CMRC Children's Memorial Research Center
Katherine Kaufer Christoffel

Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Obesity Management and Prevention (COMP)
Medical and Research Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
Professor of Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
 
Research interests
Physical activity and health promotion, disease and injury prevention.
Clinical interests
Overweight and underweight young children.
Advocacy interests
Healthy lifestyle promotion for children, families, communities; firearm injury prevention.
See www.clocc.net and www.helpnetwork.org .
 
Sees patients at
Children's Memorial Hospital Outpatient Clinics
467 W Deming Place
Chicago, IL 60614
1.800.KIDS.DOC
Medical and other degrees

Radcliffe College (Harvard University), 1969 (BA)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1973 (MD)
Northwestern University, 1981 (MPH)
 
Post graduate training

Children's Memorial Hospital, 1974-1976; Columbus Children's Hospital, 1973-1974
 
Certifications
Board-certified in Pediatrics
Member, American College of Epdemiology

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
NAME
 
Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH
 
CURRENT POSITION
 
Professor, Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
 
Attending Physician, Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Children’s Memorial Medical Center
Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research
 
OFFICE ADDRESS AND PHONE/FAX/E-MAIL
 
Children’s Memorial Hospital
2300 Children’s Plaza, Box 157
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Phone: (773) 327-9521
Fax:     (773) 327-9688
E-mail:
 
 
 
EDUCATION
 
Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.A. cum laude in Philosophy, 1969
 
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
M.D., February, 1973
 
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois 
M.P.H., December 1981
 
 
POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
 
Pediatric Internship, Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; 1972 - 1973
 
Pediatric Residency, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; 1973 - 1975
 
Fellowship, Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; 1975 - 1976
 
Postgraduate course on Research Directions and Strategies, Physical Activity and Public Health, Hilton Head, SC. Sept. 21 – 29, 1999
 
 
LAB RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
NSF summer Training Program in biological research, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME; Summers, 1964, 1966
 
Research trainee, Department of Pathology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; Summer, 1965
 
Teaching Assistant, NSF Pre-college Training Program in biological research, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME; Summers, 1967 and 1969
 
Laboratory Assistant-Trainee for Drs. William Fishman and John Corrigan, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Summer 1970
 
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
 
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago School of Medicine, 1976 - 1979
 
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medical School Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine Faculty
Assistant Professor, 1979 - 1985; Associate Professor, 1985 - 1991, Professor, 1991-present
 
Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research (Formerly: Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research), Northwestern University, 1984 - Present
             
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, 1995 – 1998; Senior Faculty Fellow, 1999 – Present
 
 
HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS
 
Wyler Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics (UCHC), 1976 - 1979
 
LaRabida - University of Chicago Institute, UCHC, 1976 - 1979
 
Children’s Memorial Hospital, 1979 – Present
 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Medical license, State of Illinois #26-49288
Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics
Member, American College of Epidemiology
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
 
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 1978 - Present
Chairman, Committee on Nutrition, Illinois Chapter, 1984 - 1986
Chapter Liaison, Pediatric Research in the Office Setting (PROS), 1986 - 1989
Member, Committee on Injury & Poison Prevention, 1986 – 1992
Chair, Forum on Firearms and Children, sponsored by the AAP and the Henry      
               Kaiser Family Foundation, Elk Grove Village, IL, August 30 -September 1, 1989
Member, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, 1991 - Present
Member, Section on Child Abuse, 1991 - 1998
Alternate Member, Institutional Review Board, 1991 -1994
Member, Section on Epidemiology, 1992 - Present;  Member, Exec Committee, 1999 - 2001
Member, Section on Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 1992 - Present
Member, Council on Pediatric Research (COPR), 1995 - 2000
Chair of Subcommittee on Quality Measurement, 1996 - 1999
Member, Planning Committee for SCHIPP Evaluation, 1997 - 1998
Member, Planning Committee for Firearm Injury Training Program, 1996 - 1998
Member, Violent Injury Prevention Program Project Team – 2002 - Present
 
Member, Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA), 1979 – Present
 
Liaison to AAP Research Committee, 1981 - 1983
Member, Committee on Public Policy, 1983 - 1985, 1996 – 1999
            Member, Public Policy Award Committee, 1997
Member, Nominating Committee, 1986, 1991
Member, Committee on Research, 1987 – 1989, 2000 - Present
Convener, Injury Interest Group, 1988; Chair, 1988 - 1990
Liaison to AAP Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, 1992 - 1994
Member, Board (and ex officio Chair of Research Committee), 2000-2003
Invited participant, Special Conference on Academic Generalism, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chapel Hill, MD - April 2004
 
Member, American Public Health Association, 1980 - Present
 
Member, Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), 1987 - Present
Coordinator, Annual Meeting Session on Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 1992
 
Member, National Association for Public Health Policy, 1993 – 2001
 
Member, American Pediatric Society, 1998 – Present
 
Member, Chicago Institute of Medicine, 2003 - Present
 
Member, American Medical Women’s Association, 2003 - Present

GOVERNMENT SERVICE - FEDERAL
 
Invited Participant, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Conference on Establishing a Medical Network to Prevent Motor Vehicle Injuries, Alexandria, VA, January 9, 1981
 
Invited participant, NICHD Workshop on Childhood Injury Research, Bethesda, MD, September 1986
 
Appointed Member, Study Section on Epidemiology (Surveillance and Intentional Injury), Center for Disease Control (CDC), November 1986
 
Member, Sub-Committees on Eligibility/Recruitment and Clinical Assessment, Steering Committee, NHLBI Diet Intervention Study on Children, 1987
 
Invited participant, Organizational Meeting for CDC Surveillance for Severe Pediatric Undernutrition, December 1987
 
NIH, Ad Hoc Special Study Section - Small Business Innovation Research and R01 review, March 10, 1989
 
Convener, NICHD Conference on Standardizing Definitions for Childhood Injury Research, Bethesda, Maryland, March 20 - 21, 1989
 
Invited reviewer, CDC National Agenda for Injury Control, 1991
 
Member, Professional Advisory Board of the Childrens Safety Network, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1992 -1998
 
Invited reviewer of proposals, Division of Grants, National Institutes of Health, July 1992
 
Invited participant, White House conference on the Protection and Development of Public Spaces, the White House, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1994
 
Invited reviewer, Special Interest Projects applications for CDC "Prevention Research Centers Program Review," July 7, 1997
 
Invited participant, Conference on Physical Injuries in Child Abuse, National Institute of Mental Health and CDC, Federal Interagency Research Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, Bethesda, Maryland, March 29 - 30, 1998
 
Invited participant, Panel to Prevent Pedestrian Injuries, Department of Health and Human Services and CDC, Atlanta, GA, September 27-28, 1998
 
Invited participant, Violence Prevention Involving Health Professionals, Dept of Justice, June 1999
 
Member, Study Section, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, May 21, 2000.
 
Invited Participant, Special meeting on injury hypotheses for the planned Longitudinal Cohort Study on children, February 9, 2001, Atlanta, GA.Member, Study Section, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, May 21, 2001.
 
Member, Injury Workgroup, NIH National Children's Study, 2001 - Present
 
Invited Participant, Advocacy Delphi Survey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, June 2002.
 
Invited participant, Meeting on Sampling, Invited participant, National Children’s Study Assembly Meetings – December 2002
 
Invited reviewer, NIH Bio-behavioral & Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee, March 15, 2004.
 
 
GOVERNMENT SERVICE - STATE
 
Appointed member, Special Task Force of the Cook County Medical Examiner and IL Department of Children and Family Services on Non-Accidental Death and Injury in Childhood, 1984 - 1986
 
Invited member of the IL State Board of Education Early Intervention Personnel Development Conference (on Staff Credentialing) as an expert on nutrition, September 1991
 
Member, IL Child Death and Serious Injury Forensic Evaluation Board, 1993 - 1996
 
Invited consultant, IL Department of Children and Family Services, 1998 -2000
 
 
GOVERNMENT SERVICE - LOCAL
 
Appointed member, Task Forces on Post-Neonatal Death, Chicago Department of Health, November 1987, 1991
 
Appointed member, Cook County Child Protection Advisory Committee (IDCFS), 1987 - 1992
 
 
EDITORIAL WORK
 
Frequent manuscript reviews past and present: Annals of Epidemiology, AAM Quarterly Journal, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Child Abuse and Neglect, Children’s Environment Quarterly, Injury Prevention, Clinical Pediatrics, Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Public Health Policy, New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatric Annals, Pediatric Emergency Care, Pediatrics, Public Health Reports,.
 
Member of Editorial Boards: Issue on acute infant gastroenteritis, Quality Review Bulletin 1975; Clinical Pediatrics; 1985 – 1990; Pediatric Emergency Care (Pediatric Injury Control); 1987 – 1994; Healthy Kids: 4-10; 1989 – 1991
 
Guest Co-Editor (with Carol Runyan, Ph.D.), Adolescent Injuries: Epidemiology and Prevention 1995; 6(2)
 
Guest Editor, Childhood Obesity, Pediatric Annals 2004; Vol. 33 (1).
 

