Vincent J. Felitti, MD, is co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, ongoing collaborative research between the Kaiser Permanente Medical
Care Program and the Centers for Disease Control. A 1962 graduate of
the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Felitti is an internist who started
as an infectious disease physician in 1968 at Kaiser Permanente in San
Diego and then in 1975 founded the Department of Preventive Medicine;
he served as the Chief of Preventive Medicine until 2001.
Under Dr. Felitti's leadership over the years, the Department provided comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation to assess the health risks and disease burden of over one million individual adults, one-by-one. Major health-risk abatement programs were developed for obesity, smoking, and stress, as well as population-based screening for the genetic disease, Hemochromatosis. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. He may be reached at VJFMDSDCA@mac.com