Amy Houtrow, M.D.

Board Member

Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH



  • MD, Michigan State University, 2000
  • Pediatrics and PM&R residencies, 2000-2005
  • MPH, Health Policy and Management, 2004
  • PhD, Medical Sociology, UCSF, 2012


  • UCSF, Department of Pediatrics, 2005-2012
  • University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, Departments of PM&R and Pediatrics, 2012-current
    • Vice Chair for Quality and Outcomes
    • Vice Chair and Division Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Current funding:

  • HRSA: LEND Pittsburgh, PI
  • NIH: spina bifida research
  • CDC: spina bifida research
  • PCORI: health services direct admission research
  • FISA Foundation: Disability JEDI training for medical students
  • ASTHO: Disability Health Equity Training for Emergency Preparedness Specialists

Selected relevant service:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Executive Committee for the Council on Children with Disabilities
    • Bias and Discrimination Taskforce
    • Executive Committee for the Section on Home Care
    • NCE Planning Committee
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • Board of Governors
    • Secretary of the Board of Governors
  • American Association on Health and Disability Board Member
  • Editorial Boards
    • Academic Pediatrics
    • Archives of PM&R
    • Disability and Health
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    • Health Equity Blueprint
    • Systems of Care Redesign
  • National Academy of Medicine
    • Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues
    • Chair: Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
    • Committee Member to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Program for Children with Mental Disorders
  • Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council Board Member

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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