AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence for Children
A Research Institute of the American Academy of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester
The mission of the Richmond Center is to improve child health by eliminating children's exposure to second hand smoke and tobacco through changing the clinical practice of pediatrics. The vision is that all child healthcare clinicians will be active participants in the elimination of tobacco/SHS exposure of children. With the establishment of the Richmond Center at the AAP, child health clinicians will be provided with the education, training and tools needed to effectively intervene to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco/SHS.
Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. is the Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the Center which is administered through the American Academy of Pediatrics headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, and at the University of Rochester. The Center hosts a strong collaboration of researchers from the University of Rochester, Dartmouth University, Mississippi State University, George Washington University, Harvard Medical School, New York University, and the Public Health Advocacy Institute/Tobacco Control Resource Center.