Michele D. Kipke,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Dr. Kipke is Assistant Professor of
Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
She is director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and
director of the Forum on Adolescence at the Institute of Medicine
and the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
She is investigator for research funded by the National Institutes
of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including
studies on community HIV prevention programs, drug abuse and chronic
homelessness among youth, the risks unique to young women, the
nature of peer groups and social networks among street youth, and
the risk and protective factors associated with weapons possession
and use among youth. At Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, Dr.
Kipke was associate director of Research and Evaluation and founding
coordinator of the Substance Abuse Program within the Division
of Adolescent Medicine. Since the 1980's, she has worked in and
written extensively on adolescent health, treatment of substance
abuse disorders, HIV risk and prevention, homelessness, and intentional
and unintentional injuries. She also serves as consultant to the
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Department of Health and
Human Services, and the World Health Organization. She is a member
of the technical advisory board of The Mentor Foundation. She received
her Ph.D. in experimental health psychology from the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.