Dr. Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH was awarded the Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley's Circle of Support Award.
Tasneem is co-founder and current Board Chair and past President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), a nonprofit organization that works to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse across the lifespan. She serves on the Advisory Board of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
An educator and researcher on the health effects of violence and abuse, Dr. Ismailji conducts trainings, seminars, and workshops for healthcare professionals at medical centers, hospitals, and clinics nationally and globally. She initiated and published research on survivors of intimate partner violence while a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and in 2010, as a member of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA), Dr. Ismailji presented at a congressional briefing on the health effects of violence on Capitol Hill.
A practicing pediatrician for more than twenty years, Dr. Ismailji is dedicated to relationship abuse prevention for young adults and adolescents.
Locally, Dr. Ismailji served on FCS’s Board of Directors for nine years, including a term as Board Chair, and presently serves on the Medical Subcommittee of the Domestic Violence Council of Santa Clara County.
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