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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

Maya Ragavan is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. She completed her medical school from Northwestern University, pediatric residency from Stanford Children's Hospital, and a general academic pediatric fellowship from Boston Medical Center. Her research interests focus on preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), specifically by supporting IPV survivors in pediatric healthcare settings and examining the impact of cultural and structural racism on IPV survivors and their families. She also does work focused on engaging parents in supporting their adolescent-age children in developing healthy romantic relationships. She is deeply passionate about stakeholder involvement and the majority of her research is conducted in partnership with community-based organizations. She also is interested in language equity in research, and focuses her work on non-English speaking communities.

Ragavan is currently funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Scholars KL2 where she has developed an innovative community-academic collaboration to design a parent-adolescent dating violence prevention program for Hispanic and Latino adolescents and their parents. She also is PI or co-I on a number of community-partnered projects including developing a youth research advisory board for Latinx youth, understanding the COVID-19 vaccine experience of immigrant and refugee communities, and examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV survivors. Ragavan also practices general pediatrics at the Primary Care Center in Oakland and with the Salud Para Niños program.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences