Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH

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Joel Fein, MD, MPH, is an attending physician and director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Emergency Department and co-director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Violence Prevention.

Areas of Expertise: Violence prevention in Emergency Department patients
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Fein is a professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. He is the co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP which is a multi-tiered, trauma informed approach to violence prevention that addresses bullying, intimate partner violence, peer youth violence, suicide, and gun safety.

Dr. Fein was one of the principal developers of a fully integrated, computerized behavioral health screening process for adolescents who come to the Emergency Department.  He has received funding as Principal Investigator for grants from the NIH, CDC, and other agencies, and has published more than 100 original research papers and numerous chapters and review articles on the topics of violence prevention, mental health, and procedural pain management.

Dr. Fein is the Research Director for the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention and a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. He is a member of the leadership team for The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Antidrug, Antiviolence Network.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Co-Director, The Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP

Director of Advocacy and Health Policy, The Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Monopoli WJ, Myers R, Paskewich B, Bevans K, Fein J. Core Set of Outcomes for Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs: A Delphi Study.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2018 Aug 10, https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518792988.

2015

Cronholm PF, Forke CM, Wade R, Bair-Merritt MH, Fein JA.  Adverse Childhood Experiences: Expanding the concept of adversity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015;49( 3):354–361. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.02.001. PMID: 26296440.

2010

Fein JA, Pailler M, Diamond G, Wintersteen M, Tien A, Hayes K, Barg F. Feasibility and Effects of a Web-Based Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment Administered by Clinical Staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2010;164(12):1112-1117. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.213. PMID: 21135339.