Roberta Hibbard, MD

Roberta Hibbard, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Phone: (317) 630-2617
Email: rhibbar@iu.edu
I.U. Child Protection Programs
Wishard, Bryce B2111
1001 West 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Child Abuse Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

Physical abuse, sexual abuse, multidisciplinary education.

Roberta Hibbard, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Section of Child Protection Programs. She is active in numerous efforts to improve the knowledge, communication and coordination of services when child maltreatment is suspected. These include the Indiana Children’s Justice Act Task Force, Indiana State Child Fatality Review Team, Marion County Child Protection Team, the Ray Helfer Society and the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She has received numerous awards for her dedicated work including the IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement; The Commissioner’s Award, USHHSA; the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award from the Indiana Public Health Foundation; Health Care Hero ( Indiana Business Journal); Trustee Teaching Award (IU School of Medicine); Virginia Wagner, MD Award (Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics) and the Kathleen Galbraith Award (Indiana State Medical Association).


1975 B.A., University of California, Irvine
1975 B.S., University of California, Irvine
1976 M.S., University of California, Los Angeles
1980 M.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Honors & Awards

1981, 1982 & 1983 Outstanding Pediatric Resident
1983 – 1984 Samuel Wolcott Clausen Scholar, University of Rochester
1991 W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service, Indiana University
1992 Irving Rosenbaum Community Pediatric Recognition Award, IN Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
1993 Outstanding Service Award, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
1995 Top 100 Indiana Physicians, Indianapolis Monthly
1996 Commissioner’s Award, US Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Washington, D.C.
1998 Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc.
1998 Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award, Indiana Public Health Foundation
2001 – 2002,
2003 – 2004,
2005 – 2006,
2007 – 2008
Best Doctors
2005 Edna G. Henry Clarian Social Work Values Award
2006 Health Care Heroes Finalist, Indianapolis Business Journal
2005 – 2006 Trustee Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Medicine
2006 Virginia Wagner Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Indiana Chapter
2007 Mary E. Ober Foundation Centennial Award
2009 Dr. Kathleen Galbraith Legacy Leadership Award, Indiana State Medical Association
2011 Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, IUPUI


Research & Grants

  • Riley Children’s Foundation, Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Training, 2014-2017, Principal Investigator, $615,000
  • Riley Children’s Foundation, Trauma Treatment Services Program, 2014-2016, Principal Investigator, $250,000
  • Riley Children’s Foundation, Children’s Justice Act Task Force Annual Conference, 2013, Principal Investigator, $7625
  • Indiana Department of Child Services, Pediatric Evaluation and Diagnosis Services, 2013-2014. Principal Investigator, $1,396,143
  • Riley Children’s Foundation, Trauma Treatment Services Program, 2013, Principal Investigator, $95,481
  • Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Pediatric Center of Hope, 2012-2013, Principal Investigator, $142,469

Representative Publications