Deborah Campbell, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Program Director for the fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and Director of the Division of Neonatology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She conducts the Low birth weight infant Evaluation and Assessment Program (LEAP). Her research interests include regionalization of perinatal care and health services delivery, psychosocial support interventions for mothers of premature babies, perinatal ethics and collaborative decision-making, outcomes for very low birth weight infants, and newborn hearing screening. Dr. Campbell is a member of the Academic Pediatric Society and a fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has served as a member of Montefiore’s Infant Bioethics Review Committee and is working closely with members of the Neonatology Division who are creating a formal Neonatal Palliative Care Program at Montefiore.
Dr. Campbell plays an active role in perinatal activities at the city, state and national levels, having served various leadership roles at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New York State Association of Regional Perinatal Programs and Networks, the NYC Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council and the Greater New York March of Dimes Health Professionals Advisory Board and National March of Dimes. She has worked with the NYS Department of Health (DOH) and the AAP on several initiatives: (1) NYS DOH initiative on perinatal regionalization, implementation of a statewide perinatal data system and quality of care management, (2) Implementation of the state’s universal newborn hearing screening program, and (3) NYS Early Intervention Program IDEA General Supervision Enhancement Grant.
Dr. Campbell served on three quality of care collaboratives, the Greater New York Hospital Association Perinatal Safety Collaborative Advisory Group and the National Quality Forum Perinatal Collaborative and is an active member of the ongoing New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Neonatology Expert Workgroup. She also serves on the NYS Palliative Care Education and Training Council, an expert panel on palliative care that has developed guidance and advice for the New York State Department of Health on best practices in pain management and end-of-life care.
Dr. Campbell was an associate editor of, and contributor, to Transcultural Aspects of Perinatal Care: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals, a 2004 joint publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Perinatal Association. Dr. Campbell also served as a member on the AAP Taskforce on Implementation of Newborn Hearing Screening and the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program. She served as the AAP Perinatal Section past chair and as a member of the 2008 strategic planning committee that identified global health as a domain for perinatal section development. She is a Master Trainer for the American Academy of Pediatrics Helping Babies BreatheSM program and conducts faculty and resident Train-the-Trainer programs in the US and internationally with support from the Einstein Global Health Center and is a member of a team developing an interactive web-based neonatal health educational curriculum for residents and fellows interested in global child health (eGlobal Child Health Education Module Project). She is currently co-chair of the Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th edition Infancy Expert Panel as well as an editor of, and contributor to, the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, 1st and 2nd editions, the electronic companion tool, Pediatric Care On-line and newly released, Neonatology for Primary Care. Dr. Campbell has recently completed the HPCANYS Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care (HIPPC) Faculty Training Program and the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Education Program.