Robert Sege is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs the new Center for Community-engaged Medicine. His work on the prevention of child abuse and neglect begins with the knowledge that virtually all parents love their children, and he has initiated and led important efforts to transform this insight into policy and practice.

Dr. Sege is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, in Washington, DC, and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He received the 2019 Ray E. Helfer award from the Alliance of Children’s Trusts and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Sege has served on national committees for the AAP and has been lead author on several important AAP policies. His extensive speaking and publication list include contributions to the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment and youth violence.

Dr. Sege is a graduate of Yale College, and received his PhD in biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife, Karen, have raised three young adult children.