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Wendy G. Lane

Wendy G. Lane M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Secondary Appointments: Pediatrics
Location: Howard Hall, 102
Phone: (410) 706-7865
Fax: (410) 706-8013

Personal History:

Wendy Lane, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is board certified in both Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Lane received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and then completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. While in North Carolina, Dr. Lane began a second residency in Preventive Medicine, and as part of this program, she received a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following the completion of her Preventive Medicine residency, Dr. Lane completed a clinical fellowship in Child Abuse and Neglect at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Lane's current clinical activities include performing medical consultation at several local child advocacy centers and at the University of Maryland Medical Center for children with suspected maltreatment. Her research is focused primarily on child maltreatment, with specific interests in abusive abdominal trauma, child abuse prevention, physician identification and reporting of maltreatment, and race and class differences in the identification and reporting of maltreatment.

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of child abuse and neglect
  • Child abuse prevention
  • Physician identification and reporting of maltreatment
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in child abuse identification and reporting

Clinical Speciality:

  • Pediatrics
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Preventive Medicine


Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Lane WG, Rubin D, Monteith R, Christian CW. Racial differences in the evaluation of pediatric fractures for physical abuse. JAMA. 2002;288:1603-9.

Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Harrington D. Child sexual abuse: Adherence to recommendations. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 2002;11(4):17-34.

Dubowitz H, Lane WG, Ross K, Vaughan D. The involvement of low-income African-American fathers in their children’s lives, and the barriers they face. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2004;4:505-8. doi:10.1367/A04-021R.1

Dubowitz H, Feigelman S, Lane WG, Prescott L, Blackman K, Grube L, Meyer W, Tracy JK. Screening for depression in an urban pediatric primary care clinic. Pediatrics. 2007;119:435-43. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-2010

Lane WG, Dubowitz H. What factors affect the identification and reporting of child abuse-related fractures? Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2007;461:219-25.

Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Feigelman S, Kim J, Prescott L, Meyer W, Tracy JK. Screening for substance abuse in pediatric primary care. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007;7:458-462. doi:10.1016/j.ambp.2007.07.007

Dubowitz H, Prescott L, Feigelman S, Lane W, Kim J. Screening for intimate partner violence in an urban pediatric primary care clinic. Pediatrics. 2008;121:e85-91. doi:10.1542/peds.2007-0904.

Dubowitz H, Feigelman S, Lane W, Kim J. Pediatric primary care to help prevent child maltreatment: The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model. Pediatrics. 2009;123:858-64. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-1376

Lane WG, Dubowitz H. Primary care pediatricians’ experience, comfort and competence in the evaluation and management of child maltreatment: Do we need child abuse experts? Child Abuse Negl. 2009; 33:76-83. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2008.09.003

Feigelman S, Dubowitz H, Lane W, Prescott L, Meyer W, Tracy JK, Kim J. Screening for harsh punishment in a pediatric primary care clinic. Child Abuse Negl. 2009; 33:269-77. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2008.09.011

Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P. Screening for occult abdominal trauma among children with suspected physical abuse. Pediatrics. 2009; 124:1595-1602. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-0904.

Dubowitz H, Lane W, Semiatin J, Magder L, Venepally M, Jans M. The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Model: Impact on pediatric primary care professionals. Pediatrics. 2011;127:e962-70. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-1845.

Lane WG, Lotwin I, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P, Dischinger P. Outcomes of children hospitalized for abusive abdominal trauma. Pediatrics. 2011. 127:e1400-e1405. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-2096.

Lane WG, Dubowitz H, Langenberg P, Dischinger P. The epidemiology of abusive abdominal trauma hospitalizations in United States children. Child Abuse Negl. 2011. In press.

Feigelman S, Dubowitz H, Lane W, Grube L, Kim J. Training pediatric residents in a primary care clinic to help address psychosocial problems and prevent child maltreatment. Academic Pediatrics. 2011;11:474-480. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2011.07.005

Book Chapters

Lane WG, Dubowitz H. Child Abuse Prevention: What Pediatricians Can Do. In: Rudolph’s Pediatrics. Colin Rudolph, Ed. Media, PA; McGraw Hill, 2010.

Dubowitz H, Lane WG. Child Abuse and Neglect. In: Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics. Robert Kliegman, Ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Inc. 2011.