About Dr. Pamela J. Pine

Dr. Pamela J. Pine is a global leading keynote speaker, trainer, workshop presenter, and artist/author with a long-standing, robust career designing, developing, implementing, and managing a wide array of programs in international health, communication, and development, as well as using and speaking on creative expression to enhance lives. This includes launching and running organizations, and awareness, prevention, and healing programs and projects to address child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention and mitigation in various areas of the world.

She utilizes her professional international experiences to bring refreshing educational, creative, and storytelling approaches to her presentations and trainings, incorporating vetted solutions to her focus. Her innovative, creative approach, combined with scientific information, holistically and concretely addresses major social issues with concrete ideas and solutions. Her popular Art as Advocacy and Moving it Forward workshops empower participants and audiences with education-rich multimedia experiences that help them process and synthesize complex ideas, information and concepts, and invites the use of artistic expression for opening hearts and minds while housing and bolstering the information in concrete science.

Dr. Pine has lived or worked on every continent (except the polar caps), providing professional assistance to organizations and communities. The countries where she has worked include Albania, Botswana, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, and Zambia. She speaks English, Arabic, and French.

Among her numerous activities, and in addition to her substantial work the U.S., her involvements have included: coordinating followup and evaluating a youth advocacy environmental program in Jordan; giving presentations at a major Africa CSA summit in Kenya; conducting an Arts Advocacy program in Hawaii; conducting a training for the Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus; providing information at the 22nd World AIDS Conference in South Africa; working on clinical and community development projects in the City of Light Leprosy Hospital in Yemen; providing assistance to a child survival program in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and designing and developing a community-based coca prevention media / communication campaign in Ecuador.

Incorporating the gems of these cultures and artistic approaches in her inspiring, motivational, and educational speaking engagements, trainings, and workshops, Dr. Pine enlivens audiences and participants with a truly unique approach to our most pressing issues.

Dr. Pine is also CEO of Stop the Silence® (Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc.,), which she began developing in 2000 and she incorporated the organization as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2004. Stop the Silence® became a Department of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), located in San Diego, on January 1, 2021. She is the Department’s Director. Dr. Pine has been a regular expert on leading media outlets such as: NBC, CNN, PBS, iHeart (formerly ClearChannel) radio, and many others. Articles about her work have been featured in Washington Post, TruEntertainment Magazine, Women’s Calendar, and many others.

Pam discussing presentation and programming for Pakistan with a Pakistani colleague, 2018.

Pam in South Africa while as a delegate to the 22nd International AIDS Conference, 2016.

Pam while on assignment in India, 2012.

Education & Qualifications

PhD, Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Dissertation title: Determinants of Family Physicians’ Provision of Screening Mammography Information to Low-Income, Female African-American Patients in Maryland
MPH, Public Health (International Health), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MAIA, International Affairs (Political Science, Anthropology), Ohio University, Athens, OH
BFA, Fine Art, Painting/Sculpture (informal minors: English & Biology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Additional Formal Training

Certificate, Tropical Dermatology and Leprosy Treatment and Control, All Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, physicians’ course