Here is a presentation that was made by Dr. Roy Wade, Jr. in June 2015 at the PEAK Annual Meeting. Dr. Wade focused on the impact of stress and urban poverty on families and children and the expanded ACEs study.
Dr. Roy Wade, Jr. is currently an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Department of General Pediatrics. He recently completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and prior to this was a Commonwealth Fund Harvard Minority Health Policy Fellow at the Harvard School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health earning a MPH in Health Policy and Management. As a clinical scholar, Dr. Wade completed a study of Adverse Childhood Experiences amongst low-income youth in Philadelphia. Recently, Dr. Wade was awarded a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellowship to build a youth-informed childhood adversity measure and promote its adoption amongst health and social service organizations in Philadelphia
He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in July of 2010. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his Ph. D in Molecular Microbiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His research interests focus on the intersection between poverty, adversity, and childhood well being. Through his work, he plans to translate research on the science of childhood adversity and toxic stress into effective strategies to improve community level systems of care in economically distressed communities.