Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention

Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention

Provides education, advice, and counsel to the Society and its leadership on matters relating to violence intervention and prevention, with emphasis on family violence (intimate partner violence, child abuse and/or neglect, adolescent relationship violence, and elder abuse), school violence, bullying, sexual assault, suicide, torture, and other forms of intentional trauma. This committee typically meets on Mondays 4 or 5 times a year beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

The MMS Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention and Massachusetts General Hospital's Human Trafficking Initiative have published Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting .

Committee Members
Adaugo Amobi, Suffolk
Christopher E. Barsotti, Berkshire
Kayla Behbahani, Worcester
Fiona Danaher, Suffolk
Helen M. Farrell, Suffolk
Barbara Herbert, MD, Middlesex
Wendy L. Macias Konstantopoulos, Suffolk

Resident and Fellow:  
Member: Rebecca Lee, Essex North

Medical Students:  
Member: Katarina Cheng, Worcester
Alternate: Margaret Okobi, Norfolk
Alliance Liaisons:  
Member:  Harriet R. Kantrowitz
Alternate:  Margaret Igne

Elaine J. Alpert, Out-of-state
Ylisabeth S. Bradshaw, Essex North
Lydia E. Mayer, Norfolk
Elliott M. Pittel, Charles River

MMS Staff Liaison  
Candace Savage ( )

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