Advancing Voluntary, Informed Consent to Medical Intervention
Karen Effrem, MD
Dr. Karen Effrem is a pediatrician, researcher, and conference speaker. Dr. Effrem’s undergraduate degree is in Pharmacy from Purdue University, her medical degree is from Johns Hopkins University and her pediatric training is from the University of Minnesota. She has provided testimony for Congress, as well as in-depth analysis of numerous pieces of major federal education, health, and early childhood legislation for congressional staff, state legislatures, and many organizations. Besides serving on the board of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, Dr. Effrem is president of Education Liberty Watch, as well as the co-founder and executive director of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition. She is also a former board member of The International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology.
Dr. Effrem has been involved in many areas of children’s health and education policy including:
Standing for academic excellence, parental rights, state sovereignty, local control, data privacy and freedom from psychological manipulation and data privacy by opposing the Common Core standards, psychological profiling via the mandated tests, government career tracking and data collection systems by:
Joining in the work of AHRP and other organizations to expose the connection between the pharmaceutical industry and the development and expansion of government child mental screening programs resulting in over diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and needless and dangerous drugging with psychotropic medication
Serving as an expert witness in a federal lawsuit against a school district that mentally screened a student without parental consent
Being involved with many groups that provided the medical and policy information and the legal pressure of the above mentioned lawsuit that helped close down the TeenScreen adolescent mental screening program
Shielding children from coerced psychotropic medication by:
Presentations on the various aspects of the medical dangers and loss of freedom via the Affordable Care Act
She has spoken at numerous state, national, and international conferences. She has been interviewed by Fox News and interviewed by or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the British Medical Journal, Politico, Bloomberg News, World Net Daily, newspapers, radio and television stations across the country. Dr. Karen Effrem and her husband Paul, have three children.