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Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Pediatrician


Accepting New Patients


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.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

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
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Residency, Boston City Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Foreign Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Chelsea: MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


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

Research & 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:


Chelsea HealthCare Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150-1807
Phone: 617-887-8520
Fax: 617-889-8571

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