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Michele D. Kipke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Southern California School of Medicine

Dr. Kipke is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. She is director of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and director of the Forum on Adolescence at the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. She is investigator for research funded by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including studies on community HIV prevention programs, drug abuse and chronic homelessness among youth, the risks unique to young women, the nature of peer groups and social networks among street youth, and the risk and protective factors associated with weapons possession and use among youth. At Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, Dr. Kipke was associate director of Research and Evaluation and founding coordinator of the Substance Abuse Program within the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Since the 1980's, she has worked in and written extensively on adolescent health, treatment of substance abuse disorders, HIV risk and prevention, homelessness, and intentional and unintentional injuries. She also serves as consultant to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization. She is a member of the technical advisory board of The Mentor Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in experimental health psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.

Date Created: July 8, 2020