Caroline Kistin, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian 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

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

BMC FreshConnect
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024 (PI)

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populati
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS

BMC FreshConnect Supplemental Funding
05/11/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition National Institute o

Dissemination and Implementation of Effective Childhood Obesity Treatment Innovations
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-NHLBI

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

A Medical Home-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families
09/01/2016 - 02/28/2021 (PI)

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


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 Substance use prevention for youth with parents in recovery: a pilot randomized controlled trial 1R34DA052836-01A1
2022 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-10
2021 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-09 19
2020 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-08 19
2019 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-07 19
2018 A Medical Home-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families 5R01CE002820-03
2017 A Medical Home-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families 5R01CE002820-02
2017 A Theory-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families 5K23HD078503-04 2
2016 A Medical Home-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families 1R01CE002820-01
2016 A Theory-Based Intervention to Prevent Child Neglect in High-Risk Families 5K23HD078503-03 2
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  1. He Y, Leventhal JM, Gaither JR, Jones EA, Kistin CJ. Trends from 2005 to 2018 in child maltreatment outcomes with caregivers' substance use. Child Abuse Negl. 2022 Sep; 131:105781. PMID: 35820322
  2. Campbell-Scherer D, Khan K, Fenton J, Kistin CJ. In memory of Richard Saitz (1963-2022): former editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022 Apr 08. PMID: 35396233
  3. Nass M, Chase T, Buncher N, Gonzalez P, Quino G, Gurnani P, Bair-Merritt M, Kistin C. Pediatric Mobile Health Care Delivery During COVID-19. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul; 22(5):873-875.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35219853; PMCID: PMC8867956; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2022.02.014;
  4. Tolliver DG, Lee LK, Patterson EE, Monuteaux MC, Kistin CJ. Disparities in School Referrals for Agitation and Aggression to the Emergency Department. Acad Pediatr. 2022 May-Jun; 22(4):598-605.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34780998
  5. 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 12; 18(6):671-674.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34585506; PMCID: PMC8662150; DOI: 10.1111/tct.13423;
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC8411392; DOI: 10.2217/cer-2021-0076;
  7. 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;
  8. 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
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC8567316; DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0137;
  10. 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;
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2005 University of New Mexicon : Alpha Omega Alpha
2000 University of Michigan: Phi Beta Kappa
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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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