Lydia Pace, MD, MPH, of the divisions of Women’s Health as well as General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, was named as faculty director of the Women’s Health Policy and Advocacy Program in the Connors Center for Women’s Health earlier this year.
The program strives to influence policy at the institutional, local and national level to promote the highest standard of health and health care for all women.
Five Facts About Pace
- She is the first faculty member to serve as director of the program.
- She fosters the expansion and effectiveness of policy activities, builds partnerships in the field and
raises awareness about critical women’s health policy issues among health care system stakeholders
- She helped found a women’s cancer clinic at Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, where she continues to train doctors, nurses and community health workers in early detection of breast cancer.
- A primary care physician in the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care, Pace leads a clinic within the practice that makes long-acting reversible birth control, such as intrauterine devices or contraceptive implants, easily accessible to patients.
- She has an identical twin sister, Christine Pace, MD, MSc, who is a primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center. They both trained at BWH.