AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2009, Volume 11, Number 2: 191-195.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Professional Responsibility in Preventing Violence and Abuse

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Justin P. Lee is a third-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. His interests include medical education, medical journalism, and medical humanities. He plans to pursue a career in hospital medicine.

Contributors

James G. Barrett, PhD, is an instructor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and a staff psychologist in the Cambridge Health Alliance Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department working in school-based health centers. His clinic work is in Everett, Cambridge, and Somerville. Dr. Barrett has presented at numerous national conferences and is a contributor to The Community Psychologist, Professional School Counseling, and The Handbook of Human Development for Health Professionals.

Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE, is a co-secretary of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education from the American Medical Association and director of the AMA’s Division of Undergraduate Medical Education. She previously served as secretary of the AMA Council on Medical Education and was a faculty member in the Department of Medical Education (previously Center for Educational Development) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Barbara L. Bonner, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist, professor, director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and associate director of the Child Study Center in pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She holds the CMRI/Jean Gumerson Endowed Chair in Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Bonner is past president of the board of councilors of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and past president of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She has presented her research throughout the United States and internationally.

Annapoorna Chirra, MD, is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her clinical practice focuses on women’s health. Her research includes cultural-competency training in medical education.

Rebecca M. Cunningham, MD, is director of the University of Michigan Injury Research Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine in Ann Arbor. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has been committed to injury research and the mentorship of residents, postdocs, and students interested in emergency-department-based injury research. Dr. Cunningham is the co-principal investigator for a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant entitled Tailored Teen Alcohol and Violence Prevention in the ER.

Linda L. Dahlberg, PhD, is the associate director for science in the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. In addition to serving as a senior science and policy advisor, she coordinates international research and programmatic activities for the division. Her research focuses on the etiology of firearm injuries as well as the efficacy of interventions to prevent interpersonal and self-directed violence.

Jill A. Foster, MD, is the director of pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and an associate professor in pediatrics at DUCOM. Her area of focus is HIV prevention in vulnerable communities.

Gretchen Guiton, PhD, is the director of evaluation for undergraduate medical education at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her academic interests include medical education, teaching cultural competency, and the role of diversity in medical education.

Dan Hunt, MD, MBA, is a co-secretary for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which oversees the accreditation of U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Prior to assuming this role in 2007, he was the founding vice dean for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and served for 17 years as associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle.

James A. Mercy, PhD, is the special advisor for strategic directions of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He received his doctorate in sociology from Emory University in Atlanta. His research focuses on understanding the health burden, causes, and prevention of child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, youth violence, and firearm injuries.

Michael Migdal, PhD, is a senior research associate for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Previously, he worked for the Office of Public Policy at the Center for Inquiry in Washington, D.C., and was a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Wells College in Aurora, New York.

Cindy Moskovic, MSW, is the director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource and director of education and outreach for the UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has published on health promotion and outreach and co-authored a textbook chapter on provider-patient communication. Ms. Moskovic was lead author on a published article describing a multi-site evaluation study of the UCLA model she developed which examined the impact on medical students of participation in an adolescent-relationship, violence-prevention outreach program.

Ana E. Nunez, MD, is an associate professor in medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a general internist, medical educator, health-services researcher, and director of the Women’s Health Education Program. In addition to sex- and gender-curricular innovations, Dr. Nunez works on educationally based community-participatory health-services research on health disparities.

Janet Rose Osuch, MD, MS, is a professor of surgery and epidemiology at the College of Human Medicine (CHM) at Michigan State University in East Lansing. She devoted her clinical practice to breast surgery prior to her illness in 1998 and subsequently pursued a degree in epidemiology. Dr. Osuch currently serves as the assistant dean of preclinical curriculum at CHM, where she also practices breast-cancer-risk counseling and conducts epidemiologic research.

Janet P. Pregler, MD, is a professor of clinical medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center. She co-chairs the course on gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive medicine for first-year students at UCLA. Her interests include women’s health, primary care, preventive medicine, and care of the underserved.

Nancy Rappaport, MD, is the director of school programs at Cambridge Health Alliance and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She has clinical expertise in identifying and safely managing aggressive students in schools, and has published extensively in chapters, requested reviews, and peer-reviewed journals.

Candace J. Robertson, MPH, is an instructor in medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is the research manager for the Women’s Health Education Program and project director of the health disparities project, Philadelphia Ujima: the Mind, Body, Health, and Spirit Collaborative. Her area of expertise is intimate-partner-violence health education with a focus on minority health.

Carolyn J. Sachs, MD, MPH, is an associate professor at the Emergency Medicine Center in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her research interests include violence against women, mandatory reporting of intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. Dr. Sachs is also a medical consultant for Forensic Nurse Specialist, which performs sexual-assault examinations authorized by law enforcement in Long Beach, California, and surrounding areas.

Kristin E. Schleiter, JD, is a senior research associate for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for the American Medical Association in Chicago. She analyzes ethics policy and law and assists in the development and dissemination of ethics policy and related educational material. Ms. Schleiter received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a contributing writer for the Annals of Health Law. She is working toward completion of an LLM in health law.

Jason Schnittker, PhD, is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received a doctorate in sociology from Indiana University. His research interests focus on health disparities, genetics, and social psychology, particularly the intersection of those fields.

Heidi Schubmehl is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is a co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association at UCLA.

Claudia Sevilla is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is the domestic violence coordinator of the American Medical Women’s Association at UCLA.

Jenelle R. Shanley, PhD, is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow in pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Shanley specializes in childhood behavior problems and child abuse and is particularly interested in increasing parents’ involvement in their children’s treatment. She has presented her research at local, national, and international conferences.

Deborah Shropshire, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. She serves as physician for the Oklahoma County emergency foster shelter and is the founder of the Fostering Hope Clinic, a medical home clinic for foster children. Dr. Shropshire also serves as the medical director for child welfare and foster care for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Jorge C. Srabstein, MD, is the medical director of the Clinic for Health Problems Related to Bullying in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children’s National Medical Center, and a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine, both in Washington, D.C. Dr. Srabstein conducts clinical, research, and advocacy work related to the serious physical and emotional health risks associated with bullying. He edited an issue of the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health on bullying and health risks and organized several international symposia on the toxicity of bullying along the lifespan. Dr. Srabstein advocated for anti-bullying legislation in Maryland, coordinated the development of a Coalition for the Prevention of Bullying and Health Related Risks, and was a member of an advisory group that helped the Maryland State Department of Education develop a Model Bullying Prevention Policy.

Karen St. Claire, MD, is the medical director of the Duke Medical Center Child Abuse and Neglect Consult Service in Durham, North Carolina, and works as a clinician and educator in child maltreatment.

Isac Thomas is a third-year medical student at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

Lauren K. Whiteside, MD, is a third-year emergency medicine resident at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Program in Ann Arbor. Dr. Whiteside’s interests include public health and injury research, and she is participating in research on violence among adolescents.

Lacey Wyatt, MD, MPH, is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, chair of Doctoring One (a first-year course in the medical school), and associate residency director of the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wyatt graduated from UCLA Medical School and School of Public Health and is board certified in both family medicine and preventive medicine.