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Arvin Garg, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address88 E. Newton St Vose Hall
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-3817
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0839-2611
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPediatrics

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2011Senior Class of Tufts University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award
2010Tufts Medical Center: Pediatric Clinical Research Center Travel Award
2007Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Francis F. Schwentker Award Winner for Excellence in Research by House Staff and Fellows
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Arvin Garg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BUSM. He is also Associate Director of Medical Student Education for Pediatrics. He focuses his research and advocacy on community pediatrics and addressing the social determinants of health within the medical home.

Dr. Garg joined BUSM in 2010 after receiving his training at both Johns Hopkins University and Boston University Schools of Medicine (SOM), as well as the University of Connecticut SOM. He also worked in private practice for two years. He has been recognized by a diverse body of institutions for his outstanding service and commitment to teaching, research, and empowering families to live their healthiest possible lives. Dr. Garg lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters and is a self-professed Boston sports nut.

 Publications
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  1. Garg A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dworkin PH. Screening for Social Determinants of Health-Reply. JAMA. 2016 12 20; 316(23):2552-2553. PMID: 27997650.
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  2. Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Ameliorating Maternal Depression and Its Harmful Consequences for Low-Income Families: Primary Care to the Rescue? Acad Pediatr. 2016 Nov - Dec; 16(8):714-715. PMID: 27772696.
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  3. Garg A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dworkin PH. Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Screening for Social Determinants of Health. JAMA. 2016 Aug 23-30; 316(8):813-4. PMID: 27367226.
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  4. Diao K, Tripodis Y, Long WE, Garg A. Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Parental Perception and Experience of Having a Medical Home, 2007 to 2011-2012. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jan - Feb; 17(1):95-103. PMID: 27457406.
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  5. Chung EK, Siegel BS, Garg A, Conroy K, Gross RS, Long DA, Lewis G, Osman CJ, Jo Messito M, Wade R, Shonna Yin H, Cox J, Fierman AH. Screening for Social Determinants of Health Among Children and Families Living in Poverty: A Guide for Clinicians. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2016 May; 46(5):135-53. PMID: 27101890.
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  6. Fierman AH, Beck AF, Chung EK, Tschudy MM, Coker TR, Mistry KB, Siegel B, Chamberlain LJ, Conroy K, Federico SG, Flanagan PJ, Garg A, Gitterman BA, Grace AM, Gross RS, Hole MK, Klass P, Kraft C, Kuo A, Lewis G, Lobach KS, Long D, Ma CT, Messito M, Navsaria D, Northrip KR, Osman C, Sadof MD, Schickedanz AB, Cox J. Redesigning Health Care Practices to Address Childhood Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3 Suppl):S136-46. PMID: 27044692.
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  7. Toy S, Tripodis Y, Yang K, Cook J, Garg A. Influence of Maternal Depression on WIC Participation in Low-Income Families. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Mar; 20(3):710-9. PMID: 26645615.
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  8. Garg A, Dworkin PH. Surveillance and Screening for Social Determinants of Health: The Medical Home and Beyond. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170(3):189-90. PMID: 26746685.
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  9. Garg A. Can I Speak to My Dad's Doctor? Acad Pediatr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 15(5):474-5. PMID: 26344715.
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  10. Bair-Merritt MH, Mandal M, Garg A, Cheng TL. Addressing Psychosocial Adversity Within the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Expert-Created Measurable Standards. J Prim Prev. 2015 Aug; 36(4):213-25. PMID: 25787893.
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  11. Long WE, Garg A. A comparison of individual- versus practice-level measures of the medical home. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar; 135(3):489-94. PMID: 25647679.
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  12. Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Silverstein M, Freeman E. Addressing social determinants of health at well child care visits: a cluster RCT. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):e296-304. PMID: 25560448.
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  13. Garg A, Toy S, Tripodis Y, Cook J, Cordella N. Influence of maternal depression on household food insecurity for low-income families. Acad Pediatr. 2015 May-Jun; 15(3):305-10. PMID: 25454368.
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  14. Garg A, Jack B, Zuckerman B. Addressing the social determinants of health within the patient-centered medical home: lessons from pediatrics. JAMA. 2013 May 15; 309(19):2001-2. PMID: 23619825.
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  15. Long WE, Cabral HJ, Garg A. Are components of the medical home differentially associated with child health care utilization, health, and health promoting behavior outcomes? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 May; 52(5):423-32. PMID: 23460651.
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  16. Garg A, Sandel M, Dworkin PH, Kahn RS, Zuckerman B. From medical home to health neighborhood: transforming the medical home into a community-based health neighborhood. J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 160(4):535-536.e1. PMID: 22424405.
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  17. Garg A, Marino M, Vikani AR, Solomon BS. Addressing families' unmet social needs within pediatric primary care: the health leads model. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec; 51(12):1191-3. PMID: 22387923.
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  18. Long WE, Bauchner H, Sege RD, Cabral HJ, Garg A. The value of the medical home for children without special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2012 Jan; 129(1):87-98. PMID: 22184647.
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  19. Garg A, Dworkin PH. Applying surveillance and screening to family psychosocial issues: implications for the medical home. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 32(5):418-26. PMID: 21522019.
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  20. Garg A, Sarkar S, Marino M, Onie R, Solomon BS. Linking urban families to community resources in the context of pediatric primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 May; 79(2):251-4. PMID: 19962849.
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  21. Garg A, Trent ME, Strouse JJ, Mitchell SE, Rowe PC. Delayed diagnosis of iliac vein thrombus in a sexually-active adolescent with Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009 Jun; 22(3):e29-32. PMID: 19539193.
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  22. Garg A, Nelson CS, Burrell L, Duggan AK, Sia C. Association of substance use discussion by pediatric providers with the parent-provider relationship and maternal behavior change. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Mar; 49(3):240-8. PMID: 19363162.
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  23. Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Serwint JR. Screening for basic social needs at a medical home for low-income children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jan; 48(1):32-6. PMID: 18566347.
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  24. Garg A, Butz AM, Dworkin PH, Lewis RA, Thompson RE, Serwint JR. Improving the management of family psychosocial problems at low-income children's well-child care visits: the WE CARE Project. Pediatrics. 2007 Sep; 120(3):547-58. PMID: 17766528.
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  25. Garg A, Serwint JR, Higman S, Kanof A, Schell D, Colon I, Butz AM. Self-efficacy for smoking cessation counseling parents in primary care: an office-based intervention for pediatricians and family physicians. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Apr; 46(3):252-7. PMID: 17416882.
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