“Dr. Edwards brings to the AAP her direct experience in the complexity of primary and subspecialty pediatric practice in a large health system,” said AAP CEO/Executive Vice President Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP. “As a leader in pediatric practice, Dr. Edwards has the talent and skills necessary to assist all members of the AAP participate in today’s rapidly changing health care system and to help shape that system for children and families. Dr. Edwards is an innovator who will position the AAP to advance our mission and meet the needs of our members.”Dr. WaldronThe Academy’s other new leader, Dr. Waldron, will direct AAP programs and initiatives related to child health promotion and safety, developmental pediatrics and preventive services, and children with special health needs.
Dr. Waldron served as director of the Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration. At MCHB, she led a national program to improve access to family-centered, community-based, integrated systems of clinical and public health services for children with special health needs and their families.