David L. Corwin MD
Dr. Corwin, is a Professor of Pediatrics and former Medical Director of Primary Children's Center for Safe and Healthy Families at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Corwin currently chairs the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse and is a
founder and member of the Executive Committee for the Academy on Violence and Abuse. Dr. Corwin is also a founder of the Helfer Society, a society for physicians specializing in child abuse work. He chaired the group that founded the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) in 1986. APSAC awarded Dr. Corwin its Outstanding Service Award in 1993 and its Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in 2007.
In 2006, he was selected as one of twenty national child abuse physician leaders to form the Whitworth Seniors Forum, an ongoing policy work group focused on advancing efforts within the healthcare system to prevent, identify and to treat child abuse and neglect. Dr. Corwin initiated and directs the Child Abuse Medicine Quality Improvement Center at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center. He is also one of the creators and prime movers behind the Health CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Services) Proposal that seeks to develop a national infrastructure of child abuse pediatric consortia to advance research, training, service and prevention of child abuse throughout the nation's health care system. Health CARES is currently endorsed by AACAP, AAP, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Organizations, and the American Medical Association. AAP is leading an effort in Congress to start funding the proposal as a program within the CDC.
Dr. Corwin has worked as a consultant, evaluator and/or expert witness addressing child abuse cases throughout the United States and Canada for over twenty-five years.