Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)
Director, Adolescent AIDS Program, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Donna Futterman is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. Her program is one of the nations leading programs providing comprehensive care for HIV+ and at-risk youth and has also developed an award-winning, multi-city social marketing program promoting HIV testing to youth. Dr. Futterman has published more than 50 articles and chapters on the care of HIV + and at-risk youth and a book entitled: Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling and lectures widely throughout the country and internationally. She is currently working as a consultant with the Global AIDS Program of Centers for Disease Control on the development of international youth and HIV programs.
She has served as a national leader, chairing the NIH-funded Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network and the Adolescent Committee of the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group and has served on the HRSA/CDC AIDS Advisory Council. She currently serves on the Committee on Pediatric AIDS of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Board member of: Life Beat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS, the AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families, A Better Bronx for Youth Consortium, as well as a South African program: Mothers to Mothers-to-be. In 2001, she spent a six-month sabbatical in Cape Town, South Africa working with the provincial health ministry and at the University of Cape Town on their AIDS response.
Articles quoting Dr. Futterman have appeared in the New York Times, Daily News, Washington Post, Seventeen Magazine, the Village Voice and the Advocate. She has appeared on various news broadcasts including: Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, NPR, MTV, New York One, Bronx Net, and the Montel Williams Show.
Dr. Futterman earned her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University (1975) and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1985). She completed her pediatric residency in the Department of Pediatrics and the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York (1988). She had additional training as a fellow in Immunology/Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital AIDS Program of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey (1989).
Dr. Futterman, along with her life partner Virginia Casper, PhD, is the proud mother of an adolescent son, Evan Casper-Futterman.
Ryan C, Futterman D. Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews: Official Journal of the Adolescent Health Section of the
Ryan C, Futterman D. Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling. Republished by
REFEREED ARTICLES (selected)
Hein K, Futterman D. Medical Management of HIV-Infected Adolescents, in S. Hauger, S. Nicholas (eds): Guidelines for the Care of Children & Adolescents with HIV Infection. J Pediatrics 119:S18-20, 1991.
Futterman D, Hein K, Reuben N, Dell R, Shaffer N. HIV Infected Adolescents: The First
50 Patients in a
Kunis H, Hein K, Futterman D, Tapley E, Elliot A. A Guide to Adolescent HIV/AIDS
Program Development. J Adolescent Health, Special Supplement, July: 1-168, 1993.
Research: Current Realities and Possible Resolutions. IRB: A Review of Human
Hein K, Dell R, Futterman D, Rotheram-Borus M, Shaffer N. Comparison of HIV+ and
HIV- Adolescents: Risk Factors and Psychosocial Determinants. Pediatrics 95:96-104,
Hoffman N, Kelly C, Futterman D. Tuberculosis Infection in HIV+ Adolescents: A New
Adolescents Receiving Health Care Services at Selected Sites in the
Health 19:401-408, 1996.
REACH Project of the Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network. J
Adolescent Health 22:300-311, 1998.
Rotheram-Borus M and Futterman D. Promoting Early Detection of HIV Among
Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 154:435-39, 2000.
Relationship of CD4+ T Cell Counts and HIV Type 1 Viral Loads in Untreated, Infected
Adolescents. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 16:959-63, 2000.
Rogers AS, Lindsey JC, Futterman D, Zimmer B, Abdalian SE, D’Angelo LJ. Serologic
Examination of Hepatitis B Infection and Immunization in HIV-Positive Youth and
Associated Risks. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 14 (12):651-57, 2000.
Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lee M, Murphy D, Futterman D, Duan N, Birnbaum J, Lightfoot
M. and the Teens Linked to Care Consortium. Efficacy of a Preventive Intervention for
Youth Living with HIV. Am J Public Health 91:400-405, 2001.
Chabon B, Futterman D, Hoffman N. HIV Infection in Parents of Youth with
Behaviorally Acquired HIV. Am J Public Health 2001; 01:649-650.
Futterman D, Peralta L, Rudy B, Wolfson S, Guttmacher S, Rogers A. HIV. Live with it.
Get Tested: Social Marketing to Promote HIV Testing to Adolescents. J Adolesce Health
Supplement: The Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network: Selected Clinical
Research 29(3S):19-29, 200l.
