Kent P. Hymel

Title: A Cluster Randomized Trial to Reduce Missed Abusive Head Trauma in Pediatric Intensive Care Settings


Dr. Kent P. Hymel is a board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine.  He has directed child abuse programs for the U.S. Air Force and at multiple U.S. academic medical centers. He is a past member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and serves as Medical Editor for the Subboard in Child Abuse Pediatrics of the American Board of Pediatrics.  Dr. Hymel founded and directs the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network, which has derived and validated an effective screening tool for pediatric abusive head trauma.  

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