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Robert Sege, MD, PhD
Pediatrics; Director, Center for Community-Engaged Medicine; Professor, TUSM
Department + Services
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS), Center for Community-Engaged Medicine
Clinical Focus Areas
Pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics
Research Focus Areas
Child abuse prevention
Seeing Patients In
Tufts Children's Hospital
750 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5065
2008 Fellow Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics
2009 Nominee, Vice President, Helfer Society
2013 Senior Fellow, The Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC
2014 Visiting Professor , Harbor UCLA Department of Pediatrics
2015 Rosenfeld Lecturer, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
2015 Plenary Speaker, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
2016 Massachusetts Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Edward Penn Memorial Lecturer.
2018 Gary Gardner Lecture, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1. Kistin CJ, Tompson MC, Cabral HJ, Sege RD, Winter MR, Silverstein M. Subsequent Maltreatment in Children With Disabilities After an Unsubstantiated Report for Neglect. JAMA 2016;315:85-7.
2. R S, G P, SJ M, et al. - Medical-Legal Strategies to Improve Infant Health Care: A Randomized Trial. - Pediatrics 2015 Jul;136(1):97-106 doi: 101542/peds2014-2955 Epub 2015 Jun 1:- 97-106.
3. Sege RD, Harper Browne C. Responding to ACEs With HOPE: Health Outcomes From Positive Experiences. Acad Pediatr 2017;17:S79-S85.
4. Sege RD, Nykeil-Bub L, Selk S. Differences in Institutional Support by Sex--Reply. JAMA 2016;315:821-2.
5. Sege RD, Siegel BS. Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children. Pediatrics 2018;142:e20183112.
Robert Sege, MD, PhD has returned to Tufts Medical Center, where he now directs the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy studies at Tufts Medical Center, and is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr Sege led the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, before he joined Boston Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Sege is nationally known for developing health systems approaches to preventing child abuse and neglect by better supporting families. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. He is a graduate of Yale College, received his PhD from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School, and is board-certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife have raised three young adult children.