Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, is Vice-Chair for Pediatric Rehabilitation, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics, and Vice-Chair for Quality in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Dr. Houtrow is the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Houtrow’s clinical work focuses on optimizing health and functioning outcomes for children with disabilities. Dr. Houtrow’s research focuses on recognizing the impact raising children with disabilities has on families, health care inequities, childhood disability trends and outcomes research for children with disabilities. Presently, her research is utilizing the National Survey of Children’s Health to evaluate the emotional and physical health of caregivers of children with special care needs (Characterization of Health of Mothers Project) and to compare the reporting of child’s health and development concerns between mothers and fathers (Differences in Reporting Project). Dr. Houtrow is also evaluating food and housing insecurity disparities.
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