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Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH
Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH

    Dr. Peter Scheidt is a medical officer at the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), within the National Institutes of Health. His research has focused on the developmental effects of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, environmental exposure to nonionizing radiation in children, innovations in medical education, behavioral pediatrics, and the epidemiology and prevention of injuries in children. He currently serves as co-investigator for the WHO multinational Study of Health Behavior in School Children (HBSC), as the director of the National Children's Study (NCS), and as co-chair of the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the NCS.

    His professional positions have included: epidemiologist for the Bureau of Radiological Health within the United States Food and Drug Administration; director of pediatric education for Uniformed Services University; medical officer and health sciences administrator for the Center for Research for Mothers and Children within the NICHD; professor of pediatrics and chair of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the Children's National Medical Center and the George Washington University School of Medicine and the Health Sciences; and various other clinical pediatric experiences. 

    He received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, his master's in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene, and completed his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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