Colleen Bennett, MD

MSHP Student

Colleen Bennett, MD is currently a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Colleen was eager to return to the city for medical school. Colleen received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During medical school, she completed the Bridging the Gaps Clinical Scholars program and cultivated her interest in community health and caring for vulnerable populations. While in medical school, Colleen also collaborated on a qualitative research study focused on the perceptions of non-offending caregivers of victims of child sexual abuse. Colleen subsequently completed her pediatric residency training at CHOP. During residency, Colleen’s advocacy project focused on mental health treatment options for children in foster care. With continued passion for caring for vulnerable populations and victims of child maltreatment, Colleen recently began Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at CHOP and is working on a project focused on health care utilization for children in foster care.