-2651  PMID:16740811 
  59. Brief report: Hospitalized patients' attitudes about and participation in error prevention. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21(4):367-70. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.00385.x  PMCID:PMC1484719  PMID:16686815 
  60. Safe prescribing: an educational intervention for medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2006;18(3):244-50. doi:10.1207/s15328015tlm1803_10  PMID:16776613 
  61. Residents' perceptions of the effects of work hour limitations at a large teaching hospital. Acad Med. 2006;81(1):63-7. PMID:16377823 
  62. Safe medication prescribing: training and experience of medical students and housestaff at a large teaching hospital. Acad Med. 2005;80(6):594-9. PMID:15917365 
  63. Patient concerns about medical errors in emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2005;12(1):57-64. doi:10.1197/j.aem.2004.08.052  PMID:15635139 
  64. Using focus groups to understand physicians' and nurses' perspectives on error reporting in hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004;30(9):471-9. PMID:15469124 
  65. Developing community-specific recommendations for first-line treatment of acute otitis media: is high-dose amoxicillin necessary? Pediatrics. 2004;114(2):342-7. PMID:15286214 
  66. Diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media: an assessment. Pediatrics. 2003;112(1 Pt 1):143-9. PMID:12837880 
  67. Soliciting patient complaints to improve performance. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003;29(3):103-12. PMID:12635426 
  68. The sinusitis debate. Pediatrics. 2002;109(1):166-7. PMID:11773564 
  69. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for children with clinically diagnosed acute sinusitis. Pediatrics. 2001;107(4):619-25. PMID:11335733 
  70. Association between resistance to vancomycin and death in cases of Enterococcus faecium bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis. 2000;30(3):466-72. doi:10.1086/313694  PMID:10722429 
  71. Enteric carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in patients tested for Clostridium difficile. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999;20(10):664-70. doi:10.1086/501562  PMID:10530643 
  72. The development and validation of an instrument to assess acute sinus disease in children. Qual Life Res. 1999;8(3):225-33. PMID:10472153 
  73. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic and open appendectomy. Surg Laparosc Endosc. 1999;9(1):17-26. PMID:9950122 
  74. Sample sizes for needles in a haystack: the case of HIV seroprevalence surveys. Can J Public Health. 1990;81(1):50-2. PMID:2311051 
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