Jerome Paulson, MD Pediatrician


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics


Jerome A. Paulson, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington (GW) University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. He is the Medical Director for National & Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at the Children’s National Health System and the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE), one of 10 pediatric environmental health specialty units (PEHSUs) in the U.S.

Dr. Paulson taught and practiced primary care pediatrics for many years at Case Western Reserve University-Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, George Washington University, and Children’s Pediatricians & Associates, LLC. 

Dr. Paulson is the chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health and recently completed six years as a member of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr Paulson served on the Pediatric Medical Care Committee of the National Commission on Children and Disasters and was part of the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures organized by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). In 2011, Dr Paulson was elected to the American Pediatric Society primarily on the basis of his work in public policy and advocacy. In October 2004, he was a Dozor Visiting Professor at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He lectured there and throughout Israel on children’s environmental health. Dr. Paulson was a recipient of a Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians from the Open Society Institute and worked with the Children’s Environmental Health Network. He also served as a special assistant to the director of the National Center on Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working on children’s environmental health issues. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and worked for a year on Capitol Hill for a member of the US House of Representatives. Dr. Paulson served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Government Affairs and chaired the Public Policy Committee of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (now the Academic Pediatric Association). He has published on a number of topics related to children’s health and the environment and has served on numerous boards and committees related to children’s environmental health.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, General Pediatrics, 1978
    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1977
    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1976
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • MD, 1974
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • BS, BS, 1971
    University of Maryland at College Park


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Adolescent Injury Prevention In Primary Care

(1995) State of the Art Reviews: Adolescent Medicine

An Exploration of Ethical Issues in Research in Childrens Health and the Environment

(2006) Environmental Health Perspectives.

Childrens Health the Environment Part 2

(2007) Pediatric Clinics of North America

Global Climate Change and Its Impact on Children

(2007) Pediatric Clinics of North America

Incorporating Environmental Health into Pediatric Medical and Nursing Education

(2004) Environmental Health Perspectives.

The State of Childrens Health the Environment

(2007) Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.

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