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Jerome A. Paulson, MD

Center of Excellence
Medical Director, Child Health Advocacy Institute (CHAI)

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1295802767

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Jerome A. Paulson, MD is the medical director for national & global affairs at the Children’s Health Advocacy Institute. He is professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and professor of environmental & occupational health at the GW School of Public Health & Health Services. Dr. Paulson is the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, one of ten pediatric environmental health specialty units in the US. He is currently the chairman of the executive committee of the AAP's Council on Environmental Health. He also serves on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the US Environmental Protection Agency and on the technical advisory board for the Blacksmith Institute.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MDBachelor of Science BS 1967 -1971
Medical School Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NCDoctor of Medicine 1971 -1974
In the News

 Study Links Learning Disabilities to Exposure of Heavy Metals | January 2012

Video: Environmental Pediatrics Answers to Parents Questions
Jerome Paulson, MD and Benjamin Gitterman, MD conduct a candid discussion on the most common questions pediatricians receive from parents, and how to answer them.
National & International Recognitions
Doroz Fellowship, Visiting ProfessorBen Gurion University, Beer Sheva Israel2004
Soros Advocacy Fellowship2002

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1976
MemberAcademic Pediatric Association1977
Member DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics1987
FellowAmerican Academy of PediatricsCouncil on Environmental Health2007
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorMid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment2009
Journal Article, Paulson, J.A., Gitterman, B.G. (eds.). (2007), “Children’s Health & the Environment, Part 2”, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 0.

Journal Article, Paulson ,J.A., Gitterman, B.G. (eds.). (2007), “Children’s Health & the Environment: Part 1” , Pediatric Clinics of North America, 0.

Journal Article, Paulson, J.A. (2007), The State of Children’s Health & the Environment., Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health., 62, 52-57.

Journal Article, Ebi, K., Paulson, J.A. (2007), Global Climate Change and It’s Impact on Children., Pediatric Clinics of North America, 54, 213-226.

Journal Article, Paulson, J.A., Arnesen, S. (2007), The Use of the Internet for Children’s Environmental Health. , Pediatric Clinics of North America, 54, 135-154.

Journal Article, Paulson, J.A. (2006), An Exploration of Ethical Issues in Research in Children’s Health and the Environment., Environmental Health Perspectives., 114, 1603-1608.

Journal Article, Lanphear, B.P., Paulson, J.A., Beirne, S. (2006), Trials and Tribulations of Protecting Children from Environmental Hazards. , Environmental Health Perspectives. , 114, 1609-1612.

Journal Article, McCurdy ,L.E., Roberts, J., Rogers, B., Love, R., Etzel, R., Paulson, J., Obot Witherspoon, N., and Dearry, A. (2004), Incorporating Environmental Health into Pediatric Medical and Nursing Education., Environmental Health Perspectives. , 112, 17, 1755-1760.

Journal Article, Paulson ,J.A., Jackson, R.J., Sussman, D. (1999), Expanding the physician's role in pediatric environmental health. , Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia. , 88, 13-17.

Journal Article, Paulson, J.A., Diguiseppi, C. (1995), Adolescent Injury Prevention In Primary Care., State of the Art Reviews: Adolescent Medicine, 6, 215-231.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Jerome Paulson, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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