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Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH

Assistant Pediatrician

I am a primary care pediatrician who cares for low-income Latino families and others at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. I am committed to providing optimal health care so that all children may have optimal health and well-being.

  • Phone: 617-887-8300
Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
Pediatric Global Health
Immigrant health
Child Poverty and Disparities
Food Insecurity and Hunger
The human rights of children
Community Health Worker Training
Capacity-Building in Resource-Limited Settings
Medical education
Developmental pediatrics
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Chelsea: MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
Medical Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
Residency, Boston City Hospital
Gender
Female
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Foreign Languages
Portuguese
Spanish
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Primary Care Patients
Yes

Accepting New Specialty Patients

Yes

Biography

Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH, is in the Division of Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Instructor and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Global Health at Harvard Medical School; Pediatrician at Chelsea HealthCare Center; and Board Member of Doctors for Global Health (DGH). DGH practices "liberation medicine, the conscious and conscientious use of health to promote human rights and social justice" and works in partnership with rural underserved communities in Central America, Mexico, and Africa. Her academic pursuits include the use of innovative technologies to address educational needs of health care providers overseas; the role of academic institutions in addressing human resource constraints in resource-limited settings; rural community development; and training health care providers in pediatric health and disease, including TB and HIV/AIDS. She has worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, India, Mozambique and Uganda. She has published works on the human rights of children; immigrants and hunger; child labor; orphans and vulnerable children in the context of HIV; global health career development; malnutrition; health systems in resource limited settings; malnutrition; and care of the immigrant child. She is a co-editor of the MGHfC Handbook of Pediatric Global Health. She received a combined BA/MD with honors from Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Kasper is committed to providing the highest level of health care to all of the patients she serves so that all children may have optimal health and well-being

Publications

  1. Lancet 1998;352:733.
  2. Am J Public Health. 2000;90:1629-1633.
  3. Health and Human Rights. 2001;5(2):64-90.
  4. Lancet. 2003;362(Supp1):31-33.
  5. Pedi Annals.2004;33(10):712-715.
  6. Child Welfare. 2010;89(5):21-36.
  7. Arch Dis Child. 2012;0:1?7. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301900
  8. J Grad Med Educ. 2012:301-307. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-11-00299.1

Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150-1807

Phone: 617-887-8300
Fax: 617-889-8571

Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150-1807

Phone: 617-887-8300
Fax: 617-889-8571

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