ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL
Dr. Lydia Pace is a primary care physician and a researcher in the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research focuses on advancing equity in delivery of women’s health care services in both the United States and in limited-resource settings around the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the recipient of a National Cancer Institute Career Development Award for research to assess and improve the quality of breast cancer care provided in Rwanda, where she lived from 2011-2014 and continues to work. She also led development of a breast cancer early detection initiative in Rwanda that is now being scaled nationwide, and partners with the World Health Organization’s Global Breast Cancer Initiative. Dr. Pace also leads policy research and clinical initiatives to improve access to high-quality contraceptive care in the United States. She directs Women’s Health Policy and Advocacy in the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and directs the Connors Center’s Global Women’s Health Fellowship. Clinically, she practices primary care at the Jen Center for Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cares for women at elevated risk of developing breast cancer in the BWH Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Education and Prevention (B-PREP) program.