Charles Irwin, JR, MD

School of Medicine
550 16th Street, #4149A
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Education and Training

University of California, San Francisco, Residency - School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, M.D. - 1971 Medicine

Charles E. Irwin, Jr., MD, is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at the University of California (UCSF) School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Irwin is a graduate of Hobart College, Dartmouth Medical School and UCSF. He heads the National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center (NAHIC) and the Public Policy Analysis and Education Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, where the AYAH NRC is located. He co-leads the AYAH-NRC. Irwin has led the federally funded Leadership Training Program in Adolescent Health since 1977. Over 150 health professional graduate students and fellows have been trained in this program at UCSF since its inception. His current health services research program focuses on improving preventive screening practices in clinical settings and the financial and structural issues altering adolescents’ and young adults’ ability to access health care in the United States. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, chapters and reports on adolescent health. Irwin is the recipient of the Adele Hofmann Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine from the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the Swedish Medical Society’s International Lectureship Award, the National Center for Youth Law’s Award for Research in High Risk Youth, the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Hillary Millar Award for his leadership of the National Adolescent Health Information Center and the MCHB Lifetime Achievement Award. Irwin has served on several national and international initiatives on Adolescent Health including the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development, the IOM/NRC Committee on Improving the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Young Adults and the Office of Technology Assessments’ landmark report on Adolescent Health. He also served as the Co-Chair of the AHRQ/CMS Expert Panel on Assessing Healthcare Quality Measures for CHIPRA. He was the president of The Society for Adolescent Medicine in 2004 and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine from 2004-2020. Currently he is the Supplements Editor of Journal.

Other Support:

MCHB 5T71MC00003 Irwin: PI 10/1/77 - 6/30/22 (2.4 calendar)
Leadership Training in Adolescent Health
The major goals of this project are to train individuals in 5 health care disciplines including Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, and Social Work to become health care leaders.

HRSA U45MC27709 Irwin: PI 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2023 (3.84 calendar)
State Adolescent and Young Adult Health Capacity Building Program (AYA-NRC)
The overall goal of this project is to increase adolescents’ and young adults’ receipt of preventive services by strengthening the abilities of State Title V MCH Programs, and public health and clinical health professionals to serve adolescent and young adults, through efforts to improve health care access, quality, integration, equity and accountability.

HRSA UA6MC27378 Irwin: Co- PI 9/1/17–8/31/22 (0.6 calendar)
MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)
The major goals of this project are to develop and maintain a national agenda to translate developmental science into adolescent and young adult practice; promote multi-site, transdisciplinary scientific collaboration; and develop additional research capacity in the Adolescent and Young Adult field.

AHRQ U18HS025297 Irwin: Co-Investigator 9/1/16–9/29/2020 (0.24 calendar)
IMPLEmenting MEeasures NeTwork for Child Health (IMPLEMENT for Child Health)
To Evaluate the feasibility and usability of the new Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) measures for asthma and sickle cell disease.