Caroline Kistin, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Kistin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and health services researcher. Her research has been funded by NIH, PCORI, CDC, and the USDA, and has focused on developing and testing strength-based, family-focused interventions to improve parent and child health outcomes. She is a clinician in the Grow Clinic and is a certified bilingual provider (English/Spanish). Dr. Kistin is the Program Director for the General Academic Pediatric fellowship program and is a co-director of Project REACH. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children, and is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Boston Medical Center

2005 University of New Mexicon : Alpha Omega Alpha
2000 University of Michigan: Phi Beta Kappa

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program KL2
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)

Programmatic Support for Project REACH
10/20/2020 - 10/19/2021 (PI)
Roots and Wings Foundation

Dissemination and Implementation of Effective Childhood Obesity Treatment Innovations
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-NHLBI

A Medical Home-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2020 (PI)

A Theory Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families
08/01/2014 - 07/31/2019 (PI)


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  1. Javalkar K, Karim SA, Jain R, Aiyanyor B, Coughlin C, Douglas K, Gaffney LK, Hsu HE, Kistin CJ, Kuriakose T, Limaye NP, Nagin P, Rainer T, Stewart AM, Wenren LM, Perdomo J. Addressing health equity during a pandemic. Clin Teach. 2021 Sep 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34585506
  2. Simione M, Farrar-Muir H, Mini FN, Perkins ME, Luo M, Frost H, Orav EJ, Metlay J, Zai AH, Kistin CJ, Sease K, Hambidge SJ, Taveras EM. Implementation of the Connect for Health pediatric weight management program: study protocol and baseline characteristics. J Comp Eff Res. 2021 08; 10(11):881-892. PMID: 34024120
  3. Nguyen HT, Zheng A, Gugel A, Kistin CJ. Asians and Asian Subgroups are Underrepresented in Medical Research Studies Published in High-Impact Generalist Journals. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jun; 23(3):646-649. PMID: 33515160; PMCID: PMC8076062; DOI: 10.1007/s10903-021-01142-6;
  4. Kistin CJ, Silverstein M. Substance Use in Youth: What Could an Ounce of Prevention Be Worth? Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):S265-S267.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33386330
  5. Nguyen HT, Rosenberg J, Kistin CJ, Feinberg E, Broder-Fingert S. Achieving Diagnostic Resolution in Young Children with Social Communication Concerns in a Predominantly Low-Income Population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021; 32(3):1359-1371.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34421036
  6. Marcil LE, Campbell JI, Silva KE, Hughes D, Salim S, Nguyen HT, Kissler K, Hole MK, Michelson CD, Kistin CJ. Women's Experiences of the Effect of Financial Strain on Parenting and Mental Health. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2020 11; 49(6):581-592.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32822649; PMCID: PMC8114171; DOI: 10.1016/j.jogn.2020.07.002;
  7. Simione M, Frost HM, Cournoyer R, Mini FN, Cassidy J, Craddock C, Moreland J, Wallace J, Metlay J, Kistin CJ, Sease K, Hambidge SJ, Taveras EM. Engaging stakeholders in the adaptation of the Connect for Health pediatric weight management program for national implementation. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; 1:55. PMID: 32885211; PMCID: PMC7427919; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-020-00047-z;
  8. Kistin CJ, Touw S, Collins H, Sporn N, Finnegan KE. Impact of a community-delivered parenting curriculum on perceived parenting stress and parent-reported outcomes in a low-income diverse population. Fam Syst Health. 2020 Mar; 38(1):57-73. PMID: 31928033
  9. Perdomo J, Tolliver D, Hsu H, He Y, Nash KA, Donatelli S, Mateo C, Akagbosu C, Alizadeh F, Power-Hays A, Rainer T, Zheng DJ, Kistin CJ, Vinci RJ, Michelson CD. Health Equity Rounds: An Interdisciplinary Case Conference to Address Implicit Bias and Structural Racism for Faculty and Trainees. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 11 22; 15:10858.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32166114; PMCID: PMC7050660; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10858;
  10. Kistin CJ, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt MH. Deadly Adolescent Intimate Partner Violence and the Need for Youth-Specific Strategies for Effective Intervention. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 06 01; 173(6):524-525.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30985882
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Child Maltreatment
Health Services Research

I am the Fellowship Director for the General Academic Pediatrics fellowship. My research focuses on strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment. I have mentored students, residents, and fellows.

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