Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics Section

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc, Harvard University
MSN, Simmons College



Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP is Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health in the department of Community Health Sciences as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Feinberg uses her training in public health and pediatric nursing to improve access to care and the quality of care for vulnerable children and their families. Her research is focused on developing new models of service delivery for children with autism and expanding the scope of early intervention programs to address family mental health. She has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to improve early identification and linkage to services for low-income, urban children, who currently are diagnosed later and experience greater delays in service than their more advantaged peers. Professionally, Dr. Feinberg is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Dorchester Multi-Service Center in Boston, MA. She also serves as a consultant to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and is currently evaluating a pilot collaboration between the BPHC and the Boston Housing Authority to provide housing and intensive case management to women with medical risk experiencing homelessness. Specifically, Bringing Life Course Home: Improving Health through Housing Stability and Support, for which Dr. Feinberg is the Principal Investigator, supports an expanded evaluation of the Healthy Start in Housing Program, which provides priority access to permanent housing to homeless pregnant women at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Currently, she is also co-director of Project Solve, a set of research projects dedicated to preventing depression among mothers of vulnerable children. Further, she is an Advisory Board member for Motherwoman a Massachusetts-based non-profit that supports and empowers mothers thought support groups, professional training, and policy advocacy.

Dr. Feinberg serves as an ad hoc journal reviewer for Academic Pediatrics, Appetite, Archives of Disease in Childhood, BioMed Central Pediatrics, Child: Care, Health, and Development, Inquiry, JAMA, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Rural Health, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and Pediatrics.

Dr. Feinberg received her ScD and MSc from Harvard School of Public Health, her MSN in Parent-Child Nursing from Simmons College, and her BSN from Boston University.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


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Boston Medical Center
Pediatrics



2013 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network: Experienced Investigator Award
2006 Boston University School of Public Health: Teaching award, Women, Children and Adolescents: A Public Health Approach
1997-1999 Maternal Child Health Bureau: Recipient, doctoral training fellowship in economics and maternal and child health
1995 American Legion: Recipient, competitive scholarship
1995 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society: Recipient, competitive scholarship
1994 American Legion: Recipient, competitive scholarship
1994 Massachusetts Nurses Foundation: Recipient, competitive scholarship
1994 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society: Recipient, competitive scholarship
1986 Boston University School of Nursing: Valedictorian
1985 Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society: Recipient, competitive scholarship


Early Identification and Service Linkage for Urban Children with Autism
08/25/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
3R01MH104355-03S1

Juvenille Court Mental Health Advocacy Project Evaluation
12/16/2014 - 11/30/2017 (PI)
Health Law Advocates

Education and outreach for Autism Spectrum Disorders: ASD Link
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: Catharine Wang, PhD
Genetic Alliance HHS HRSA
U22MC04100

Healthy Start in Housing
09/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission

Healthy Start in Housing Collaboration
09/01/2013 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission

Reducing Risk After an Adverse pregnancy Outcome: Addressing Maternal Depression During Internatal Periods
06/01/2010 - 05/31/2014 (PI)
March of Dimes

Family Navigation to Reduce Disparities in Timely Autism Diagnosis and Access to Early Intervention
03/01/2013 - 08/31/2013 (PI)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia HHS HRSA
5UA3MC20218-03-00

Healthy Start in Housing Collaboration
10/01/2011 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission

Center for Maternity Nurse Leadership Education
07/01/2003 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
HHS/HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau
5 T80 MC 00019 10

The Detection and Management of Maternal Depression in Pediatric Settings
08/01/2004 - 01/31/2007 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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  1. Broder-Fingert S, Feinberg E, Silverstein M. Music Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA. 2017 08 08; 318(6):523-524.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28787492.
  2. Silverstein M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Cabral H, Beardslee W, Hegel M, Haile W, Sander J, Patts G, Feinberg E. Efficacy of a Maternal Depression Prevention Strategy in Head Start: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 01; 74(8):781-789.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28614554.
  3. Silverstein M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Grote N, Cadena L, Cabral H, Feinberg E. Harnessing the Capacity of Head Start to Engage Mothers with Depression in Treatment. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017; 28(1):14-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28238982; DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0003;.
  4. Margo J, McCloskey L, Gupte G, Zurek M, Bhakta S, Feinberg E. Women''s Pathways to Abortion Care in South Carolina: A Qualitative Study of Obstacles and Supports. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016 Dec; 48(4):199-207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27893185; DOI: 10.1363/psrh.12006;.
  5. Diaz-Linhart Y, Silverstein M, Grote N, Cadena L, Feinberg E, Ruth BJ, Cabral H. Patient Navigation for Mothers with Depression who Have Children in Head Start: A Pilot Study. Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Oct; 31(6):504-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27195704; DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2016.1160341;.
  6. Feinberg E, Abufhele M, Sandler J, Augustyn M, Cabral H, Chen N, Diaz Linhart Y, Cesar Levesque Z, Aebi M, Silverstein M. Reducing Disparities in Timely Autism Diagnosis Through Family Navigation: Results From a Randomized Pilot Trial. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 01; 67(8):912-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27133722; DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201500162;.
  7. Silverstein M, Hironaka LK, Feinberg E, Sandler J, Pellicer M, Chen N, Cabral H. Using Clinical Data to Predict Accurate ADHD Diagnoses Among Urban Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Apr; 55(4):326-32.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26130393; DOI: 10.1177/0009922815591882;.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25833808; DOI: 10.1007/s00737-015-0521-4;.
  9. Silverstein M, Hironaka LK, Walter HJ, Feinberg E, Sandler J, Pellicer M, Chen N, Cabral H. Collaborative care for children with ADHD symptoms: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr; 135(4):e858-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25802346; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-3221;.
  10. Allen D, Feinberg E, Mitchell H. Bringing life course home: a pilot to reduce pregnancy risk through housing access and family support. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb; 18(2):405-12. PMID: 23820672; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-013-1327-5;.
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