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Denice E. Cora Bramble, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Children’s National Medical Center

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Senior Vice President , The Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

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Center for Translational Science
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1801978150

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory and Community Health Services, and the Senior Vice President of the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Cora-Bramble also leads Children’s National Medical Center’s Obesity Institute.

After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at George Washington University, Dr. Cora-Bramble completed her medical and pediatric residency training at Howard University and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University. Her professional development also included a three year W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership fellowship. Dr. Cora-Bramble began her career in community pediatrics as a school physician in the public schools of the District of Columbia. She subsequently held several leadership positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Cora-Bramble is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins University and the 2009 Health Care Delivery Award from the Academic Pediatric Association. In 2007 she received the highest national honor in community pediatric education, the Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Pediatric Community Teaching Award. Her work in community pediatrics was featured in the Advocate for Children section of the national pediatric journal, Contemporary Pediatrics and she has lectured throughout the US, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education George Washington University Washington, DCBachelor of Science 1976
Medical School George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington, DCDoctor of Medicine 1980
Post Graduate Education Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MDMaster Business Administration 2003
National & International Recognitions
Distinguished Alumna AwardJohns Hopkins University2009
Health Care Delivery AwardAcademic Pediatric Association2009
National Pediatric Community Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics and Academic Pediatric Association2007
Health Leadership AwardNational Hispanic Medical Association2006
Distinguished Career AwardAmerican Public Health Association1998
Advocates for Children AwardContemporary Pediatrics Journal1998
Organizational Award for Sex Education PracticumMetropolitan Washington Public Health Association1989

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmbulatory Pediatric Association2003 - 2009
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1990 - 2009
MemberAmerican Public Health Association2005 - 2008
MemberNational Hispanic Medical Association2003 - 2006
National Committee MemberAmerican Academy of PediatricsCommittee on Community Health Services1998 - 2004
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorGene-environment interactions associated with child health disparities in violence exposure, substance abuse, obesity, diabetes and asthmaNational Institutes of Health 2007 - 2010
Read more about the research interests of Denice E. Cora Bramble
Journal Article, Cora-Bramble, D., Joseph J, Jain S, Huang J, Gaughan-Chapain M, Batshaw M (2008), A Cross-Cultural Pediatric Residency Program Merger, Academic Medicine, 81, 12, 1108-1114.

Journal Article, Cora-Bramble, D.E. (2008), Fitful Tango, Academic Medicine, 83, 10, 950-950.

Journal Article, Chang, B.K., Cora-Bramble, D., Hobbs, J., Kelly, M., Minter, R., Nasca, T.J., Phillip, R.L., Reed, K., Rockwell, R., & Seltzer, V. (2007), Enhancing Flexibility in Graduate Medical Education, Council on Graduate Medical Education Nineteenth Report.

Journal Article, Denice E. Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA (2006), Minority Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Advancement: Applications of a Resilience-Based Theoretical Framework, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 17, 251-255.

Journal Article, Denice E. Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA (2006), Silhouette of Pain, Academic Medicine, 81, 4, 331-331.

Journal Article, DuPlessis, H.M., Cora-Bramble D (2005), American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Community Health Services. Providing Care for Underserved Populations: Immigrants, Homeless and Migrant Children, Pediatrics, 115, 4, 1095-1100.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Cora-Bramble ,D., Castillo-Page ,L. (2005), Minority Faculty Resilience and Academic Productivity: Are They Related?, Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Book Chapter, Piper, D., Horak, B., Cora-Bramble, D., Harper, D., Hale, J., Kallengerg, G. (2002), Interdisciplinary Student-Community-Patient Education Service, In Piper, D., Horak, B., Cora-Bramble, D., Harper, D., Hale, J., Kallengerg, G., Service Learning in Health Profession Education: Case Studies from the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program, San Francisco, Community Campus Partnerships for Health.

Book Chapter, Gardner ,D., Schamess, A., Harper, D., Cora-Bramble, D. (2000), Toward Building Communities of Commitment: Integrating Community-Oriented Primary Care and Continuous Quality Improvement into Service Learning, In Gardner ,D., Schamess, A., Harper, D., Cora-Bramble, D., Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Medical Education, American Association for Health Education.

Book Chapter, Cora-Bramble, D., Williams, L. (2000), Explaining Illness to Latinos: Cultural Foundations and Messages, In Cora-Bramble, D., Williams, L., Explaining Illness: Theory, Research and Strategies, 259-279, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc..

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Denice Cora Bramble, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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