Jennifer San Jose Clarke, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Director, Division of Child Advocacy

Jennifer Clarke joined the Division of Child Advocacy in August 2015. She completed her fellowship in child abuse at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and she completed her pediatric residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester in Valhalla, N.Y. Clarke received her medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Clarke participates in both the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Peer Review Program and their Mentorship Program. She is the medical preceptor of the Altoona CAC. Her areas of interest included sexual abuse, strangulation injuries, evidence-collection kits, and presentation of bleeding disorders.

Major Lectureships

  • “Evidence Kit Case Review,” Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Response Team, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., August and September 2017
  • “Pediatric Genital Exam Findings,” Pediatric Resident Lectures, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., September 2017
  • “Quarterly Child Maltreatment Update,” Trauma Conference (with Dr. Adelaide Eichman and Dr. Jennifer Wolford), UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., November 2017; April 2018
  • “Mimickers of Sexual and Physical Abuse,” 13th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment (with Adelaide Eichman, MD), Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2018
  • “CAC Case Reviews,” Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division Conference (with Dr. Adelaide Eichman and Dr. Jennifer Wolford), UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pa., April 2018

Education & Training

  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical Universit
  • Residency: Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Representative Publications

Referenced articles

  1. Narang S, Clarke J. Abusive head trauma: past, present and future.  Journal of Child Neurology 2014 Dec;29(12):1747-56.

Other publications

  1. Clarke J, Lukefahr J. Review: Cancer Risk on 680,000 people exposed to computed tomography scans in childhood or adolescence: Data linkage study of 11 million Australians. The Quarterly Update.  2013 Autumn; 20 (40): 40.

Research Interests

  • Sexual Abuse
  • strangulation injuries
  • evidence collection kits
  • presentation of bleeding disorders

CV

Division