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

Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Unit Leader Patient Orientated Research Unit
GMSPatient Oriented Research UnitAllergy, Immunology and Pulmonary MedicineDepartment of Medicine



  • MBBS, Bristol University1977


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


  • 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. Garbutt JM, Miller W, Dodd S, Bobenhouse N, Sterkel R, Strunk RC. Parental Use of Electronic Cigarettes. Acad Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.06.013  PMID:26306662  
  2. Plax K, Garbutt J, Kaushik GN. 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. Garbutt JM, Yan Y, Highstein G, Strunk RC. 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. Garbutt JM, Sylvia S, Rook S, Schmandt M, Ruby-Ziegler C, Luby J, Strunk RC. 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. Nelson KA, Garbutt JM, Wallendorf MJ, Trinkaus KM, Strunk RC. 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. Rader RK, Mullen KB, Sterkel R, Strunk RC, Garbutt JM. 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. Ahmad FA, Jeffe DB, Plax K, Collins KK, Schechtman KB, Doerhoff DE, Garbutt J, Jaffe DM. 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. Garbutt JM, Sterkel R, Mullen KB, Conlon B, Leege E, Bloomberg G, Strunk RC. 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. Yan Y, Wu W, Strunk RC, Garbutt J. 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. Khoong EC, Gibbert WS, Garbutt JM, Sumner W, Brownson RC. 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. Garbutt JM, Conlon B, Sterkel R, Baty J, Schechtman KB, Mandrell K, Leege E, Gentry S, Stunk RC. 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  
  12. Garbutt JM, Mandrell KM, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Stahl K, Kreusser K, Sitrin H, Ariza A, Reis EC, Siegel R, Pascoe J, Strunk RC. 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  
  13. Garbutt JM, Mandrell KM, Allen M, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Kreusser K, O'Neil J, Sayre B, Sitrin H, Stahl K, Strunk RC. 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. Fleming M, House S, Hanson VS, Yu L, Garbutt J, McGee R, Kroenke K, Abedin Z, Rubio DM. 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. Swerczek LM, Banister C, Bloomberg GR, Bruns JM, Epstein J, Highstein GR, Jamerson PA, Sterkel R, Wells S, Garbutt JM. A telephone coaching intervention to improve asthma self-management behaviors. Pediatr Nurs. 2013;39(3):125-30, 145. PMID:23926751  
  16. Newton LP, Osei-Akosa Y, Strunk RC, Krauss M, Bacharier LB, Garbutt JM, Rivera-Spoljaric K. 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. Nelson KA, Highstein G, Garbutt J, Trinkaus K, Smith SR, Strunk RC. 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. Garbutt JM, Leege E, Sterkel R, Gentry S, Wallendorf M, Strunk RC. 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. Garbutt JM, Leege E, Sterkel R, Gentry S, Strunk RC. 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. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Krauss M, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ. 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. Abedin Z, Biskup E, Silet K, Garbutt JM, Kroenke K, Feldman MD, McGee R Jr, Fleming M, Pincus HA. 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. Garbutt JM, Highstein G, Yan Y, Strunk RC. 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. Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ. 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. Garbutt JM, Banister C, Spitznagel E, Piccirillo JF. 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. Palermo JJ, Joerger S, Turmelle Y, Putnam P, Garbutt J. 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. Beigelman A, Strunk RC, Garbutt JM, Schechtman KB, Jaenicke MW, Stein JS, Bacharier LB. 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. Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jaenicke M, Sridhar S, Krauss MJ, Garbutt JM, Bacharier LB, Strunk RC. 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. Baszis K, Garbutt J, Toib D, Mao J, King A, White A, French A. 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. Garbutt J, Spitznagel E, Piccirillo J. 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. Nelson KA, Highstein GR, Garbutt J, Trinkaus K, Fisher EB, Smith SR, Strunk RC. 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. White AA, Bell SK, Krauss MJ, Garbutt J, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ, Levinson W, Larson EB, Gallagher TH. 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  
  32. Fritz SA, Krauss MJ, Epplin EK, Burnham CA, Garbutt J, Dunne WM, Hunstad DA, Storch GA. 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  
  33. Lipira L, Jeffe DB, Krauss M, Garbutt J, Piccirillo J, Evanoff B, Fraser V. 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. Garbutt JM, Banister C, Highstein G, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Bruns J, Swerczek L, Wells S, Waterman B, Strunk RC, Bloomberg GR. 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. Loren DJ, Garbutt J, Dunagan WC, Bommarito KM, Ebers AG, Levinson W, Waterman AD, Fraser VJ, Summy EA, Gallagher TH. Risk managers, physicians, and disclosure of harmful medical errors. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36(3):101-8. PMID:20235411  
  36. Garbutt JM, Sterkel R, Banister C, Walbert C, Strunk RC. 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. Fritz SA, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Storch GA. 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  
