Experts Guide
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Parenting & Children's Health Experts

Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.

Puberty • Teen health • Behavioral concerns in adolescents • Parenting 

Laura Dreer, Ph.D. 

Concussions • Adjustment to chronic health conditions • Development of health promotions interventions for patients and family caregivers 

Candice Dye, M.D.

Water safety and children • Traveling with children • Infant safe sleep

Devin Eckhoff, M.D.

Transplantation • Liver transplantation • Kidney transplantation • Xenotransplantation • Organ preservation • Nephrology

Marcela Frazier, O.D. 

Pediatric eye care • Child eye development • Eye injuries 

Vivian Friedman, Ph.D.

Child psychology • Parenting • Children's mental health

Russell Griffin, Ph.D. 

Gun violence • Gun violence-protection • Motor vehicle-related injuries and prevention • Pediatric trauma outcomes • Improving clinical care of trauma and burn patients • Treating acte kidney injury in newborns 

Warner Huh, M.D.

Diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers • Gynecologic vaccinations • Robotic surgery for gynecologic conditions and cancers • Novel therapeutics for gynecologic cancers • Cervical cancer screening and prevention

Kimberly Kirklin, M.A.

Arts in medicine • Arts in health • Improving quality of life for all ages through the arts 

Josh Klapow, Ph.D.

Clinical psychology • Behavior therapy • Relationship issues • Psychological first aid • Crisis and disaster psychological response

Robin Lanzi, Ph.D.

Maternal and child health disparities • Maternal depression • Adolescent risk-taking behaviors • Adolescent sexual health behaviors • Developmental outcomes of children • Child social and academic development • Developmental psychology • Community engaged research

Laura McGuinn, M.D.

Developmental pediatrics • Behavioral pediatrics • Autism spectrum disorder • Learning disabilities in children • Intellectual disabilities in children 

Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D.

HPV vaccines • Cancer prevention • Minority health • Health disparities

David Schwebel, Ph.D.

Pedestrian safety • Child injury prevention • Texting & walking • Child gun safety • Playground safety • Technology-based injury intervention & prevention

Tedra Smith, DNP

Parenting and children's health • Emergency medicine & crisis management • Addiction 

Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, CRNP

Child abuse • Sexual assault • Domestic violence • Child abuse prevention • Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention• PTSD • Helping survivors of child abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault recover and thrive

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Transportation safety • Cognitive development and injury prevention • Virtual reality and simulation safety training • Texting & driving • Distracted driving intervention & prevention • Technology & driving

Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Stephenie Wallace, M.D.

Childhood obesity — diagnosing and treatment • Adolescent health • Healthy habits for children

Susan Walley, M.D.

E-cigarettes • Teen tobacco use and cessation • General pediatrics

Richard Whitley, M.D.

Pediatric infectious diseases – treatment and prevention • Herpes virus • Virology • Gene therapy • Pandemic flu