April Hartman

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

April Hartman

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics: General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Other Duties

Hahn Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Division Chief, Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Bio

Advocate and Pediatrician passionate about all the things that help children thrive.

  • (706) 721-6689
  • (706) 721-3295
  • BG 2104

Education

  • MD, Medicine Meharry Medical College, 1998

  • BS, Psychology, General Pacific College, 1991

Certifications

  • GA DEA License GA Composite Medical Board, Drug Enforcement Administration, 2001

  • SC State Medical License SC Board of Medical Examiners,

  • GA State Medical License GA Composite Medical Board,

  • SC DEA License SC Medical Board, 2001

  • Physician GA Composite Medical BRD, 2001

  • PHY GA Composite Medical BRD, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society MCG Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2024

  • Outstanding Achievement Award American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter, 2023

  • Faculty Inclusive Excellence Initiative Award Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 2023

  • Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award 2022

  • Excellence In Leadership & Advocacy Award American Academy of Pediatrics, 2022

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RPED 5002

    Pediatrics General
  • PEDS 5000

    Basic Clkshp in PEDS
  • PEDS 5026

    PEDS Enhanced Primary Care

Teaching Interests

Pediatric behavioral health, Adverse childhood experiences, Diversity, Health equity, documentation and coding, community engagement, Leadership, Resilience

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • 5 Expert tips to keep your kids healthy this flu and cold season, 2023
    Broadcast Media
  • An eHealth Prevention Program for Substance Use, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Risk Behaviors for Adolescents in Primary Care: Pilot Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of Teen Well Check, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Adverse Childhood Events, 2020
    Broadcast Media
  • Meet Your New Friends - The Six Core Elements, 2020
    Newsletter
  • Meet Your New Friends – The Six Core Elements of Transition, 2020
    Newsletter

Research Interests

Pediatrics, Trauma informed Care, Pediatric Behavior and mental health, Integrated behavioral health, community engagement, healthcare disparities

Department Service

  • Pediatric Faculty Workload Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • PEDIA Council 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Pediatric Leadership Council 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • PREPC 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pediatric Residency Selection Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AU Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion POWER Collaborative 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Foundations of Leadership Certification Course, Co-leader 2021 - Present

    Role: Program Organizer
  • AU Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Health Primary Care Collaborative 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Clinical Informatics and Documentation Integrity 2020 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Child Enrichment, Inc 2023 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • GA Family Connections, Board Member 2022 - Present

    Role: Board of Directors of a Company
  • Harrisburg Family Medical Center, Board President 2022 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • GA AAP Behavioral Health Advisory Two Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • GA AAP Medicaid Task Force 2020 - Present

    Role: Task Force Chair

Public Service

  • AU Literacy Center 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Youth Bible Teacher, Augusta First SDA Church 2019 - Present

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Youth Ministry Assistant Leader, Augusta First SDA Church 2019 - Present

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Adventist Christian School 2020 - 2022

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Adventist Christian School 2020 - 2022

    Role: Board Member