Wilson C, Houser J, Partlow C, Bret R, Futterman D, Friedman L. The REACH
(Reaching for Excellence in Adolescent Care and Health) Project: Study Design,
Methods, and Population Profile. J Adolesce Health Supplement: The Adolescent
Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network : Selected Clinical Research 29(3S):8-18, 2001.
Wilson C, Jonas E, Sawyer M, Belzer M, Crowley-Nowick P, Puga A, Futterman D, Peralta L. Serologic Response to Hepatitis B Vaccine in HIV Infected and High-Risk HIV Uninfected Adolescents in the REACH Cohort. J Adolesce Health Supplement: The Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network: Selected Clinical Research 29(3S):123-129, 2001.
Murphy, D A, Mitchell, R, Vermund, S H, Futterman, D. Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study. Pediatrics 2002;110:e36 (http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/110/3/e36)
behind: Six months in post-apartheid
Hoffman N, Mayo L, Futterman D. HIV and Adolescents: Counseling and Testing,
Linkage to Care and Partner Notification – Guidelines for
Providers. New York State Department of Health. Published on the Web.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND REVIEW ARTICLES (selected)
Futterman D, Hein K. Medical Management of Adolescents. In P Pizzo, C Wilfert (eds.): Pediatric AIDS: The Challenge of HIV Infection in Infants, Children & Adolescents. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, Chapter 38, 531-560, 1990. Second Edition, Chapter 40, 757-772, 1994.
Kipke M, Futterman D, Hein K. HIV Infection and AIDS During Adolescence. In James Farrow (ed): Medical Clinics of North America, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co. 74:1149-67, 1990.
Futterman D, Hein K. AIDS & HIV Infection in S Friedman, M Fisher, SK Schonberg (eds). Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care, Missouri, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 65:521-531, 1992. Second Edition,
Futterman D, Hein K. Medical Care of HIV Infected Adolescents. AIDS Clinical Care,
Futterman D, Hein K, Kunins H. Contemporary Pediatrics: Teens & AIDS: Identifying and Testing Those at Risk, pp 68-93, August 1993. Teens & AIDS: Treating the HIV-Positive Adolescent, pp 55-71, September 1993. Teens & AIDS: Reducing AIDS Risk in Adolescents, pp 67-80, October 1993.
Futterman D. Consultant, Committee on Adolescence of the
Gold MA, Perrin EC, Futterman D, Friedman SB. Children of Gay or Lesbian Parents. Pediatrics in Review, 9:354-358, September 1994.
Futterman D, Hein K. Ambulatory Care of Adolescents in Criteria for the Medical Care of Children and Adolescents with HIV Infection. AIDS Institute: NYS Department of Health,
Hoffman N, Futterman D. HIV and Youth. In Mann J (ed) AIDS in the World II: Global Dimensions, Social Roots, and Responses. The Global AIDS Policy Coalition,
Marte C, Futterman D, Cohen M. Women and HIV Infection. In Smith R, Hunter J, Volberding P (eds) Encyclopedia of AIDS, New York, Garland Publishing 1998.
Futterman D. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Laurence Finberg (ed): Saunders Manual of Pediatric Practice. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Company, Chapter 41, 1998.
Ryan C, Futterman D. Caring for Lesbian and Gay Teens. Contemporary Pediatrics, pp 107-130, November 1998.
Ryan C, Futterman D, Stine K. Helping Our Hidden Youth. American Journal of Nursing, pp 37-41, December 1998.
Schietinger H, Sawyer M, Futterman D, Rudy B,
Futterman D, Chabon B, Hoffman N. Adolescents and HIV Infection. Pediatric Clinics of
Futterman D. HIV Infection in Adolescents: Epidemiology and Challenges. Topics in HIV Medicine. International AIDS Society-USA, 8:19-21, June 2000.
Futterman D. Adolescent women and HIV. In
Ryan C, Futterman D. Social and Developmental Challenges For Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. SIECUS Report, 29(4):5-18, 2001.
Ryan C, Futterman D. Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Identity Development. The
Prevention Researcher February 2001.
Futterman, D. Youth and HIV: The Epidemic Continues. The Physicians Research Network Notebook, 8:21-24, March 2003.
Futterman, D. HIV and AIDS in Adolescents. in Braverman P and Rosenfeld W Ed. Adolescent Medicine Clinics. June 2004; 15:2:369-91.
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