ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

Dr. Rea is a general pediatrician, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, the Director of the General Academic Pediatric Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Director of Faculty Development at the Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center. She is particularly interested in the interface between primary and subspecialty care, and has focused her research efforts on improving the quality of care within the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). She has led several grant-funded initiatives to enhance care quality in the PCMH, including establishing an Electronic Consultation and Referral system, developing and evaluating clinical pathways, creating structured co-management tools within the Electronic Medical Record, and establishing internal specialty clinics. She is currently working to improve care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the PCMH through patient navigation and integrated care processes.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Rea received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatrics residency at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and her General Academic Pediatrics fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.