Research Fellow in Pediatrics (EXT)
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Institutes of Medicine
Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Suite 101-18
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Samudragupta (Sam) Bora is a Mater Foundation Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader of Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes at Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia. He was a faculty member at Harvard Summer School 2018 and taught a new specialized course in child development.
Sam’s research currently focuses on answering a range of key questions concerning high-risk infants, particularly those born prematurely, to improve the quality of life of children and their families. His team of 13 researchers is developing a better understanding of the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk infants along with discovering the independent and interrelated roles of neurological and social processes impacting these outcomes. Along with his clinical research, Sam is highly committed to mentoring the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists in neonatal and developmental medicine and pediatric neuropsychology.
Sam earned his doctoral degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Canterbury, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He has received several prestigious competitive international awards including the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship in 2008, Visiting Erskine Fellowship in 2016, and most recently the Mater Foundation Research Fellowship (2016–2021).
Sam is currently an Executive Member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Subcommittee for improving the long-term outcomes of high-risk infants. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Barakat Bundle, a nonprofit social enterprise incubated at Harvard Business School, working to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality and improve child development outcomes in South Asia.
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