Susan Pollack, MD
Susan Pollack MD, FAAP is a physician Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Preventive/Occupational Medicine. She is Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program at KIPRC and is also a pediatrician in the Medical Home Clinic which serves children in foster care and those with special health care needs. An Assistant Professor in the General Pediatric Division of the UK Department of Pediatrics and in the UK Department of Preventive Medicine, she completed her undergraduate education at Smith College, her MD at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and her postgraduate training at West Virginia University-Morgantown and at Mt. Sinai in New York City. Susan is interested in all aspects of injury prevention and epidemiology for the pediatric and adolescent age group (and in teaching about those things to the public and health professionals), but has had funding, publications and a national role in the issue of occupational injuries among working teens. Major federal funding to her program has come from (HRSA) Emergency Medical Services for Children and from NIOSH. Since 1995 she has worked with/received funding from the Ky state DPH/Division of Maternal and Child Health to support state agencies/programs and local health departments in their injury prevention and child fatality review efforts. She has served both as the Kentucky State Safe Kids Coordinator and the PI of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington at Kentucky Children's Hospital. She is currently the recipient of an AAP CATCH grant to examine the obstacles to obtaining mental health care for children in foster care. Her early whitewater river safety, skiing safety and child care interests have expanded to include bullying prevention, the foster care system/better care for children in it, tween passenger/teen driving safety, and improving death scene investigations.