Judith Palfrey is a general pediatrician who has spent the majority of her career as the chief of the division of general pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. Within the division, she developed the primary care and community responses to children's health problems, particularly for those with complex medical needs and developmental disabilities. Over the past year, she has stepped down from that position and is currently directing efforts to create global health programming.Dr. Palfrey is the T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the author of many books and articles, including Child Health in America (Johns Hopkins Press, 2006).