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Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH

Director, Research Operations & Development
Co-Director, Office of Advanced Practice Providers

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, University of Bridgeport, 1974
MS, Rutgers University, 1976
BS, Emory University School of Medicine, 1978
MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1989

Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant, NCCPA
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Garry Lapidus is former Director and Co-Founder of the Injury Prevention Center. He is a national leader in injury prevention research, education and training, community based programs, and public policy. In recognition of his contributions, he received the Charles Huntington Award from the Connecticut Public Health Association (2013) and the Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association (2020).

    Mr. Lapidus now Director of Research Operations & Development providing oversight for the development of scientific research at Connecticut Children’s and is directly accountable for strategic projects and initiatives that support investigator initiated research.

    In his clinical role, Mr. Lapidus provides care as a physician assistant to sick and injured children in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He also provides institutional leadership for the PAs and APRNs at Connecticut Children’s as Co-Director, Office of Advanced Practice.

    Selected Publications

    • Lapidus G, Gregorio D, Hansen H.  Misclassification of homicide on childhood death certificates.  Am J of Public Health.  1990;80(2): 213-214.

    • Lapidus G, Braddock M, Banco L, et al. Child pedestrian injury:  A population based collision and injury severity profile. J Trauma. 1991;31(8): 1110-1115.

    • Lapidus G, Braddock M, Schwartz R., et al.  Accuracy of fatal motorcycle injury on death certificates.  Accident Analysis & Prevention.  1994;26(4):535-542.

    • Lapidus G, Braddock, M.  Education & Training in Violence Prevention: A Public Health Model, in When Anger Governs, Preventing Violence in America. (eds. Hampton, R., Jenkins, P, and Gullotta, T.) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA

    • Lapidus, G.  et al.  Using a GIS to Guide a Community Based Smoke Detector Campaign.  Proceedings of the Third National Conference: GIS in Public Health. 1998. Centers for Disease Control.

    • Lapidus G, Lerer T, Zavoski R, Banco L.  Childhood injuries in Connecticut. Conn Med. 1998;62(6): 323-331.

    • Lapidus G, Merwin D, Carver HW, Banco L. Firearm-related fatality surveillance in Hartford County, Connecticut. Conn Med. 2001;65(2): 91-95.

    • Lapidus G, Cooke M, Gelven E, Sherman S, Duncan M, Banco L. A statewide survey of domestic violence screening behaviors among pediatricians and family physicians. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156:332-336.

    • Lapidus, G., Brock, K. (contributors Pediatric Injury Prevention section). 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, Part 11: Pediatric Basic Life Support. Circulation. 2005;112:IV-156-1V-166.

    • Campbell, B, Borrup, K., Corsi, J, Kelliher,K, Hassan,S, Banco, L, Lapidus, G. Pediatrician attittudes, knowledge and practice regarding teen driving safety. J Safety Research. 2009;40:121-124.

    • Campbell, B, Chaudry N, Borrup, Hassan,S, Lapidus, G. Does Knowledge of Teen Driving Risks and Awareness of Current Law Translate into Support for Stronger GDL Provisions? Lessons Learned from One State. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2009;10(4):320-324.

    • Rogers, S, Bentley, G, Campbell, T., Borrup, K, Saleheen, H, Wang, Z, Lapidus, G. Impact of Connecticut’s graduated driver licensing system on teenage motor vehicle crash rates. J Trauma. 2011:71(2):S1-S4.

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