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Sophie Allende-Richter, M.D.

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Dr Sophie Allende-Richter is a practicing pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and a clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. She earned her Medical Degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 2002, completed her Pediatrics residency at the Floating Hospital at Tufts University in 2008. Prior to residency she worked for 3 years as a research “fellow”, first at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and later on in GI & Nutrition at the Boston Children’s Hospital.

After completing residency, she returned to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2009, where she has been working for more than 10 years as a Pediatric and Adolescent primary care provider at the Martha Eliot clinic, caring for underserved youths. This practice has led her to develop interest towards health disparity issues, leading several quality health initiatives and clinical research to explore new strategies to improve health care access and outcome among undeserved youths in the US and in resource constrained countries, notably Haiti and Rwanda.

She is also involved in teaching activities, as clinical preceptor for second year Harvard Medical students and has mentored several MPH and premedical students who have moved on to successful career.

Areas of research interests: Adolescent Health, Health Care Transition, Reproductive Health, Digital health, AYA with SHCN, Patient Centered Outcome Research and Global Health.

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  1. Cox JE, Bogart LM, Elliott MN, Starmer AJ, Meleedy-Rey P, Goggin K, Banerjee T, Samuels RC, Hahn PD, Epee-Bounya A, Allende-Richter S, Fu CM, Schuster MA. Improving HPV Vaccination Rates in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Pediatric Population. Pediatrics. 2022 10 01; 150(4). PMID: 36127315.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  2. Allende-Richter S, Glidden P, Maloyan M, Khoury Z, Ramirez M, O'Hare K. A Patient Navigator Intervention Supporting Timely Transfer Care of Adolescent and Young Adults of Hispanic Descents Attending an Urban Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Mar-Apr; 6(2):e391. PMID: 33718746; PMCID: PMC7952101.
  3. Allende-Richter S, Ramirez M, Khoury Z, Bourgeois F, Epee-Bounya A, O'Hare K. Assessment of: self-management skills towards transition readiness and patient portal use among Hispanic adolescent and young adult patients. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020; 4(1):e000658. PMID: 32399506; PMCID: PMC7204810.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  4. Gonzalez SC, Preiss RM, Allende-Richter S. Contraceptive Shared Decision-Making: An Innovative Approach in Adolescent and Young Adults Contraceptive Counseling. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 04; 58(4):466-469. PMID: 30596284.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Allende-Richter SH, Johnson ST, Maloyan M, Glidden P, Rice K, Epee-Bounya A. A Previsit Screening Checklist Improves Teamwork and Access to Preventive Services in a Medical Home Serving Low-Income Adolescent and Young Adult Patients. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 06; 57(7):835-843. PMID: 29027477.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Baffour-Awuah NY, Fleet S, Montgomery RK, Baker SS, Butler JL, Campbell C, Tischfield S, Mitchell PD, Allende-Richter S, Moon JE, Fishman L, Bousvaros A, Fox V, Kuokkanen M, Grand RJ, Hirschhorn JN. Functional significance of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the lactase gene in diverse US patients and evidence for a novel lactase persistence allele at -13909 in those of European ancestry. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Feb; 60(2):182-91. PMID: 25625576; PMCID: PMC4308731.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Lee JJ, Escher JC, Shuman MJ, Forbes PW, Delemarre LC, Harr BW, Kruijer M, Moret M, Allende-Richter S, Grand RJ. Final adult height of children with inflammatory bowel disease is predicted by parental height and patient minimum height Z-score. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010 Oct; 16(10):1669-77. PMID: 20127995.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.