• Advance child health through scholarship and advocacy for the profession of academic pediatrics.


  • Establish and charge and APS Advocacy Committee to advance the Core Values and priorities of APS.
  • Establish priorities for approval by Council.
  • Strengthen linkage of APS Advocacy Committee to the Council and to the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC).
  • Align priorities to available advocacy resources through AAP Department of Federal Affairs Washington Office.
  • Establish concrete outcomes and timelines for tracking and accountability.
  • Launch communications and media relations plan to promote advocacy agenda to internal and external audiences and engage members in advancing priorities.
  • Develop an Advocacy “Focus Page” for website with monthly updates.
  • Develop with the Communication Committee a clear, value-added advocacy communication process going forward.

Committee Members & Terms

  • The Chair is appointed by Council and serves a three-year term, with future terms at the discretion of Council and a one-time maximum re-appointment.
  • Committee Members are appointed for three-year terms, with a one-time maximum re-appointment. Terms will be staggered to ensure institutional memory.

Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP Co-Chair (Term 11/2018- 5/2021)
David Keller, MD, Co-Chair (Term 11/2018 – 5/2021)

Council Liaison
Susan Baker, MD (Term: 5/2019 – 5/2022)

David Clark, MD (Term: 10/2020 – 5/2023)
Jonathan M. Davis, MD (Term: 5/2012 – 5/2022)
Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD, MBA (Term: 5/2019 – 5/2021)
James M. Perrin, MD (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2020, 5/2020 – 5/2023)
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH (Term: 5/2017 – 5/2021)
Roberta G. Williams, MD (Term: 5/2019 – 5/2021)