Saint Louis University
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Office phone: (314) 268-4150
Fax: (314) 268-4021


B.S. Rhodes College
M.D. University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
M.S.P.H. University of Alabama - Birmingham

Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University
Fellowship in General Pediatrics, University of Alabama - Birmingham


• Infant outcomes
• Early childhood screening
•Pregnancy outcomes &               complications
• Public policy
• Medication use in children


Donna R. Halloran, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, SLUCOR
Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

My current research has to do with infant outcomes based on length of gestation and complications in pregnancy. I'm using several regional administrative databases to examine the relationships between various infant outcomes and postterm and late preterm gestation. The overarching goal of my current research is to identify the pregnancy characteristics which effect infant health and quality of life and to help identify the pregnancy characteristics such as length of gestation and weight gain which optimize infant health.

Dr. Halloran came to Saint Louis University in 2005 to develop a research career in infant outcomes. Prior to this, she completed a residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and a general pediatrics research fellowship and Masters of Science in Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. At Saint Louis University, she is director of the resident research program and the evidence-based medicine curriculum. She has been assistant director of the newborn nursery at SSM St. Mary's Health Science Center since 2007.

She has received numerous honors and awards including the Southern Society for Pediatric Research Young Research Faculty award in 2006, 2007, and 2009. She is an active member of many editorial and journal review boards, including the Journal of Pediatrics.

Community and Academic Affiliations

Pediatric Resident QI/Research Projects, Co-Director
Evidence-Based Medicine, Co-Director
Newborn Nursery, Assistant Director

Selected Publications or Presentations

Halloran DR, Wall TC, Evans HH, Hardin JM, Woolley AL. Hearing Screening at Well-Child Visits. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Oct; 159(10):949-955.
Halloran DR, Alexander GR. Preterm Delivery and Age of SIDS Death. Annals of Epidemiology. 2006; 16(8):600-606.
Cox ER, Halloran DR, Homan SM, Welliver S, Mager DE. 2002-2005 Trends in the prevalence of obesity-related chronic medication use in children. Pediatrics 2008;122(5):e1053-61.
Halloran DR, McClure E, Chakraborty H, Chomba E, Wright LL, Carlo WA. Early outcomes of birth asphyxia survivors in a developing country. Journal of Perinatology 2008; Epub ahead of print.
Halloran DR, Hardin M, Wall TC. Validity of Hearing Screening in the Primary Care Setting. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2009;163(2):158-63.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (2006)
Executive Research Committee, Academic Pediatrics Association
Southern Society for Pediatric Research
Saint Louis Pediatric Society
Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research