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Joel Fein, MD, MPH


Dr. Fein is a professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician and Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is the co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP ( which is a multi-tiered, trauma-informed approach to violence prevention that addresses bullying, intimate partner violence and peer youth violence.

Dr Fein is the Research Director for the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention ( and a member of the leadership team for The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. His research, funded by the NIH, CDC and OVC, focuses on violence prevention and mental health in adolescents.

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