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Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address88 E. Newton St Vose Hall
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-6336
 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2008Johns Hopkins: Resident-Fellow Teaching Award
1999UNC-Chapel Hill: AOA
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Epidemiologic and intervention research in intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, child abuse and neglect

 Publications
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  1. Schiff DM, Zuckerman B, Hutton E, Genatossio C, Michelson C, Bair-Merritt M. Development and pilot implementation of a trauma-informed care curriculum for pediatric residents. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar 27. PMID: 28359836.
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  2. Peacock-Chambers E, Martin JT, Necastro KA, Cabral HJ, Bair-Merritt M. The Influence of Parental Self-Efficacy and Perceived Control on the Home Learning Environment of Young Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 17(2):176-183. PMID: 28259339.
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  3. Schiff DM, Drainoni ML, Bair-Merritt M, Weinstein Z, Rosenbloom D. A Police-Led Addiction Treatment Referral Program in Massachusetts. N Engl J Med. 2016 12 22; 375(25):2502-2503. PMID: 28002701.
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  4. Showell NN, Cole KW, Johnson K, DeCamp LR, Bair-Merritt M, Thornton RL. Neighborhood and Parental Influences on Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors in Young Low-Income Pediatric Patients. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Dec 01; 9922816684599. PMID: 28024417.
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  5. Radesky JS, Carta J, Bair-Merritt M. The 30 Million-Word Gap: Relevance for Pediatrics. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Sep 01; 170(9):825-6. PMID: 27379489.
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  6. Vo P, Bair-Merritt M, Camargo CA, Eisenberg S, Long W. Individual factors, neighborhood social context and asthma at age 5 years. J Asthma. 2017 Apr; 54(3):265-272. PMID: 27485524.
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  7. Bair-Merritt MH, Zuckerman B. Exploring Parents' Adversities in Pediatric Primary Care. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 170(4):313-4. PMID: 26857946.
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  8. Iverson KM, Stirman SW, Street AE, Gerber MR, Carpenter SL, Dichter ME, Bair-Merritt M, Vogt D. Female veterans' preferences for counseling related to intimate partner violence: Informing patient-centered interventions. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2016 May-Jun; 40:33-8. PMID: 27083252.
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  9. Hatoun J, Bair-Merritt M, Cabral H, Moses J. Increasing Medication Possession at Discharge for Patients With Asthma: The Meds-in-Hand Project. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20150461. PMID: 26912205.
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  10. Wade R, Cronholm PF, Fein JA, Forke CM, Davis MB, Harkins-Schwarz M, Pachter LM, Bair-Merritt MH. Household and community-level Adverse Childhood Experiences and adult health outcomes in a diverse urban population. Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Feb; 52:135-45. PMID: 26726759.
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  11. Bair-Merritt MH, Ghazarian SR, Burrell L, Crowne SS, McFarlane E, Duggan AK. Understanding How Intimate Partner Violence Impacts School Age Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behaviors: A Secondary Analysis of Hawaii Healthy Start Program Evaluation Data. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2015 Dec 01; 8(4):245-251. PMID: 26889302.
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  12. Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt MH, Tharp AT. Beyond the Individual Level: Novel Approaches and Considerations for Multilevel Adolescent Dating Violence Prevention. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep; 49(3):445-7. PMID: 26296442.
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  13. Cronholm PF, Forke CM, Wade R, Bair-Merritt MH, Davis M, Harkins-Schwarz M, Pachter LM, Fein JA. Adverse Childhood Experiences: Expanding the Concept of Adversity. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep; 49(3):354-61. PMID: 26296440.
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  14. 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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  15. Eisenberg SR, Bair-Merritt MH, Colson ER, Heeren TC, Geller NL, Corwin MJ. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):e315-22. PMID: 26216322.
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  16. Vo P, Bair-Merritt M, Camargo CA. The potential role of vitamin D in the link between obesity and asthma severity/control in children. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2015 Jun; 9(3):309-25. PMID: 25947112.
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  17. Silverstein M, Kistin C, Bair-Merritt M, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Feinberg E, Diaz-Linhart Y, Sandler J, Chen N, Cabral H. Avoidance as an obstacle to preventing depression among urban women at high risk for violent trauma. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb; 19(1):63-70. PMID: 25833808.
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  18. Bair-Merritt MH, Mandal M, Epstein NB, Werlinich CA, Kerrigan D. The context of violent disagreements between parents: a qualitative analysis from parents' reports. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:1324. PMID: 25539581.
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  19. Bair-Merritt MH, Voegtline K, Ghazarian SR, Granger DA, Blair C. Maternal intimate partner violence exposure, child cortisol reactivity and child asthma. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Oct; 48:50-7. PMID: 25435104.
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  20. Johnson SB, Gordon BJ, Jennings JM, Bair-Merritt MH, Adler NE, Okelo SO. Pediatric Pulmonologists' Perceptions of Family Socioeconomic Status in Asthma Care. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2014 Sep 01; 27(3):120-125. PMID: 25276485.
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  21. Smith TK, Tandon SD, Bair-Merritt MH, Hanson JL. Parenting Needs of Urban, African American Fathers. Am J Mens Health. 2015 Jul; 9(4):317-31. PMID: 25147096.
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  22. Bair-Merritt MH, Lewis-O'Connor A, Goel S, Amato P, Ismailji T, Jelley M, Lenahan P, Cronholm P. Primary care-based interventions for intimate partner violence: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):188-94. PMID: 24439354.
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  23. Bair-Merritt M, Zuckerman B, Augustyn M, Cronholm PF. Silent victims--an epidemic of childhood exposure to domestic violence. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 31; 369(18):1673-5. PMID: 24171514.
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  24. Cruz M, Randell KA, Bair-Merritt MH, Dowd MD. Children outcomes and intimate partner violence research. Lancet. 2013 Oct 19; 382(9901):1326. PMID: 24139115.
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  25. Bhandari S, Bullock LF, Bair-Merritt M, Rose L, Marcantonio K, Campbell JC, Sharps P. Pregnant women experiencing IPV: impact of supportive and non-supportive relationships with their mothers and other supportive adults on perinatal depression: a mixed methods analysis. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2012 Dec; 33(12):827-37. PMID: 23215984.
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  26. Bair-Merritt MH, Johnson SB, Okelo S, Page G. Intimate partner violence exposure, salivary cortisol, and childhood asthma. Child Abuse Negl. 2012 Jul-Aug; 36(7-8):596-601. PMID: 22858093.
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  27. Thompson DA, Joshi A, Hernandez RG, Bair-Merritt MH, Arora M, Luna R, Ellen JM. Nutrition education via a touchscreen: a randomized controlled trial in Latino immigrant parents of infants and toddlers. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Sep-Oct; 12(5):412-9. PMID: 22682718.
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  28. Bair-Merritt MH, Ghazarian SR, Burrell L, Duggan A. Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence in Mothers At-Risk for Child Maltreatment. J Fam Violence. 2012 May 01; 27(4):287-294. PMID: 22942558.
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  29. Kornfeld BD, Bair-Merritt MH, Frosch E, Solomon BS. Postpartum depression and intimate partner violence in urban mothers: co-occurrence and child healthcare utilization. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug; 161(2):348-53.e2. PMID: 22404952.
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  30. Crowne SS, Juon HS, Ensminger M, Bair-Merritt MH, Duggan A. Risk factors for intimate partner violence initiation and persistence among high psychosocial risk Asian and Pacific Islander women in intact relationships. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Mar; 22(2):e181-8. PMID: 22001632.
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  31. Lane W, Bair-Merritt MH, Dubowitz H. Child abuse and neglect. Scand J Surg. 2011; 100(4):264-72. PMID: 22182848.
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  32. Bair-Merritt MH, Crowne SS, Thompson DA, Sibinga E, Trent M, Campbell J. Why do women use intimate partner violence? A systematic review of women's motivations. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2010 Oct; 11(4):178-89. PMID: 20823071.
