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Carole Jenny, MD

Dr. Jenny is a Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University School of Medicine.  She graduated from University of Missouri, Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Washington School of Medicine.  She did her pediatric residency at the University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals and at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, and received an MBA in Health Care from the Wharton School.  Before coming to Providence, she has served on the faculties of the University of Washington and the University of Colorado.  She directs the Child Protection Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island.  The program offers medical consultation, evaluation and treatment services for children with suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, failure to thrive, psychological abuse, neglect, medical neglect, and factitious illness.  Dr. Jenny is past-Chair of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and currently serves as the Chair of the Academy's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Her research interests include abusive head trauma, Internet child exploitation, and medical child abuse.  She is a researcher at the Biomechanics Laboratory of the Aprica Childcare Institute, Nara, Japan.