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In this episode Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, deputy editor of the journal Pediatrics offers a bird’s-eye view of the December issue. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Sophie Balk, MD, FAAP, lead author of the latest policy statement and technical report on preventing harmful noise exposure. 



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Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP


Dr. Kemper is the Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Kemper serves as the Chair of the Evidence Review Workgroup for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children and is the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics. 

Sophie Balk, MD, FAAP


Sophie J. Balk, MD, FAAP, is a general pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Her academic work focuses on educating clinicians about pediatric environmental health.   


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Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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Theme music composed by Matthew Simonson at

*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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