Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Joel A. Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein - CHOP CIRP
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 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a Co-director of CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. Dr. Fein is the Research Co-director for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP), a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, and a member of the leadership team for the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Locally, Dr. Fein is on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Anti-drug Anti-Violence Network (PAAN) and is research co-chair of the Philadelphia ACES Task Force, a coalition of regional stakeholders who introduce ACES knowledge into programs, curricula, and research. At CHOP he is the medical advisor to the Community Relations Department and the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Fein completed his BA in biology and psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, his medical degree at The New York University School of Medicine, and his MPH at the University of Pennsylvania.  He did his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at CHOP and is board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fein has received funding from the NIH, CDC and Department of Health and Human Services to support his research, and has published more than 80 peer reviewed research papers on topics including violence prevention, pain management, and mental health in the emergency setting.