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Children’s Emotional, Behavioral, & Developmental Well-Being: New Data & Tools for the Field

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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Presenter Information

Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA.Reem M. Ghandour, DrPH, MPA 
Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-41
Rockville, MD 20857

Dr. Reem M. Ghandour is a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) in the Office of Data and Program Development. In this capacity, she conducts research on a variety of issues related to the health of women, infants, children, and mothers. Her research interests include health disparities among women and children, mental health problems among children and youth, intimate partner and family violence prevention, and the intersection of HIV and gender-based violence. In addition to her research activities, Reem serves as the managing editor for two statistical publications the annual Womens Health USA and Child Health USA databooks and as the MCHB lead for Healthy People 2020. Reem began her career in MCH and womens health as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow. She earned a bachelors degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College in 1997 and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2001. She completed her Doctorate in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2009 where she was the recipient of an Interdisciplinary Research Training Grant on Violence supported through the National Institute of Mental Health and the John and Alice Chenoweth-Pate Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health.

James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP.James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP 
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Division of General Pediatrics
Director, MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Associate Chair for Research, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
50 Staniford Street, #901
Boston, MA 02114

Dr. James M. Perrin is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Division of General Pediatrics and the MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, a research and training center with an active fellowship program in general pediatrics. He is also associate chair for research at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities and is past president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. For the American Academy of Pediatrics, he also co-chaired a committee to develop practice guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and then a group advising the AAP on the implementation of the guidelines. His research has examined asthma, middle ear disease, childrens hospitalization, health insurance, and childhood chronic illness and disabilities, with a recent emphasis on quality of life and use of primary and subspecialty care for children and adolescents with chronic illness. He currently heads the Clinical Coordinating Center (based at the MGH) for the national Autism Treatment Network. He also directs the Evidence Working Group reporting to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the Secretarys Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. Dr. Perrin was the founding editor of Academic Pediatrics (formally known as Ambulatory Pediatrics), the journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (formally known as the Ambulatory Pediatric Association).

Dr. Perrin has served on the Institute of Medicines Committees on Maternal and Child Health under Health Care Reform, Quality of Long-Term-Care Services in Home and Community-Based Settings, Enhancing Federal Healthcare Quality Programs, and Disability in America; the National Commission on Childhood Disability; and the Disability Policy Panel of the National Academy of Social Insurance (Chair, Childrens Committee). He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He also served as a member of the Health Care Technology study section of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he had his residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester and has also been on the faculties of the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University.

Jane M. Foy, MD.Jane M. Foy, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Dr. Jane Foy is professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and serves as Coordinator of the Integrated Primary Care-Mental Health Program for Northwest Area Health Education Center. Dr. Foy also serves as chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health and as Vice Chair of AAP District IV. She has spent 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical education. Her special interests include mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for under-served populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, and residency training in community pediatrics. Dr. Foy collaborated on recently-published papers for the journal Pediatrics: "Improving Mental Health Services in Primary Care: Reducing Administrative and Financial Barriers to Access and Collaboration", and "The Future of Pediatrics: Mental Health Competencies for the Care of Children and Adolescents in Primary Care Settings."

Dr. Foy received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and her M.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  She completed her three years of pediatric residency training at UVa Hospital, Eggleston/Grady Memorial Hospitals, and UNC Hospitals, respectively.