Dr. Arauz Boudreau is an academic community pediatrician focusing her career on improving health disparities for vulnerable children by impacting childhood development through restructuring primary care, research and community initiatives. She has taken a lead role in transforming pediatric practices into patient centered medical homes presenting a holistic system for promoting child development and addressing health disparities.
Her work in practice innovation is informed by her research that focuses on addressing health disparities and studying medical home implementation to enhance child development. Her research assesses the association of cultural competence with the quality of well-child care, the addition of health coaches and developmental specialists to augment well-child care and an approach to obesity, and most recently, understanding how practices transform into a medical home and its benefits.
She is also an innovative leader at MGH promoting diversity and inclusion. She is an Associate Director of the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office. In addition she is the co-Chair of the MGHfC Diversity Committee where she has spearheaded the development of a vision, mission and implementation of an action plan to promote workforce diversity, cultural competence and address health care disparities within MGHfC.
Dr. Arauz Boudreau is an associated faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Adolescent and Child Health Policy and practices as a primary care pediatrician at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School Public Health. She has completed the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship and the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She served on Boston’s Major Menino School Readiness Action Planning Team and served as the Co-Chair of the Ready Systems Implementation Group of Thrive in 5, Boston’s School Readiness Imitative. Additionally she has joined the Board of Trustees of Family Services of Greater Boston, an organization dedicated to providing family development and support services.