Children's Emergency Department is now located in Children's Tower: 1001 E. Marshall Street.


Alia Marie Iqbal O'Meara, MDAlia Marie Iqbal O'Meara, MD

Associate Professor


Pediatric Critical Care

Research group

Critical care neuroscience laboratory

Research areas

Despite the awareness that critical illness has lasting impacts on cognitive and psychological outcomes after discharge from intensive care, there are few if any representative models in which to study the relevant cellular and molecular effects. Our lab "reverse translates" observations from clinical studies into high-fidelity animal models, and studies the early and late impacts of critical illness stressors (inflammation, sedation, etc) on the developing brain.

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  • Carmen Sato-Bigbee
  • Molly Hyer
  • Gretchen Neigh
  • Jennifer Wolstenholme
  • Audrey Lafrenaye
  • Sarah Murphy (MGH)
  • Ericka Fink (UPMC)
  • Kristin Guilliams (SLCH)
  • Cydni Williams (OHSU)

CHRI theme

Emergency/Cardiovascular/Intensive/Pulmonary (EPIC), Neurosciences (including behavioral), Personalized and Translational Medicine