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Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address88 E. Newton St Vose Hall
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-7477
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5392-6443
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPediatrics

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2015Massachusetts Public Health Association: Paul Revere Award
2014Boston University School of Medicine: Office of Multicultural Affairs Service Award
2012Boston University School of Medicine: Teacher of the Year for the Pediatric Clerkship
2007Johns Hopkins : David Kamsler Award
2004Yale University School of Medicine: The Parker Prize
2004AOA
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD is a pediatrician and social epidemiologist and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network (www.vitalvillage.org). Her work focuses on the role of early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific concentration on psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine and reproductive health outcomes, including obesity and early puberty. She is interested in social ecology and the role of neighborhood attributes in influencing health trajectory. Specifically, she has studied the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Her current work is developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being and reduce child maltreatment using a collective impact approach in three Boston neighborhoods.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • early life adversity, exposure to violence, intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, health equity, collective impact, community-based research, neighborhoods and health
 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, 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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  3. McConnico N, Boynton-Jarrett R, Bailey C, Nandi M. Trauma-Sensitive Schools Framework: Infusing Trauma-Informed Practices Into Early Childhood Education Systems. Zero to Three Journal. 2016; 36(5).
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  4. Sandel M, Faugno E, Mingo A, Cannon J, Byrd K, Garcia DA, Collier S, McClure E, Jarrett RB. Neighborhood-Level Interventions to Improve Childhood Opportunity and Lift Children Out of Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3 Suppl):S128-35. PMID: 27044690.
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  5. Mason SM, Bryn Austin S, Bakalar JL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Field AE, Gooding HC, Holsen LM, Jackson B, Neumark-Sztainer D, Sanchez M, Sogg S, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Rich-Edwards JW. Child Maltreatment's Heavy Toll: The Need for Trauma-Informed Obesity Prevention. Am J Prev Med. 2016 May; 50(5):646-9. PMID: 26689978.
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  6. Harville EW, Jacobs M, Boynton-Jarrett R. When is exposure to a natural disaster traumatic? Comparison of a trauma questionnaire and disaster exposure inventory. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0123632. PMID: 25853820.
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  7. Jacobs MB, Boynton-Jarrett RD, Harville EW. Adverse childhood event experiences, fertility difficulties and menstrual cycle characteristics. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2015; 36(2):46-57. PMID: 25826282.
    View in: PubMed
  8. Suglia SF, Clark CJ, Boynton-Jarrett R, Kressin NR, Koenen KC. Child maltreatment and hypertension in young adulthood. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:1149. PMID: 25374338.
    View in: PubMed
  9. Sharifi M, Adams WG, Winickoff JP, Guo J, Reid M, Boynton-Jarrett R. Enhancing the electronic health record to increase counseling and quit-line referral for parents who smoke. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):478-84. PMID: 25169159.
    View in: PubMed
  10. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air pollution and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 25(5):682-8. PMID: 24815304.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Chiang SS, Paulus JK, Huang CC, Newby PK, Castellón Quiroga D, Boynton-Jarrett R, Antkowiak L. Tuberculosis screening among Bolivian sex workers and their children. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 5(2):205-10. PMID: 25922331.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Harville EW, Boynton-Jarrett R. Childhood social hardships and fertility: a prospective cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Dec; 23(12):784-90. PMID: 24404568.
    View in: PubMed
  13. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Wise LA, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Missmer SA. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Nurses' Health Study II. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 15; 179(2):186-91. PMID: 24142917.
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  14. Suglia SF, Duarte CS, Chambers EC, Boynton-Jarrett R. Social and behavioral risk factors for obesity in early childhood. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 34(8):549-56. PMID: 24131877.
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  15. Peters JL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Sandel M. Prenatal environmental factors influencing IgE levels, atopy and early asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr; 13(2):187-92. PMID: 23385288.
    View in: PubMed
  16. Boynton-Jarrett R, Hair E, Zuckerman B. Turbulent times: effects of turbulence and violence exposure in adolescence on high school completion, health risk behavior, and mental health in young adulthood. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Oct; 95:77-86. PMID: 23063217.
    View in: PubMed
  17. Boynton-Jarrett R, Harville EW. A prospective study of childhood social hardships and age at menarche. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Oct; 22(10):731-7. PMID: 22959664.
    View in: PubMed
  18. Boynton-Jarrett R, Wright RJ, Putnam FW, Lividoti Hibert E, Michels KB, Forman MR, Rich-Edwards J. Childhood abuse and age at menarche. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Feb; 52(2):241-7. PMID: 23332491.
    View in: PubMed
  19. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Boggs DA, Wise LA. Child and adolescent abuse in relation to obesity in adulthood: the Black Women's Health Study. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):245-53. PMID: 22753562.
    View in: PubMed
  20. Suglia SF, Duarte CS, Chambers EC, Boynton-Jarrett R. Cumulative social risk and obesity in early childhood. Pediatrics. 2012 May; 129(5):e1173-9. PMID: 22508921.
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  21. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards J, Fredman L, Hibert EL, Michels KB, Forman MR, Wright RJ. Gestational weight gain and daughter's age at menarche. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Aug; 20(8):1193-200. PMID: 21711153.
    View in: PubMed
  22. Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Spiegelman D, Austin SB, Wright RJ. Growing up in a domestic violence environment: relationship with developmental trajectories of body mass index during adolescence into young adulthood. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jul; 66(7):629-35. PMID: 21296904.
    View in: PubMed
  23. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards JW, Jun HJ, Hibert EN, Wright RJ. Abuse in childhood and risk of uterine leiomyoma: the role of emotional support in biologic resilience. Epidemiology. 2011 Jan; 22(1):6-14. PMID: 21068667.
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  24. Harville EW, Boynton-Jarrett R, Power C, Hyppönen E. Childhood hardship, maternal smoking, and birth outcomes: a prospective cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jun; 164(6):533-9. PMID: 20530303.
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  25. Boynton-Jarrett R, Fargnoli J, Suglia SF, Zuckerman B, Wright RJ. Association between maternal intimate partner violence and incident obesity in preschool-aged children: results from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jun; 164(6):540-6. PMID: 20530304.
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  26. Boynton-Jarrett R, Ryan LM, Berkman LF, Wright RJ. Cumulative violence exposure and self-rated health: longitudinal study of adolescents in the United States. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122(5):961-70. PMID: 18977974.
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  27. Jun HJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Boynton-Jarrett R, Austin SB, Frazier AL, Wright RJ. Child abuse and smoking among young women: the importance of severity, accumulation, and timing. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Jul; 43(1):55-63. PMID: 18565438.
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  28. Jun HJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Boynton-Jarrett R, Wright RJ. Intimate partner violence and cigarette smoking: association between smoking risk and psychological abuse with and without co-occurrence of physical and sexual abuse. Am J Public Health. 2008 Mar; 98(3):527-35. PMID: 17600272.
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  29. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards J, Malspeis S, Missmer SA, Wright R. A prospective study of hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr 1; 161(7):628-38. PMID: 15781952.
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  30. Boynton-Jarrett R, Thomas TN, Peterson KE, Wiecha J, Sobol AM, Gortmaker SL. Impact of television viewing patterns on fruit and vegetable consumption among adolescents. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec; 112(6 Pt 1):1321-6. PMID: 14654604.
    View in: PubMed
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