Arvin Garg, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health




Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garg is also Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Garg received his B.A. in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H from Boston University School of Public Health and his medical doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his clinical residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, he worked for two years in private practice at Valley Pediatrics located at the time in Huntington Valley, PA. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral General Academic Pediatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After being on faculty for two years at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Garg joined Boston University School of Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Garg’s research interest is focused on addressing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH) within the delivery of pediatric care, particularly for urban low-income families. During fellowship, Dr. Garg’s SDoH trial received the Francis F. Schwentker Award Winner for Excellence in Research by House Staff and Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Society of Pediatric Research Fellow Clinical Research Award. His research has been cited in recent professional guidelines recommending SDoH screening at medical visits. Dr. Garg has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2009 and has also received extramural funding from private foundations.

Dr. Garg served as the co-chair for the Serving the Underserved Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and was a member of the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty. He is currently Chair of the Health Care Delivery Committee for the APA. He has served on various other committees focused on SDoH and community health both locally and nationally.

Dr. Garg has been recognized for his clinical teaching with awards from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and the Boston Combined Residency Program. He has also 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.

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine
Student Affairs



2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Clinical Teacher of the Year Award for the Pediatric Clerkship
2011 Senior Class of Tufts University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award
2010 Tufts Medical Center: Pediatric Clinical Research Center Travel Award
2007 Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Francis F. Schwentker Award Winner for Excellence in Research by House Staff and Fellows
2007 Society of Pediatric Research: Fellow Clinical Research Award



Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families of Children with…
05/16/2019 - 02/28/2023 (PI)
NIH-NHLBI
1R01HL141774-01A1

Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices
07/20/2017 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH-NICHD
5R01HD090191-02

ASCEND: ApproacheS to CHC ImplEmeNtation of SDH Data Collection and Action
08/25/2017 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
Kaiser Foundation Research Inst NIH-NIDDK
5 R18 DK114701 03

Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits
07/10/2014 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD
5R01MD007793-05

Do Basic Unmet Material Needs & Social Safety Nets Influence Child Maltreatment Risk?
10/01/2012 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
Charles H Hood Foundation

Addressing Low-Income Families' Basic Social Needs at Pediatric Visits
07/19/2010 - 06/30/2014 (PI)
NIH-NICHD
5R00HD056160-04


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families of Children with Sickle Cell Anemia within Pediatric Hematology 5R01HL141774-02
2020 Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families of Children with Sickle Cell Anemia within Pediatric Hematology 5R01HL141774-02
2020 Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices 5R01HD090191-03
2020 Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices 5R01HD090191-03
2019 Understanding and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Families of Children with Sickle Cell Anemia within Pediatric Hematology 1R01HL141774-01A1
2018 Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices 5R01HD090191-02
2018 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 5R01MD007793-05 2
2017 Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices 1R01HD090191-01
2017 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 5R01MD007793-04 2
2016 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 5R01MD007793-03 2
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  1. Peltz A, Rogers S, Garg A. An Equity Lens for Identifying and Addressing Social Needs Within Pediatric Value-Based Care. Pediatrics. 2020 Sep 18. PMID: 32948658
     
  2. Parker MG, Garg A, McConnell MA. Addressing Childhood Poverty in Pediatric Clinical Settings: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Is a Missed Opportunity. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32926154
     
  3. Ragavan MI, Marcil LE, Garg A. Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Health. Pediatrics. 2020 05; 145(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32265296
     
  4. Peltz A, Galbraith AA, Rogers S, Walsh R, Garg A. Socioeconomic and Health Characteristics of Families at Risk for Losing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Apr 01; 180(4):604-605. PMID: 32150242
     
  5. Garg A, Byhoff E, Wexler MG. Implementation Considerations for Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referral Interventions. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 03 02; 3(3):e200693. PMID: 32154884
     
  6. Gurewich D, Garg A, Kressin NR. Addressing Social Determinants of Health Within Healthcare Delivery Systems: a Framework to Ground and Inform Health Outcomes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 May; 35(5):1571-1575.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32076989
     
  7. Fuller AE, Garg A, Brown NM, Tripodis Y, Oyeku SO, Gross RS. Relationships Between Material Hardship, Resilience, and Health Care Use. Pediatrics. 2020 02; 145(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31949000
     
  8. Messmer E, Brochier A, Joseph M, Tripodis Y, Garg A. Impact of an On-Site Versus Remote Patient Navigator on Pediatricians' Referrals and Families' Receipt of Resources for Unmet Social Needs. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec; 11:2150132720924252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32449443
     
  9. Ray KN, Zickafoose J, Garg A. Advancing the Dissemination of Innovations in Pediatric Health Care Delivery. Acad Pediatr. 2020 04; 20(3):306-307. PMID: 31812784
     
  10. Spencer AE, Baul TD, Sikov J, Adams WG, Tripodis Y, Buonocore O, Jellinek M, Michael Murphy J, Garg A. The Relationship Between Social Risks and the Mental Health of School-Age Children in Primary Care. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):208-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31751774
     
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