Program Director's Welcome

Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship
Image: Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Welcome to the Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship Program in the department of pediatrics' division of community and societal pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This two-year academic fellowship will prepare a new generation of pediatric faculty to respond to the global social and environmental determinants of child health and the emerging life course sciences.

Our fellows learn from an international faculty to integrate the principles, tools and practice of community and societal pediatrics and child rights and health equity into clinical care, child advocacy, community development, public policy, medical education and the generation and dissemination of new knowledge. Fellows are engaged in a rigorous didactic, service-learning, research and medical educator curriculum. They will be prepared as master educators and as emerging investigators in clinical, health services and community-based participatory research.

Fellows are provided ample time and support for the development of research skills and independent research through our Office of Research Affairs; and to prepare themselves as master educators. Clinical experience will focus on the care of children and families marginalized by complex medical conditions, behavioral health disorders and social and environmental determinants.

Fellows master the use of an equity and rights-based “toolkit” that prepares them to respond at all levels of community and societal pediatric practice to the challenges of caring for all children, but in particular those marginalized by complex health and social and environmental conditions. A “learning collaborative” has been established to ensure fellows have access to ongoing collaboration with international colleagues.

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics; Program Director, Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville