Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Families at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. He is on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN, 2nd term) and is President of the Helfer Society, an honorary international group of physicians working in the field of child maltreatment. He is also a board member of Prevent Child Abuse America. Dr. Dubowitz is a clinician, researcher, and educator and he is active in the policy arena. His main interests are in child neglect and prevention. He edited Neglected Children: Research, Practice and Policy and co-edited the Handbook for Child Protection Practice, as well as International Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect and ISPCAN’s World Perspectives 2012. Dr. Dubowitz has over 150 publications and has presented at many regional, national and international conferences..