Co-sleeping, Infant Deaths, Scene Investigation & the Autopsy: A Comprehensive Review
Apr 21, 2020 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Sue Skinner has been a doctor for 31 years, she is a pediatrician who is board certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. She is a member of both the American Academy of Pediatrics & the Oregon Pediatric Society. She attended medical school in Portland Oregon and completed her residency in pediatrics in Tucson Arizona. She has practiced in general pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University, the Shriner's Hospital for Children, and Kaiser Permanente. She began working in the field of child abuse and neglect in 1995 and has worked at three child abuse clinics in Oregon: CARES Northwest, the Children's Center & Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County over the past 25 years. In 2009, Dr. Skinner was a member of the first group of physicians in the United States to obtain board certification in child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Skinner enjoys teaching both to individuals and to large groups, she has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on many subjects related to child abuse & neglect. She has assisted in creating a training video for schools and developing guidelines for the state regarding the medical assessment of child sexual abuse. She has worked at the county level on protocols and guidelines for how systems can best work together to respond to abuse and neglect. While at Children’s Center, she spent 8 years on the county Child Fatality Review committee. She currently serves on the Editorial Board for the AAP Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect Newsletter. Her particular interests are health care of children in foster care, physical abuse of school-aged children, environmental neglect & drug-endangerment, and assessment of adolescents.