Courtney A. Gidengil

Courtney A. Gidengil
Physician Policy Researcher
Boston Office

Education

M.D., McGill University; M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health; B.Sc. in psychology, McGill University

Overview

Courtney A. Gidengil is a physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. Gidengil trained as a resident in pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Brown University. She completed further training in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she joined the division as faculty in 2009. Her research training includes the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program. Gidengil earned her M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health and both her B.Sc. and M.D. from McGill University.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Commentary

  • A boy getting a vaccination

    On Vaccines, Trump Should Rely on Science

    Research has proven that vaccines are extremely safe and effective. The public health implications of questioning this are serious. America should take every opportunity to protect kids by vaccinating them against every vaccine-preventable disease.

    Jan 25, 2017 The Health Care Blog

  • A child receives polio vaccination during an anti-polio campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan

    An Outbreak of Outbreaks

    Lately, stories about outbreaks seem to be spreading faster than the diseases themselves. An outbreak of measles in Ohio is just part of an 18-year high of U.S. cases. Meanwhile, polio continues to circulate in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, while spreading to other countries, like Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Syria.

    Jun 11, 2014 The Health Care Blog

Publications