ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Dr. Sophie Allende-Richter is a practicing pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and a clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. She joined Boston Children’s Hospital in 2009 as a Pediatric and adolescent primary care provider at the Martha Eliot clinic. This practice has led her to develop interest in health disparity research, leading several quality improvement initiatives and clinical research exploring new strategies to improve health care access, patient engagement and outcome among undeserved youths in the US and in resource constrained countries, notably Haiti and Rwanda. In 2019, she was recipient of the Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Office Faculty Innovated Research award.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Sophie Allende-Richter earned her Medical Degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 2002. Prior her residency training, she worked for 3 years in clinical research in GI and Nutrition division at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed her Pediatrics residency at the Boston Floating Hospital Tufts University in 2008. She returned to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2009 as an attending in the General Pediatrics division.

She is currently a pediatric health equity research fellow in the Harvard wide health research fellowship program while pursuing an MPH in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard TH Chan school of public health.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. 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. View abstract
  2. 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. View abstract
  3. Contraceptive Shared Decision-Making: An Innovative Approach in Adolescent and Young Adults Contraceptive Counseling. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 04; 58(4):466-469. View abstract
  4. 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. View abstract
  5. 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. View abstract
  6. 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. View abstract