  38. Garbutt J, Highstein G, Nelson KA, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Strunk R. 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  
  39. Evanoff B, Cottler L, Nagarajan R, Garbutt J, Polonsky K. 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. Fay CM, Matava MJ, Prickett WD, Khodamoradi S, Abe S, Garbutt J. 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. Sterkel R, Banister C, Bruns J, Wells S, Swerczek L, Epstein J, Bloomberg G, Garbutt JM. 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. Garbutt JM, Freiner D, Highstein GR, Nelson KA, Smith SR, Strunk RC. 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. Bloomberg GR, Banister C, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Bruns J, Swerczek L, Wells S, Yan Y, Garbutt JM. 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. Nelson KA, Freiner D, Garbutt J, Trinkaus K, Bruns J, Sterkel R, Smith SR, Strunk RC. 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. Matava MJ, Prickett WD, Khodamoradi S, Abe S, Garbutt J. 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. Loren DJ, Klein EJ, Garbutt J, Krauss MJ, Fraser V, Dunagan WC, Brownstein DR, Gallagher TH. 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. Garbutt J, Milligan PE, McNaughton C, Highstein G, Waterman BM, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ. Reducing medication prescribing errors in a teaching hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008;34(9):528-36. PMID:18792657  
  48. Fritz SA, Garbutt J, Elward A, Shannon W, Storch GA. 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. White AA, Gallagher TH, Krauss MJ, Garbutt J, Waterman AD, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ, Levinson W, Larson EB. 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. Garbutt J, Waterman AD, Kapp JM, Dunagan WC, Levinson W, Fraser V, Gallagher TH. 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. Waterman AD, Garbutt J, Hazel E, Dunagan WC, Levinson W, Fraser VJ, Gallagher TH. 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. Lin GA, Beck DC, Stewart AL, Garbutt JM. 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. Garbutt J, Brownstein DR, Klein EJ, Waterman A, Krauss MJ, Marcuse EK, Hazel E, Dunagan WC, Fraser V, Gallagher TH. 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. Burroughs TE, Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, Waterman B, Jeffe DB, Dunagan WC, Garbutt J, Cohen MM, Cira J, Fraser VJ. Patients' concerns about medical errors during hospitalization. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007;33(1):5-14. PMID:17283937  
  55. Garbutt J, Bloomberg G, Banister C, Sterkel R, Epstein J, Bruns J, Swerczek L, Wells S. 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  
  56. Gallagher TH, Garbutt JM, Waterman AD, Flum DR, Larson EB, Waterman BM, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ, Levinson W. 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. Gallagher TH, Waterman AD, Garbutt JM, Kapp JM, Chan DK, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ, Levinson W. 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. Garbutt J, Rosenbloom I, Wu J, Storch GA. 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. Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, Garbutt J, Waterman BM, Fraser V, Burroughs TE. 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. Lin GA, Beck DC, Garbutt JM. Residents' perceptions of the effects of work hour limitations at a large teaching hospital. Acad Med. 2006;81(1):63-7. PMID:16377823  
  61. Garbutt JM, DeFer TM, Highstein G, McNaughton C, Milligan P, Fraser VF. Safe prescribing: an educational intervention for medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2006;18(3):244-50. doi:10.1207/s15328015tlm1803_10  PMID:16776613  
  62. Garbutt JM, Highstein G, Jeffe DB, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ. 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. Burroughs TE, Waterman AD, Gallagher TH, Waterman B, Adams D, Jeffe DB, Dunagan WC, Garbutt J, Cohen MM, Cira J, Inguanzo J, Fraser VJ. 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. Jeffe DB, Dunagan WC, Garbutt J, Burroughs TE, Gallagher TH, Hill PR, Harris CB, Bommarito K, Fraser VJ. 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. Garbutt J, St Geme JW 3rd, May A, Storch GA, Shackelford PG. 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. Garbutt J, Jeffe DB, Shackelford P. Diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media: an assessment. Pediatrics. 2003;112(1 Pt 1):143-9. PMID:12837880  
  67. Garbutt J, Bose D, McCawley BA, Burroughs T, Medoff G. Soliciting patient complaints to improve performance. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2003;29(3):103-12. PMID:12635426  
  68. Harris SJ, Wald ER, Senior BA, Shores C, Garbutt JM, Littenberg B, Gellman E. The sinusitis debate. Pediatrics. 2002;109(1):166-7. PMID:11773564  
  69. Garbutt JM, Goldstein M, Gellman E, Shannon W, Littenberg B. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for children with clinically diagnosed acute sinusitis. Pediatrics. 2001;107(4):619-25. PMID:11335733  
  70. Garbutt JM, Ventrapragada M, Littenberg B, Mundy LM. 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. Garbutt JM, Littenberg B, Evanoff BA, Sahm D, Mundy LM. 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. Garbutt JM, Gellman EF, Littenberg B. 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. Garbutt JM, Soper NJ, Shannon WD, Botero A, Littenberg B. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic and open appendectomy. Surg Laparosc Endosc. 1999;9(1):17-26. PMID:9950122  
  74. Frank JW, Coates RA, Brant R, Garbutt JM. 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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