3066-Ott, Mary

Mary A. Ott, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

410 West 10th Street
Suite 1001

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Meet Mary Ott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho7PI1P5IlU

Dr. Mary A. Ott MD MA is a Professor of Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at IUPUI.  Her areas of expertise are adolescent pregnancy and HIV prevention, pediatric research ethics, and adolescent consent and confidentiality.  Her research includes implementation sciences approaches to community-based adolescent pregnancy prevention, adolescent contraceptive access, research ethics with vulnerable populations, and global adolescent health.  Her work is funded by the NIH, the Society for Family Planning Research, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  She is currently a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders.

Dr. Ott is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  She is the fellowship director for Adolescent Medicine, and provides adolescent health care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.  Dr. Ott sits on the Adolescent Subboard for the American Board of Pediatrics and the PROS steering committee for the American Board of Pediatrics. She is on the editorial boards for Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Journal of Pediatrics, and consults on adolescent health policies and programs locally, nationally, and internationally.

Key Publications

  1. Mcgregor KA, Ott MA (2019). Banking the Future: Adolescent Capacity to Consent to Biobank Research. IRB: Ethics & Human Research 41(4):15-32. PMID 31336038.
  2. Katz AJ, Hensel DJ, Hunt AL, Zaban LS, Hensley MM, Ott MA (2019). Only Yes Means Yes: Sexual Coercion in Rural Adolescent Relationships. J Adolesc Health 65(3):423-425. PMID 31227387.
  3. Hopkins KA, Ott MA, Salih Z, Bosslet GT, Lantos J (2019). Ethics Rounds: When Adolescent and Parents Disagree on Medical Plan, Who Gets to Decide? Pediatrics, 144(2): e20190291. PMID 31266823.
  4. Hartsock JA, Schwartz PH, Waltz AC, Ott MA (2019). Anticipatory Waivers of Consent for Pediatric Biobanking. IRB: Ethics & Human Research 41(2):14-21. PMID 30895753.
  5. Ott MA, Crawley FP, Sáez-Llorens X, Owusu-Agyei S, Neubauer D, Dubin G, Poplazarova T, Begg N, Rosenthal SL. (2018). Ethical Considerations for the Participation of Children of Minor Parents in Clinical Trials, Pediatr Drugs Jun;20(3):215-222. PMID 29476333, PMC5954045.
  6. Ott MA, Campbell J, Imburgia TM, Yang Z, Tu W, Auerswald CL, (2018). Community Engagement and Venue-Based Sampling in Adolescent Male Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Research. J Adolesc Health. 62(3): S58-64. PMID: 29455719.
  7. Price LA, Cao LS, Ott MA (2018). Factors Influencing Pediatric Resident Exposure to Adolescents in their Continuity Clinic. J Pediatr, 197:297-299. PMID:29515072.
  8. Knopf AS, Gilbert AL, Zimet GD, Kapogiannis BG, Hosek SG, Fortenberry JD, Ott MA and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (2017). Moral conflict and competing duties in the initiation of a biomedical HIV prevention trial with minor adolescents. AJOB Empir Bioeth;8(3):145-152. PMID: 28949893; PMCID: PMC5618718.
  9. Bell DL, Rosenberger JG, Ott MA (2015). Masculinity in Adolescent Males’ Early Romantic and Sexual Heterosexual Relationships.  American Journal of Men's Health. 9(3):201-208. PMID: 24899515.
  10. Nelson LR, Stupianski NW, Ott MA (2016). The influence of age, health literacy and affluence on adolescents' capacity to consent to research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 11(2):115-21.  PMID: 27009303.  

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, School of Liberal Arts
  • Education
    2010 MA Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    2000 FEL Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine
    1997 RES Pediatric Residency, University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine
    1994 MD University of Pennsylvania
    1990 AB Princeton University
  • Research

    • Adolescent Capacity for Contraception Self Screening (ACCESS) – Society for Family Planning Research.  Examines adolescent ability to self-screen for contraindications to hormonal contraception, and their decision-making capacity after a simulated pharmacist counseling process.

    • Applying Developmental Neuroscience to Incarcerated Adolescents – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders.  Examines the adaptation and implementation of a staff-level violence prevention intervention based upon adolescent neuroscience.

    • Implementation and Evaluation of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs – Collaboration with Health Care Education and Training, Inc.  Dr. Ott provides evaluation and implementation science expertise across a series of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs for rural youth, urban youth, and system-involved youth in Indiana.

    • Consent 2.0 – Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Co-investigator on a study examining adolescents’ capacity to consent to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.

    • Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessments Related (OSCAR) to their Health and Well-Being Project. – NIH – Co-investigator and ethics consultant on cohort study of HIV and other health outcomes among orphans in Western Kenya.

    • Adolescent PrEP in Western Kenya – IU CTSI/NIH – Pilot study using implementation sciences approaches to understand and improve uptake of adolescent HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    • Ethics in a pediatric precision genomics oncology program – IU CTSI – Ethics consultation and team member.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
    International Association for Adolescent Health
    Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
    Society for Pediatric Research
    Society of Family Planning
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Adolescent reproductive health, pregnancy prevention, care of adolescents with complex medical needs, transitions, adolescent clinical ethics, consent and confidentiality.

  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2015-01-01

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