Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Chicago (Lurie Children's)Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Injury Prevention and Research Center and the violence prevention collaborative, Strengthening Chicago’s Youth (SCY). Dr. Sheehan serves as the Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and is also the Interim Co-Director of the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at risk youth. She divides her clinical time between directing the Chicago Youth Programs’ Clinic at Lurie Children’s and attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department.