Cinnamon Dixon, D.O., M.P.H., is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician and pediatrician who joined PTCIB as a medical officer in 2021. In this capacity, Dr. Dixon oversees the PTCIB research and training portfolio related to emergency medical and trauma services for children, pediatric injury and trauma control, global health, and disaster management.
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Dixon was an academic physician scientist whose research interests focused on unintentional injury prevention, mobile health intervention development and testing, global health and quality improvement, and human-animal interactions. Her extensive global health experiences span the fields of medical education, advocacy, research, and medical care. Dr. Dixon most recently served as the co-director of the University of Colorado Global Health and Pediatric Disasters Course and was the associate program director of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Pediatric Residency Global Health Pathway. She has served as a pediatric injury consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other national organizations helping to build capacity for global child injury control. She has experience conducting research and providing medical care in both the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. She continues to provide clinical care to children.
Dr. Dixon earned her medical degree from the A.T. Still University in 2004. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in 2007 while simultaneously earning a professional diploma of international medicine from the Institute for International Medicine. Dr. Dixon completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship with a novel emphasis in global health research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2010. She concurrently received her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed a competitive WHO injury prevention internship in Geneva in 2010. She is the author of numerous publications, including original scientific manuscripts, collaborative articles, book chapters, global health curricula, and other contracted peer-reviewed, global injury documents.