Jennifer Peralta, MD, MST

Jennifer Peralta, MD, MST


Dr. Jennifer Peralta obtained her B.A. with Honors in Community Health from Brown University, later earning a M.S.T. in Elementary Education with Bilingual Extension from Pace University while serving as an elementary ESL teacher in the South Bronx with Teach for America. Dr. Peralta then participated in a post-baccalaureate pre-health certificate program at the University of Pennsylvania and attended Stony Brook University School of Medicine for her medical degree where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. As a resident, Jennifer was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society for her contributions to medical student education, was selected as an Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In addition, Dr. Peralta served on various hospital committees dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, resident education and quality assurance. As an NCSP scholar, Dr. Peralta will collaborate and complete clinic requirements with the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity.

Career Interests: Dr. Peralta is interested in a career in academic medicine that has real-world health policy impact. As a pediatrician, she plans to continue her professional efforts in clinical medicine, research and teaching while collaborating with policy makers and organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Research Interests: Dr. Jennifer Peralta is interested in addressing health and social disparities among children with medical complexity (CMC) through community care models and equity and value based care initiatives. Additional interests include workforce diversity in academic medicine and equity-focused medical trainee education.

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