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



Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practices
07/20/2017 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH-NICHD
1R01HD090191-01

ASCEND: ApproacheS to CHC ImplEmeNtation of SDH Data Collection and Action
08/25/2017 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
Kaiser Foundation Research Inst NIH-NIDDK

Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits
07/10/2014 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD
1R01MD007793-01A1

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



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
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
2016 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 5R01MD007793-03
2015 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 5R01MD007793-02
2014 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 1R01MD007793-01A1
2014 Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Health at Pediatric Visits 1R01MD007793-01A1
2012 Addressing Low-Income Families'Basic Social Needs at Pediatric Visits 5R00HD056160-04 2
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  1. Buitron de la Vega P, Losi S, Sprague Martinez L, Bovell-Ammon A, Garg A, James T, Ewen AM, Stack M, DeCarvalho H, Sandel M, Mishuris RG, Deych S, Pelletier P, Kressin NR. Implementing an EHR-based Screening and Referral System to Address Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care. Med Care. 2019 Jun; 57 Suppl 6 Suppl 2:S133-S139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31095052.
     
  2. Garg A, Cull W, Olson L, Boyd AF, Federico SG, Dreyer B, Racine AD. Screening and Referral for Low-Income Families' Social Determinants of Health by US Pediatricians. Acad Pediatr. 2019 May 23. PMID: 31129128.
     
  3. Byhoff E, Garg A, Pellicer M, Diaz Y, Yoon GH, Charns MP, Drainoni ML. Provider and Staff Feedback on Screening for Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health for Pediatric Patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 May-Jun; 32(3):297-306.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31068394.
     
  4. Garg A, Homer CJ, Dworkin PH. Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Challenges and Opportunities in a Value-Based Model. Pediatrics. 2019 Apr; 143(4). PMID: 30902829.
     
  5. Garg A, Tripodis Y, Dworsky ZD, Sege RD. Do Basic Unmet Maternal Needs Influence Infant Maltreatment Risk? A Nested Case-Control Study. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Apr; 58(4):461-465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30623689.
     
  6. Beck AF, Cohen AJ, Colvin JD, Fichtenberg CM, Fleegler EW, Garg A, Gottlieb LM, Pantell MS, Sandel MT, Schickedanz A, Kahn RS. Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: interventions targeting social needs in pediatric clinical care. Pediatr Res. 2018 07; 84(1):10-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29795202.
     
  7. Federico SG, Cull W, Olson L, Garg A, Racine AD, Fisher A, Dreyer B. United States Pediatricians' Attitudes Regarding Public Policies for Low-Income Children and Their Profession's Advocacy Priorities. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Sep - Oct; 18(7):783-788. PMID: 29654906.
     
  8. Garg A, Sheldrick RC, Dworkin PH. The Inherent Fallibility of Validated Screening Tools for Social Determinants of Health. Acad Pediatr. 2018 03; 18(2):123-124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29274399.
     
  9. Byhoff E, Freund KM, Garg A. Accelerating the Implementation of Social Determinants of Health Interventions in Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Feb; 33(2):223-225. PMID: 29188543.
     
  10. Anker B, Tripodis Y, Long WE, Garg A. Income Disparities in the Association of the Medical Home With Child Health. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Jun; 57(7):827-834.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29017366; DOI: 10.1177/0009922817733697;.
     
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