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Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.



  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics


English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

ADHD, learning and intellectual disabilities, autism, other developmental and behavioral disorders


  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Developmental-Behavioral Peds


  • Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development
  • Chair, Pediatric Bioethics Committee, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Director for Population Health Ethics, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Research Interests

1. History and health policy, particularly regarding child health and developmental disabilities

2. Role of health and health care providers in improving child development and family functioning

3. Screening for school academic problems and for behavioral problems

4. Medical student and resident education, particularly regarding ethics and behavioral sciences


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1997 Fellowship
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami
1995 Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1994 Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
1992 M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
1985 Undergraduate
University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Brosco completed an M.D. and a Ph.D. in the history of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as chief resident after training in pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and he is board-certified in Pediatrics and in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He completed his tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar in 2003, and he continues to teach and practice both general pediatrics and developmental pediatrics. Dr. Brosco’s research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children in early 20th century Philadelphia, the historical epidemiology of intellectual disability, and the history of newborn screening in the US. With Diane Paul, he is co-author of The PKU Paradox: A Short History of a Genetic Disease (Johns Hopkins Press, 2013). Dr Brosco serves as Chair of the Pediatric Bioethics Committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Associate Director of the Mailman Center for Child Development, and Director for Population Health Ethics, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy.

In July 2017, Dr. Brosco was appointed Deputy Secretary, Children’s Medical Services, for the Florida Department of Health. In this role, he oversees Florida’s Part C early intervention program (Early Steps), Child Protection Teams, newborn screening follow-up program, poison control centers, and health plan for 60,000 children with special health care needs. Dr. Brosco serves as Florida’s Title V Director for CSHCN.

Dr. Brosco also has been active in national health policy groups, including the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NIH/American College of Medical Genetics, co-chair of Steering Committee), the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Department of Health and Human Services), and the National Workgroup on Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs/National Academy for State Health Policy).

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