(Philadelphia, PA) - Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, within the Division of General Pediatrics, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Pati earned an AB (cum laude) in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard-Radcliffe College and a MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In 2002, she received her MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University School of Public Health. She performed her residency and chief residency at Babies and Children's Hospital in New York and her fellowship in General Medicine at Columbia University. Prior to her appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she was a faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Babies and Children's Hospital.

Dr. Pati's research examines the impact of public policy on the health of underserved children and families. Her research on the subject has been published in the American Journal of Public Health and Pediatrics. Dr. Pati presented her research most recently at the American Public Health Association 2002 Meeting on, 'The impact of welfare reform on utilization of health insurance and food assistance programs in New York City.' Her research on 'Intergenerational equity and public spending, 1980-2000' will be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting in Seattle and at the Poverty, Food, and Health in Welfare international conference in Lisbon.

She is currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health and Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. Pati is the recipient of many accolades including the 2001 Fellow Clinical Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association, and is a Women's Health Initiative Lecturer for SAKHI, a New York City community-based organization dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence from South Asia.

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