Mersine Alexis Bryan, MD, MPH

Mersine Alexis Bryan, MD, MPH

Hospital Medicine

On staff since July 2012

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Biography

    Dr. Mersine Bryan completed her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her pediatric residency training at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. After residency, she practiced as a hospitalist and urgent care physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Based on her clinical experience, she became interested in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement and health services research.  Dr. Bryan completed a General Academic Pediatric Fellowship funded by the National Service Research Award (NRSA) and earned her Masters of Public Health in Health Services at the University of Washington. She received the Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award to pursue a project to understand how parents and adolescents access health information online. After completion of her NRSA fellowship, she completed the Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship to further pursue methodologic training. Dr. Bryan is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital.  As a junior faculty, she has been supported by the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Her current research focus is to improve care for hospitalized children through the translation of evidence-based interventions into clinical practice and how to effectively convey high quality information to families across different modalities.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, Ramos D, Ramirez M, Opel DJ
      Facilitators and Barriers to Providing Vaccinations During Hospital Visits.
      34556537 Hospital pediatrics, 2021 Oct. : 11(10)1137-1152
    • Bryan MA, Evans Y, Morishita C, Midamba N, Moreno MA
      Does the Narrative Voice Influence Parental Perceptions of Pediatrician Blogs?
      32114088 Academic pediatrics, 2021 Jan. : 21(1)139-148
    • Bryan MA, Tyler A, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Haq H, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith R
      Associations Between Quality Measures and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis.
      33106253 Hospital pediatrics, 2020 Nov. : 10(11)932-940 PMCID:PMC7596729
    • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, Simon TD, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Tyler A, Kenyon CC, Vachani JG, Opel DJ, Mangione-Smith R
      Vaccination Status and Adherence to Quality Measures for Acute Respiratory Tract Illnesses.
      32041781 Hospital pediatrics, 2020 March : 10(3)199-205 PMCID:PMC7041553
    • Bryan MA, Evans Y, Morishita C, Midamba N, Moreno M
      Parental Perceptions of the Internet and Social Media as a Source of Pediatric Health Information.
      31648059 Academic pediatrics, 2020 Jan. : 20(1)31-38
    • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, deHart MP, Simon TD, Opel DJ
      Vaccination Status and Resource Use During Hospital Visits for Respiratory Illnesses.
      31624218 Pediatrics, 2019 Nov. : 144(5) PMCID:PMC6855809
    • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, deHart MP, Zhou C, Opel DJ
      Accuracy of Provider-Documented Child Immunization Status at Hospital Presentation for Acute Respiratory Illness.
      30442704 Hospital pediatrics, 2018 Dec. : 8(12)769-777
    • Bryan MA, Gunningham H, Moreno MA
      Content and accuracy of vaccine information on pediatrician blogs.
      29305176 Vaccine, 2018 Jan 29 : 36(5)765-770
    • Bryan MA, Desai AD, Wilson L, Wright DR, Mangione-Smith R
      Association of Bronchiolitis Clinical Pathway Adherence With Length of Stay and Costs.
      28183732 Pediatrics, 2017 March : 139(3)
    • Bryan MA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Comstock RD, Rivara F, Seattle Sports Concussion Research Collaborative.
      Sports- and Recreation-Related Concussions in US Youth.
      27325635 Pediatrics, 2016 July : 138(1)


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA