Nicte I. Mejia

Nicte I. Mejia, MD MPH FAAN is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as Director of the MGH Neurology Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, is an Associate of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, Member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Born in Guatemala and raised primarily in Mexico, Dr. Mejia graduated medical school with honors from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. After conducting clinical research at Baylor College of Medicine, she moved to Boston to pursue further training at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Mejia has since completed a Medicine internship, Neurology residency, Movement Disorders fellowship, Master degree of Public Health, and postdoctoral fellowships in Neurostatistics and Neuroepidemiology as well as in Mental Health Policy. In 2010, she was appointed to the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where she continues to provide clinical care, conduct health services research, supervise trainees, and engage in administrative leadership. As part of her efforts to improve access to neurology care while addressing disparities in neurology, Dr. Mejia created mechanisms for trainees to engage in these topics: the Partners Neurology Residency Program Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for neurology residents, the MGH Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion Internship for undergraduate and graduate students, the MGH Neurology Youth Stroke Education program for high school students, and most recently the MGH Youth Neurology Education and Research Program. Dr. Mejia has taught health professionals through invited grand rounds, CME courses, and presentations including at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society International Congress, and the Physicians for a National Health Program Annual Meeting. She is an inaugural recipient of The Audrey S. Penn Lectureship Award, provided to American Neurological Association members who conduct outstanding research, program-building, or educational scholarship to promote health equity on health care disparities.