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  33. Bair-Merritt MH. Intimate partner violence. Pediatr Rev. 2010 Apr; 31(4):145-50; quiz 150. PMID: 20360408.
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  34. Thompson DA, Sibinga EM, Jennings JM, Bair-Merritt MH, Christakis DA. Television viewing by young Hispanic children: evidence of heterogeneity. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb; 164(2):174-9. PMID: 20124147.
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  35. Bair-Merritt MH, Jennings JM, Chen R, Burrell L, McFarlane E, Fuddy L, Duggan AK. Reducing maternal intimate partner violence after the birth of a child: a randomized controlled trial of the Hawaii Healthy Start Home Visitation Program. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jan; 164(1):16-23. PMID: 20048237.
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  36. Bair-Merritt MH. Research and statistics. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Oct; 30(10):409-10. PMID: 19797485.
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  37. Rabin RF, Jennings JM, Campbell JC, Bair-Merritt MH. Intimate partner violence screening tools: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2009 May; 36(5):439-445.e4. PMID: 19362697.
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  38. Jennings JM, Stover JA, Bair-Merritt MH, Fichtenberg C, Munoz MG, Maziad R, Ketemepi SJ, Zenilman J. Identifying Challenges to the Integration of Computer-Based Surveillance Information Systems in a Large City Health Department: A Case Study. Public Health Rep. 2009; 124 Suppl 2:39-48. PMID: 27382653.
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  39. Sharps PW, Campbell J, Baty ML, Walker KS, Bair-Merritt MH. Current evidence on perinatal home visiting and intimate partner violence. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2008 Jul-Aug; 37(4):480-90; quiz 490-1. PMID: 18754987.
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  40. Bair-Merritt MH, Jennings JM, Eaker K, Tuman JL, Park SM, Cheng TL. Screening for domestic violence and childhood exposure in families seeking care at an urban pediatric clinic. J Pediatr. 2008 May; 152(5):734-6, 736.e1. PMID: 18410785.
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  41. Bair-Merritt MH, Crowne SS, Burrell L, Caldera D, Cheng TL, Duggan AK. Impact of intimate partner violence on children's well-child care and medical home. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e473-80. PMID: 18310168.
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  42. Bair-Merritt MH, Feudtner C, Localio AR, Feinstein JA, Rubin D, Holmes WC. Health care use of children whose female caregivers have intimate partner violence histories. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Feb; 162(2):134-9. PMID: 18250237.
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  43. Bair-Merritt MH, Mollen CJ, Yau PL, Fein JA. Impact of domestic violence posters on female caregivers' opinions about domestic violence screening and disclosure in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Nov; 22(11):689-93. PMID: 17110858.
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  44. Bair-Merritt MH, Mollen CJ, Yau PL, Fein JA. Health care providers' opinions on intimate partner violence resources and screening in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Mar; 22(3):150-3. PMID: 16628095.
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  45. Bair-Merritt MH, Feudtner C, Mollen CJ, Winters S, Blackstone M, Fein JA. Screening for intimate partner violence using an audiotape questionnaire: a randomized clinical trial in a pediatric emergency department. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Mar; 160(3):311-6. PMID: 16520452.
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  46. Bair-Merritt MH, Blackstone M, Feudtner C. Physical health outcomes of childhood exposure to intimate partner violence: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2006 Feb; 117(2):e278-90. PMID: 16452335.
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  47. Bair-Merritt MH, Shah SS, Zaoutis TE, Bell LM, Feudtner C. Suppurative intracranial complications of sinusitis in previously healthy children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Apr; 24(4):384-6. PMID: 15818306.
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  48. Bair-Merritt MH, Giardino AP, Turner M, Ganetsky M, Christian CW. Pediatric residency training on domestic violence: a national survey. Ambul Pediatr. 2004 Jan-Feb; 4(1):24-7. PMID: 14731096.
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  49. Bair-Merritt MH, Chung C, Collier A. Spinal epidural abscess in a young child. Pediatrics. 2000 Sep; 106(3):E39. PMID: 10969123.
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