Indiana University School of Medicine




Mentors and Research Areas

Mentors for the Morris Green Physician Scientist Development Program are successful researchers from throughout the Department of Pediatrics and provide not only research mentorship, but are excellent role models for pediatric physician scientists. Current research areas for Morris Green Program mentors include:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Angiogenesis
  • Asthma and Allergic Diseases
  • Blood Cell Development
  • Cancer Biology/Pediatric Oncology
  • Cardiac and Vascular Biology
  • Children's Health Services Research
  • Critical Care
  • Endocrinology/Diabetology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Policy/Health Services
  • Infectious Disease
  • Inflammation/Innate Immunity
  • International Global Health/Outcomes
  • Medical Informatics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatric and Developmental Pharmacology/Personalized Therapeutics
  • Rheumatology
  • Stem Cell Biology

Morris Green scholars may do research with any investigator from the Department of Pediatrics. Guidance is provided to identify the best mentor for each MG scholar based on his/her interests and experience.

For more information about each mentor, please click on their name:

Billy Bennett, MD - Gastroenterology, Children's Health Services Research, Hepatology and Nutrition

Aaron E Carroll, MD, MS - Health Services Research

D. Wade Clapp, MD - Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

Simon J Conway, PhD - Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Developmental Biology and Neonatal Medicine

Stephanie Davis, MD - Pulmonology

Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH - Type 1 Diabetes, Metabolic Bone Diseases

Stephen M Downs, MD, MS  - Children's Health Services Research

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS  -   Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine, Health Protective and Health Risk Behaviors, STD, Epidemiology of Risk
Laura Haneline, MD - Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

Mark H. Kaplan, PhD    - Microbiology and Immunology, Pulmonary Basic Research Group, Walther Oncology Group

Mark R Kelley, PhD  - Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Initiative

Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD  - Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Basic Diabetes Research Group

Mary Ott, MD - Adolescent Medicine, Adolescent Reproductive Health and Gynecology

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD - IU Simon Cancer Center (Hematopoiesis, Malignant Hematology, Immunology), Bone Marrow, Stem Cell Transplant

R Mark Payne, MD  - Pediatric Cardiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics

Jamie L. Renbarger, MD, MS  - Hematology/Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology of Anti-Neoplastic Agents, Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine

Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH - General and Community Pediatrics, Children's Health Services Research

Jeffrey B Travers, MD, PhD  - Dermatology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS - Children's Health Services Research, Global Health, Pediatric HIV, Antiretroviral therapy

Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD - Cardiovascular Genetics, Medical and Molecular Genetics

Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH - Children's Health Services Research/ Epidemiology

Merv Yoder, MD -   Neonatology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

For More Information

To see all researchers and current projects at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research go to

To see more about Children's Health Services Research go to