Medical Advisory Team

Since the fall of 2020, Upper Arlington Schools has been working closely with a Medical Advisory Team to monitor both Upper Arlington health data as well as what’s happening in the county and around the state. These local experts in public health, infectious diseases and the mental health of school-age children are continuing to review and share new and emerging research and information about COVID-19 in schools and the community.


The members of our district's Medical Advisory Team are:
Dr. Joe Gastaldo
Infectious disease specialist
Ohio Health

Dr. Sara Bode
American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Board
and Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ayaz Hyder, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Ohio State University College of Public Health

Efthimios Parasidis
Professor of law and public health
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Dr. Naeem Ali
Pulmonary disease specialist
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Shandra Day
Infectious disease specialist
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Laura Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Ohio State University College of Public Health

John Ackerman, Ph.D.
Child clinical psychologist
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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