Ronald G. Barr, MA, MDCM, FRCP(C)
- Canada Research Chair
- Professor of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
- Director, Centre for Community Child Health Research
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ronald Barr MA, MDCM, FRCP(C) is the Canada Research Chair in Community Child Health Research at University of British Columbia, Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and Director of the Centre for Community Child Health Research at the BC Research Institute for Children's and Women's Health. In addition, he is the Director of the Experience-based Brain and Biological Development Programme of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Both his research and clinical work have focused on the needs of infants and young children. He is well-known for his studies on the biological and behavioral determinants of behavior, including pain, behavioral state and crying, cognition and memory, as well as for the outcomes of early clinical manifestations of these behaviors for later development (temperament, reactivity). In addition, his current interests include primary community prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. His research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Hospital for Sick Children's Foundation, the Howard Webster Fund, the WT Grant Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
He is currently a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He was a Fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2000-2001. He was Associate Editor of the leading journal Child Development and serves on the editorial boards of more than a dozen pediatric, child development and anthropology journals. He is a past President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and past Chairman of the Developmental Committee of the Canadian Centre of Excellence Network focused on dissemination of our understanding of current knowledge on early child development.
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"I am a member of the International Advisory Board of the NCSBS because I believe that, at the organizational level, it is the single most effective organization for accomplishing the critical mission of educating everyone about shaken baby syndrome, its importance, and its consequences, and for developing programs to reduce the frequency of this preventable tragedy. It is a quality organization."