Jennifer E. Wolford, DO, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Program Director, Pediatric Advocacy Leadership Service, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Director of Community Outreach, Division of Child Advocacy

Administrative Assistant: Melanie Claypoole 

Jennifer E. Wolford, DO, MPH is a member of the Division of Child Advocacy.  She is the Medical Director of the CHECS Program, a joint program with the Allegheny County Children Youth and Family agency.  She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  

Dr. Wolford received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Master of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then served as a Chief Pediatric Resident.

She is an Associate Program Director for the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatrics Residency Program and Program Director for the PALS Residency Program.   Dr. Wolford chairs the Residency Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Faculty Advisor for the Community Oriented Resident Education program.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association, 2014-Present
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors, 2014-Present
  • Helfer Society, 2015-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998
  • MPH, Community Health Services, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006
  • Osteopathic Rotating Internship, Jefferson Health System-Frankford Hospital, 2006-2007
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2007-2010
  • Chief Resident, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010-2011

Selected Publications

Redinbaugh EM, Sullivan AM, Block SD, Gadmer NM, Lakoma M, Mitchell AM, Seltzer D, Wolford J, Arnold RM.  Doctors’ emotional reactions to recent death of a patient: cross-sectional study of hospital doctors.  BMJ 2003 Jul; 26;327(7408):185.  

Gold MA, Wolford JE, Smith KA, Parker AM.  The effects of advance provision of emergency contraception on adolescent women’s sexual and contraceptive behaviors.  J Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology 2004 Apr;17(2):87-96.

Zuccoli G, Panigrahy A, Haldipur A, Willaman D, Squires J, Wolford J, Sylvester CL, Mitchell E, Lope LA, Nischal KK, Berger RP. Susceptibility-weighted imaging depicts retinal hemorrhages in abusive head trauma.  Neuroradiology 2013 Jul; 55(7):889-893.

Thorpe EL, Zuckerbraun NS, Wolford JE, Berger RP.  Missed opportunities to diagnose child physical abuse.  Ped Emerg Care 2014 Nov;30(11):771-776.

Wolford JE, Berger RP, Eichman AE, Lindberg DM, ExSTRA Investigators. Injuries suggestive of physical abuse in young children with subconjunctival hemorrhages. Pediatr Emerg Care. In press.

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