Title – “The Wide Ranging Public Health Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences”
Presenter – Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, Co-Principal Investigator, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Description – Presentation will focus on a study which examines the health and social effects of adverse childhood experiences over the lifespan.
Dr. Robert Anda is a Senior Researcher in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the principal investigator
with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study which examines the
health and social effects of adverse childhood experiences over the lifespan.
He has authored numerous articles on the study and serves as its Co-Principal
Dr. Anda graduated from Rush Medical College in 1979 and received his Board
Certification in Internal Medicine in 1982. During 1982-1984 he completed a Fellowship
in Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin where he also received
a Master’s Degree (MS) in Epidemiology. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Public Health Service at CDC
conducting research in a variety of areas including disease surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and disease, cardiovascular disease investigations, and childhood determinants of health.
He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous government publications and has
authored several book chapters. In addition, he has received numerous awards and recognition for scientific achievements.
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