Deborah A. Frank, M.D.
Professor, Child Health and Wellbeing, Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Frank has written numerous scientific articles and papers, most recently on the developmental and behavioral correlates of food insecurity in childhood and adolescence.
Cited as a respected authority in her fields, Dr. Frank has given testimony to city, state and federal legislative committees on the growing problem of hunger and associated hardships in the United States and its effects on our youngest children. Dr. Frank was the sole physician appointed to the 10 member National Commission on Hunger in 2014. She was also recruited to serve on the Aspen Institute's Dialogue on Food Insecurity and Health Care Costs.
She is no longer active in clinical care, but always happy to support other researchers and child advocates in her own institution and else where.
Food Insecurity in Pregnancy and Early Childhood Health and Developmental Correlates, Children of Immigrants, Association of Food Insecurity and Other Hardships for Families with Children, WIC