Karen M Sheehan

  • 751 Citations
1984 …2022

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Research Interests

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center and Lurie Children's Healthy Communities.

Dr. Sheehan is interested in youth development, injury and violence prevention, and population health.

Dr. Sheehan divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Training Experience

1992Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1996

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1989

Research interests

  • Injury Prevention
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health

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Research Output

Child Access Prevention Firearm Laws and Firearm Fatalities among Children Aged 0 to 14 Years, 1991-2016

Azad, H. A., Monuteaux, M. C., Rees, C. A., Siegel, M., Mannix, R., Lee, L. K., Sheehan, K. M. & Fleegler, E. W., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Pediatrics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Promoting Safe Firearm Storage in an Urban Neighborhood: The Views of Parents Concerning the Role of Health Care Providers

    Haser, G., Yousuf, S., Turnock, B. & Sheehan, K., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of Community Health. 45, 2, p. 338-341 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Community of Practice for Teaching the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate Medical Education

    Doobay-Persaud, A., Adler, M. D., Bartell, T. R., Sheneman, N. E., Martinez, M. D., Mangold, K. A. & Sheehan, K. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • 1 Scopus citations