Joanne Wood, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Joanne N. Wood is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. She is also the Director of Research of Safe Place: Center for Child Protection and Health at CHOP, and since 2011, has served as the Associate Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Safe Place. At PolicyLab, Dr. Wood also sits on the strategy team and serves as the special project lead for faculty and student professional development.

Since her medical training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wood has committed to improving the quality of care for children, especially abused and neglected children. Her current research focuses on improving occult injury screening practices for children suspected of being victims of physical abuse, along with understanding the use and utility of such practices in the evaluation of abusive injuries. Dr. Wood’s research in the field of child maltreatment extends beyond hospital-based care to the child welfare and behavioral health systems. She is involved in projects focused on implementing and evaluating behavioral health interventions for children involved in the child welfare system.

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).