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Karen Sue St. Claire, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 4020 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 479-2691
Email address:

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
-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