Dr. Mejia cares for people living with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Her research focuses on developing interventions to allow everyone to experience timely neurologic diagnoses, excellent neurology care, and optimal health.
Nicte I. Mejia, M.D. M.P.H. is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Director of Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mejia was born in Guatemala of Mexican and Salvadorian parents. She grew up in Mexico where she graduated medical school with Honors from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. Dr. Mejia obtained Neurology and Movement Disorders subspecialty training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as a degree of Master of Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Mejia cares for a culturally diverse group of people living with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She conducts health services research to develop interventions that improve neurology care for everyone. Her research is particularly important for non-English speaking and other minority patients as they often face greater challenges to access neurology care and have optimal neurological health. Dr. Mejia's research has been funded by the American Brain Foundation, the Rappaport Foundation, Harvard Medical School, the National Parkinson Foundation, the Patient Centered Outcomes Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.
ResearchDr. Mejia's research aims to establish scientifically-founded interventions that will provide timely diagnoses, excellent care, and optimal health to people living with Parkinson's disease and other neurologic conditions. Her research is particularly important for non-English speaking and other minority patients as they often face more challenges towards accessing neurology care and having optimal neurologic health. A career in neurology, subspecialty in movement disorders, practical experience conducting movement disorders clinical trials, and public health research training solidify her capability and motivation to successfully pursue this research. She has received funding from the American Academy of Neurology, the Rappaport Foundation, Harvard Medical School, the National Institutes of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Institute, and the National Parkinson Foundation. Current projects include a collaboration with the National Parkinson Foundation, supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), to evaluate the role of telemedicine in providing neurology "virtual house calls" to people living with Parkinson's disease across the United States.
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