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

 
University of Missouri (Columbia) Department of Family Practice, July 15 - 16, 1992
 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, February 10, 1993
 
Omer H. Foust Visiting Lecturer, Riley Children’s Hospital; Indianapolis, IN, January 19, 1994
 
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, February 20 - 21, 1995
 
Silverman Lectureship, Syracuse, NY, October 25, 1995
 
Woodard L. Colby Memorial Lecture.  Children’s Health Care, St. Paul, MN. Sept 17-18, 1998
 
Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professor, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, February 19 - 20, 1998
 
Stanford University School of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hosp. System, CA, April1, 1998
 
Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota, March 2 - 5, 1999
 
Department of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba, Canada November 4 – 6, 1999
 
Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professor, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, April 4-6, 2000.
 
CATCH Visiting Professor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, May 24-26, 2000
 
First Visiting Advocacy Lecturer, Stanford University and University of CA (SF) Departments of Pediatrics, June 6-8, 2001
 
Ray A. Kroc Visiting Professor, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA, December 10-14, 2001
 
 
OTHER HONORS
 
APA Award for a presentation demonstrating excellence in teaching and research, 1986
 
Dr. Albert Pisani Award by Illinois Chapter of AAP to "An Outstanding Illinois Pediatrician," 1988
 
Distinguished Career Award of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services SPIG
of the American Public Health Association, 1991
 
First Annual Injury and Poison Prevention Award of the Section on Injury and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1992
 
Featured in "Katherine Christoffel: Protecting Kids from Cars and Guns."  Childhood Injury Prevention Quarterly Winter, 1993; 4(3):18-20.
 
Alumni Member, Gamma (Northwestern University) Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honorary Medical Society, 1993
 
Annual Service to Young Children Award, Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, 1996
 
100 Big Hearts for Young Heroes, LaRabida Children’s Hospital’s Centennial Committee, 1996
 
Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Marion Spencer Fay National Board Award recipient, 1997
 
Chicago Peace Museum Award for Medicine, October 16, 1997
 
Women’s Health Executives Network Annual Achievement in Health Care Management Award, 1999
 
Ambulatory Pediatrics Association Research Award, 2000
 
Chicago Pediatric Society John Cook Award, 2001
 
Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Abraham Lincoln Award, 2002
 
Eastern Association for Surgical Trauma Honorary Member, 2002 (first woman, first non-surgeon)
 
TEACHING
 
CMH/Northwestern Pediatric Residency Program
            1979-1991: 1 month/yr on ward service; routine rotations as ED attending, clinic attending
1990-1997: co-taught short courses on study design and statistics, 1-2x/yr, approx.
            1991-present: occasional research mentoring and lectures, supervision in clinic
 
Northwestern University Medical School MPH Program
Site visits for international professional experiences, 2000-2003
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Cape Town and Durban, South Africa
Mexico City, Mexico
Havana (and near in rural areas), Cuba
 
Course instruction, 1999-2001
1999-2000: Independent study: development of a curriculum on violence prevention 2001: Seminar on Violence as A Public Health Problem (using above curriculum)
2000-2001: Seminars in Public Health Research, (led by Prof. RW Chang, MD, MPH)
2002, 2004: Violence in an international perspective (co-led with Prof. C Bowman, JD)
 
Member of Center for Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies interdisciplinary seminar on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, 2003-
 
 
Formal or significant mentor over years for the following (incl current positions)
Current NUMS faculty
Adolfo Ariza, MD, (Dir of Planning, Nutrition Evaluation Clinic; Research Assist. Prof)
Helen Binns, MD, MPH (Assoc. Director, SSEP and Associate Prof)
Jenifer Cartland, PhD (Dir of Child Health Data Lab; Research Assistant Prof)
Emalee Flaherty, MD (Med. Dir, Protective Service Team, CMH; Assistant Prof)
Susan Fuchs, MD (ED Division Assoc Dir, Associate Prof)
Denise Goodman, MD, MS (ICU Attending, Associate Prof) 
Matt Longjohn, MD, MPH (Exec. Dir, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago
 Children; Research Assistant Prof)
Sara Naureckas, MD (Community clinic practitioner; Assistant Prof of Clinical Peds)
Suzanne Nelson, MD, MPH (Attending in Gastroenterology; Assistant Prof)
Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH (Attending in Emergency Medicine; Assistant Prof)
Robert Tanz, MD (Dir. of Med Ed'n, Dept. of Peds; Professor)
Rebecca Unger, MD (Private practitioner, Assistant Prof of Clinical Peds)
Faculty elsewhere
Denise Dowd, MD, MPH (ED Attending and Associate Professor, University of MO)
Fern Hauck, MD, MS (Assoc. Prof. and Dir. of Research, Univ of VA Health System)
Paula Jaudes, MD (CEO at LaRabida Hospital, Univ of Chicago)
Ron Paul, MD (Dir of ED, Assoc Prof, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY)
Yvonne Senturia, MD, MSc, Assoc Prof, Albert Einstein Medical College, NY
 
Thesis committees
Jeffrey Jenq, Northwestern University, PhD, 1999, Measures of Pedestrian Exposure.
Alyssa Wigton, University of Capetown (South Africa), MSC, 1999, Firearm-related
injuries in Cape Town children and youth 1992 - 1996.
Patricia Schnitzer University of Missouri, PhD, 2000
 
MPH culminating experience advisor at the Feinberg School of Medicine:
            Primary: Jason Prystkowsky, 2003
            Secondary: Danny Thomas, 2002
 
NU Undergraduate senior thesis: Amina Merchant, 2002
 
Mentor, Research fellow in Health Services Research: Ari Mwachofi, Ph.D., 2002 - Present
 
           
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE-INTERNATIONAL
 
Public Health Sector Member, Board of Directors, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), 2004-
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  - NATIONAL
 
Consultant to Missouri Child Fatality Project (Ewigman, Principal Investigator), funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1989 - 1990
 
Member, Nation’l Advisory Panel, Firearms Policy Project; the Violence Policy Center, 1989 - 1994
 
Consultant, National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse Advisory Committee, 1991 - 1997
 
Consultant to AMA on development of publications: Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Child Physical Abuse & Neglect; Diagnostic and Treatment on Sexual Abuse, 1992; guidebook on health aspects of guns, 1998
 
Invited reviewer, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine for The Second World Conference on Injury Control, Atlanta, GA, May 20-23, 1993
 
Invited Participant, Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Midwest Training Conference, "Values, Vision, Partners and Promise: Building on What We Know," October 1995
 
Member, Gun Violence Advisory Group, American College of Physicians, 1996 - 1997
 
Member, Advisory Council National Center for Violence Prevention, 1996 - 1998
 
Reviewer, "Child Fatality Review Teams: Training for the Future," American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law, 1996
 
Member, Committee on Injury Prevention and Control, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 1997 – 1998
 
Member, Expert Panel on Trunk Entrapment, convened by the National Safe Kids Campaign for National Highway Traffic Safety Association, June 1999
 
Primary contractor, Guidance for IADB on Violence Prevention as Part of Health Sector Loans, Inter-American Development Bank, 1999.
 
Invited participant, Annual Meeting, Eastern Association of Surgical Trauma, 2002
 
President of the Board, The HELP Network, 2002-Present
 
Member, Board of Directors, Action for Healthy Kids, 2004-Present
 
Invited participant, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control at CDC, Mock Site Visit, Birmingham, AL - March 11, 2004
 
Presenter, Mount Sinai Hospital, Grand Rounds, Chicago, IL -  March 17, 2004
 
Presenter, Chicagoland Bicycling Conference, Chicago, IL, - March 18-20, 2004
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – STATE / LOCAL
 
Consultant, Subcommittee on Smoking, Chicago Heart Association, 1977 - 1983
 
Advisor on Firearm Injuries, Comm on Violence Prevention, Chicago Medical Society, 1993 - 1996
 
Member, Outcomes Committee, Northwestern Health Care Network, 1994 - 1996
 
Member, Steering Committee, Chicago Infant Mortality Study Loyola University, 1992 - 2000; Member, Publication Committee, 1997 - 2000
 
Member, Steering Committee, HELP for Survivors, 1997 - 1999
 
Member, Planning Committee, "Uniting to Stop Violence Against Children," forum
sponsored by Pediatric Department Chairmen of Chicago’s six medical schools, April 23-24, 1998
 
Member, Policy Advisory Group of the Multidisciplinary Approach Violence Prevention Project, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center and Boys & Girls Clubs, 1998 - 2000
 
Convener, Chicago Area Initiative on Childhood Obesity, 2002
 
Founder, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), 2003
 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 
Directorships/Chairmanships
 
Univ. of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics:, Dept. of Pediatrics, Assist. Director of Clinical Services (House Staff Recruitment) 1977-1979 ; Residency Curriculum Comm, Co-Chair, then member 1977 - 1979
 
Children’s Memorial Hospital:
            Nutrition Evaluation Clinic Medical Director 1982 – 2001
            Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) Dir. and Chair of Steering Comm, 1984 - 1996
            Institutional Review Board: Member, 1985 - 1986; Vice-Chairman, 1986 - 1988
            Protective Service Team Pediatric Co-Chair, 1987 – 1996
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan (HELP) Network Medical Director, 1993-2001
Violent Injury Prevention Center Medical Director, 1994 – 2000       
Convener, Conference on The Art of Violence Prevention, 2001
            Medical Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), 2003-Present
            Director, Center for Obesity Management and Prevention (COMP), 2004
 
Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research
            Statistical Sciences and Epidemiology Program (SSEP) Leader, 1993-2000
Interim Dir and Planning Committee Chair, Child Health Research (CHR) Program 2000-2003
Interim Co-Director, November 2001-December 2003 (with Prof. Martha C. Bohn, Ph.D.)
Member then Co-Chair, Search Committee for Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health
            Research Program Director, 2001-2003 (with Prof. Philip Greenland, MD)
 
NUMS Department of Pediatrics
Academic General Pediatrics, Associate Director, then Director, Fellowship,1988 – 1996
Department Appointment Promotion and Tenure Committee Co-Chair, 1997 – 2000
Chair, Task Force on Faculty Diversity, 2003 - 2004
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine:
MPH Program
            Associate Director, 1998 - present
Professional Experience and Advising Committee, Chair, 1999 – 2001
Chair, Task Force then Committee on Faculty and Student Diversity, 2001- Present
Chair, Ad Hoc Promotion Committees, 2001, 2002
 
MEMBERSHIPS on COMMITTEES
 
Univ of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Wyler Hospital: Pharmacy Liaison Comm, 1976 - 1979; Utili-zation Review & Audit Comm, 1976 - 1978; Div of Ambulatory Peds, Patient Ed’n Comm, 1978 -1979
 
Children’s Memorial Hospital/Medical Center (CMH/CMMC)
Protective Services Team, Steering Committee, 1979 - 1996
Patient and Family Teaching Committee, 1980 - 1981
CNS Trauma Team, 1981 - 1985
Discharge Planning Committee, 1983 - 1985
Special Nutrition Committee, 1984 - 1986, 1993 - 1994
Resident Curriculum Committee, 1985 - 1987
Safe Kids Initiative, Steering Committee, 1988 - 1990
Documentation Task Force, Member, 1993 - 1994
Child Abuse & Neglect Committee, 1994 - 1996
Children’s Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, 1995 - Present
Grant Awards in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Steering Committee, 1997 – 2001
Consultant to Steering Committee, Center for Childhood Safety, CMH, 1996 – 1999
Ex Officio as Interim Co-Director of CMIER, 2001-2003
            Medical Administrative Advisory Committee
            Medical Center Board
Advisory Board, Integrative Medicine Initiative, 2003 - Present
 
Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research
Search Committee for the CMIER Administrative Director, 1994 - 1995
Ex Officio as Director of SSEP then CHR 1996-2003:
Member of the CMIER Research Program Development Committee
Search Committee for the Research Director and President, 2000-2001
Space Committee, 2001        
Ex Officio as Interim Co-Director of CMIER, 2001-2003:
Member of CMIER Board and its Finance Committee
Exec Comm, Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, 2004 - Present
 
Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
MPH  Advisory Comm, Dept of Community Health & Prev Medicine, Student rep 1978 –1981
Ex Officio as Director of SSEP, then the CHR Program 1996-2003
            Department of Pediatrics Committee of Division Heads and Program Leaders
Member, Mission Contribution Compensation Committee of Dept of Pediatrics, 1997 – 1998
Ad Hoc Committees on proposed faculty promotions, 1997 –1998
MPH Program, Curriculum Committee, Member, 1998 – 1999
Executive Committee, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Dept. of Pediatrics, 2001-
Ex Officio as Interim Co-Director of CMIER, 2001-2003
            Dean’s Council
            Research Council
     Transportation Center Research Working Group on “The Social, Health, Economic and En-
                  vironmental Consequences of Transportation Infrastructure Investment and  
                  Operations”, 2004 - Present
MPH Program representative on International Programs Committee, 2004 - Present
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Original Research
 
1.      Green MC, Kaufer KA.  A test for histocompatibility between sublines of the CBA strain of mice.  Transplantation 1965;3:767.
 
2.      Christoffel KK, Salafsky I.  Fetal alcohol syndrome in dizygotic twins.  J Pediatr 1975;87: 963-967.
 
3.      Kraut J, Christoffel KK, Berkelhamer JE, Boddie-Willis C.  Assessment of tuberculin screening in an urban pediatric clinic.  Pediatrics 1979;64:856-859.
 
4.      Waskerwitz S, Christoffel KK, Hauger S.  Hypersensitivity vasculitis presenting as child abuse: case report and literature review.  Pediatrics 1981;67:283-284.
 
5.      Christoffel KK, Liu K, Stamler J.  Epidemiology of fatal child abuse: International mortality data.  J Chronic Dis 1981;34:57-64.
 
6.      Christoffel KK, Anzinger NK, Amari M.  Homicide in childhood: Distinguishable patterns of risk related to developmental levels of victims.  Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1983;4:129-137.
 
7.      Christoffel KK, Liu K.  Homicide death rates in childhood in 23 developed countries: U.S. rates atypically high.  Child Abuse Negl 1983;7:339-345.
 
8.      Christoffel KK, Sagerman S, Tanz R, Hahn Y.  Childhood injuries caused by non-powder firearms.  Am J Dis Child 1984;138:557-561.
 
9.      Christoffel KK.  Homicide in childhood: A public health problem in need of attention.  Am
J Public Health 1984;74:68-70.
 
10.  Weissbluth M, Christoffel KK, Davis AT.  Treatment of infantile colic with dicyclomine hydrochloride.  J Pediatr 1984;104:951-955.
 
11.  Tanz R, Christoffel KK, Sagerman S.  Are toy guns too dangerous?  Pediatrics 1985;75:265-268.
 
12.  Christoffel KK, Garside D, Tokich T.  Pediatric Emergency Department utilization in the 1970's.  Am J Emerg Med 1985;3:177-181.
 
13.  Christoffel KK, Lloyd-Still JD, Brown G, Shwachman H.  Environmental deprivation and transient elevation of sweat electrolytes.  J Pediatr 1985;107:231-234
 
14.  Christoffel KK, Zieserl EJ, Chiaramonte J.  Should child abuse and neglect be considered when a child dies unexpectedly?  Am J Dis Child 1985;139:876-880.  (Featured paper at 1985 AMA Science Writers’ Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, September 10, 1985).
 
15.  Listernick R, Christoffel KK, Pace J, Chiaramonte J.  Severe primary malnutrition in U.S. children.  Am J Dis Child 1985;139:1157-1160
 
16.  Listernick R, Christoffel KK.  Infants with caloric-deprivation failure to thrive.     (Letter) Am J Dis Child 1985;139:1075-1076.
 
17.  Christoffel KK, Garside D, Tokich T.  Has Medicaid promoted needless pediatric emergency department use?  Pediatr Emerg Care 1985;1:22-27.
 
18.  Christoffel KK.  Effect of season and weather on pediatric Emergency Department use. Am J Emerg Med 1985;3:327-330.
 
19.  Christoffel KK, Schofer J, Jovanis PP, Brand B, White B.  Childhood pedestrian injury: A pilot study concerning etiology.  Accid Anal Prev 1986;18:25-35.
 
20.  Christoffel KK, Christoffel TH.  Handguns as a pediatric problem.  Pediatr Emerg Care 1986;2:75-81.
 
21.  Christoffel KK, Christoffel TH.  Who says there is a handgun epidemic?  Reply to Letter to the Editor.  Pediatrics 1987; 79:167-168.
 
22.  Jaudes PK, Christoffel KK.  Differences among physicians in the treatment of children with vomiting.  Fam Pract Res J 1986;6:47-53.
 
23.  Christoffel KK, Binns HJ, Stockman JA, McGuire P, Poncher J, Unti S, Typlin B, Lasin G, Seigel W, and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Practice-based research: Opportunities and obstacles.  Pediatrics 1988;82:399-406.
 
24.  Christoffel KK, Marcus D, Sagerman S, Bennett S.  Adolescent suicide and suicide attempts: A population study.  Pediatr Emerg Care.  1988;4:32-40.
 
25.  Fuchs S, Barthel M, Flannery AM, Christoffel KK.  Cervical spine fractures sustained by young children in forward-facing car seats.  Pediatrics.  1989;84:348-354.
 
26.  Fuchs S, Jaffe D, Christoffel KK.  Pediatric emergencies in office practices: Prevalence and office preparedness.  Pediatrics.  1989;83:931-939.
 
27.  Christoffel KK, Forsyth B.  Mirror image of environmental deprivation: Severe childhood obesity of psychosocial origin.  Child Abuse Negl.  1989;13:249-256.
 
28.  Christoffel KK, Anzinger NK, Merrill DA.  Age-related patterns of violent death: Cook County, Illinois 1977 through 1982.  Am J Dis Child.  1989;1403-1409.  (Abstracted in 1991 Year Book of Psychiatry and Applied Mental Health).
 
29.  Griffin TC, Christoffel KK, Binns HJ, McGuire PA, and the PPRG.  Family history evaluation as a predictive screen for childhood hypercholesterolemia.  Pediatrics.  1989;84:365-373.Letter comment: Cholesterol screening Pediatrics, 1992;89:686-687.  Comment on Pediatrics, 1991;87:943-945.
 
30.  Gidding SS, Whiteside P, Weaver S, Bookstein L, Rosenbaum D, Christoffel KK.  The child as proband: High prevalence of unrecognized and untreated hyperlipidemia in parents of hyperlipidemic children.  Clin Pediatr.  1989;28:462-465.
 
