Shirley Russ, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics in the Department of Academic Primary Care Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Russ’s initial pediatric training was in England where she is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. In the United States, she consults on a series of projects on child development and social inequalities in health at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities. Dr. Russ collaborates on a number of research projects on childhood hearing loss and on creating systems of care for young children both in the U.S. and in England. She currently serves as Primary Care Chair for the NICHQ national learning collaborative on Improving the System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs.