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Paul H Dworkin MD
Title Physician-in-Chief
Institution Connecticut Children's
Department Pediatrics
Address
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone 860-545-8566
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Other Positions
Title Professor and Department Head
Institution UConn Health Center
Department Pediatrics
Awards and Honors
2003 American Academy of Pediatrics C. Anderson Aldrich Award
Narrative
Dr. Paul Dworkin is Physician-in-Chief, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University, his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his pediatric residency and fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He also served as a pediatric registrar at the Paddington Green Children’s Hospital, Saint Mary’s Medical School, London.

Dr. Dworkin’s interests are at the interface among child development, child health services, and child health policy and his research has focused on the value of developmentally-oriented anticipated guidance, the role of developmental surveillance and screening in the early detection of at-risk children, and the value of care coordination in the linkage of children and families to programs and services. He has authored more than 150 journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the fields of developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. He was the editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 1997 to 2002 and is currently editor emeritus. He is a co-editor of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Evidence and Practice, a scholarly, comprehensive textbook published by Elsevier in 2007. Dr. Dworkin’s honors include teaching awards, visiting professorships, and named lectureships. In 1988, he was Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford and also Visiting Scholar of Green College in Oxford. He is a past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Dworkin has served on boards of numerous organizations, including the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, the Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund, and the Mayor’s Cabinet on Young Children. Dr. Dworkin’s vision led to the creation of Help Me Grow, a Connecticut statewide initiative to promote the early detection of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems and their linkage to programs and services that is currently being replicated in 15 states with support from The Commonwealth Fund and the WK Kellogg Foundation.
Publications
1. Garg A, Sandel M, Dworkin PH, Kahn RS, Zuckerman B. From medical home to health neighborhood: transforming the medical home into a community-based health neighborhood. J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 160(4):535-536.e1.
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2. Garg A, Dworkin PH. Applying surveillance and screening to family psychosocial issues: implications for the medical home. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 32(5):418-26.
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3. Dworkin PH. Strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of developmental and behavioral services: implications from Australia. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 32(5):402-4.
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4. Dworkin PH. A possible reason for failure to access community services? Pediatrics. 2008 Dec; 122(6):1371.
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5. Drotar D, Stancin T, Dworkin PH, Sices L, Wood S. Selecting developmental surveillance and screening tools. Pediatr Rev. 2008 Oct; 29(10):e52-8.
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6. Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Serwint JR. Screening for basic social needs at a medical home for low-income children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jan; 48(1):32-6.
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7. Dworkin PH. Introductory Remarks to the SDBP Presidential Address of David Schonfeld. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 29(1):67-8.
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8. Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Thompson RE, Serwint JR. Improving the management of family psychosocial problems at low-income children's well-child care visits: the WE CARE Project. Pediatrics. 2007 Sep; 120(3):547-58.
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9. Dworkin PH. Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2006 presidential address: Coming full circle: reflections at the interface of developmental-behavioral and general pediatrics. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2007 Apr; 28(2):167-72.
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10. Dumont-Mathieu TM, Bernstein BA, Dworkin PH, Pachter LM. Role of pediatric health care professionals in the provision of parenting advice: a qualitative study with mothers from 4 minority ethnocultural groups. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):e839-48.
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11. Dworkin PH. Promoting development through child health services. Introduction to the Help Me Grow roundtable. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Feb; 27(1 Suppl):S2-4; discussion S17-21, S50-2.
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12. Dworkin PH. Historical overview: from ChildServ to Help Me Grow. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Feb; 27(1 Suppl):S5-7; discussion S17-21, S50-2.
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13. Dworkin PH. In pursuit of excellence: the third phase of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 1997-2002. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2005 Dec; 26(6):421-2.
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14. Dworkin PH. 2003 C. Anderson Aldrich award lecture: enhancing developmental services in child health supervision--an idea whose time has truly arrived. Pediatrics. 2004 Sep; 114(3):827-31.
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15. Gray A, Dworkin PH. Question from the clinician: back to sleep. Pediatr Rev. 2003 Mar; 24(3):106.
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16. Stille CJ, Christison-Lagay J, Bernstein BA, Dworkin PH. A simple provider-based educational intervention to boost infant immunization rates: a controlled trial. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2001 Jul; 40(7):365-73.
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17. Glascoe FP, Oberklaid F, Dworkin PH, Trimm F. Brief approaches to educating patients and parents in primary care. Pediatrics. 1998 Jun; 101(6):E10.
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18. Pachter LM, Dworkin PH. Maternal expectations about normal child development in 4 cultural groups. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Nov; 151(11):1144-50.
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19. Colson ER, Dworkin PH. Toddler development. Pediatr Rev. 1997 Aug; 18(8):255-9.
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20. Adams E, Shannon AR, Dworkin PH. The Ready-to-Learn program: a school-based model of nurse practitioner participation in evaluating school failure. J Sch Health. 1996 Sep; 66(7):242-6.
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21. Glascoe FP, Dworkin PH. The role of parents in the detection of developmental and behavioral problems. Pediatrics. 1995 Jun; 95(6):829-36.
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22. Feder HM, Dworkin PH, Orkin C. Outcome of 48 pediatric patients with chronic fatigue. A clinical experience. Arch Fam Med. 1994 Dec; 3(12):1049-55.
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23. Mulhern S, Dworkin PH, Bernstein B. Do parental concerns predict a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Oct; 15(5):348-52.
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24. Dobos AE, Dworkin PH, Bernstein BA. Pediatricians' approaches to developmental problems: has the gap been narrowed? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Feb; 15(1):34-8.
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25. Dworkin PH. Kinship care: a child-oriented approach. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1993 Dec; 14(6):394-5; discussion 396.
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26. Glascoe FP, Dworkin PH. Obstacles to effective developmental surveillance: errors in clinical reasoning. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 14(5):344-9.
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27. Dworkin PH. Detection of behavioral, developmental, and psychosocial problems in pediatric primary care practice. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 5(5):531-6.
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28. Dworkin PH. Ready to learn: a mandate for pediatrics. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1993 Jun; 14(3):192-6.
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29. Dworkin PH. Developmental screening: (still) expecting the impossible? Pediatrics. 1992 Jun; 89(6 Pt 2):1253-5.
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30. Algranati PS, Dworkin PH. Infancy problem behaviors. Pediatr Rev. 1992 Jan; 13(1):16-22.
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31. Dworkin P. Maternal perceptions of child health care. Health Visit. 1990 Oct; 63(10):339-41.
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32. Dworkin PH. British and American recommendations for developmental monitoring: the role of surveillance. Pediatrics. 1989 Dec; 84(6):1000-10.
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33. Dworkin PH. Pediatrician and school readiness. Pediatr Rev. 1989 Sep; 11(3):67-8.
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34. Dworkin PH. Behavior during middle childhood: developmental themes and clinical issues. Pediatr Ann. 1989 Jun; 18(6):347-8, 350-2, 354-5.
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35. Dworkin PH. School failure. Pediatr Rev. 1989 Apr; 10(10):301-12.
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36. Dworkin PH. Developmental screening--expecting the impossible? Pediatrics. 1989 Apr; 83(4):619-22.
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37. Dworkin PH. Parental involvement in child health surveillance. Br J Hosp Med. 1988 Jun; 39(6):552-3.
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38. Dworkin PH. The preschool child: developmental themes and clinical issues. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1988 Feb; 18(2):73-134.
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39. Dworkin PH, Allen D, Geertsma A, Solkoske L, Cullina J. Does developmental content influence the effectiveness of anticipatory guidance? Pediatrics. 1987 Aug; 80(2):196-202.
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40. Dworkin PH. Educational readiness. Pediatrician. 1986; 13(2-3):62-9.
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41. Dworkin PH, Woodrum DT, Brooks KS, Marshall R. Pediatric-based assessment: children with school problems. J Sch Health. 1981 May; 51(5):325-9.
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42. Dworkin PH. The Leboyer method of childbirth. N Engl J Med. 1980 Sep 11; 303(11):640.
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43. Oberklaid F, Dworkin PH, Levine MD. Developmental-behavioral dysfunction in preschool children. Descriptive analysis of a pediatric consultative model. Am J Dis Child. 1979 Nov; 133(11):1126-31.
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44. Shonkoff JP, Dworkin PH, Leviton A, Levine MD. Primary care approaches to developmental disabilities. Pediatrics. 1979 Oct; 64(4):506-14.
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45. Dworkin PH, Shonkoff JP, Leviton A, Levine MD. Training in developmental pediatrics. How practitioners perceive the gap. Am J Dis Child. 1979 Jul; 133(7):709-12.
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46. Dworkin PH, Bell BB, Mirowski M. Propranolol in supraventricular tachycardias of childhood. Arch Dis Child. 1973 May; 48(5):382-5.
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