31.  Balk SJ, Christoffel KK, Bijur PE.  Pediatricians’ attitudes concerning motherhood during residency.  Am J Dis Child.  1990;144:770-777.
 
32.  Unger R, Kreeger L, Christoffel KK.  Childhood obesity: Medical and familial correlates and age of onset.  Clin Pediatr (Phila).  1990;29:368-373.
 
33.  Christoffel KK.  Violent death and injury in U.S. children and adolescents.  Am J Dis Child.  1990;144:697-706. 
 
34.  Retsky J, Jaffe D, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Skateboard injuries in children: A second wave. Am J Dis Child.  1991;145:188-192.
 
35.  Tanz RR, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Tykes on bikes: Injuries associated with bicycle-mounted child seats. Pediatr Emerg Care.  1991;7:297-301.
 
36.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer JL, Lavigne JV, Tanz RR, Wills, White B, Barthel M, McGuire P, Donovan M, Buergo F, Shawver N.  "Kids ‘n’Cars," an ongoing study of pedestrian injuries: Description and early findings.  Child Envir Quarterly.  1991;8:41-50.
 
37.  Unger R, DeKleermaeker M, Gidding SS, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Calories count: Improved weight gain with diet intervention in congenital heart disease.  Am J Dis Child. 1992;146:1078-1084.
 

38.  Lavigne JV, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Rosenbaum B, Arend R, Smith K, Hayford JR, McGuire PA, the PPRG.  Behavioral and emotional problems among preschool children in primary care: Prevalence and pediatrician’s recognition.  Pediatrics. 1993;91:649-655.
 
39.  Paul RI, Christoffel K Kaufer, Binns HJ, Jaffe DM, the PPRG.  Foreign body ingestions in children: Risk of complication varies with site of initial health care contact.  Pediatrics. 1993;91:121-127.
 
40.  Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Tanz RR, the PPRG.  In-office survey of children’s hazard exposure in the Chicago area: Age-specific exposure information and methodological lessons.  J Dev Behav Pediatr.  1993;14:169-175.
 
41.  Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Tanz RR.  Exposure corrected risk estimates for childhood product related injuries.  Accid Anal Prev 1993;25:473-477.
 
42.  Bass JL, Christoffel K Kaufer, Widome M, Boyle W, Scheidt P, Stanwick R, Roberts K. Childhood injury prevention counseling in primary care settings: A critical review of the literature.  Pediatrics 1993;92:544-550.
 
43.  Senturia YD, Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M.  Childrens household exposure to guns: A pediatric practice-based survey.  Pediatrics.  1994;93:469-475.  Comment: Pediatrics 1994;94(3):410-411. Comment: Pediatrics 1994;94:777-778.
 
44.  Naureckas SM, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Nasogastric or gastrostomy feedings in children with neurologic disabilities.  Clin Pediatr (Phila).  1994;33:353-359.
 
45.  Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Sinacore J, Cicchetti C, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Hayford JR, McGuire P.  Interrater reliability of the DSM-III-R with preschool children.  J Abnorm Child Psychol.  1994;22:679-690.
 
46.  Davis K, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Obesity in preschool and school-age children: Treatment early and often may be best.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.  1994;148:1257-1261.
 
47.  Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Sampling issues in a regional pediatric practice-based network.  J Fam Pract.  1994;38:415-421.
 
48.  Senturia YD, LeBailly SA, Christoffel K Kaufer and the PPRG.  How long do families
stay with a pediatric practice-based network?  J Fam Pract.  1994;38:415-421.
 
49.  Schofer JL, Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M, Lavigne JV, Tanz RR, Wills KE.  Child pedestrian injury taxonomy based on visibility and action.  Accid Anal Prev.  1995;27:317-333.
 
50.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Handguns and the environments of children.  Child Envir Quart.  1995;12:39-48.
 
51.  Naureckas SM, Galanter C, Naureckas ET, Donovan JM, Christoffel K Kaufer and the PPRG.  Children’s and women’s ability to fire handguns.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149:1318-1322.
 
52.  Lavigne JV, Gibbons RD, Christoffel K Kaufer, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns H, Dawson N, Sobel H, Isaacs C.  Prevalence rates and correlates of psychiatric disorders among preschool children.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psych.  1996;35:204-214.
 
53.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M, Schofer J, Wills K, Lavigne J, and the Kids n Cars Team.  Psychosocial factors in childhood pedestrian injury: A matched case-control study.  Pediatrics.  1996;87:33-41.
 
54.  Binns HJ, Senturia YS, LeBailly S, Donovan M, Christoffel K Kaufer, the PPRG.  Growth of Chicago-area infants, 1985 through 1987: not what the reference curves predict.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.  1996;150:842-849.  Comment in: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997:151(3):322-323.
 
55.  Arend R, Lavigne JV, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Relation between taxonomic and quantitative diagnostic systems in preschool children: Emphasis on disruptive disorders.  J Clin Child Psychol.  1996;25:388-397.
 
56.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer J, and the Kids ‘n’ Cars Team.  Evaluation of a systematic approach for identifying injury scenarios.  Inj Prev 1996; 2:221-227.
 
57.  Miller PA, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Children’s bicycle helmet attitudes and use: Association with parental rules.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996; 150:1259-1264.
 
58.  Reau NR, Senturia YD, LeBailly SA, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Infant and toddler feeding patterns and problems: Normative data and a new direction.  J Dev Behav
Pediatr 1996; 17:149-153.
 
59.  Senturia YD, Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M, and the PPRG.  Gun storage patterns in U.S. homes with children: A pediatric practice-based survey.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996; 150:265-269.
 
60.  Wills KE, Christoffel KK, Lavigne JV, Tanz RR, Schofer JL, Donovan M, Kalangis K.  Patterns and correlates of supervision in child pedestrian injury.  J Pediatr Psychol 1997; 22(1):89-104.
 
61.  Olson LM, Christoffel K Kaufer, O'Conner KG.  Pediatricians’ experience with and attitudes towards firearms: Results of a national survey.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med  1997;151:352-359.
 
62.  Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar G, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the PPRG.  Prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy: A pediatric practice-based survey. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997; 151:569-572.
 
63.  Wills KE, Tanz RR, Christoffel K Kaufer, Schofer JL, Lavigne JV, Donovan M, Kalangis K.  Supervision in childhood injury cases: A reliable taxonomy.  Accid Anal Prev 1997; 29(1):133-137.
 
64.  Sheehan KM, DiCara JA, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Children’s exposure to violence in an urban setting.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997; 151:502-504.
 
65.  Senturia YD, Morehead T, LeBailly S, Horwitz E, Kharasch M, Fisher J, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Bicycle-riding circumstances and injuries in school-aged children: A case-control study.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997; 151:485-489.  Comment in: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997;151:1067.
 
66.  Lavigne JV, Binns HJ, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Christoffel K Kaufer, Hayford JR, Gibbons RD.  Psychopathology and health care use among preschool children: a retrospective analysis.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998; 37(3):262-270.
 
67.  Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K. Kaufer, Gibbons RD. Psychiatric disorders with onset in the preschool years: I.  Stability of diagnosis.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998; 37:1246-54.
 
68.  Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Gibbons RD.   Psychiatric disorders with onset in the preschool years: II.  Correlates and predictors of stable case status.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998; 37:1255-61. 
 
69.  Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar GM, Christoffel K Kaufer.  One year follow-up of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy shows that regurgitation resolves and feeding problems emerge.  Pediatrics electronic pages 1998;102:1470-1471.
 
70.  Lavigne JV, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Burns A, Smith A. Mental health service use among young children receiving pediatric primary care. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998:37:1175-83.
 
71.  Sheehan K, DiCara J, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Adapting the gang model: peer mentoring for violence prevention.  Pediatrics 1999; 104: 50-54.
 
72.  Lavigne J, Gibbons R, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Binns H, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Rational Service Planning in Pediatric Primary Care: Continuity and Change in Psychopathology Among Children Enrolled in Pediatric Practices.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology; Oct. 1999; 24: 393-403.
 
73.  Evans R, LeBailly S, Gordon KK, Sawyer A, Christoffel K Kaufer, Pearce B. Restructuring asthma care in a hospital setting to improve outcomes. Supplement to CHEST 1999; 116: 210S-216S.
 
74.  Lavigne JV, Weissbluth M, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer, Arend R, Rosenbaum D, Smith Sleep and behavior problems among preschoolers. J Dev Behav Pediatr June 1999; 20:164-9.
 
75.  Flaherty EG, Sege R, Binns HJ, Mattson CL, Christoffel K Kaufer, and the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Health care providers’ experience reporting child abuse in the primary care setting.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2000;154:489-93.
 
76.  Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar GM, Christoffel K Kaufer and the PPRG.  Prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during childhood: a pediatric practice-based survey.  Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2000; 154(2):150-4.
 
77.  Fitzgibbon, ML, Stolley, MR, Dyer, AR, Van Horn, L, Christoffel, K Kaufer, A Community-Based Obesity Prevention for Minority Children: Rationale and Study Design for “Hip-Hop to Health Jr.”, Preventive Medicine 34: 289-97, 2002.
 
