Dr. Dworkin’s interests are at the interface among child development, child health services, and child health policy and his research has focused on the value of developmentally-oriented anticipated guidance, the role of developmental surveillance and screening in the early detection of at-risk children, and the value of care coordination in the linkage of children and families to programs and services. He has authored more than 150 journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the fields of developmental-behavioral pediatrics and general pediatrics. He was the editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 1997 to 2002 and is currently editor emeritus. He is a co-editor of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Evidence and Practice, a scholarly, comprehensive textbook published by Elsevier in 2007. In 1988, he was Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford and also Visiting Scholar of Green College in Oxford. He is a past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Dworkin’s vision led to the creation of Help Me Grow, a Connecticut statewide initiative to promote the early detection of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems and their linkage to programs and services that is currently being replicated in 15 states with support from The Commonwealth Fund and the WK Kellogg Foundation. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University, his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his pediatric residency and fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.