Dr. Mary A. Ott MD MA is a Professor of Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at IUPUI. Her areas of expertise are adolescent pregnancy and HIV prevention, pediatric research ethics, and adolescent consent and confidentiality. Her research includes implementation sciences approaches to community-based adolescent pregnancy prevention, adolescent contraceptive access, research ethics with vulnerable populations, and global adolescent health. Her work is funded by the NIH, the Society for Family Planning Research, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is currently a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders.
Dr. Ott is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is the fellowship director for Adolescent Medicine, and provides adolescent health care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Dr. Ott sits on the Adolescent Subboard for the American Board of Pediatrics and the PROS steering committee for the American Board of Pediatrics. She is on the editorial boards for Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Journal of Pediatrics, and consults on adolescent health policies and programs locally, nationally, and internationally.