Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University, can address a variety of topics related to pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine, including:

Connected Care (mHealth, Telehealth, Telemedicine)Children with Severe Emotional DisturbancesDisaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, including AnthraxEmergency MedicineEmergency Medical Services for ChildrenGlobal Health InitiativesHealth Behavior ChangeHealth LiteracyHIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Substance Abuse in Minority PopulationsInjury PreventionBrain InjuryDrowning PreventionYouth Suicide PreventionMedia/Marketing Impact on Children and Families; particularly in minority populationsNutrition and Fitness (Intergenerational)Bio:Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, Medical Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles and completed pediatric emergency medicine training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University she reports directly to the Chancellor. The Institute is a resource for communities, policy makers, public and private agencies, professional organizations, foundations, and academic institutions. To be an optimal reserve, the ICHP at NSU conducts professional training and education, demonstration projects, engages in translational community-based participatory quantitative and qualitative research, developing evidence-based public policy, participating in and serving as a venue to nurture community-based advocacy and research. The work emanating from ICHP has been recognized through coveted federal agency awards such as the SAMHSA Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Gold award.

Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, past experience as physician executive includes role of Pediatric Services Medical Director for nation’s 4th largest safety net hospital system serving a county of 1.6 million residents. Dr. Mulligan served as Co-President/CMO to Sitio Saludable, Inc. a national multi-disciplinary media startup company formed to provide broadcast and digital content that will promote and support positive health behavior change among all age groups within the U.S. Hispanic population. Dr. Mulligan is the Chief Medical Officer of MDLIVE Care, Inc., a burgeoning telehealth company, where she also is spearheading the company's expansion into Europe.

Key international/national positions include those held with the American Academy of Pediatrics include that of Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council expert to CDC; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Association of Maternal Child Health Programs Liaison, International Child Health Section and Chair of Executive Council on Communications and Media. Dr. Mulligan is Past-President of the Florida Chapter of the AAP. Fluent in Spanish and conversational Italian, Dr. Mulligan retains her international professional relationships by providing health and education programs such as Helping Babies Breathe.

A leading healthcare advocate and award recipient of the pre-eminent International Health & Medical Media FREDDIE Award, she is listed on IMDB for her contribution to Award Winning Indie Film “Tio Papi”, AAP and ACEP spokesperson featured on a broad media spectrum of radio, television, magazines, online and print newspapers, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Discovery Health Channel, Univision & Telefutura Networks, Metro Networks, CNN en Espanol, Todobebe, Hispanic News Wire, Parent Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

During term as DHHS MCHB EMSC Project Director and Florida Senior Advisor state model programs were developed described in over 20 state reports, as well as state and federal legislation relative to children's health and safety issues. Public service continues as pediatric consultant to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Center for Disease Control, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Florida State Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Executive Office of Drug Policy.

With more than 50 peer review publications in the field of pediatrics and emergency medicine she is an omnipresent global lecturer who has won numerous health policy, community service, scientific, educational and professional society awards, including recognition by the Honorable US Representative E. Clay Shaw in the US Congressional Record; March of Dimes Woman of Distinction; National EMSC Heroes Award for Innovation; Florida Medical Association Physician Communicator of the Year; South Florida Outstanding Female Health Professional; Florida State Surgeon General Injury Prevention Award and the Florida State University and Colleges ‘Campus COMPACT Community Engagement Educator Award’ presented by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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