Phyllis Hendry, M.D., is a tenured professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She completed her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville. She served as director of pediatric emergency services at UF Health from 1993 – 2005 and since 2008, has been assistant chair for emergency medicine research. In March 2016, she was appointed the TraumaOne deputy medical director of pediatric transport and care. Dr. Hendry served as a founding medical director for a regional pediatric hospice and palliative program, Community PedsCare from 2005 – 2007. She was the medical director for Florida Department of Health’s EMS for Children program from 1999 – 2005 and continues to serve on the Florida EMSC Advisory Committee as data liaison. She has been a textbook editor and contributor to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals textbooks. Currently, Dr. Hendry’s research initiatives include serving as principal investigator for the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Safety Initiative (PECSI). She has been the principal investigator for numerous federal and private grants, as well as clinical trials totaling more than $6 million. Dr. Hendry was the Jacksonville site principal investigator for University of Florida’s first Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant titled, “An Emergency Department-to-Home Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Hospital Use” (2014-2017). Her areas of research interest include pain management, patient safety, pediatric trauma and emergency care, EMS data systems, health literacy, bereavement and end-of-life care. Dr. Hendry served on numerous University committees, including promotion and tenure, Faculty Senate and Faculty Council. In 2017, she received a University of Florida Term Professorship Award. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Robert C. Nuss Research Scholar of the Year Award.