10958-Harris, Tara

Tara L. Harris, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

RI XE040
575 Riley Hospital Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Harris attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her undergraduate education, followed by Indiana University School of Medicine, where she earned her Medical Degree and a Masters degree in Clinical Research. She completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children. She has served the American Academy of Pediatrics as the resident liaison to the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and as co-editor of their newsletter on child abuse-related issues. Dr. Harris’s research interests are in education on child abuse identification and prevention, and the overlap of child abuse with companion animal abuse. She also educates regarding dog bite prevention.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Research

    Dr. Harris has a strong interest in education and enjoys educating both other professionals and community groups about child abuse and related topics.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
    Ray Helfer Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Child Abuse Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests


    Riley Hospital for Children


  • Awards
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Desc: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Scope: National
    Date: 2003-01-01

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