Judy Dolins is the Chief Implementation Officer and Senior Vice President for Community and Chapter Affairs, and Quality Improvement at the American Academy of Pediatrics. She develops strategies and directs programs and initiatives to improve the health and well-being of children based on AAP priorities.
Judy is the lead staff of the Incubator Group that is engaged in the exploratory work to develop a clinical data registry for all children in the United States to improve care for children, provide quality metrics for value-based payment and provide data for research and benchmarking.
The AAP has a robust array of quality improvement activities that include the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, quality metrics and analytics, patient safety activities, oversite of the AAP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) portfolio program and primary care and hospital-based quality improvement networks. In 2009, Judy led the team to create the Chapter Quality Network to assist chapters in developing the capacity to engage in QI work at a population level. Twenty-four chapters have engaged in projects with the AAP.
She has responsibility for the Community Pediatrics programs and health equity initiatives at the AAP. This includes the community- based programs that enable pediatricians to address the social determinants of child health within their own communities including the CATCH community grant program, the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative and the Health Tomorrows grant program. Supporting the work of the Committee on Native American Child Health, the Section on Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion, Task Force on Addressing Bias and Discrimination (national Priority) and the Council on Community Pediatrics and its Immigrant Special Interest Group are within her portfolio. Judy served on the U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (AFRAC) which issued a report stating that no child belongs in detention in October 2016.
Judy oversees the relationship between the National AAP and its network of 66 chapters around the country and in Canada. State based chapters are independent organizations and carry out the implementation of AAP policy often through advocacy initiatives.
She has served on the board of the National Improvement Partnership Network and the advisory board of the Medical Legal Partnership Program.
Judy attended Stanford University for her undergraduate work and earned her master’s degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.