Iris Borowsky
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Credentials
MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division Director, Fellowship Program Director, and Faculty Member, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Biography

Bio

Dr. Borowsky is Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health (DOGPAH), and Gisela and E. Paul Konopka Chair in Adolescent Health and Development at the University of Minnesota. As a general pediatrician, she enjoys caring for patients and their families and teaching future health care professionals at the Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC), a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the diverse community of South Minneapolis. She is passionate about CUHCC's mission of transforming care and education to advance health equity and DOGPAH's commitment to achieving health, justice, and positive development for all children, youth, and families through community-centered health care, research, education, and advocacy. Her research focuses on youth violence prevention, structural and contextual factors underlying health and health behaviors, and advancing health equity. Mentoring medical, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, as well as residents, fellows, and junior faculty in multiple disciplines continues to be a career highlight.

Research Summary

Social determinants of youth health and equity; Development of effective strategies to promote psychosocial health among children, youth, and families; Prevention of youth interpersonal and self-directed violence
Youth Violence Prevention Expert Alert
Talking youth violence prevention awareness with U of M

Clinical Summary

Pediatric primary health care; Relationship-centered care; Strength-based and upstream actions to promote health and justice

Education

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California, United States
Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics,
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Gisela & E. Paul Konopka Endowed Chair in Adolescent Health and Development, University of Minnesota Medical School