The University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention invites you to a Distinguished Faculty Seminar with Dr. Lois Lee and Dr. Eric Fleeger of Boston Children’s Hospital:
Pediatric Firearm Injuries – The Role of Policies and Pediatricians
Distinguished Faculty Speakers: Dr. Lois Lee and Dr. Eric Fleegler, editors: Pediatric Firearm Injuries and Fatalities.
Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Location: 1680 School of Public Health I, Henry Frieze Vaughan Public Health Building, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI
Firearms are the leading cause of death in U.S. children and youth. Effective injury prevention will require a multi-pronged approach, which includes legislation and education. In this lecture we will discuss the scientific evidence behind effective policies to decrease firearm injuries and deaths to U.S. children and youth. We will also include the role of pediatricians and other clinicians in providing anticipatory guidance to patients and families around firearm safety.
This event is free. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Masks are encouraged. Symptomatic participants should not attend in person.
About the Speakers
Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP
Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine,
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director for Public Policy, Sandra L. Fenwick Institute for Pediatric Health Equity & Inclusion, Boston Children’s Hospital
Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics,
Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention
Immediate Past-President, Injury Free Coalition for Kids
Director, Academic Pediatric Association Health Policy Scholars Program
Bio: Dr. Lois Lee’s work focuses on pediatric emergency medicine, injuries, health disparities, and health policy. This is grounded in her clinical work as a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. At Boston Children’s Hospital she is the Associate Program Director for Public Policy at the new Sandra L. Fenwick Institute for Pediatric Health Equity and Inclusion. She received her M.D. at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. During that time, she also received her M.P.H. at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She was also the inaugural Nick Littlefield Health Policy fellow at the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) in 2016-2017.
Dr. Lee has published seminal research on pediatric emergency medicine, health disparities, and injury prevention, including related to firearms. With her expertise she is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. She is the inaugural director of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Health Policy Scholars Program, a career development program focused on health policy and advocacy. She is the co-chair of the Advocacy Committee and member of the Executive Council (Lead Advocacy) of the Society of Pediatric Research and a member of the Pediatric Policy Council, representing SPR, APA, AMPDEC, and APS. With her passion for improving the lives of children, she promotes child health through her clinical work, research, teaching, and advocacy.
Eric W. Fleegler, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate in Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sedation Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
Bio: Dr. Eric Fleegler, MD MPH is a pediatric emergency physician and health services researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was a political science major at Brown University, received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program, his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and his research fellowship at the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. His clinical work includes attending in the emergency department and as director of the sedation service at Boston Children’s.
Dr. Fleegler’s research and innovation have focused on three major areas. (1) firearm injuries with a focus on epidemiology, risk factors and the role of legislation in reducing firearm fatalities, (2) development and evaluation of tools to help families’ with health-related social needs including development of HelpSteps, a web-based program and app that is now the referral system for the United Way/Mass2-1-1, used by over 100,000 families annually, and (3) health inequities by race, ethnicity and poverty at the macro (country) and micro level (hospital). His seminal research has been quoted by President Barack Obama and referenced by the Supreme Court as well as by numerous state legislatures. He is co-director of the Social Medicine course at Harvard Medical School and regularly lectures around the country.