Dr. Carla Campbell is an Associate Teaching Professor of Public Health at the Drexel School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She has done work around childhood lead poisoning management and prevention for many years. She is an attending pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was the Medical Director of the Lead Evaluation Clinic for 11 years (until this clinic closed in June 2007), and is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She also served as pediatric consultant to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for 12 years. She was Co-Principal Investigator with the Philadelphia site of the Treatment of Lead-exposed Children (TLC) Study and Principal Investigator for the Lead Safe Homes Study, a primary prevention study run by the Philadelphia Health Department. She is currently Principal Investigator for the Philadelphia Lead Court Study sponsored by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Law Research Program. Dr. Campbell received a BS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, a MD degree from the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, Lexington, KY and a MS in Community Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. She received pediatric training at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine and training in environmental, occupational and preventive medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell recently completed 6 years as Chairperson and 8 years as member of the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for the US Department of Health and Human Services, which advises this agency on lead poisoning prevention. She is a member of the executive committee of the Council on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the Philadelphia Coalition Against Childhood Lead Poisoning, as well numerous other professional organizations.
Volunteer for Puentes de Salud clinic for Mexican immigrant families
Volunteer for the Homeless Health Initiative of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2009-2011 Principal Investigator, Lead Court Study. Current Grant Support: Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Law Research Grant; study effects of Philadelphia Lead Court system
2005-2008 Principal Investigator, Philadelphia Lead Safe Homes Study. Current Grant Support: HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Grant for a Lead Technical Study: PALHT0107-05. Managed by Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health, in collaboration with CHOP, Drexel School of Medicine, and Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.
Campbell C, Gracely E, Cummings C, Pan S, Palermo P, Gould G. Public Health and Law Collaboration: The Philadelphia Lead Court Study. American Journal of Public Health. In press (2012).
Campbell C, Gracely E, Tran M, Starkey N, Kersten H, Palermo P, Rothman N, Line L, Hansen-Turton T. Primary Prevention of Lead Exposure—Blood Lead Results at Age Two Years. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2012, 9, 1216-1226; doi: 10.3390/ijerph9041216.
Campbell C, Tran M, Gracely E et al. Primary Prevention of Lead Exposure: The Philadelphia Lead Safe Homes Study. Public Health Reports 2011 Supplement1;126:76-88.
Binns, HJ, Campbell C, Brown MJ. Interpreting and Managing Blood Lead Levels of Less than 10 μg/dL in Children and Reducing Childhood Exposure to Lead: Recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Pediatrics 2007;120:e1285-e1298.
Gwiazda R, Campbell C, Smith D. A noninvasive isotopic approach to estimate the bone lead contribution to blood in children: implications for assessing the efficacy of lead abatement. Environ Health Perspect 2005;113:104-110.
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