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Lee M. Pachter, DO

Community Engagement & Outreach (CEO) Core Lead

Lee M. Pachter, DO is a senior physician scientist and Director of Mentorship & Professional Development at the Institute for Research in Equity and Community Health (iREACH) at ChristianaCare. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. Lee also is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Lee is a pediatrician researcher who conducts research in the areas of social determinants of health, psychosocial stress and adversity, racism and discrimination, and health disparities. He received a K-Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to develop an instrument to measure experiences of racism and discrimination in children and youth. He was a founding co-director of the Philadelphia ACE Task Force and, founded and directed the Academic Pediatric Association’s New Century Scholars Program, which is a career development and mentorship program aimed at diversifying the academic pediatric workforce. Lee was the recipient of the 2020 APA Miller-Sarkin Mentorship Award. He also is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware site for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.