Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
BRAIN Director of Infant Development and Follow-Up Clinics
Clinical Interests: Working as part of a family-centered, interdisciplinary team aimed at providing evidence-based and developmentally appropriate critical care for hospitalized infants as well as ongoing neurodevelopmental follow-up after discharge.
Scholarly Focus: Dr. German’s research focuses on improving neurodevelopmental outcomes for NICU patients and graduates. One of her primary areas of focus is the impact of iron deficiency on brain development. She is the PI of ongoing research studies aimed at evaluating the effects of supplemental iron administration on markers of oxidative injury in the brain and neurodevelopmental outcomes in formerly preterm neonates. She is also engaged in collaborative research activities between the NICU and follow-up clinics including evaluating the effects of a reading intervention program and the establishment of a databased aimed at facilitating developmental outcomes research and quality improvement studies.
2019-2020 Urine F2-Isoprostanes and Oxidative Stress in ELGANs and Correlation with Iron Administration. Thrasher Research Fund, Early Career Award. Role: PI, Total Award: $26,750
Administration/Education Roles: Dr. German is involved with educational projects aimed at NICU follow- up training and NICU graduate care at the University of Washington, and nationally through the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She serves as the Director of Research for the Infant Development Follow-Up program, the co-director of the Reach Out and Read program at the University of Washington NICU and the director of neurodevelopmental follow-up for the Brain Research and Advancement in Neonatology (BRAIN) program.