Co-Principal Investigator, Adverse Childhood Experience Study
A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a long-term, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults. Defying conventional belief, this study famously revealed a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults. In fact, the ACE study shows that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life. Revolutionary at its inception, Felitti’s groundbreaking research remains extremely relevant to today’s healthcare models. Read More >
How Childhood Trauma Can Make You a Sick Adult
"The symposium was a huge success and Dr. Felitti was a wonderful addition. Many people were just thrilled to hear him present. Lots of good feedback!"
"Our event with Dr. Felitti last week was a success! He was personable and spoke at length with participants before and after the presentation. His presentation was also done well—he took a difficult and complicated topic and broke it down into understandable bites for those not in medicine or research. Our goal for attendance at the event was 150. We believe Dr. Felitti being featured as the keynote speaker is what drove our attendance to capacity at 200. Additionally, the content of Dr. Felitti’s presentation will inform the early childhood work in Kansas going forward. We are considering a follow-up event next year to continue building momentum around this work."