Robert Sege, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Community and Stakeholder Engagement; Director, Center for Community-Engaged Medicine
Tufts CTSI; Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies

Dr. Robert Sege is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches that directly address the needs of children, who are the poorest and most diverse segment of the US population.  His academic work incorporates community engagement at all stages of design, implementation, dissemination, and improvement. Dr. Sege directs the development and dissemination of the new HOPE – Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, an early childhood development framework that has led to changes in care in many settings across the country. He co-directs the community and stakeholder engagement component of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and is a professor of medicine and pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, serves on the board of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust, and served for many years on the Board of Prevent Child Abuse America and on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committees on Child Abuse and Neglect and Injury, Violence, and Poisoning Prevention. Dr. Sege is a graduate of Yale College and received his PhD in biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife Karen have raised three young adult children.