James Ebert, MD, MBA, MPH

Population and Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor Emeritus, Population & Public Health; Associate Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics

James R. Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., C.P.H., F.A.A.P., is Professor Emeritus, Wright State University and Oscar Boonshoft Chair Emeritus, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences.He retired from the University effective February 28, 2019. Dr. Ebert has been a faculty member at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine since 1987.  He became full time in 2004 following his retirement from the United States Air Force.

Dr. Ebert was the program director for the Master of Public Health degree program before becoming department chair in 2015. In the public helath and prevention space, he continues to serve as a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, and chairs the Governing Board for the American Journal Preventive Medicine. 

Dr. Ebert's clinical practice continues during his retirement.  Having served as Lead Physician for the Lipid clinic at Dayton Children's hosptial from 2005 through 2018, he continues to practice pediatrics part-time at Daytoin Children's, specializing in cholesterol disorders of children.

He holds the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management, has done advanced course work in operations research and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University, and has completed the Carnegie Mellon University program in executive leadership. He was enrolled in one of the final W. Edwards Deming seminars in 1992, and taught Deming management and quality improvement for several years.

Dr. Ebert is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Dr. Ebert served as chief of medical staff and commander of medical operations at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. He played a leading role at Wright-Patterson in the rollout of the federal military managed care transition known as TRICARE, participated in the implementation of three different electronic medical information systems, and traveled as a surveyor with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He also served as director of medical education for seven years, and participated by invitation in the Department of Defense’s Healthcare 2020 strategic planning group in 1995-1996.

Dr. Ebert is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.) and a past president of the Uniformed Services Chapter of the A.A.P. He is a member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and the American College of Physician Executives. His clinical credentials include board certification in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.


Governing Board, American Journal of Preventive Medicine – (2014-present)

            Chair, Governing Board 2016 - present

National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) – (2014-present)

National Lipid Association, (2006-present)

            Member, pediatric lipid special interest group (2009-present)

Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research (APTR) – 2008

            Chair, APTR Council on Graduate Education – (2012-2016)

            APTR Board of Directors – (2012-2016)

Ohio Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety – physician lead at Dayton Children’s Hospital (2011 – 2013)


Khalil N, Ebert JR, Honda M, Lee M, Nahhas RW, Koskela A, Hangartner T, Kannan K.
Perfluoroalkyl substances, bone density, and cardio-metabolic risk factors in obese 8-12 year old children: A pilot study. Environ Res. 2018 Jan;160:314-321. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.014. Epub 2017 Oct 15.

Khalil N, Chen A, Lee M, Czerwinski SA, Ebert JR, DeWitt JC, Kannan K. Association of perfuoroalkyl substance, bone mineral density, and osteoporosis in the U.S. population in NHANES 2009-2010. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124(1):81-7. PMC4710590

Lee M, Ebert JR, Kadakia MP, Zhang J, Czerwinski SA. Inverse associations between cardiometabolic risk factors and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in obese American children and adolescents. Am J Hum Bio. 2016;28(5):736-42. PMID:27135761

Khalil, N., Ebert, J.R., Wang, L., Belcher, S, Lee, M., Czerwinski,S.As, Kannan, K. (2014) Bisphenol A and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Obese Children, Science of the Total Environment, 470-471C (2014), pp 726-732, DOI : 10.1016/ j.sciotenv.2013.09.088

Ebert J, The Female Athlete, Chapter 17 in Hillard P, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2012.

Sabato LK, Khalil N, Lee M, EbertJR. (abstract) – Prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in young obese children. Pediatr Diabetes. 2011;11(suppl 15):66.

Ebert JR, LeeM, Czerwinski SA. LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized LDL in overweight children. (abstract) – J Clin Lipidol. 2011;5(3):233

Orlowski M, Ebert J, Pickoff A. Cardiovascular Health Promotion – Physical Fitness in the School Setting. In Berenson G. (ed)  Evolution of Cardio-Metabolic Risk from Birth to Middle Age – The Bogalusa Heart Study; 2011,185-198

Ebert JR, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. (abstract, published online June 2011) Markers for oxidative stress in obese children. Abstract Number 56-LB, American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, June 2011

Ebert JR, Lee M, Czerwinski SA. LDL-c, LDL-p, and Oxidized LDL in overweight children. (abstract) – J Clin Lipidol. 2011; 5(3):233

Crites G, Ebert J, Schuster R. Beyond the Dual Degree: Development of a Five Year Program in Leadership for Medical Undergraduates: Academic Medicine, 2008; 83:52-58.

Ebert J.  Back, Hip, and Knee Disorders. In: Slap GB (ed). Adolescent Medicine: The Requisites in Pediatrics.  Philadelphia: Elsevier 2008, 117-131.

AAMC Report VIII – Contemporary Issues in Medicine: The Prevention and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity; included under “Examples of Innovation,” 2007, pp. 10-14.
“Hepatitis B and YOU”. 1995 (Distributed by American Academy of Pediatrics)

Lazebnik R, Zimet GD, Ebert J, Anglin TM, Williams P, Bunch DL, Krowchuk DP. How children perceive the medical evaluation for suspected sexual abuse. Child Abuse Negl 1994 Sep;18(9):739-45.

Williams P, Anglin T, Ellick E, Lazebnik R, Bunch D, Ebert J, Stancin T, Krowchuk D. Can teens use triphasic oral contraceptives successfully? Pediatr Res 1989;25:10A.

Krowchuk D, Anglin T, Stancin T, Goodfellow D, Zimet G, Williams P, Ebert J et al. High school athletes and the use of drugs to enhance sports performance. Am J Dis Child 1988;142:385-386.

Knight M; Ebert J; Parish RA; Berry H; Fogelson MH. gamma-Aminobutyric acid in CSF of children with febrile seizures Arch Neurol. 1985;42:474-475.



Education History

M.P.H., Wright State University, 2008

M.B.A., Wright State University, 2006

M.D., University of Cincinnati, 1979

B.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 1975

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • AAP Section on Adolescent Health
  • Ohio Chapter, AAP
  • Society for Adolescent health and Medicine (SAHM)
  • National Lipid Association (NLA)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • Consortium of Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA)
  • OPHA Governing Council
  • Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research (APTR)
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