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Sophie H Allende-Richter, M.D.

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Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, BostonMPH05/2023Clinical effectiveness

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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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.