Susmita Pati

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Susmita Pati, MD MPH is a nationally recognized physician-scientist and leader with expertise in population health analytics, innovation, and system transformation. Dr. Pati currently holds positions as a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics, and Chair of the Professionalism Committee at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Children's Hospital. Furthermore, she provides key leadership for clinical integration efforts at Stony Brook Medicine and serves as the Chief Medical Program Advisor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Formerly, she was faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she co-founded PolicyLab, an interdisciplinary child health services research center focused on translating evidence into action, and led a Dean's Task Force commissioned to provide recommendations for improving the work environment for new faculty, with a particular focus on women.

Dr. Pati earned an AB cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, a MD from the University of Connecticut, and a MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University. She completed her pediatric residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University. She has served on the Board of Directors of Public Citizens for Children and Youth in Philadelphia and the Board of Trustees the Medical Center Nursery School in northern Manhattan. Her team's work on health disparities has been published in top-tier scientific journals and she is the principal architect for the national award-winning Keeping Families Healthy program, whereby community health workers function as a direct extension of the pediatrician's office to help families follow clinical care recommendations.

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Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Chief Medical Program Advisor