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Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., is a board-certified pediatrician and chief of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kemper is also deputy editor of Pediatrics, the leading journal in the nation covering issues of child health.

Dr. Kemper's clinical and research interests include improving the quality of care that children receive by strengthening the linkages between primary care, specialty care, and public health services. He has studied a wide array of preventive services, including the prevention of amblyopia, the early detection and treatment of lead poisoning, and newborn screening.

Dr. Kemper is also a member of many organizations and societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Pediatric Society, and the Society for Pediatric Research. He directs the Condition Review Workgroup for the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, which makes evidence-based recommendations about conditions that should be recommended for inclusion in State newborn screening panels. Dr. Kemper also works with Bright Futures to develop an evidence-based process of making recommendations for services that should be included as part of routine pediatric preventive care.

Dr. Kemper received a B.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He completed an M.P.H. in epidemiology and an M.S. in biomedical engineering, focusing on medical informatics, at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kemper earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical School, where he completed a pediatric internship and residency. He also completed a fellowship in health services research and a preventive medicine residency at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Kemper joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2014.

Current as of: January 2020

Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2020.

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