Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship | Alumni

To date, the Harvard-wide Pediatric HSR Fellowship has trained more than 150 pediatric health services researchers who consistently publish and present at national conferences. More than 85 percent of our alumni currently are appointed in academic medical centers throughout the United States. More than 60 alumni hold academic and clinical leadership positions, and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

In 2020, we asked four alumni from the class of 2000 about how the Pediatric HSR Fellowship impacted their careers:

“Some of my closest friends and colleagues to this day are those who were fellows with me. … I [have] thought about the fellowship almost every morning, my [work] parking space sits almost on the site of where the fellowship was housed. Coming into work there each day, struggling to get projects off the ground, commiserating with the other fellows and … seeking out help from faculty — all of these things were foundations of my career.”

Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH (Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital; and the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School)

“It was such a privilege to train with people who have gone on to such impactful and luminous careers in child health care and health services research. I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of such an exceptional group.”

Steven Joffe, MD, MPH (Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Chief, Division of Medical Ethics; Art and Illene Penn Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy; and Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)

“The fellowship has really shaped my career trajectory. I met many faculty that were shaping how medicine was embracing the quality and safety journey we’ve been on. I’ve also worked alongside of fellows who have become lifelong friends and some of us even joined in a national network together, and so [our] close association continues to this day.”

Rajendu Srivastava, MD, MPH (Senior Medical Executive Director, Healthcare Delivery Institute at Intermountain Healthcare; and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah)

“The HSR Fellowship was critical in developing the skills to lead major community initiatives in San Diego. Healthy Development Services treats children 0-5 with mild to moderate developmental and behavioral concerns. … We were recognized by the Ash Center at Harvard as a Bright Idea Awardee. We [also] run a Healthy Family America Home Visiting program serving over 800 families. Recently, I was appointed to the Board of Governors for the San Diego Foundation. My unique career path was shaped by the HSR Fellowship.”

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP (Medical Director, Healthy Development Services, American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3)