Linda Fu, M.D., M.S., is a general pediatrician at Children’s National Hospital 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.”