Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH
Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH is a clinician researcher trained in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and social epidemiology (through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the University of Michigan School of Public Health) with more than 10 years’ experience in conducting social epidemiologic research while also providing care to a diverse population of adolescents. She is interested in the simultaneous and overlapping influences of family, peer networks, schools, and neighborhoods on the lives of youth. In particular, she is interested in how these contexts shape behaviors and health outcomes and may add to or alleviate racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent and young adult health. To this end, Dr. Richmond was the PI of an NICHD Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award to study cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between school contextual factors and weight related outcomes. She has been extending this work to other outcomes including those related to substance use in youth.