Karen M Sheehan

  • 734 Citations
1984 …2019
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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 - Chicago

… → 1996

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1989

Research interests

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

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Grants 2012 2019

Research Output 1984 2019

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

Undergraduate Medical Education
Social Determinants of Health
1 Citation (Scopus)
education curriculum

Ignoring Goldfarb's Warning: Why Studying and Addressing the Social Context Matters

Heard-Garris, N., Sheehan, K. & Alpern, E. R., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatrics.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Child Restraint Systems
Motor Vehicles
motor vehicle
Wounds and Injuries
Geographic Information Systems

Modifiable sleep-related risk factors in infant deaths in Cook County, Illinois

Briker, A., McLone, S., Mason, M., Matoba, N. & Sheehan, K. M., May 29 2019, In : Injury Epidemiology. 6, 24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
African Americans
Infant Death
Coroners and Medical Examiners
Hispanic Americans