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Deanna Nardella, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, NCSP; Co-chair of the Connecticut Infant Mortality Review Committee, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Contact Information

Deanna Nardella, MD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    333 Cedar Street, SHM I-456, PO Box 208088

    New Haven, CT 06510-8088

    United States


Deanna Nardella, MD joins the Yale community as a National Clinician Scholar after completing her general pediatrics training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Nardella has a passion for scholarship and policy aimed at promoting high-quality, person-centered, equitable healthcare across the pediatric continuum. Her interests include healthcare implementation science, quality improvement and community-based participatory research, among others.

Dr. Nardella’s prior work has explored bias and discrimination in breastfeeding care, the impact of mode of delivery on the maternal/infant microbiome and designing protocols to minimize polypharmacy in juvenile corrections. Her most recent research focuses on promoting health equity in lactation care using a multilevel approach, including physician and patient education, advocacy, and research that aims to inform systemic change and policy reform.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine (2024)
  • Residency
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2022)
  • MD
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • BS
    Cornell University


  • Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2022)

Honors & Recognition

Gold Humanism Honor Society2019
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2019

Departments & Organizations