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Joining Forces Joining Families, Spring 2013

Featured Interview:

Child Emotional Neglect — The Failure to Nurture

Howard Dubowitz, M.D.

Howard Dubowitz, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland His medical training includes the University of Cape Town, South Africa; an internship in Israel at the Tel Hashomer Hospital, Ram Gan, Chaim Sheba Medical School; a pediatric residency at Boston City Hospital; and a fellowship in child abuse and neglect at the Children’s Hospital, Boston. He also worked as a general practitioner in London and has a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Dubowitz serves in a wide variety of professional capacities in teaching, research, and administration, and has received numerous professional honors and awards including, most recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Special Achievement Award. Widely published in scientific journals and books, Dr. Dubowitz is one of the principal investigators on the LONGSCAN study, a prospective research project involving five independent centers in the U.S. that examines the antecedents and consequences of maltreatment of children.