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Children’s Health, The Nation’s Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health
comes for child health. She was a charter member of the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee of the Center for Child Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the editor of Caring for Children with Chronic Illness: Issues and Strategies and Health Care for Children: What’s Right What’s Wrong What’s Next. She is chair of the New York Forum on Child Health. At the National Academies, she served on the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medical Services and is a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Yolie Flores Aguilar is executive director of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council, the nation’s largest partnership network bringing together the public and private sectors in Los Angeles to improve conditions for children through data, planning, and coordination, and by developing and supporting partnerships and collaboratives. She has directed efforts to develop a children’s scorecard for the county with five outcome areas and indicators of child well-being, and works to help communities translate data into action. She has served as a senior consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Making Connections initiative. She is the former director of child care policy and planning for the City of Los Angeles and the former work/family director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a nationally acclaimed employer-supported child care and work/family program. Between 1995 and 2000, she served as president and member of the Los Angeles County Board of Education, and vice president of the Pediatric and Family Medical Center. She is a former Coro fellow, a Casey fellow, and is an active member of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Families Fellowship Network. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands and has an M.S.W. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Cynthia Bearer is associate professor of pediatrics and neurosciences in the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University. She is board certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and is currently the director of the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and director of medical education of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health. Her primary research interests are the mechanisms of developmental neurotoxicity, cell adhesion molecules, and the development of biomarkers of prenatal exposures. She has served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific advisory board, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Environmental Health, and the advisory group to the director of the National Center on Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is currently on the editorial boards of Neurotoxicology and Alcohol Research & Health, serves as a member of the neurotoxicology and alcohol study section, is chair of the science committee of the Children’s Environmental Health Network, and is president of the Fetal