78.  Fingerhut, LA, Christoffel, K Kaufer, Firearm-related death and injury among children and adolescents, The Future of Children: Children and Guns, 12(2):24-37, 2002.  
 
79.  Christoffel, K Kaufer, Longjohn, Matt, Standardized Outcomes Measurements in Emergency Medical Services for children Research, Ambulatory Pediatrics 2002; 2(Suppl):315-318.
 
80.  Hauck, FR, Moore, CM, Herman, SM, Donovan, M, Kalelkar, M, Christoffel, KK, et.al., The Contribution of Prone Sleeping Position to the Racial Disparity in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: The Chicago Infant Mortality Study. Pediatrics 110: 772-80, 2002.
 
81.  Ariza, A, Christoffel, K Kaufer, A community-based obesity prevention for minority children: (re-submitted)
 
82.  Stolley, MR, Fitzgibbon, ML, Dyer, A, Van Horn, L, Christoffel, KK, Schiffer, L, Hip-Hop to Health Jr., an obesity prevention program for minority preschool children: baseline characteristics of participants.   Preventive Medicine 36: 320-329 2003.
 
83.  Christoffel, KK, Obesity. Pediatric Annals; 33(1):7-9, 2004.
 
84.  Longjohn, M, Christoffel, K Kaufer, Are Medical Societies Developing A Standard for Gun Injury Prevention?   Injury Prevention, 2004; 10(3):169-73.
 
85.  Ariza, A, Christoffel, K Kaufer, Binns, H, Evaluating Computer Capabilities in a Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network. Annals of Family Medicine 2004, in press.
 
86.  Ariza A, Binns, Christoffel K Kaufer, HJ, Chen E; Risk Factors for Overweight in 5 6 Year Old Hispanic-American Children: A Pilot Study. The Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.  J Urban Health. 2004; 81:150-61.
 
 
CHAPTERS, REVIEWS, COMMENTARIES, etc.
 
1.      Christoffel T and Kaufer K.  The political economy of male chauvinism.  In:  Up Against the American Myth, Ed by T Christoffel, D Finkelhor, D Gilbarg.  Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, N.Y. 1970;310-319.
 
2.      Christoffel KK, Christoffel T.  Agenda proposal for a conference on ambulatory care quality review.  Quality Review Bulletin 1976; 2(9):7, 28.
 
3.      Christoffel KK.  Some observations on the impact of laws on the practice of pediatrics.  Proceedings of the 1977 Medical Social Consultants Annual Meeting (sponsored by
DHEW).  1977;7-16.
 
4.      Christoffel KK, Campbell WD, Kohrt AE.  The abnormal urinalysis in pediatric practice: assuring proper management.   Quality Review Bulletin 1978; 12:5-10.
 
5.      Christoffel TH, Christoffel KK.  Review of "Legal Issues."  Holder AR.  Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.  Wiley and Sons, NY 1977.  J Comm Health 1979; 4:324.
 
6.      Christoffel KK, et al.  Advice from breast-feeding mothers. (Letter to the Editor).  Pediatrics 1981; 68:141-142.
 
7.      Christoffel KK.  A pediatric perspective on vegetarian nutrition.  Clin Pediatrics 1981; 20:632-643.
 
8.      Christoffel KK.  Fetal Smoking.  Pediatrics 1982; 70:501.
 
9.      Christoffel KK.  Review of The Womanly Art of BreastfeedingJ Am Med Assoc 1982; 248:993-994.
 
10.  Christoffel KK, Tanz R.  Motor vehicle injury in childhood.  Pediatr Review 1983; 4:247-254.
 
11.  Bisaha J, Christoffel KK, Davis AT.  Medicaid cutbacks influence on emergency room utilization reflects reduction in health care for children.  Lifeline.  October 1983; 5-6.
 
12.  Christoffel KK.  American as apple pie: Guns in the lives of U.S. children and youth. Pediatrician 1985; 12:46-51.
 
13.  Christoffel KK.  Management of mild iron deficiency.  (Letter) J Pediatr 1985; 107:315-316.)
 
14.  Tanz RR, Christoffel KK.  Ocular BB injuries.  (Letter) Ophthalmology 1985;92:984-985.
 
15.  Tanz R, Christoffel KK.  Pedestrian injury: The next motor vehicle injury challenge.  Am J Dis Child 1985; 39:1187-1190.
 
16.  Christoffel KK, Christoffel TH.  Handguns: Risks versus benefits.  Pediatrics 1986; 77:781-782.
 
17.  Christoffel KK.  Childhood obesity: Treat early and often.  The Child’s Doctor 1986; 3:15-21.
 
18.  Christoffel KK, Jaffe D, Listernick R, Tanz R, Zieserl E, David R, Esterly N, McLone D,
Smith A.  Views of Graham challenged.  (Letter) Pediatrics 1986;77:262-264.
 
19.  Christoffel TH, Christoffel KK.  Nonpowder firearm injuries: Whose job is it to protect the children?  Am J Public Health 1987; 77:735-738.
 
20.  Kirschner RH, Christoffel KK, Kearns ML, Rosman M, the Task Force for the Study of Non-Accidental Injuries and Child Deaths.  Protocol for Child Death and Autopsies.  Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services, Springfield, IL 1987.
 
21.  Christoffel KK, Jordan T, Seiden A, Fitzpatrick J, White B, Roseman M, the Task Force for the Study of Non-Accidental Injuries and Child Deaths.  Protocol for Determining if
an Injury is the Result of Child Abuse or Neglect.  Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Springfield, IL 1987.
 
22.  Christoffel KK.  Generalizability in childhood injury research: Lumping vs. splitting.  Pediatr Emerg Care 1987; 3:271-276.
 
23.  Christoffel KK.  "Vegetarianism," In Office Pediatrics.  Dershewitz R (ed). Lippincott, PA 1988; pp 63-66.
 
24.  Christoffel KK.  "Impacts of Poverty on the Child," In Office Pediatrics.  Dershewitz R (ed).  Lippincott, PA 1988; pp 95-100.
 
25.  Christoffel KK.  "Child Homicide in the U.S.: The Road to Prevention”, In Coping With Family Violence (Hotaling G, et al., ed).  Sage Publication, Beverly Hills, CA 1988; pp 310-316.
 
26.  Scheidt PC, and Workshop Participants (including Christoffel, KK).  Behavioral research toward prevention of childhood injury: Report of a workshop sponsored by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. September 3-5, 1986.  Am J Dis Child 1988; 142(6):612-617.
 
27.  Christoffel KK, Kottmeier P.  Plastic handguns: More hazard than marvel?  AAP News 1988; May.
 
28.  Balk SJ, Christoffel KK.  Advising the working mother.  Contemp Pediatr 1989; 13:249-256.
 
29.  Christoffel T, Christoffel KK.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s opposition to consumer product safety: Lessons for public health advocates.  Am J Public Health 1989; 79:336-339.
 
30.  Christoffel KK.  Guidelines for slides.  APA Newsletter, 1989; 25(3):16.
 
31.  Christoffel KK.  Child passenger safety: Past, present, and future.  (Editorial)  Am J Dis Child 1989;143:1271-1272.
 
32.  Christoffel KK. Report of Forum on Firearms and ChildrenAAP 1990.
 
33.  Christoffel KK.  "Prevention of Injuries," In Ambulatory Pediatrics, 3rd ed., Ed. M Green and R Haggerty, pp 144-156, 1990.  New York, W.B. Saunders
 
34.  Widome MD, Christoffel KK, Rivara FP.  Injury Prevention (audio tape) In AAP Pediatric Update 1990; 10(2).
 
35.  Christoffel KK.  Researchable issues in Pediatrics.  In Primary Care Research: Theory and Methods, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services 1991; pp 309-314.
 
36.  Tanz RR, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Who was William Haddon, and why should you care?  Injury prevention and you.  The Child’s Doctor 1991; 8(2):12-18.
 
37.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Toward reducing pediatric firearm injuries: Charting a legislative and regulatory course.  Pediatrics 1991; 88:294-305.  Comment in: Pediatrics 1991:88:379-383.
 
38.  Christoffel KK.  "Why we need gun control": How you can stop guns from killing our children.  Ed. L Broadwell.  Healthy Kids 4-10 1991; 2(2):66-70.
 
39.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Zieserl EJ.  Jogging with infant in backpack carrier.  Reply to Questions and Answers.  J Am Med Assoc 1991; 28:1146.
 
40.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  "Child Abuse Fatalities,"In Child Abuse: A Medical Reference, 2nd ed., Ed. S Ludwig and AE Kornberg, pp 49-59 1992.  New York: Churchill Livingstone.
 
41.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Scheidt PC, Agran PF, Kraus JF, McLoughlin E, Paulson JA.  Standard Definitions for Childhood Injury Research.  National Institutes for Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; January 1992.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NIH 92 - 1586.
 
42.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Scheidt PC, Agran PF, et al.  Standard definitions for childhood injury research: Excerpts of a conference report.  Pediatrics 1992; 89:1027-1034.
 
43.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Pediatric firearm injuries: Time to target a growing population.  Pediatr Ann 1992; 21:430-436.
 
44.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  "Vegetarianism," In Ambulatory Pediatric Care, 2nd ed., Ed by R Dershewitz 1993. J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia; pp 66-70.
 
