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Childhood Stress and Urban Poverty: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health

Date: September 15, 2020

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This Enrichment Series webinar hosted by the Center of Translational Research, will feature Roy Wade, Jr. M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., as our guest lecturer.

Dr. Wade is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research focuses on decreasing disparities in health caused by exposure to childhood trauma. Dr. Wade’s career aspirations were further informed by his experience as a Minority Health Policy Fellow at Harvard Medical School where he also earned an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011.

Securing a Stoneleigh Foundation early career development award, Dr. Wade’s initial work has focused on developing more sensitive childhood adversity measures and promoting the adoption of trauma-informed approaches among health and social service organizations. In conducting this work, he has authored several papers including a qualitative study of adverse childhood experiences amongst urban youth published in Pediatrics in which he found that urban economically distressed youth endorsed a broader set of childhood stressors than those included in the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study and in many cases used contextually specific language to describe these experiences. Learn more from Dr. Wade in this lecture.

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