Pooja Mehta, MD, MSCS h1 >
Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Mentor/s: Glenn T. Furuta, MD
Dr. Mehta is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her clinical and research interests include finding innovative methods of improving treatment adherence in adolescents and young adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Specifically, she is interested in the application of health psychology and in the use of digital health tools to reach patients outside of the traditional clinical setting. Her goals are to perform multidisciplinary and pragmatic research with patient input to improve outcomes in EoE.
Summary of current CEGIR projects
Publications as affiliated with CEGIR
Q & A with Dr. Mehta
How has CEGIR participation made a difference in your career, or how do you anticipate it will?
“CEGIR provides an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with leaders in the field. Because I believe that patient and community input is critical to the development and advancement of EoE-related research, I am also extremely excited to work with CEGIR’s Patient Advocacy Groups.”
How do you feel the patient community benefits from the CEGIR training program?
“CEGIR brings together an incredibly diverse group of people including basic scientists, clinical researchers, industry, and patient advocates. This multidisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere allows for us to learn from each other, build long-lasting partnerships, and work together with the goal of improving patient lives.”