Andrea Knight MD, MSCE

Andrea Knight is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and an attending physician in the Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at CHOP.

Dr. Knight's research focuses on improving mental health for children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by investigating ways to enhance identification and treatment of youth with SLE affected by depression and anxiety. She is also interested more broadly in psychosocial and patient-oriented outcomes, healthcare disparities and utilization in youth with SLE and other chronic rheumatic disease. Dr. Knight has led studies investigating depression and anxiety in youth with SLE, as well as a project examining the national inpatient healthcare burden on pediatric SLE patients. She is a recent winner of the Diversity in Health Education and Research Award from the University of Pennsylvania and a Pilot Grant Award from the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, where she serves on the Minority Recruitment Panel.

Dr. Knight obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City in 2004. She completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at CHOP. She earned her MSCE from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

She currently holds membership in the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance, among other organizations.

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