Joanne Wood, MD
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Dr. Wood is a faculty member at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Director of Research for Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at CHOP. 

Dr. Wood attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she earned her MD in 2002. She was an intern and resident in pediatrics at CHOP, where she subsequently served as chief resident. In 2006, she participated in the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at CHOP. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Wood was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Master in Health Policy Research (MSHP).

Dr. Wood is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, especially abused and neglected children. One of the primary focuses of Dr. Wood’s research is on improving the early detection of child abuse among children presenting for medical care. Dr. Wood’s research in the field of child maltreatment extends beyond hospital-based care to the child welfare, behavioral health, and primary care systems. She is also interested more broadly in interventions designed to support caregivers of young children and strengthen families.  


Joanne N. Wood, MD, MSHP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

2716 South Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146