Anne-Marie Rick, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics

Anne-Marie Rick, MD MPH, is an Instructor of Pediatrics and General Academic Pediatric Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Academic Pediatrics. She is also a third year PhD student in the Clinical and Translational Science Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Rick completed her Masters of Public Health and medical school training at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her pediatrics internship, residency and global health fellowship at University of Colorado. Dr. Rick focuses her clinical time in newborn care at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Center and UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital. Her clinical research is focused on infectious diseases related to maternal-infant health with active research related to newborn sepsis, perinatal transmission of COVID-19 infections, and serum and breastmilk protection conferred by maternal influenza immunization during pregnancy. Her long-term career goal is to become an independently-funded physician-investigator who studies infections in maternal-infant health with a focus on the safety, immunogenicity, and benefits of pregnancy vaccines. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Women’s Association, 2008-2011 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health, 2014-2015, 2017-Present
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health, 2016-2018
  • Academic Pediatrics Association, 2018-Present
  • Society for Pediatric Research Junior Section, 2019-Present 


Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, University of Notre Dame, 2007
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • MPH, Biostatistics & Global Health, John Hopkins University, 2013
  • PhD Candidate, Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2017-Present
  • Internship in Pediatrics on Global Health Track, University of Colorado, 2013-2014
  • Residency in Pediatrics on Global Health Track, University of Colorado, 2014-2016
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Global Health, University of Colorado, 2016-2017
  • Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2017-Present

Selected Publications

Olson D, Rick AM (co-first author), Krager S, Lamb M, Asturias EJ. Acceptance and Willingness-to-Pay for Arbovirus Vaccines: A Cross Sectional Survey in Rural Guatemala. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2018 Nov;37(11):1184-1189. 

Olson D, Krager S, Lamb M, Rick AM, Asturias EJ.  Knowledge of Norovirus and Attitudes towards a Potential Norovirus Vaccine in Rural Guatemala: A Cross-Sectional Survey. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2018 May;98(5):1498-1501. 

Rick AM, Domek G, Cunningham M, Olson D, Lamb M, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Heinrichs G, Berman S, Asturias EJ. High Background Congenital Microcephaly in Rural Guatemala: Implications for Neonatal Congenital Zika Virus Infection Screening. Global Health Science and Practice, 2017 Dec 28;5(4):686-696.  

Rick AM, Aguilar A, Cortes R, Gordillo R, Melgar M, Samayoa-Reyes G., Frank, D., Asturias EJ. Group B Streptococci Colonization in Pregnant Guatemalan Women: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Vaginal Microbiome. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2017 Feb;4(1):ofx020. 

Rao S, Messacar K, Torok M, Rick AM, Holzberg J. Montano A, Bagdure D, Curtis DJ, de Masellis G, Dominguez SR. Enterovirus D-68 in Critically Ill Children: a Comparison to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2016 Nov;17(11):1023-1031. 

Stohl HE, Ouzounian J, Rick AM, Hueppchen NA, Bienstock JL. Thyroid disease and gestational diabetes: Is there a connection? Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2013 July; 26 (11):1139-1142.  

Parker SL, McGirt MJ, Farber SH, Amin AG, Rick AM, Suk I, Bydon A, Sciubba DM, Wolinsky JP, Gokaslan ZL, Witham TF. Accuracy of free hand pedicle screws in the thoracic and lumbar spine: Analysis of 6,816 consecutive screws. Neurosurgery 2011 Jan; 68(1):170-8.  

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Research Interests

  • Group B Streptococcus prevalence and microbiome in rural Guatemala 
  • Antibiotic use reduction among late pre-term/term neonates 
  • Risk stratification of infants for early onset sepsis 
  • Maternal-fetal immune interaction 
  • Infant protection and immunity conveyed through maternal vaccines in pregnancy 

Research Grants

HRSA NRSA T32HP22240, Evaluation of Approaches to Neonatal Risk Stratification for Early Onset Sepsis using Current National Guidelines, (PI, 80% effort), 2017-2020

5K12HD052892, Protective effect of maternal influenza immunization and breastfeeding against infant influenza disease, (PI, 80% effort), 2020-2022, $250,000