Dr. Mejia's clinical practice centers on caring for patients with Parkinson disease and other movement disorders. Her research aims to help all patients receive the best possible Neurology care and clinical outcomes.
Nicte I. Mejia, MD MPH is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and the MGH Neurology Director of Diversity and Community Outreach 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 patients 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 function 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 seeks to provide a scientific framework for interventions to improve the care and clinical outcomes for Parkinson disease patients and others affected by neurologic disease. She is particularly focused on addressing racial and social inequalities. 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. Current projects include an analysis of U.S.-wide data on the effects of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on access to neurologic treatments such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease. She has received funding from the American Academy of Neurology, the Rappaport Foundation, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.
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