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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Toxic Stress and its Influence on Child Health

December 17, 2020

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Toxic Stress and its Influence on Child Health

Presented By: Lauren O’Connell, MD

Lauren O’Connell, MD, MSc, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician practicing at Hurley Children’s Clinic in Flint, Michigan. She is a founding member of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative of Flint and committed to community-driven research.

Dr. O’Connell completed a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and has particular clinical expertise in the evaluation of the motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional domains of development in children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the assessment and treatment of child behavioral problems. She works closely with the Genesee Health System Autism Evaluation Center to identify children with autism and connect them with needed resources. Her autism-related research focuses on medical education and health delivery systems.

In addition, she has advanced research training including a Masters of Science in Health Services Research, through which she developed expertise in clinical research methods, community engagement, survey design, and intervention evaluation. Her research has focused on: 1) community-driven interventions within pediatric primary care to promote effective and positive parenting behaviors within low income, ethnically diverse families in order to improve early child development, 2) education of pediatric primary care providers and early child educators in the principles and practice of effective parenting behaviors in order to support and empower parents within the community; and 3) community-engaged research to systematically assess the neurodevelopment of children in Flint.

Accreditation Statement: The Beacon Health System is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Beacon Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Physician(s) and all planners associated with this activity do not have any potential conflict of interest.

Disclosure Statement: As a CME provider accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, Beacon Health System must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufactures, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support: No commercial support was used in planning or implementation of the CME activity.

On Demand Details: Recordings are available for credit until 11/18/2021

Questions may be directed to Jenai White at 574.647.7691 or


December 17, 2020
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