Marcia Herman-Giddens, Dr.PH.
She has worked in the field of child health and maltreatment for over 20 years both as a medical provider and and advocate, teacher and researcher. Her research, published in numerous journals, books and monographs, has revolved around the growth and development of children, puberty, child sexual abuse, and child fatalities, especially those from abuse. Dr. Marcia Herman-Giddens received her Physician Associate degree from Duke University Medical Center in 1978 and practiced pediatrics there for many years as well as directing their Child Protection Team. She received her doctorate in public health in 1994, and after three years as the medical director of the State Child Fatality Prevention Team, has been engaged primarily in child advocacy, teaching, and research.