45.  Davis K, Christoffel KK, Vespa H, Pierleoni MP, Papanastassiou R.  Obesity in preschool and school-age children: Early frequent treatment is best.  Ann N Y Acad Sci 1993;699:262-264.
 
46.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  The physician-doctor relationship.  Pediatrics 1993; 91:832-834.
 
47.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  "Prevention of Injuries," In Gellis & Kagan’s Current Pediatric
Therapy 14.  Ed by FD Burg, JR Ingelfinger, ER Wald.  WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1993; pp 694-499.
 
48.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Book Review of Saving Children: A Guide to Injury PreventionAccid Anal Prev 1993; 25:489-497.
 
49.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Definition and classification of childhood injuries.  Acta Paediatr Jpn 1993; 35:166-170.
 
50.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Child and adolescent injury in the United States: How occupational injuries fit in.  Am J Occ Med 1993; 24:301-311.
 
51.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Intentional injuries: Homicide and violence, In The Epidemiology of Childhood Disorders, Ed I Barry Pless.  Oxford University Press, New York, 1994; pp  392-411.
 
52.  May JP, Christoffel K Kaufer, Sprang ML.  Counseling patients about guns.  Chicago Med 1994; 97:13-16.
 
53.  Senturia YD, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Sampling issues in a regional pediatric practice-based network.  J Fam Pract 1994; 38:415-421.
 
54.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Naureckas SM.  Firearm injuries in children and adolescents: Epidemiology and preventive approaches.  Curr Opin Pediatr 1994; 6:519-524.
 
55.  Dolins JC, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Reducing violent injuries: Priorities for pediatrician advocacy.  Pediatrics 1994; 94:638-651.
 
56.  Powell EC, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Firearms: A culture of violence.  The APSAC Advisor 1994; 7(4):8-11.
 
57.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Reducing violence: How do we proceed? (Editorial) (Invited) Am J Public Health 1994; 84:539-541. 
 
58.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  The ‘guns’ debate.  (Letter) Pediatrics 1995;95:619.
 
59.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Foreward: Adolescent Injuries: Epidemiology and Prevention.  Vol 6 No 2, Hanley and Belfus, Inc, 1995.
 
60.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Barlow B, Bell C, Dowd D, Godbold L, Kitchen A, Reynolds M, Staggers B.  Task Force on Adolescent Assault Victim Needs, Adolescent assault
victim needs: A review of issues and a model protocol. Pediatrics 1996; 98:991-999.
 
61.  Powell EC, Sheehan KM, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Firearm violence among youth: Public health strategies for prevention.  Ann Emerg Med 1996;28(2):204-212.  Comment in: Ann Emerg Med 1997;29:425-426.
 
62.  Ariza A, Binns, Christoffel K Kaufer, HJ, Chen E; Prevalence of Risk Factors for Obesity in 5-6 Year-old Hispanic Children in Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.  Presented to XI Meeting of the Latin American Society of Nutrition, Guatemala City, Guatemala, November 1997.
 
63.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Firearm injuries affecting U.S. children and adolescents.  In: Children in a Violent Society.  Ed by J Osofsky.  Guilford Publications, Inc. 1997.
 
64.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Ariza A.  The epidemiology of overweight in children: Relevance for clinical care.  Pediatrics 1998; 101:103-105.
 
65.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Psychiatric and injury prevention approaches to youth suicide: Questions, answers and lethal means.  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1998; 37:481-484.
 
66.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  What’s more important, your guns or your children?  Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1998.
 
67.  Kohrman AF, Christoffel K Kaufer.  The Alliance Against Childhood Violence: A Collaboration of Chicago’s Medical School Pediatric Departments.  Injury Prevention 1999;5:3-4.
 
68.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  Firearm-related homicides among teenagers and young adults.  (Letter to the editor.)  JAMA 1999:281;323-324
 
69.  Christoffel K Kaufer.  AHA Newsletter, Combating the gun violence epidemic, AHA NEWS, August 23, 1999.
 
70.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Christoffel, T. Handguns as a pediatric problem. 1986, Injury Prevention 1999; 5:151-6.
 
71.  Hayes R, LeBrun E. Christoffel KK. Public Health surveillance for firearm injuries.  (Letter to the editor) JAMA 1999;82:429-30.
 
72.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Public Health advocacy: Process and Product, AJPH 2000; 90:722-726.
 
73.  Christoffel K Kaufer: When counseling parents on guns doesn’t work: Why don’t they get it?  JAACAP 2000:39:1226-1228.
 
74.  Christoffel K Kaufer: Forests and Trees in Firearm Injury Research. Injury Prevention 2000:6: 275-276.
 
75.  Christoffel K Kaufer, Spivak H, Witwer M.  Youth violence prevention: The physician’s role.  JAMA 2000: 283(9):1202-3.
 
76.  Christoffel, K Kaufer, Peterson, L, Individual-based risk factors: their relative importance and role in planning community programs and research, in Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Proceedings Of A Multidisciplinary Conference.  Schieber RA, Vegega ME, ed.  U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 2002
 
77.  Christoffel, KK, Hurtarte, J, Guns in the Home, in:  Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Cultures and the Law. Santa Barbara, CA. 2002; 268-270.
 
78.  Christoffel, KK, Longjohn, MM, Gun injury prevention comes of age. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 2002;53(2); 213-218.
 
79.  Christoffel, K Kaufer, Guns in the world: Old news and new news. Injury Prevention 2002; 8:177-180.
 
80.  Christoffel, Katherine, On Not Cooking Clients. ArchitectureWeek August 2004 E1-2.
 
 
LITERARY PUBLICATIONS
 
"Forest," in Journal of Friends of Acadia Fall, 1990.
 
"It was still very early..."  Prose poem in Persona (Northwestern University Medical School literary magazine) 1990;1(1).
 
"Her hair is gray..."  Prose poem in Persona (Northwestern University Medical School literary magazine) 1990;2(1).
 
"At Homeless"  Prose poem in Persona (Northwestern University Medical School literary magazine) 1990;2(1).
 
"Grandma"  Prose poem in Persona (Northwestern University Medical School literary magazine) 1990;2(1).
 
PUBLISHED PHOTOS
 
Ice Floes, Diversey Harbor.  NEJM 1991; 325:1719.
 
Empty Rocking Chairs, Mohunk.  exhibited at Art in the Atrium, Northwestern University Medical School, April 9-11, 1992.
 

PAPERS PRESENTED since 1995

 
Christoffel K Kaufer, Donovan M, Schofer J, Wills K, LeBailly S.  Psychosocial Factors in childhood pedestrian injury syndromes.  Ambulatory Pediatric Association, San Diego, CA. May 7-11, 1995.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer, Bell C, VandenBerk T, Childhod Firearm Injuries as a Public Health Problem. Child Welfare League of America, Chicago, IL October 10 – 13, 1995.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer, Child Health Month October. American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, September 25, 1999.
 
Christoffel KK, Shaw BA, Miller SM, Innovative Models for Violence Prevention – Organizing and Coalition Building, ICPV, Des Moines, Iowa, October 22 – 25, 1995.
 
Sheehan KM, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer, DiCara J.  Children’s exposure to violence in an urban setting.  Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Washington, DC, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996; 150:44.
 
Senturia YD, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer.  How well do pediatricians know their practices? Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Washington, DC, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1996; 150:25.
 
Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar G, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy: A pediatric practice-based survey.  American Gastroenterological Association and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, San Francisco, CA.
May 19-22, 1996.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer, Binns HJ, Evans R, on behalf of CMIER and SSEP Outcomes Research
Initiative.  Challenges in evaluating pediatric care in the current health care delivery environment (abstract).  Chicago Health Services Research Symposium, Chicago, IL.  January 30-31, 1997.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer, LeBailly S, Binns HJ, Evans R.  An outcomes measurement system for pediatric care (abstract).  Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Washington, DC.  May 1997.  Ambulatory Child Health 1997;3:215.
 
Sheehan K, DiCara J, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Adapting the gang model: Peer mentoring for violence prevention.  Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Presidential Plenary, Washington, DC.  May 1997. 
 
Hayes R, Wilt SA, HELP Steering Committee.  State based firearm injury surveillance systems: A nation-wide survey by the HELP Network.  American Public Health Association, Indianapolis, IN.  November 1997 (Presented by Dr.Christoffel).
 
Barton B, Simons-Morton D, Franklin F, Christoffel K Kaufer, Kimm S, Lavigne J, Reiss J, Sills I.  Clinical monitoring of children’s development in the dietary intervention study of children.
Joint Meeting Society for Clinical Trials and International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Boston, MA.  July 6-10, 1997.
 
Ariza A, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Prevalence of risk factors for obesity in 5-6 year old Hispanic children in Chicago.  Presented at the 16th International Congress of Nutrition, Guatemala City, Guatemala.  November 13, 1997.
 
Nelson SP, Chen EH, Syniar G, Christoffel KK, and the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during childhood: a pediatric practice-based survey. May 11-14, 1997, Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC.
 
Evans R, Sawyer A, LeBailly S, Chiu HT, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Asthma quality of care survey: Before and after care restructuring.  Presented at the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.  May 5, 1998.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer.  The Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan (HELP) Network: Applying a public health approach to reducing firearm injuries and death internationally.  Presented at the 4th World Conference on Injury Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. May 1998.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer.  Adolescent assault victim needs: A new medical care protocol addresses psychosocial as well as physical injuries.  Presented at the 4th World Conference on Injury Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. May 1998.
 
