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Dr. Craig Garfield

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences
Attending Physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Areas of Focus

  • Child health within the context of the family
  • Social determinants of health
  • Role of fathers in children’s lives
  • The ability of technology to support parenting


  • Premature babies often catch up to peers in school
  • Smartphone app helps parents of premature infants transition at home
  • The transition to fatherhood puts new dads at risk for depression too
  • Fathers of preemies have higher stress than mothers when going home
  • Does fatherhood make men fat?