Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH

Co-Director of CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative

Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fein also serves as co-director of both CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative and the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP). He is also the director of outreach for the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Dr. Fein is also on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and co-leads the Science and Research Committee. Dr. Fein was the Chairman of the Board for The Institute for Safe Families, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia with a mission to prevent family violence and child abuse by strengthening families to create nurturing, healthy environments that promote children's positive development. At CHOP he is the medical advisor to the Government Affairs, Community Relations and Advocacy Department and the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fein is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fein has lectured nationally and internationally, and published multiple review articles and original research papers on the topics of violence prevention, pain management, and mental health in the emergency setting.