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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia

Irene Mathieu, MD, is a bilingual pediatrician who cares for English- and Spanish-speaking patients in Charlottesville and Orange. She also teaches medical students and residents about primary care pediatrics and is actively involved in research and community outreach. As a Fulbright Scholar, a Vanderbilt University Medical Scholar and a resident on the global health track at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mathieu spent several years before and during her medical training working on research projects. These have included work on intimate partner violence, childhood obesity prevention and disparities in gestational diabetes follow-up care in the U.S. She has also completed projects related to access to essential medications in rural Guatemala and early childhood development in the Dominican Republic. Her research in the Dominican Republic included gender-specific issues related to tuberculosis. Mathieu is also interested in medical and resident education around socio-economic factors that influence the health of individuals and communities, advocacy training and community-engaged health equity research and programming.


  • –present
    Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia