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Wade F. Horn

Wade F. Horn, Ph.D., is the President of the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) whose mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, committed and responsible fathers. From 1989-1993, Dr. Horn was the Commissioner for Children, Youth and Families, and Chief of the Children's Bureau within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Horn also served as a Presidential appointee to the National Commission on Children from 1990 until 1993 and as a member of the National Commission on Childhood Disability from 1994 until 1995. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Horn was the Director of Outpatient Psychological Services at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Horn is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute, an affiliate scholar with the Hudson Institute, and a member of the U.S. Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators.

Dr. Horn is the author of numerous articles relevant to children and family issues, including a weekly newspaper column entitled Fatherly Advice, and is the co-author of two books including The Better Homes and Gardens New Father Book. Dr. Horn is frequently featured on television and radio as a child development expert and commentator including appearances on NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, 20/20, 48 Hours, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Fox News Channel, CBN, and MS-NBC.

Dr. Horn received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1981. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.


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