As a recognized expert in pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Agran has drawn upon her more than 30 years of experience to become a leading advocate for policies and programs — locally, statewide and nationally — to prevent pediatric injuries and promote better health and safety outcomes for children. Dr. Agran and her husband Larry Agran were instrumental in establishing the first mandatory child passenger safety law in California.
On the forefront of pediatric gastroenterology research, Dr. Agran began her pediatric gastroenterology practice and conducted research in the field of injury epidemiology and prevention at UC Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received many research grants from the National Center for Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control; the National Institute of Medicine, Child Health and Human Development; the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and, the State of California, Office of Traffic Safety. Her research studies have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics and Accident Analysis and Prevention. Dr. Agran has long been personally and professionally committed to translating research findings into evidence-based guidelines and interventions for preventing injuries.
As a respected leader in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Agran has served as Medical Director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Program of the Orange County Chapter of the AAP. Representing the National American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Agran served on the Federal Safe Routes to School Task Force and the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Committee on School Transportation. She is the State AAP representative on the California School Pupil Transportation Advisory Committee.
Additional service has been on the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (CDC) grant review committee. She is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and a past president. Dr. Agran is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals including Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Injury Prevention.
Actively involved in the medical community, Dr. Agran is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and a member of the National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She served as the President of the local Orange County Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, CA4, AAP (2009-2011). She has been an advocate for public health policies aimed at reducing trauma and injury to children. She served on the national American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, participating in the development and writing of policies. She was chair of the educational arm, the Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention, and now serves on the Violence Prevention Subcommittee with a long standing interest in bullying.
Dedicated to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Agran has practiced in the Orange Country community for more than 30 years. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition (American Board of Pediatrics). She participates in the maintenance of certification program. Dr. Agran is a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, (NASPGHN). She is professor emeritus at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, department of pediatrics.
A leader in clinical excellence, Dr. Agran received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, her master’s degree in biology from Boston University, her master’s degree in public health from Harvard University and her medical degree from UC Irvine. Following medical school, she completed her residency training in general pediatrics and her subspecialty training in pediatric gastroenterology at UC Irvine.
Dr. Agran is consistently selected as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association.
Agran P, (co-author) Policy Statement- Pedestrian Safety. Committee on Iliury, Violence and Poison Prevention. American Academy of Pediatrics. www.pediatrics.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2009-1143. Pediatrics (124(2): 2009.
Orange County Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868-4446
phone: (714) 744-0776
fax: (714) 744-6033
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