Sheehan K, DiCara J, LeBailly S, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Adapting the gang model: Peer mentoring for violence prevention.   Presented at the 4th World Conference on Injury Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  May 1998.
 
Marcelle D, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Determining our viewpoints of violent events (DOVVE):
The reliability of a new survey tool for children.  Presented at the 4th World Conference on Injury Control, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  May 1998.
 
Christoffel K Kaufer, LeBailly SA.  Can peer health education reduce hospitalizations and inappropriate ER visits among children previously hospitalized for asthma?  Presented at the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section for the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.  November 15-19, 1998.
 
Hauck FR, Merrick CA, Herman SM, Donovan JM, Kalelkar M, Christoffel KK, Hoffman HJ, Rowley D.  The Chicago infant mortality study: Comparison of SIDS with other causes of sudden unexpected death in infancy. Fifth SIDS International Conference 1999.
 
Nelson SP, Chen EH, Stanton K, Christoffel KK, and the Pediatric Practice Research Group. Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux during infancy: 2.5 year follow-up. October 21-24, 1999, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Denver, CO.
 
HELP Presentation: Health focused approaches to gun injury prevention, US and International, 5th World Conference on Injury Control, Delhi, March 2000
 
Cespedes F, Nino JC, Silva F, Ariza A, Christoffel KK. Feasibility of Nutritional monitoring of Colombian children via health care delivery system (HCDS). XII Latin American Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12, 2000
 
Flaherty EG, Sege R, Binns HJ, Mattson CL, Christoffel KK, Health Provider’s Experience Reporting Child Abuse in the Primary Care Setting. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154:489-493.
 
Wolowick M, Ariza A, Typlin B, Christoffel KK, Binns HJ.  Is parent’s nutrition knowledge the key to healthier children? Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 1, 2001.
 
Ariza AJ, Binns HJ, Christoffel K Kaufer.  Evaluating data collection capabilities in a pediatric practice research network. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 4, 2002. Pediatr Res 2002;51(suppl):162A-163A.
 
Ariza A, Christoffel KK; for the Pediatric Practice Research Group.  Developing practical options for transmitting routinely collected data and for collecting study-specific data in a pediatric practice network., Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 4, 2002. Pediatr Res 2002;51(suppl):163A.
 
 
PANELS, COURSES,WORKSHOPS, TRAINING SESSIONS, INVITED LECTURES since 1995
(excludes frequent invited single local area presentations)
 
Protect Children, not guns. San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment, Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, January 26, 1995.
 
Workshop: Technical Aspects of firearms and Firearm Control for Public health Researchers. Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 11-12,1995
 
Protect children, not guns.  Sponsored by Ohio Department of Youth Services, RECLAIM Ohio Conference 1996, Columbus, OH.  June 17-19, 1996.
 
HELP and AAP’s representative at American Association of Suicidology, Lake Bluff, IL. November 14-15, 1996.
 
Abstract and slide presentation on HELP.  American Public Health Association Annual
Meeting, New York, NY.  November 20, 1996.
 
Preventing violent injuries.  2nd Annual Michigan Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence
(MPPGV) Gun Violence Prevention Seminar, Haslett, MI.  December 6, 1996.
 
Protect children, not guns.  Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  Sept 6, 1996.
 
Firearms safety and violent injury prevention.  Stony Brook, NY.  October 17, 1996.
 
Discussant, Maternal and Child Health.  Chicago Health Services Symposium sponsored by Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.  January 30-31, 1997.
 
Handgun injuries: A health problem for pediatrics.  AMSPDC Frontiers in Science/Pediatric Scientist Development Program, Tempe, AZ.  March 7-8, 1997.
 
Understanding the costs of handgun injuries.  4th National HELP Network Conference, Pentagon City, VA.  April 11-12, 1997.
 
APA Strategy on Gun Injury Prevention Planning Workshop.  APA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. May 1997.
 
Future of firearm injury prevention.  California Wellness Fndation, San Francisco, CA. Aug 22, 1997.
 
Future of gun violence prevention.  Packard Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  August 22, 1997.
 
A public health perspective on firearm injury prevention.  AAP Firearms Injury Prevention
Training Conference, Chicago, IL.  March 14-15, 1998.
 
National Summit on Violence Throughout the Life Span.  Denver, CO.  August 25-28, 1999.
 
Rhode Island Medical Society’s Annual Chapin Oration.  Providence, RI. Sept. 15-16, 1999.
 
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions 1999 Annual Meeting. Stop the Violence: A Panel Discussion.  Presentation and panel moderator.  Detroit, MI. October 1, 1999.
 
Childhood Obesity: What is known, What is needed, Department of Pediatrics, University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 4, 1999.
 
Asking the Right Questions (Research Rounds), Department of Pediatrics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 4, 1999.
 
Injury Prevention Research, ICEHS Section, APHA, Chicago, IL, November 8, 1999.
 
Invited participant, Translating Injury Prevention Into Action, David and Lucile Packard Foundation & Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, Dallas, TX, February 1-2, 2000.
 
Grand Rounds, Protect Children, Not Guns, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO, April 7, 2000.
 
Invited speaker, Protecting Youth from Gun Violence, Annual Educational Conference, Alabama Public Health Association, Auburn, AL, April 26-28, 2000.
 
Invited speaker, 31st Annual Seminar Day, Northwestern Alumni Association, Evanston, IL, April 29, 2000.
 
Invited presenter, Young leaders meeting, Chicago, IL, May 11, 2000.
 
Convener, “Dr. Mom” Event in support of the Million Mom March, PAS Annual meeting, Boston, MA, May 14, 2000.
 

Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, May 14, 2000 (part of CATCH Visiting Professorship).
 
Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship in Community Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, May 23-26, 2000.
 
Invited presenter, Gun Violence and Children, Chicago Bar Association’s Juvenile Law Committee, June 19, 2000.
 
Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds, Preventing Gun Death and Injuries: Update and Current Issues, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, August 25, 2000.
 
Invited presenter, Gangs Guns and Drugs Summit, Office of the Governor, Chicago, IL September 19, 2000.
 
Invited speaker, Defining the Problem: Past & Present in the Gun Violence Epidemic, sponsored by the University of Illinois Chicago Student Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Chicago, IL, September 23, 2000.
 
Invited speaker, The Need for Standardized and Validated Measures, EMSC  Emergency Medicine Outcomes Research Meeting, McLean, VA, March 30-April 1, 2001.
 
HELP Presentation: Health focused approaches to gun injury prevention, US and International, 5th World Conference on Injury Control, Delhi, March 2000
 
Presentations to the 6th HELP Conference, Atlanta, April 2001, including:
Consumer Product Safety Approaches to Firearm Injury Prevention: Thoughts of a habitual skeptic with enthusiasm nonetheless
 
Child Access Prevention Gun Laws: Pondering the Newest Data AnalysesInvited reactor, Children & Guns, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Washington, DC, April 5, 2001
 
Convener and speaker, 6th National HELP Network Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 16-18, 2001.
 
Respondent, Putting Prevention Into Practice, NUMS Alumni weekend, Northwestern University Medical School, April 20, 2001
 
Invited speaker, The Gun Injury Epidemic Is Not Over, Postgraduate Symposium, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, May 8, 2001.
 
Researcher-Advocate is Not an Oxymoron, Leadership & Advocacy Forum, Chicago, IL, May 10, 2001
 
First Annual Advocacy Lecture, Can Gun Injuries be Prevented? Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA & Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, June 7-8, 2001.
 
The US Gun Injury Epidemic: Large and Well Studied, Presentation to NGOs at the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects, New York, July 16, 2001.
 
Gun Injury Prevention: The Role of Medical Organizations, Women in Government Midwest Conference, Kohler, WI, August 20, 2001.
 
Gun Injury Prevention Comes of Age, Keynote Address, Eastern Association of Surgical Trauma, January 16, 2002.
 
Invited Speaker, Gun Violence Workshop, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, September 2002.
 
Invited Participant, VIPP Model Selection Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, January 2003.
 
Invited Speaker, PAS Annual Meeting, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Washington, DC, May 2003.
 
Invited Speaker, Pediatric Pearls 6, Arlington Heights, IL, October 2003.
 
Invited Speaker, Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL March 16, 2004.
 
Invited Presenter, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation Conference, Chicago, IL, March 18-20, 2004.
 
Invited Participant, Academic General Pediatrics Consensus Conference, Durham, NC, April 1-2, 2004.
 
Invited Participant, Action for Healthy Kids Board Meeting, Washington DC, April 4-5, 2004.
 
Invited Keynote Speaker, Summit on Childhood Obesity, Chicago, IL, April 19, 2004.
 
Invited Speaker, Evanston Hospital Pediatric Lecture Series, Evanston, IL, August 17, 2004.
 
Invited Speaker, Annual Department of Pediatrics Dinner Mtg., Oakbrook, IL, October 12, 2004.
 
 
GRANTS
Research
 
Co-Investigator with Dr. A Todd Davis (Principal Investigator), Academic General Pediatrics Program, MacArthur Foundation $25,000.00.  1979-1980.
 
