James Paul Marcin, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

James Paul Marcin, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair for Pediatric Clinical Research

Director, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Pediatric Critical Care



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Philosophy of Care

Caring for seriously ill children and supporting families are my passion.  I do all that I can to treat every ill child how I would want my own children cared for, and consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the incredible team at our Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Dr. James Marcin practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Marcin is also the Director of the Center for Health and Technology and leads the telemedicine program. 

Dr. Marcin is particularly interested in how telemedicine consultations can help in the care of seriously ill pediatric patients in remote hospitals, emergency departments and inpatient wards.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. James Marcin completed his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  He also completed a masters degree in public health at the George Washington University.

Dr. Marcin conducts research on a variety of public health issues in pediatric emergency and critical care medicine, including quality of care, severity of illness measures and telemedicine.  His recent research has focused on how telemedicine can be used to address disparities in access to pediatric subspecialty care, improve the patient-centeredness of care, increase quality of care, and reduce overall healthcare costs.  He currently is the director of the largest pediatric tele-emergency network in the country. 


Pediatric Critical Care

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Health and Technology
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
Public Health Sciences
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1988

Medical School

M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla CA 1992

Other School

M.P.H., Biostatistics, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1998


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1992-1995


Critical Care, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1995-1998

Lucy Gooding Visiting Professor in Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital; May, 2018

California Telehealth Resource Center’s “Outstanding Service to Underserved Populations Award” California Telehealth Network Summit, June, 2017

Best Abstract, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Critical Care Medicine, October, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Miracle Network 2016 Achievement Award, 2016

Nominated, “UC Davis Chancellor's Innovation Awards” for Pediatric Telehealth Program, June, 2016

Best Student Abstract Award; Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science; American Academy of Nursing, 2014, 2014

Service Provider Showcase (SPS) National Advisory Board, 2014

American Telemedicine Association (ATA) College of Fellows, 2014

UC Davis 2013-2014 Community Service Award for Pediatric Telemedicine, 2014

American Telemedicine Association Best Student Abstract Award (Major Professor), 17th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, Austin, TX, American Telemedicine Association, 2013

Best Doctors in Sacramento 2012, 2013

UC Davis School of Medicine, Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, 2011

American Telemedicine Association Special Interest Group and Chapter Achievement Award (Pediatrics), 15th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 2010

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Centre for On-Line Health, University of Queensland, 2010-2012.,

Haynes SC, Dharmar M, Hill BC, Hoffman KR, Donohue LT, Kuhn-Riordon KM, Rottkamp CA, Vali P, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS, Steinhorn R, Marcin JP. The Impact of Telemedicine on Transfer Rates of Newborns at Rural Community Hospitals. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32081766.

Sigal I, Dayal P, Hoch JS, Mouzoon JL, Morrow E, Marcin JP. Travel, Time, and Cost Savings Associated with a University Medical Center's Video Medical Interpreting Program. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32045323.

Marcin JP, Romano PS, Dayal P, Dharmar M, Chamberlain JM, Dudley N, Macias CG, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rogers AJ, Sonnett M, Tzimenatos L, Alpern ER, Andrews-Dickert R, Borgialli DA, Sidney E, Casper TC, Kuppermann N. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network: Provider-level and Hospital-level Factors and Process Measures of Quality Care Delivered in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Acad Pediatr. 2019.

Mouzoon JL, Lloyd-McLennan A, Marcin JP. Emergency Medicine Physicians' Perceptions of Pediatric Tele-Emergency Services. Telemed J E Health. 2019 October.

Sauers-Ford HS, Hamline MY, Gosdin MM, Kair LR, Weinberg GM, Marcin JP, Rosenthal JL. Acceptability, Usability, and Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study Evaluating a Pediatric Telemedicine Program. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Sep;26(9):1022-1033. PMID: 30974004.

Crossen S, Marcin JP, Qi L, Sauers-Ford H, Reggiardo A, Chen S, Tran V, Glaser N. Video "Home Visits" for Children and Adolescents with Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2019 Aug 26. PMID: 31448952.

Dayal P, Chang CH, Benko WS, Pollock BH, Crossen SS, Kissee JL, Ulmer AM, Hoch JS Warner L, Marcin JP. Hospital Utilization Among Rural Children Served by Pediatric Neurology Telemedicine Clinics. JAMA Netw Open. Published online August 16, 2019;2(8):e199364. 

Dayal P, Chang CH, Benko WS, Ulmer AM, Crossen SS, Pollock BH, Hoch JS, Kissee JL, Warner L, Marcin JP. Appointment completion in pediatric neurology telemedicine clinics serving underserved patients. Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Aug;9(4):314 321.

Lieng MK, Siefkes HM, Rosenthal JL, Sauers-Ford HS, Mouzoon JL, Sigal IS, Dayal P, Chen ST, McBeth CL, Dial S, Dizon G, Dannewitz HE, Kozycz K, Jennings-Hill TL, Martinson JM, Huerta JK, Pons EA, Vance N, Warnock BN, Marcin JP. Telemedicine for Interfacility Nurse Handoffs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun 18. PMID: 31232857.

Kissee JL, Huang Y, Dayal P, Yellowlees P, Sigal I, Marcin JP. Association Between Insurance and the Transfer of Children With Mental Health Emergencies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jul 1. PMID: 31274825.