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Abstract

Child Maltreatment Prevention – Finding Common Ground with Unintentional Injury Prevention

Author Biography

Rohit Shenoi is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and an attending physician in the Emergency Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston. He is the coordinator of Houston Trauma Link - a coalition devoted to preventing accidental injuries in children in Houston and Harris County, Texas. His research interests include the surveillance of pediatric injuries and medical education.

Christopher Greeley, MD, FAAP, currently serves as a Professor of Pediatrics in the Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He is board certified in pediatrics as well as Child Abuse Pediatrics, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and Section on International Child Health. His main clinical interests are in International Child Health, Child Abuse and Neglect and vulnerable populations. Dr. Greeley recently received a large and very competitive National Institute of Health grant for the study of a child abuse prevention strategy in young families. He was also appointed by Lt. Governor Dewhurst to the Texas Statewide Blue Ribbon Task Force for child abuse prevention and child wellbeing, which he chairs. Dr. Greeley was also the 2006 Ray E Helfer Award winner. The Ray E Helfer Award is an annual award jointly presented by The American Academy of Pediatrics and The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds “to a distinguished pediatrician for his or her contribution to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.”

Angelo P. Giardino, M.D., Ph.D. is the Vice President/Chief Medical Officer of Texas Children’s Health Plan, Chief Quality Officer for Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, a clinical professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, an attending physician on the Texas Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Academic Pediatrics Association and Texas Pediatric Society where he is co-chair of the Children with Disabilities Committee and serves on the Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. His academic accomplishments include publishing several textbooks on child abuse and neglect, presenting on a variety of pediatric topics at national and regional conferences, and serving on several national boards including the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse America, the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Safe Families and the Advisory Board for Justice for Children.

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Carol Runyan, Moving Upstream to Prevent Child Maltreatment (March 2013)