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Joanne N. Wood, MD
Joanne N. Wood
Research Director, Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health

Dr. Wood is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, especially abused and neglected children. Her current research also focuses on positive parenting interventions designed to support caregivers of young children and strengthen families.

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Joanne N. Wood is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. She is also the director of Research of Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health at CHOP and the director of Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Safe Place.

Dr. Wood attended Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, where she earned her MD in 2002. She was an intern and resident in pediatrics at CHOP, where she subsequently served as chief resident. In 2006, she participated in the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at CHOP. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Wood was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Penn and earned her Master in Health Policy Research (MSHP).

Dr. Wood is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, especially abused and neglected children. One of the primary focuses of Dr. Wood’s research is on improving the early detection of child abuse among children presenting for medical care. Dr. Wood’s research in the field of child maltreatment extends beyond hospital-based care to the child welfare, behavioral health, and primary care systems. She is also interested more broadly in interventions designed to support caregivers of young children and strengthen families.

Education and Training

BS, Haverford College (Biology/Biochemistry), 1998

MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Child Abuse Pediatrics), 2009

MSHP, University of Pennsylvania (Health Policy Research), 2010

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Director, Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health

Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship, Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002-

Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 2006-2008

Ray E. Helfer Society, 2009-

Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, 2013-2015

Professional Awards

Young Investigator's Travel Award, Pediatric Academic Societies, 2010

Award for Excellence in mentoring Research Trainees, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2017

Publication Highlights

Wood JN, Henry MK, Berger RP, Lindberg DM, Anderst JD, Song L, Localio R, Feudtner C. Use and Utility of Skeletal Surveys to Evaluate for Occult Fractures in Young Injured Children. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Aug; pii: S1876-2859(18)30536-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.0
Schilling S, French B, Berkowitz SJ, Dougherty SL, Scribano PV, Wood JN. Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement in Primary Care (PriCARE): A Randomized Trial of a Parent Training for Child Behavior Problems. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jan; 17(1):53-60. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.06.009. Epub 2016 Jun
Wood JN, French B, Fromkin J, Fakeye O, Scribano PV, Letson MM, Makoroff KL, Feldman KW, Fabio A, Berger R. Association of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Rates With Macroeconomic Indicators. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3):224-32. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.05.008. Epub 2015 Jul 14. PMID: 261
Schilling S, Samuels-Kalow M, Gerber JS, Scribano PV, French B, Wood JN. Testing and Treatment After Adolescent Sexual Assault in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatrics. 2015 Dec; 136(6):e1495-503. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-2093. Epub 2015 Nov 2. PMID: 26527554
Wood JN, Fakeye O, Mondestin V, Rubin DM, Localio R, Feudtner C. Development of hospital-based guidelines for skeletal survey in young children with bruises. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):e312-20. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2169. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PMID: 25601982

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