TPS Distinguished Service Award

Nancy Correa, MPH

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Nancy Correa, MPH has dedicated her career to making systematic changes to improve the lives of vulnerable children.  Nancy is currently the Practice Administrator for the Section of Public Health Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital.  In addition to supporting clinical operations, Nancy utilizes a public health framework to strategically address gaps in practice and knowledge to mitigate and prevent childhood adversities and foster resilience in individuals, families, and communities.  Nancy’s areas of focus include: children with incarcerated parents, intimate partner violence, postpartum depression, food insecurity, integrated behavioral health, early brain development, and expanding the role of pediatric practices to more comprehensively address the needs of children and families.

Nancy’s past experience includes serving as the Director of the Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being at CHILDREN AT RISK.  In this role she developed and implemented a strategy to make evidence-based parent support programs more widely available through schools, churches, afterschool programs, and healthcare clinics in Houston, Texas.  Nancy was also the founding executive director of CAN DO Houston, a nonprofit organization that promotes active living and healthy eating through community partnerships.  Nancy has a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Chemistry and Policy Studies and a master’s degree from Boston University School of Public Health.  She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at UT School of Public Health.