Guest editor Thomas McInerny introduces Volume 7, Issue 1: 50 Years After the War on Poverty: Historic Victories and New Challenges.

Author Biography

Thomas McInerny MD was a primary care pediatrician in private practice in Rochester, NY for 40 years and was Professor and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and did his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He has held many elected and appointed positions in the AAP since 1987 including President of Chapter I, District II, Member and chair of the Pediatric Research in the Office Setting Steering Committee, Member and Chair of the Chapter Forum Committee, Member and Chair of the Committee on Child Health Financing, and the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. He also was a member of the Task Force on Mental Health which developed the AAP Mental Health Toolkit. He is Editor-in-Chief of the “AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care” and Pediatric Care Online and is a co-author of over 30 peer reviewed articles. He was a member of the American Pediatric Society, the Academic Pediatric Association and a Certified Physician Executive and Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. In Oct. 2011 he was elected as President-elect of the AAP and took office as President in Oct. 2012. His term as President finished in Dec. of 2013.