Dr. Mejia cares for people living with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Her research focuses on interventions that will allow everyone to experience timely neurologic diagnoses, excellent neurology care, and the best possible health.
Nicte I. Mejia, M.D. M.P.H. is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and the MGH Neurology Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Health Initiatives. Dr. Mejia was born in Guatemala of Mexican and Salvadorian parents. She obtained Neurology and Movement Disorders subspecialty training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & 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 with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. She conducts health services research to develop creative, collaborative, and scientifically-founded interventions that could improve neurology care globally. Her research is particularly important for minority and non-English speaking patients as they often face greater challenges towards obtaining the best possible health and quality of life. Dr. Mejia's research has been funded by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, the Rappaport Foundation, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.
ResearchDr. Mejia's research aims to establish creative, collaborative, and scientifically-founded interventions that will provide timely diagnosis, excellent care, and the best possible health to people living with Parkinson's disease and other neurologic conditions around the world. Her research is particularly important for people from minority and non-English speaking communities as they often face more challenges towards obtaining the best possible health and quality of life. 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, Harvard School of Public Health, 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.
Mejia NI, Jankovic J. Secondary tics and tourettism. Rev Bras Psiquiatr 2005
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