Edward L. Schor, M.D., is senior vice president for programs and partnerships at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. As a vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Schor directed the State Health Policy and Practices program and the Child Development and Preventive Care program. Dr. Schor, a pediatrician, has held a number of positions in pediatric practice, academic pediatrics, health services research, and public health. Immediately prior to joining the Fund in 2002, he served as medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Family and Community Health. Earlier in his career, Dr. Schor was medical director of The Chesapeake Health Plan in Baltimore, director of the division of general pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, program director for Medical Education and Improving Functional Outcomes and Well-Being with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and director of the Functional Outcomes Program at the New England Medical Center. He received post-doctoral training in social and behavioral sciences and has a special interest in the social determinants of child health and family functioning.
Dr. Schor is editor of the book Caring for Your School-Age Child
and has chaired both the Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care and the national Task Force on the Family for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also has served on the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Child Health Survey Technical Panel, and in 2006, received the John C. MacQueen Award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Dr. Schor has been a member of the faculties of several major university medical schools and schools of public health. He has also served on the editorial boards of a number of pediatric journals.