Charles E. Irwin Jr., MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Director of the National Adolescent Health Information Center
Charles E. Irwin, Jr., MD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF and directs both the Public Policy Analysis and Education Center Adolescent and Young Adult Health and the National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center. His research has focused on risky behaviors during adolescence and on methods of identifying adolescents who are prone to initiate health-damaging behaviors during the second decade of life. Most recently his work has expanded to include interventions for improving the delivery of clinical preventive services for adolescents and young adults and improving health outcomes. Dr. Irwin is the author of more than 150 publications and the editor of several texts focusing on pediatric and adolescent health. Dr. Irwin just completed serving on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention and Healthy Development. He has been recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Adele Hofmann Lifetime Achievement Award in Adolescent Health (1998)), the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Outstanding Achievement Award (1999) and the Swedish Society of Medicine (1997). Dr. Irwin served as the first Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics’ Sub-board of Adolescent Medicine (1991–1998) and the President of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (2002–2003). In 2004, he assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health. Dr. Irwin received a BS degree in biology from Hobart College; a BMS degree from Dartmouth Medical School; and an MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco.