About CHDI

Paul H. Dworkin, MD

Paul H. Dworkin, MD

Paul Dworkin is Executive Vice President for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For the past 15 years, he served as physician-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s and chair of Pediatrics at UCONN.


Paul’s interests are at the interface among child development, child health services, and child health policy and he has authored more than 175 publications.  Paul’s honors include teaching awards, visiting professorships, and named lectureships. He was the editor of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 1997-2002 and was a member of the first entering class of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the UCONN School of Medicine. In 2003, Paul received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in recognition of achievement in the field of child development.  His vision led to the creation of Help Me Grow, a Connecticut statewide initiative to promote the early detection of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems and their linkage to programs and services that is currently being replicated in more than 20 states.   Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric training at Boston Children's Hospital.  He recently received a certificate in policy analysis from the University of North Dakota.