Mentor - Jocelyn Brown, MD, MPH

Thematic Areas: Child and Adolescent Health, Education, Migrant Health, Pediatrics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women's Health

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Jocelyn Brown is a Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Director of the Hospital and borough based Child Advocacy Centers in Manhattan, in New York City. For the past twenty years, her clinical experience has focused on the medical diagnosis of child abuse, the coordination of a multidisciplinary response to the investigation, the prosecution of child abuse cases and the delivery of mental health services for abused children.

Most recently she was a co-investigator on a project funded by Partner University Fund and Face Foundation, a joint partnership of the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sante Publique (EHESP) in Rennes ( France) and the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) of Columbia University comparing school health physicians child abuse training and knowledge in the US and France.

She is a co-Principal Investigator on a grant ”Epidemiology of Child Maltreatment-related Emergency Department Visits” funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

She is also a Principal Investigator on a training grant from the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. National Children’s Alliance n.e.t Videoconference Program that provides peer review training to health professionals in medical evaluation of child abuse.