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Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., FAAP, Boston

Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., FAAP, is a general pediatrician and child advocate. She has developed widely accepted medical home approaches that address health inequities and provide guidance for practices and school systems on the comprehensive care for children with special health care needs. She has advocated for SCHIP, improved school health services and payment to pediatricians for developmental screening and coordination of care.

She has served as chair of the AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics executive committee, president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, director of Building Bright Futures and national program director of the Dyson Community Pediatrics Initiative.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Palfrey grew up in Baltimore. After receiving her A.B. from Harvard and M.D. from Columbia,...

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