Leadership

Stephen C. Boos, M.D. is the Executive Editor of The Quarterly. He chooses the articles to be reviewed, reviews some himself, assigns others to reviewers known for their expertise and knowledge of the subject, and edits the reviews, giving particular attention to the medical data being presented and its relevance to practical application.  Dr Boos is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School at Baystate, and Medical Director of the Family Advocacy Center at Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield MA.  He is a member of the Ray E Helfer Society, The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the AAP Section on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Kenneth W. Feldman, MD is the Associate Editor of The Quarterly. He is an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center (CHRMC) and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in the General Pediatrics Division. He is the former Medical Director of the Children’s Protection Program and currently is on it’s consulting staff at CHRMC, while maintaining a half-time primary care practice at the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. He previously attended in the Emergency Department, general wards and intensive care unit at CHRMC.

He completed his undergraduate and medical school training from 1962-1970 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Internship 1970-1971 and residency 1972-1972 were at the Univ. of Washington & CHRMC.

He has conducted research in childhood injuries, both accidental and abusive. He was a member of the executive committee of the AAP’s Section on Child Abuse and Neglect. He was a member and a past executive committee member of the Helfer Society. He is associate editor of the Quarterly. He was awarded the AAP’s Practitioner Research Award in 1991 for his work on tap water burn injuries. He received the Helfer Society’s Ray Helfer award in 2008 and The AAP’s SOCAN/COCAN 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children.

Robert M. Reece, M.D. founded The Quarterly 1993. Realizing the need for a timely, efficient way to keep up-to-date on the burgeoning amount of research impacting on the child maltreatment field, he founded the publication under the auspices of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The Ray E. Helfer Society, Dr. Boos, and the child abuse medical community are indebted to Dr. Reece and his wife Betsy for their foresight in founding the publication, and extraordinary effort in running it for 23 years.

Dr. Reece has been the recipient of many awards, including the “Outstanding Professional Award” presented by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) in 1997, “The Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children” presented by the Section on Child Abuse of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2000, and the Ray E. Helfer Society award for “Distinguished Contributions in the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect” in 2003.

The Ray E. Helfer Society, founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001, is an honorary society of physicians seeking to provide leadership to enhance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The purpose of the Helfer Society is to promote education and training in the medical aspect of child abuse and neglect, to advocate for improved resources for research, clinical practice and education, to strengthen research, to promote high ethical standards for practice and research, to assist in establishing guidelines for clinical practice, to develop collaborative relationships with other professional organizations, to emphasize the importance of the field of child abuse and neglect within medicine, and to honor individual physician’s contributions to the physical and emotional health of victims of child abuse and neglect.