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Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP

Director, Health Services Research Institute

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Medical Center


AB, Harvard University, 1984
MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1989


Pediatrics, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1989-1992


Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, 1993-1995

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Associate Chair of Research, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Flores is Director of the Health Services Research Institute at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Amos Medical Faculty Development Program and the editorial board of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and the. He is a former member of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the Council of the American Pediatric Society, and RWJ Aligning Forces for Quality Program NAC. He is Director of the NIDDK/APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID), whose goal is to provide career development and advancement for diverse junior faculty in general academic pediatrics pursuing careers addressing pediatric obesity, nutrition, and/or sickle cell disease. He has provided two Congressional Briefings, US Senate and Congressional testimony, and DHHS and ACF briefings. He has been a consultant/NAC member for the US Surgeon General, IOM/NAM, CDC, NICHD, AMA, NHMA, First Focus, the DHHS Office of Civil Rights, and Sesame Workshop. He received the 2006 AAP Outstanding Achievement Award in the Application of Epidemiologic Information to Child Health Advocacy, the 2006 NHMA Health Leadership Award, the 2008 Millie and Richard Brock Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pediatrics, the 2010 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Social Justice Award from the APHA, the 2012 Research Award from the Academic Pediatric Association (the first underrepresented minority recipient), the 2017 Public Policy and Advocacy Award from the Academic Pediatric Association (the first underrepresented minority recipient), and the 2019 David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health from the American Public Health Association. He has been awarded major grant funding by NICHD, NIDDK, AHRQ, CMS, the RWJ Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.

    He recently served as a member of the Cradle to K Cabinet of Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges, and the National Advisory Committee of the RWJ Health Opportunity and Equity (HOPE) Measures. He drafted 2018 legislation which was signed into law by Congress and the President as part of CHIP reauthorization which makes organizations that use parent mentors eligible to receive $120 million in CMS grants for Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment. His 240 publications address a wide variety of research and policy issues, including racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health and healthcare, health equity, health policy, insuring the uninsured, health services research, public and population health, language barriers in healthcare, and childhood obesity.

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