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Julie C. Brown, MD

Julie C. Brown, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since September 2001

Children's Title: Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical/Professional School
McGill University, Montreal
Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland Attn: Faculty Affairs, Cleveland
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Research Description

My research interests include minor procedures, ear and nose foreign bodies, aerodigestive foreign bodies, emergent management of respiratory diseases, and electronic decision support. My current research projects include a number of studies evaluating magnet ingestions in children, as well as devices for use in minor procedures, such as lumbar puncture and ear foreign body removal. I recently completed a role as the site principal investigator on three industry-sponsored multi-center studies: a randomized clinical trial evaluating a new therapy for pediatric asthma; validation of a clinical score for asthma; and a study of the epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an important cause of wheezing illness in infants. I have authored two chapters on the management of croup, and numerous peer-reviewed publications involving the care of the febrile infant, electronic decision support, and the management of foreign bodies.

Research Focus Area

Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs, Therapeutic Trials, Quality Improvement

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research 2011
Young Faculty Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science DaySeattle Children’s Research Institute 2011
Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellows Award 2000
Shirley Riva Fisher Prize in Palliative CareMcGill University 1991


The “Superhero Cape Burrito”: A Simple and Comfortable Method of Short-Term Procedural Restraint
Journal of Emergency Medicine , 2011: 41(1):74-76
A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Oral, Aerosolized Intranasal, and Aerosolized Buccal Midazolam
Ann Emerg Med , 2011: 58:323-329
Hydroscopic Properties of Organic Objects That May Present as Aural Foreign Bodies
Journal of Clinical Medicine Research , Aug. 2010: 2(4)
Illustrative presentations of the failing heart in the acutely ill child: two case reports.
Cases journal , Dec. 2009: 2:9326
Barotrauma: a complication of positive pressure for nasal foreign body removal in a pediatric patient.
Annals of emergency medicine , Dec. 2008: 52(6):623-5
A cluster randomized clinical trial to improve prescribing patterns in ambulatory pediatrics.
PLoS clinical trials , May 2007: 2(5):e25
A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
Clinical pediatrics , Nov. 2003: 42(2): 797-805
Emergency department analgesia for fracture pain.
Annals of emergency medicine , Aug. 2003: 42(2):197-205
The management of croup.
British medical bulletin, Vol 61, Childhood respiratory Infections (Oxford University Press) , 2002: 189-202
Evidence-Based Paediatrics and Child Health (Virginia Moyer ed) , 2000
Ampicillin use in infant fever: a systematic review.
Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine , : 156:27-32


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
The Utility of Adding Expiratory or Decubitus Radiographs to the Radiographic Evaluation of Pediatric Lower Airway Foreign Bodies26. Pacific Northwest Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consortium, The Portland, ORJan. 2011
An Experiment in Pursuing a Passion: Re-engaging in International HealthWork-Life Balance SymposiumSeattle, WAOct. 2010
Pediatric Oropharyngeal and Laryngotracheal Infections, Ear and Nose Foreign Bodies; Pediatric Intraosseous Lines; Pediatric Laceration Repair; The Pediatric Lumbar Puncture: Position, Pressure and PearlsPediatrics Resident and Faculty Didactics Hopital Universite d’Etat d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince, HaitiOct. 2010
The Pediatric Lumbar Puncture: Position, Pressure and PearlsUW/Madigan Emergency Medicine Grand RoundsSeattle, WAMay 2010
Cardiac ArrhythmiasPediatric Advanced Life SupportSeattle, WAApril 2010

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success using The Compass, a Compact Quantitative Pressure Transducer. Life Sciences Discovery Fund $$150,000 2010
A Controlled Trial of Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success using The Compass, a Compact Quantitative Pressure Transducer. Center for Clinical and Translational Research $$20,000 2010

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.7.520 - Emergency Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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