Co-Investigator with Dr. A Todd Davis (Principal Investigator), Academic General Pediatrics Program, John W. Anderson Foundation $25,000.00.  1979-1980.
 
Co-Investigator with Dr. A Todd Davis (Principal Investigator), Academic General Pediatrics Program, Joyce Foundation $100,000.00.  1979-1981.
 
Childhood Homicide in Cook County, 1978-1983, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services $4,900.00.  May-September 1985.
 
Analysis of Child Homicide in Cook County, IL, DHHS $5,175.00.  July 1985-September 1986.
 
Infant Growth Study, Chicago Community Trust $75,000.00.  December 1985-December 1992.
 
Pediatric Practice Research Group, Children’s Memorial Hospital Research Foundation $123,000.00. March 1, 1986-December 31, 1999.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with Linda Van Horn (Principal Investigator), Diet Intervention Study in Children, National Institutes of Health Award to Northwestern University.  Grant No. 1-U01-HL-37947-03.  December 1, 1986-November 30, 1993.  Total Direct Costs to Children’s Memorial Hospital $211,411.00.
 
Treatment of Malnutrition, Gerber Products Company $5,000.00.  August 1985-July 1986. Growth, Stool Pattern, and Skin Condition of Term Newborn Infants Fed With Two Formulations of SMA Formula, Wyeth Laboratories $22,850.00.  September 1, 1987-December 31, 1992.
 
Personal Services Contract for Chapter on Childhood Assault, Center for Disease Control, $1,500.00. 1988.
 
Personal Services Contract for Meeting on Subgroup Analysis Methods in Injury Research, NICHD $11,771.00.  1988-1989.
 
Development and Behavior of Child Pedestrian Injury Victims, NICHD Grant No. 1RO1HD25412-01. Direct costs year 1 $156,290.00, Total Direct costs $849,000.00.  April 1, 1989-March 31, 1994.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with John Lavigne, PhD (Principal Investigator), Preschooler’s Behavior Problems: Pediatric Recognition and Management.  NIMH Grant No. R01MH46089-01.  Total Direct Costs $1,883,847.00.  September 30, 1989-March 31, 1997.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with Richard Evans, MD (Principal Investigator), The Chicago Inner-City Asthma Study.  NIAID Grant No. 5U01AI30756-02.  Total Direct Costs $1,535,772.00. March 1, 1991-February 28, 1996.
 
Consultant to Karen Budd (Principal Investigator), Treating Food Refusal Through Home-Based Parent Training.  Total Direct Costs $49,000.00.  March 1, 1992-February 27, 1994.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with John Lavigne PhD (Principal Investigator), Preschooler’s Behavior Problems and Health Care Use: A Longitudinal Study, NIMH Grant No. R01MH46089-01, Total direct costs $1,289,491.00.  April 1, 1992-July 31, 1996.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with Yvonne Senturia (Principal Investigator), Characterizing Families in a Pediatric Research Network, AHCPR Grant No. PA-91-62, Total direct costs $50,000.00.  May 1, 1992-April 30, 1993.
 
Co-Principal Investigator with Richard Evans III, MD (Principal Investigator), Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, Total direct costs $293,309.00.  January 1, 1996-December 31, 1998.
 
Co-Investigator with Richard Evans III, MD (Principal Investigator), Inner City Asthma Study, NIAID and NIEHS Grant No. 1U01A1/ES39901, Total direct costs $1,334,030.00.  August 1996-July 1998.
 
Consultant with Ruben Rucoba, MD (Principal Investigator), Monitoring the Effects of Welfare Reform, Children’s Memorial Medical Center Women’s Board, total direct costs $24,317.00.  February 1998-February 1999.
 
Consultant with Emalee Flaherty, MD (Principal Investigator), Childhood Injuries Evaluated in Office Setting, AHCPR Grant # 1R03HS09811-01, total dir costs $49,999.00.  March 1998-February 1999.
 
Sub-contract from Northwestern University with Marian Fitzgibbon, MD (Principal Investigator) Prevention of Overweight in Preschool Minority Children, direct costs to CMH $65,001.00.  (NHLBI RO1 - contract details pending) September 1, 1998-August 31, 2002.
 
Katherine Christoffel, MD, MPH (Principal Investigator), PPRG: Retooling for the 21st Century, direct costs $75,000. NIH/AHRQ Grant No. P20 HS 11248-01.  September 29, 2000-September 28, 2001.        
Emalee Flaherty, MD  Child Abuse Reporting Experience Study (CARES), total direct costs $1,975,189. AHRQ Grant # HS 10746-01, Oct 2001 – Sep 2005.                                                                       
 
 
ADVOCACY 
(raised with assistance from the Children’s Memorial Foundation)
           
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan (HELP) Network founding meeting, The Joyce Foundation $58,865.00.  May-October 1993.
 
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan Network of Professionals, The Joyce Foundation
$84,560.00.  1994.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center (VIPC), Chicago Community Trust $54,000.00.  September
1993-August 1995.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center (VIPC), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $150,000.00.  August 1994-August 1996.
 
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan (HELP) Network of Professionals.  The Joyce Foundation $90,145.00.  1995.
 
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan Network.  The Joyce Foundation $9,380.  October 1995.
 
KidStART (Postvention Patient Care) Program, Sara Lee Foundation $19,000.00.  August 1994-July 1995.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, American Backhaulers $165,000.00.  Dec 1995-Dec1996.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Sara Lee Foundation $19,000.00.  1996.
 
Safe Homes, Safe Havens, Allstate Foundation $5,000.000.  1996.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, IBM International Foundation $5,000.000, 1996.
 
KidStART, Bulls Team Mates $25,000.00, 1996 - 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Blum-Kovler Foundation $1,000.00, 1996.
 
The HELP Network, Auxiliary Foundation of the Women’s Club of Evanston $750.00, 1996.
 
Data and Policy Program, William C. McGowan Charitable Trust $75,000.00, 1996.
 
The HELP Network, The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $100,000.00, 1995 - 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Northwestern Business School $20,500.000, 1996.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Montgomery Ward Foundation $20,000.000, 1996.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Northern Trust Bank $75,000.00, April 1996-2001.
 
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan, The Joyce Foundation $200,000.00, June 1997.
 
Safe Homes, Safe Havens, Children’s Memorial Guild $35,000.00, 1997.
 
KidStART, Annie Properties $6,214.00, 1997.
 
Data and Policy Program, Children’s Service Board $6,000.00, 1997.
 
Data and Policy Program, Sloan Valve Company $25,000.00, 1997 - 1999.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hastings $15,000,00, 1997.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Mr. and Mrs. David Semmel $1,478.00, 1997.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Miscellaneous Contributions $554.00, 1997.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Hyman and Susan Feldman Family $500.00, 1997.
 
Safe Homes, Safe Havens, Helen V. Brach Foundation $25,000.00, 1998.
 
Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan, The Joyce Foundation $120,000.00, June 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Drs. Jerome and Joan Hoffman $200.00, 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Mr. and Mrs. David Klusendorf $10,000.00, 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, William C. McGowan Charitable Trust $35,000.00, 1998.
 
KidStART, Sara Lee Foundation $10,000.00, 1998.
 
KidStART, Siegle Foundation $2,500.00, 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Louis R. Lurie Foundation $10,000.00, 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Oscar G. And Elsa S. Mayer Foundation $25,000.00, 1998.
 
Violent Injury Prevention Center, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koldyke, Jr. $25,000.00, 1998 - 2001.
 
Safe Homes, Safe Havens, Jacobs Family Foundation $15,000.000, 1999.
 
KidStArt, Jacobs Family Foundation $15,000.00, 1999.
 
KidStArt, National Recreation Foundation $20,000.00, 1999.
 
The HELP Network, David and Lucille Packard Foundation $20,000.00, 1999 (conference).
 
The HELP Network, California Wellness $15,000.00, 1999 (conference)
 
  • Auxiliary Foundation of the Women’s Club of Evanston $750.00, 1996.
·         California Wellness 1998-99, $15,000.00.
  • Funders' Collaborative for Gun Violence Prevention, 1999-2002, $600,000
  • Joyce Foundation, 1993, $58,865; 1994, $84,560.00; 1995, $9380; 1995-1996, $90,145; 1997-1998, $200,000; 1998-2000, $200,000; 2000-2002, $146,527; 2001-2002, $75,000
  • The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 1995-1998, $100,000; 1998-1999, $50,000; 2001-2003, $100,000.
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 1998-99, $20,000; 2000-2001, $250,000; 2001-2002, $35,000.
  • Bohnett Foundation, 2001-2002, $10,000
  • Rhoda Goldman Foundation, 2002, $150,000
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2002, $25,000
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2002, $25,000
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2003, $50,000
·         California Wellness Foundation, 2003, $20,000
 
The Art of Violence Prevention (For a meeting to develop evaluation standards for art programs aimed at youth development in circumstances of violence exposure), RGK Foundation, $25,000, 2000-2001. (Matched by undesignated funds raised by CMF.)
 
The Consortium for Lowering Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 2003- $550,000
 
The Consortium for Lowering Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 2004, $165,000
 
Transportation that is Active and Safe for Kids (TASK), Chicago Community Trust, direct costs $178,571, Aug. 2