Center Director

Bonnie Ramsey, MD

BonnieProfessor of Pediatrics, Pulmonary
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR)

Dr. Bonnie W. Ramsey is the director of the CCTR at Seattle Children's Research Institute and co-principal investigator of the Institute for Translational Health Sciences, which provides extensive clinical research infrastructure at Seattle Children's. She is a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics and holds the Endowed Chair in Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Ramsey is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s and the associate director of the cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic. Her career has focused on clinical care and research in the field of CF. Ramsey is internationally recognized for her work in developing new therapies for patients with CF. Several of the drugs have reached FDA approval, significantly impacting the lives of patients with CF.

Executive Faculty Leadership Team

Doug Hawkins, MD

HawkinsProfessor of Pediatrics and Associate Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director, CCTR

Dr. Doug Hawkins is an associate director of the CCTR and associate division chief for Hematology/Oncology, and oversees the CCTR Faculty Research Support Fund and Pediatric Pilot Funds programs. He has devoted his career to the refinement of treatment and the application of novel therapies for pediatric sarcomas, including rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), Ewing sarcoma and osteosarcoma. Hawkins is the institutional Children's Oncology Group (COG) principal investigator and is the national chair of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee, where he oversees the strategic planning, conduct and analysis of RMS and other soft tissue sarcomas within the COG.

Margaret Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

RosenfeldAssociate Professor of Pediatrics, Pulmonary
Associate Director, CCTR

Dr. Margaret Rosenfeld is an associate director of the CCTR, co-director of the Seattle Children's Fellows College and medical director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. She also oversees the CCTR Clinical Research Scholars Program. Rosenfeld's clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and management of respiratory illnesses in children of all ages. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of early cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease, including infant and preschool lung function tests; determining risk factors for early acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and clinical trials in infants with CF.

Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, PhD

HamblettResearch Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pulmonary
Co-Director, Children's Core for Biomedical Statistics (CCBS)
Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network (CFTDN)

Dr. Nicole Mayer-Hamblett is an associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Seattle Children's and in the Departments of Pediatrics and Biostatistics at the University of Washington. Her research interests include the design and analysis of clinical trials, with emphasis in the pediatric and orphan disease setting. She is involved in the development of new clinical outcome measures for cystic fibrosis, in particular the validation of biomarkers to enable early evaluation of new therapies. Mayer-Hamblett also provides statistical training to clinical researchers and scientists, with applications to both the preclinical and clinical fields.

Jodi M. Smith, MD, MPH

SmithAssociate Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Medical Director, Pediatric Clinical Research Center
Medical Co-Director, Kidney Transplant Program

Jodi M. Smith, MD, MPH, is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health. She is the medical director of the CCTR’s Pediatric Clinical Research Center. Her research focuses on improving kidney transplant outcomes for patients.

CCTR Steering Committee

The CCTR Steering Committee, led by Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, provides guidance and overall strategic direction for the center. The committee meets monthly to establish priorities for center activities, determine funding allocation and lead new initiatives to improve clinical and translational research at Seattle Children’s. For information about the committee, send us an email.