Jonathan B. Kotch, MD
Dr. Jonathan Kotch, a board-certified medical specialist in pediatrics and preventive medicine, has been on the faculty of the Department of Maternal and Child Health for 37 years. Currently research professor, he was the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children's Environmental Health until he entered phased retirement in 2013.
His expertise in health and safety in out-of-home child care has resulted in national training programs for child care health consultants across the country, and he was co-chair of the steering committee that produced the third edition of Caring For Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs.
As the Principal Investigator of one of five local sites of the Longitudinal Studies Consortium on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dr. Kotch was responsible for the North Carolina cohort that was studied from birth until age 18. A follow-up funded by NIH is currently under way.
Honors and Awards
Research Poster Award
2013, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and
Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children's Environmental Health
Martha May Eliot Award
2008, American Public Health Association (APHA
Kenan Research Leave Award
John C. MacQueen Lecturer
2007, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award
Child Health Recognition Award
1997, Delta Omega
1997, Delta Omega
1996, Delta Omega
1995, Delta Omega
Academic Leadership Award
1993, Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
Young Professional of the Year
1985, Maternal and Child Health Section, APHA
Award of Merit
1984, North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Association
Sidney S. Chipman Award
1983, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, UNC at Chapel Hill
Public Health Honorary
1980, Delta Omega
Child care health and safety
Causes and consequences of child maltreatment
Child health policy
Health Care for All NC
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Child Care Health Consultation
Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass index. Abbey Alkon, Angela Crowley, Nina Forestieri, Sherika Hill, Jonathan Kotch, Sara Neelon, Viet Nguyen, Yi Pan, Roberta Rose, Eric Savage, Linda Shipman (2014). BMC Public Health, 14(1).
Toxic metal levels in children residing in a smelting craft village in Vietnam: A pilot biomonitoring study. Rebecca Fry, Jonathan Kotch, Sloane Miller, Viet Nguyen, Alison Sanders (2014). BMC Public Health, 14(1).
Achieving health for a lifetime: a community engagement assessment focusing on school-age children to decrease obesity in Durham, North Carolina. Sharon Baker, S Baker, Colleen Blue, C Blue, Heidi Carter, H Carter, Remy Coeytaux, R Coeytaux, Leonor Corsino, L Corsino, Rebecca Freeman, R Freeman, Bernard Fuemmeler, B Fuemmeler, William Jr., Jonathan Kotch, J Kotch, Jennifer McDuffie, J McDuffie, Marie Miranda, M Miranda, Janet Morton, J Morton, Gwen Murphy, G Murphy, Brenda Poirier, B Poirier, David Reese, D Reese, W Yancy (2013). North Carolina medical journal, 74(1), 18-26.
Achieving health for a lifetime: a community engagement assessment focusing on school-age children to decrease obesity in Durham, North Carolina. S Baker, C Blue, H Carter, R Coeytaux, L Corsino, R Freeman, B Fuemmeler, J Kotch, J McDuffie, M Miranda, J Morton, G Murphy, B Poirier, D Reese, W Yancy (2013). North Carolina medical journal, 74(1), 18-26.
Correlates of parent-youth discordance about youth-witnessed violence: A brief report germany. Howard Dubowitz, Diana English, Jonathan Kotch, Terri Lewis, Alan Litrownik, Laura Proctor, Desmond Runyan, Richard Thompson, Tisha Wiley (2013). Violence and Victims, 28(5), 865-874.
MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977
MA, Social Anthropology, Cambridge University, 1974
MD, Medicine, Stanford University, 1973
BA, Pre-Medicine / Anthropology, Columbia University, 1968