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Researcher | Research Overview

Mari M. Nakamura, MD, MPH, is a pediatric infectious diseases physician and health services and health policy researcher.  Her work focuses on pediatric healthcare quality, including measurement of hospital quality, the effects of health policy on pediatric care, and the use of health information technology to improve care. 

As a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement, Dr. Nakamura developed pediatric readmission quality measures for national use by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  She is also conducting studies on electronic health record adoption by U.S. children’s hospitals.

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Nakamura received her MD from Washington University School of Medicine in 1999.  She completed pediatric residency training at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in 2002 and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in 2006.  She came to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2006 to join the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program and became a faculty member in 2009.  She received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008. 


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