Funder – American Academy of Pediatrics (Prime sponser: FAMRI)
Title – Preventing Children’s Exposure to Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B Richmond Center is dedicated to the elimination of childrens’ exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke by changing the clinical practice of pediatrics through the development and dissemination of practice tools; research; and improvement of community health. The Richmond Center is funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute and other public and private grants, and is based at the AAP with affiliated site and investigators at 7 academic medical centers. The Richmond Center works to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families through public education and through the translation of research into practice and policy in clinical care and in communities in the US and globally. Current projects include surveys of the social climate of tobacco control, a rapid nanotechnology device for secondhand smoke measurement, a microbiome and respiratory illness project, dissemination of parent secondhand smoke interventions, and policy advocacy projects addressing youth and tobacco control. Dr. Klein serves as the Scientific Director of the Center.