Joel A Fein, MD, MPH

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Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Core Faculty, Graduate Program in Public Health Studies, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, The Center for Public Health Initiatives, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, The Center for Health Behavior Research, Perelman School of Medicine
Steering Committee, University of Pennsylvania CTSA’s Community Engagement and Research Core
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Center for Violence Prevention / Center for Injury Research and Prevention
Roberts Pediatric Research Building
2716 South Street, 13th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-1944
Fax: (215) 590-4454
B.A. (Biology and Psychology)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. , 1984.
M.D. (Medical Doctorate)
New York University School of Medicine, 1988.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

Emergency Department-based Violence Prevention
Emergency Department Mental Health Evaluation
Procedural Pain Management

Keywords: Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Violence Prevention

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Pailler ME, Kassam-Adams N, Datner EM, Fein JA: Depression, Acute Stress and Behavioral Risk Factors in Violently-injured Adolescents. General Hospital Psychiatry 29(4): 357-63, Jul-Aug 2007 Notes: doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2007.04.003.

Bair-Merritt M, Mollen CJ, Yau PL, Fein JA: Impact of domestic violence posters on female caregivers' opinions about domestic violence screening and disclosure in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care 22(11): 689-693, 2006 Notes: doi:10.1097/01.pec.0000238742.96606.20.

Kassam-Adams N, J. Felipe Garcia-España J, Fein JA, Winston FK: Heart rate and posttraumatic stress in injured children. Archives of General Psychiatry 62(3): 335-340, March 2005 Notes: doi:10.1001/archpsyc.62.3.335.

Cohn JM, Ginsburg KR, Kassam-Adams N, Fein JA: Adolescent Decisional Autonomy Regarding Participation in an Emergency Department Youth Violence Interview. American Journal of Bioethics 5(5): 70-4, Sep-Oct 2005 Notes: doi:10.1080/15265160500246319.

Wilkinson DL, Kurtz EM, Lane P, Fein JA: The Emergency Department Approach to Violently Injured Patient Care: A Regional Survey. Injury Prevention 11(4): 206-208, August 2005 Notes: doi:10.1136/ip.2004.006858.

Mollen CJ, Fein JA, Localio AR, Durbin DR: Characterization of interpersonal events involving females vs. events involving males. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 158: 545-550, 2004 Notes: doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.6.545.

Fein JA, Kassam-Adams N, Gavin M,, Huang R, Blanchard D, Datner EM.: Persistence of post-traumatic stress in violently injured youth seen in the emergency department. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 156(8): 836-840, August 2002 Notes: doi: 10.1001/archpedi.156.8.836.

Fein JA, Ginsburg KR, McGrath ME, Shofer FS, Flamma J, Datner EM: Violence prevention in the emergency department: Clinician attitudes and limitations. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 154(5): 495-498, May 2000 Notes: doi: 10.1001/archpedi.154.5.495.

Fein JA, Callahan JM, Boardman CR, Gorelick M: Predicting the need for topical anesthetic in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics 104(2): e19, August 1999 Notes: doi: 10.1542/peds.104.2.e19.

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