Dr. Mark L. Wolraich is the CMRI/Shaun Walters Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Section of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and the Child Study Center. He received his BA from Harpur College of SUNY Binghamton University and his MD from SUNY Syracuse Health Sciences Center. His residency training in pediatrics was split between the SUNY Syracuse Health Sciences Center and the University of Oklahoma, followed by a fellowship in the care of handicapped children at the University of Oregon.
Following his training, Dr. Wolraich joined the pediatrie faculty at the University of Iowa for 14 years where he progressed to the rank of professor. He was subsequently on the faculty at Vanderbilt University for 11 years where he was Director of the Division of Child Development and the Director of the Child Development Center, the Junior League Center for Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities of Children, and the Greater Nashville Region Tennessee Early Intervention System. In addition, he was an investigator at the John R Kennedy Center and the Center for Mental Policy. The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Maternal and Child Health Research Program, National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation have funded his research.
Dr. Wolraich has been active nationally in the American Academy of Pediatrics where he chaired the task force on coding mental health in children, which developed the DSM-PC Child and Adolescent Version, and the committee on psychosocial aspects of child and family health and the child. He currently chairs the child and adolescent health action group. He was a member of the committee on quality improvement subcommittee on attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is on the American Academy of Pediatrics ADHD advisory committee. He is a member and past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrie.
Dr. Wolraich was the co-editor of the Advances in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (19821992). He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, He has edited a number of books including a textbook: Disorders in Development and Learning (BC Decker, Philadelphia, PA), now in progress for its third edition, the DSM-PC Child and Adolescent Version (American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL), and co-edited Behavioral Pediatncs (Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany). He is a section editor for a new pediatrie textbook, Comprehensive Pediatrics (WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA).