Wright Recognized for Excellence in Mentorship

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CHDS faculty Davene Wright received the 2023 Gordon Moore Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Department of Population Medicine in the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Named for and inspired by Gordon Moore, MD, MPH, the award recognizes exceptional mentors from all areas, including staff, research scientists, analysts, fellows, faculty, and individuals in administrative and management roles.

Wright is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of the Division of Child Health Research and Policy. She is also on faculty in the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy and the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship. Wright received her doctorate in Health Policy and Decision Sciences from Harvard University, working with faculty at CHDS and elsewhere. Her research aims to improve the supply of and demand for efficient health care that can improve the management of pediatric chronic diseases, with a focus on childhood obesity. Her work has been funded by NIH, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association.

Wright is nationally known for her career development mentoring, providing training and workshops at academic and research institutions across the US. Topics range from creating an online identity to navigating the academic job market. She co-chairs the Decision Sciences for Child Health Collaborative that fosters collaborations to advance pediatric decision science-related research, as well as connects trainees with job opportunities and networking.

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