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Karen Sue St. Claire, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 4020 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 479-2691
Email address: stcla002@mc.duke.edu

Areas of Interest:
Interests include:
-child abuse and neglect prevention (Period of Purple Crying
prevention program for Shaken Baby Syndrome),
-community response to child abuse/neglect,
-inflicted and accidental traumatic brain injury,
-medical training in child abuse and neglect
-likelihood of disclosure to a doctor in the exam room versus
disclosure through separate diagnostic interview,
-medical standards and quality assurance in abuse/neglect medical
evaluations,
-relationship of disclosure pattern and content between children
having significant physical findings and those with normal exams
for sexual and physical maltreatment

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, 1982

Publications

Herold, Beth, Karen St Claire, Scott Snider, and Aditee Narayan. “Integration of the Nurse Practitioner Into Your Child Abuse Team..” J Pediatr Health Care 32, no. 3 (May 2018): 313–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.01.005.

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Narayan, Aditee Pradhan, Rebecca R. S. Socolar, and Karen St Claire. “Pediatric residency training in child abuse and neglect in the United States..” Pediatrics 117, no. 6 (June 2006): 2215–21. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2006-0160.

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Sinal, S. H., M. R. Lawless, D. Y. Rainey, V. D. Everett, D. K. Runyan, T. Frothingham, M. Herman-Giddens, and K. St Claire. “Clinician agreement on physical findings in child sexual abuse cases..” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 151, no. 5 (May 1997): 497–501.

Scholars@Duke

Hill, G. B., K. K. St Claire, and L. T. Gutman. “Anaerobes predominate among the vaginal microflora of prepubertal girls..” Clin Infect Dis 20 Suppl 2 (June 1995): S269–70. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinids/20.supplement_2.s269.

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Gutman, L. T., K. K. St Claire, V. D. Everett, D. L. Ingram, J. Soper, W. W. Johnston, G. G. Mulvaney, and W. C. Phelps. “Cervical-vaginal and intraanal human papillomavirus infection of young girls with external genital warts..” J Infect Dis 170, no. 2 (August 1994): 339–44. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/170.2.339.

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Gutman, L. T., K. K. St Claire, C. Weedy, M. Herman-Giddens, and R. E. McKinney. “Sexual abuse of human immunodeficiency virus-positive children. Outcomes for perpetrators and evaluation of other household children..” Am J Dis Child 146, no. 10 (October 1992): 1185–89. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160220071025.

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Gutman, L. T., K. St Claire, M. E. Herman-Giddens, W. W. Johnston, and W. C. Phelps. “Evaluation of sexually abused and nonabused young girls for intravaginal human papillomavirus infection..” Am J Dis Child 146, no. 6 (June 1992): 694–99. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160180052016.

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Gutman, L. T., K. St Claire, and M. E. Herman-Giddens. “Prevalence of sexual abuse in children with genital warts..” Pediatr Infect Dis J 10, no. 4 (April 1991): 342–43. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006454-199104000-00020.

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Gutman, L. T., K. K. St Claire, C. Weedy, M. E. Herman-Giddens, B. A. Lane, J. G. Niemeyer, and R. E. McKinney. “Human immunodeficiency virus transmission by child sexual abuse..” Am J Dis Child 145, no. 2 (February 1991): 137–41. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160020027008.

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Monteleone, J. A., L. T. Gutman, K. S. Claire, M. Herman-Giddens, and R. E. M. Jr. “Child sexual abuse and human immunodeficiency virus transmission [6].” American Journal of Diseases of Children 145, no. 8 (1991): 847–48.

Scholars@Duke

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