Capital University Law School
Life Care Planning
UMDNJ/Hackensack University Medical Center
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Montefiore Medical Center
State University of New York at Buffalo
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
BRIEF BIO / PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Jennifer Canter, MD, MPH, FAAP, CLCP, is a board-certified general pediatrician and subspecialty board certified in child abuse/forensic pediatrics. Since 2002, Dr. Canter has been the director of clinical and academic programs for forensic/child abuse pediatrics at New York Medical College, the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at WMCHealth (Westchester Medical Center) and the Westchester Institute of Development’s Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Dr. Canter has well-balanced consulting and expert witness testimony experience in domestic and international criminal, family and civil proceedings in the areas of physical abuse (bruises, burns, fractures, head injury, abdominal injury), neglect (medical neglect, medical child abuse, failure to thrive), fatalities, sexual abuse, sexual assault, abuse in the school setting, abuse in individuals with developmental disabilities and outcomes/future risk of harm subsequent to missed abuse. Given her interest in long-term health consequences of catastrophic injury, she became a certified life care planner in 2017. From 2004 to 2018, she served as the co-director of Safe Babies NY, a safe sleep and abusive head trauma prevention program in all New York State. Dr. Canter has conceptualized and consulted on various successful legislative efforts in the areas of safe sleep, child abuse education and abusive head trauma.
DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES
Dr. Canter’s research and publications are in the areas of infant fatality prevention, abusive head trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, safe infant sleep, missed child abuse and the use of alternate light in the detection of sub-clinical bruising. She regularly trains child protective service professionals, attorneys, judges, law enforcement professionals, teachers, and medical providers and participates on regional, state and national levels in policy development in various areas of child abuse and sexual assault.
RESEARCH INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES CATEGORIES
- Child Abuse & Neglect
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Safe Infant Sleep
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATION
- Life Care Planning
Altman, R. L., Canter. J., Patrick, P. A., Daley, N., Butt, N. K., & Brand, D. A. (2011). Parent education by maternity nurses and the prevention of abusive head trauma. Pediatrics, 128(5), e1164-e1172.
Lombardi, M., Canter, J., Patrick, P. A., & Altman, R. Is fluorescence under an alternate light source sufficient to accurately diagnose sub-clinical bruising? (2015). Journal of Forensic Sciences, 60(2), 444-449, https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.12698.
Canter J, Rao V, Palusci V, et. Al. Interpreting Osteogenesis Imperfecta Variants of Uncertain Significance in the Context of Physical Abuse: A Case Series. Journal of Pediatric Genetics, September 15, 2018. DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672135.
Canter, J., Rao, V., Patrick, P. A., Alpan, G., & Altman, R. L. (2015). The impact of a hospital-based educational video on maternal perceptions and planned practices of infant safe sleep. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20(3), 187-192, https://doi.org/10.1111/jspn.12114.
Rao, V., Canter, J. (2015). The interpretation of repeat positive results for gonorrhea and chlamydia in children. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 28(4), e109-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2014.09.014.
Canter, J., Rao, V. B., Palusci, V. J., Kronn, D., Manaster, M., Altman, R. (2018). Interpreting osteogenesis imperfecta variants of uncertain significance in the context of physical abuse: a case series. Journal of Pediatric Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1672135