Linda Fu, MD, MS, is a general pediatrician at Children’s National Health System and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Fu also serves as the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation for Children’s School Services and as the Immunization Initiatives Representative for the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Fu’s advocacy and research interests lie in immunization delivery—understanding and removing barriers to children receiving recommended vaccinations to keep them and the community at-large safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. She has current funding from the NIH to examine social influences on parental vaccination decision-making. Dr. Fu has overseen several projects to update pediatric providers in the District of Columbia and in 21 states on the implementation of immunization delivery best practices.
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."