Jane M. Garbutt, M.D.  jgarbutt@wustl.edu

Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine
Co-Unit Leader Patient Orientated Research Unit
GMSPatient Oriented Research UnitAllergy, Immunology and Pulmonary MedicineDepartment of Medicine

phone: 314-454-8613

Research Interests

Most recently, my research has focused on pediatric asthma. The morbidity from this common childhood disease is significant, and most patients are managed by their community pediatrician. I conducted several cross-sectional studies to better understand asthma management locally. In response to frustration from local pediatricians about patients' non-adherence to inhaled corticosteroids for maintenance care, I collaborated with Dr. Robert Strunk, a nationally respected pediatric asthma specialist and researcher, to develop and evaluate a peer-coaching telephone-based intervention for parents of children with asthma. Our pragmatic intervention built on Dr Strunk's earlier work and was designed to augment primary care asthma management. We evaluated the 12-month program in a cluster randomized trial within our practice-based research network, recruiting 22 practices and 948 families. The program was well accepted by parents and physicians and was effective, especially for families with Medicaid insurance.


  • MBBS, Bristol University1977


  • Family Practice Resident, Wellesley Hospital1978 - 1980
  • Resident, University of Toronto1986 - 1990
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1995 - 1998


  • Norman P. Knowlton Jr., MD, Incentive for Excellence Fellowship Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital1995
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service, Washington University2013

Selected Publications view all (74)

Parental Use of Electronic Cigarettes. Acad Pediatr. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2015.06.013  PMID:26306662 
HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Among High-Risk Youths: Supporting Positive Opportunities With Teens (SPOT) Youth Center. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(7):1394-8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302569  PMID:25973833 
A cluster-randomized trial shows telephone peer coaching for parents reduces children's asthma morbidity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;135(5):1163-70.e1-2. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2014.09.033  PMCID:PMC4416070  PMID:25445827 
Peer training to improve parenting and childhood asthma management skills: a pilot study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015;114(2):148-9. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2014.10.023  PMCID:PMC4308445  PMID:25524747 
Primary care visits for asthma monitoring over time and association with acute asthma visits for urban Medicaid-insured children. J Asthma. 2014;51(9):907-12. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.927483  PMID:24894745 
Computerized self-interviews improve Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among youth in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(4):376-84. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.031  PMCID:PMC4156563  PMID:24612901 
Opportunities to reduce children's excessive consumption of calories from beverages. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014;53(11):1047-54. doi:10.1177/0009922814540989  PMCID:PMC4157093  PMID:24990366 
Using parental perceptions of childhood allergic rhinitis to inform primary care management. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014;53(8):758-63. doi:10.1177/0009922814533590  PMCID:PMC4222999  PMID:24803628 
Use of factor analysis models to evaluate measurement invariance property of the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ). Qual Life Res. 2014;23(2):509-13. doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0474-x  PMCID:PMC3895493  PMID:23868459 
Rural, suburban, and urban differences in factors that impact physician adherence to clinical preventive service guidelines. J Rural Health. 2014;30(1):7-16. doi:10.1111/jrh.12025  PMCID:PMC3882340  PMID:24383480