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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • MS, 2005
    Tufts University
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    New England Medical Center/Tufts
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    New England Medical Center/Tufts
  • MD, 2000
    University of California- San Diego School of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Brown University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1154403459

Biography

Linda Fu, M.D., M.S., is a general pediatrician at Children’s National Health System and an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She also serves as the director of academic development at the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health.

Dr. Fu's advocacy and research interests focus on community-based interventions, promoting the health and well-being of children especially those living in medically-underserved or impoverished areas. Her work examines how social networks, the health care system and community characteristics impact child health. Her work also seeks ways to disseminate best practices as a means of reducing barriers to care and health disparities.

Dr. Fu's interests include: studying how social and environmental factors influence a variety of behaviors including pediatric immunization uptake, parental use of safe infant sleep environments and treatment of opioid use disorder among new mothers. The NIH, local governmental agencies and nonprofits fund her research. Dr. Fu and the Children’s immunization team have been recognized with multiple national honors, including being highlighted by the American Hospital Association as a CEO Insight Series Case Example (2012) and the 2013 Research and Hope Award for Patient and Community Health presented by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for “commitment and achievement in promoting the importance of research of and access to vaccines.”

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Pfizer  

2009 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

(2009) Improving immunization rates of underserved children

Am J Gastroenterol

(2009) Predictors of Clinical Outcomes Following Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Remain Insufficiently Defined: A Systematic Review

Future of Pediatrics Conference

(2009) Quality improvement partnerships among providers, the Department of Health and Medicaid managed care organizations can improve vaccination rates in an underserved population

J Pediatrics

(2008) Infant sleep location: Associated maternal and infant characteristics with SIDS prevention recommendations

J Pediatrics

(2008) Infant sleep location: Associated maternal and infant characteristics with SIDS prevention recommendations

National Immunization Conference

(2009) Using immunization registry-generated data and best practices to improve vaccination rates of underserved children

Pediatrics

(2006) Brief hospitalization and pulse oximetry for predicting amoxicillin treatment failure in children with severe pneumonia

Pediatrics in Review

(2007) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Pediatrics In Review

(2007) Apparent Life-Threatening events (ALTE) and the role of home apnea monitors