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Dougal Hargreaves

2013-14 Harkness Fellow Specialist Registrar in General Pediatrics, St. Mary’s Hospital Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Child Health

Harkness Project Title: Impact of Insurance Coverage and Deprivation on Health and Health Care Use


Mentor: Mark Schuster, M.D., Ph.D. (Children's Hospital Boston)

Placement: Children's Hospital Boston

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship:  Dougal Hargreaves, M.D., M.Sc., M.A., a 2013-14 U.K. Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a specialist registrar in general pediatrics at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is also honorary research associate at the Institute of Child Health at University College London. Hargreaves has 11 years’ experience in pediatrics, including nine years of work in England in various pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and has spent time in Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Bosnia. Dougal’s area of focus is adolescent health services, and he has worked on national standards for all NHS services serving young people. Hargreaves has published 19 peer-reviewed articles in journals including The Lancet and Journal of Adolescent Health, and is a featured speaker on health policy for children and young people internationally. Hargreaves received his M.D. from University College London.

Project: The objective of Hargreaves' project is to investigate the long-term health impact of access to healthcare in adolescence. He will also explore the degree to which healthcare variation in the U.S. and England results from effects of deprivation and provider factors. He will conduct quantitative analysis using longitudinal data on perceived barriers to accessing healthcare by adolescents (both financial and non-financial) and their subsequent health status in adulthood, as well as cross-sectional data on demographics, insurance status, and health care utilization in the U.S. and England.

Career Activity since Fellowship:

  • Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University College London
  • Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics, UCL Institute of Child Health
  • Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, 2014

Current Positions: (updated 03/2015)

  • Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) University College London
  • Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics, UCL Institute of Child Health

E-mail: [email protected]

Selected Publications:

Hargreaves D, Greaves F, Levay C, Mitchell I, Koch U, Esch T, Denny S, Frich J, Struijs J, Sheikh A. “Comparison of healthcare experience and access between young and older adults in 11 high-income countries,” J Adolesc Health. 2015.

Hargreaves, D. "Learning to Listen: Delivering Patient-Centered Care for Adolescents," Journal of Adolescent Health.  2014.