Nicole Prudent, MD, MPH

A smiling Dr. Nicole Prudent wears a pink turtle neck and a green jacket with flowers stitched on the left shoulder. .

Nicole Prudent MD, MPH is Emeritus Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to her large clinical practice at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, she led the Haitian community in the development and implementation of several public health campaigns, funded by the City of Boston, the MA Department of Public Health, and several federal US agencies including increasing the participation of new immigrant women in prenatal care; mobilizing the community in the fight against HIV/ AIDS and its related stigma; developing a special music program for children orphaned by HIV; preventing teenage pregnancy; creating after school programs to increase school success and decrease dropout among adolescent immigrants; promoting effective parenting; and mentoring and collaborating on the creation of a path for youth interested in health careers.

She is the co-founder of the Haitian Family Support Center, funded by the State of Massachusetts to deliver case management, skills acquisition, recreation, and inclusion activities for Haitian families with children with developmental disabilities. In 2003, Dr. Prudent was the recipient of the BU Faculty Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. She has contributed to public health literature, including a chapter on “Health Care Access for Children of Immigrants” in the book Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities (David Satcher, ed.).

Photo by Jackie Ricciardi.