Tracy King, M.D., M.P.H., is a medical officer in NICHD’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch (IDDB). She is a board-certified pediatrician with extensive research, clinical, and teaching experience in providing pediatric care for diverse populations.
Dr. King currently oversees the NICHD portfolio on Fragile X syndrome and chairs the NIH Fragile X working group. Her portfolio also includes research on self-injurious behaviors in individuals with IDD; the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of IDD research; and Dissemination and Implementation research relevant to IDD conditions. She also has a specific interest in research methods relevant to clinical preventive services for children. She serves as NICHD’s liaison to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Dr. King earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She also completed a research fellowship in general academic pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, during which time she earned a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining NICHD in 2015, she served on the leadership team of the Harriet Lane Clinic, the pediatric primary care clinic for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and conducted research focused on improving early identification of children with developmental delays.