Lenore Jarvis, M.D., M.Ed., is an affiliate faculty member of the Child Health Advocacy Institute, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s National Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the director of advocacy and health policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. She completed undergraduate and medical school at the Ohio State University. Prior to medical school, Dr. Jarvis taught first grade for Teach for America in Las Vegas. Her interests include international health, medical education and child advocacy.
Dr. Jarvis strives to unite pediatricians towards the common goal of improved health care for all children. She has held leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 2006 and is the current president of the D.C. chapter. She received formal advocacy training through the AAP Department of Federal Affairs internship on Capitol Hill. Dr. Jarvis was also selected, through a competitive process, to participate in the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a program jointly offered by the bipartisan presidential centers of former Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Dr. Jarvis participates on the advocacy subcommittee of the AAP Section of Emergency Medicine. Her advocacy includes working with the hospital’s Government Affairs Council, the D.C. Chapter of the AAP, and AAP Department of Federal Affairs to facilitate testimonies for the Council of the District of Columbia and congressional staff legislative briefings to assist in enacting health care policies. To improve child and maternal health, Dr. Jarvis has been interviewed by C-SPAN, CNBC, SiriusXM "Doctor Radio," The Washington Post, Reuters and Politico.
She grew up in Cleveland, OH. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, yoga and traveling.