Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS, FAAP

Barbara Barlow, MD, FACS, FAAP, is Professor of Surgery in Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Associate Director of the new CDC funded  “Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention” and Co-director of Outreach for the Center. Dr Barlow is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. The Coalition, a national program developed with funding from of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a coalition of Injury Prevention Programs in Pediatric Trauma Centers located in major cities across the United States. The Injury Free Program reduces injury through education, construction of safe play areas, and the development and support of safe supervised activities with strong adult mentors.

The Coalition and Dr. Barlow have received awards from the American Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, the National Safety Council, the American Trauma Society, the National Association of Public Hospitals, Society of Public Health Educators of the American Public Health Association, Johnson and Johnson Foundation, Allstate Foundation, the Hospital Association of New York, the American Association of Medical Colleges’ David E. Rogers Award, the Renaissance Woman Award from the Foundation for Women in Medicine, the Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association Section on Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, and the Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York and the Hero Award from the CDC Foundation.

Dr. Barlow’s research has focused on traumatic injury to children and on injury prevention for the past thirty-five years. She is a former member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and served as Chief of Pediatric Surgery and then Director of Surgery at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center until 2008. Dr. Barlow received a B.A. from Vassar College, an MA in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Her general surgical training was completed at Bronx Municipal Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Contact information

Office/Address:
Mailman School of Public Health – 915
New York NY US 10037

Phone: 201-207-2752

Email: bab1@columbia.edu