Born in Boston and raised locally, Carrie Essex returned to the Foxboro area and joined the team at Pediatric Specialists in January of 2001. After graduating from the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Carrie attended the University of Chicago and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Following graduation, she was a Pre-IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health, working in the Department of Child Health and Human Development. Carrie continued her education and Yale University, earning and MSN with honors in 2000. At Yale her coursework included specialized training in child development, school based healthcare, and day care consulting; she completed her graduate thesis on depression in children ages 9-12 years. Carrie was awarded the Sylvia Palmer Bellos Lecture prize for her community service, and was accepted into the Sigma theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing. Before coming to Pediatric Specialists Carrie worked in southern Africa, at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gabarone Botswana. Sponsored by the Harvard Aids Institute, she worked on the pediatric wards with the resident pediatricians and completed a survey on maternal awareness of HIV status.
Within the field of Pediatrics, Carrie has special interest in dermatology and first aid. She also enjoys teaching and precepts nurse practitioner students for Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. Carrie live locally with her husband and daughters. When not working she enjoys yoga and pilates, kayaking during the summer, and when able, traveling.