Deborah A. Frank, MD
Professor in Child Health and Well-Being
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

MD, Harvard Medical School




Deborah A. Frank serves as BUSM professor of Pediatrics; director, Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center (BMC); and founder and principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch, a network of pediatric and public health researchers working to improve child health. A highly respected national authority, she has testified before both the United States and Massachusetts legislatures on the growing national problem of hunger and its effects on children. Frank also leads research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse on the effects of intrauterine exposure to cocaine and other substances on children’s long term development. She advocates at hearings and in the media against criminalizing addicted mothers or stigmatizing their children.

Frank has served on numerous committees and advisory boards including the Mayor’s Hunger Commission, the Massachusetts Child Hunger Initiative and the Physicians Task Force on Childhood Hunger in Massachusetts. She has received awards in recognition for her work including the 2004 Standing Ovation Award, Massachusetts Human Services Coalition; 2007 Woman of Valor Award, Jewish Funds for Justice; 2008 Woman of Justice Award, Boston Lawyer’s Weekly, and more recently in 2010 Dr. Frank received the Massachusetts Health Council Outstanding Leadership Award and the Physician Advocacy Merit Award from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University. Frank is the author of more than 50 papers and articles.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences





Support for NICU Follow-Up Clinic and Brockton Grow Clinic
01/01/2008 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Morgan Stanley Foundation

Growth and Nutrition Program
10/01/2015 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
DPH

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up
07/01/2010 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01 DA006532-25

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow-Up
09/15/2012 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01DA006532-24S2

Small Capital Grant Grow Clinic Tablets
07/01/2014 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Growth and Nutrition Program
07/01/2006 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
DPH

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow-up
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01DA006532-24S1

C-SNAP
01/01/2009 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
MacArthur Foundation

Developing and Dissemination A Hardship Screening and Referral Training for Med. Professionals and O
12/01/2012 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
Claneil Foundation, Inc

Grow Clinic Support
01/01/2006 - 03/31/2014 (PI)
Morgan Stanley Foundation

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2014 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-25 40
2013 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-24 40
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 3R01DA006532-23S2 40
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-23 40
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 3R01DA006532-23S1 40
2011 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-22 40
2010 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 2R01DA006532-21A1 40
2008 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up 5R01DA006532-20 40
2007 PRIMARY CARE ENRICHMENT PROTOCOL (PEP) 2M01RR000533-39-8204 503
2007 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up 5R01DA006532-19 40
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Frank DA, Bruce C, Ochoa E. SNAP Is Medicine for Food Insecurity. Pediatrics. 2020 09; 146(3). PMID: 32826338
     
  2. Ettinger de Cuba SA, Bovell-Ammon AR, Cook JT, Coleman SM, Black MM, Chilton MM, Casey PH, Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Sandel MT, Sheward R, Frank DA. SNAP, Young Children's Health, and Family Food Security and Healthcare Access. Am J Prev Med. 2019 10; 57(4):525-532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31542130
     
  3. Tang MN, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman SM, Heeren T, Sandel M, Chilton M, Frank DA, Huh SY. Maternal Place of Birth, Socioeconomic Characteristics, and Child Health in US-Born Latinx Children in Boston. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):225-233.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31541703
     
  4. Drennen CR, Coleman SM, Ettinger de Cuba S, Frank DA, Chilton M, Cook JT, Cutts DB, Heeren T, Casey PH, Black MM. Food Insecurity, Health, and Development in Children Under Age Four Years. Pediatrics. 2019 10; 144(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31501233
     
  5. Rose-Jacobs R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Bovell-Ammon A, Black MM, Coleman SM, Cutts D, Chilton M, Heeren T, Casey P, Ochoa E, Frank DA, Sandel M. Housing Instability Among Families With Young Children With Special Health Care Needs. Pediatrics. 2019 08; 144(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31292218
     
  6. Ettinger de Cuba S, Chilton M, Bovell-Ammon A, Knowles M, Coleman SM, Black MM, Cook JT, Cutts DB, Casey PH, Heeren TC, Frank DA. Loss Of SNAP Is Associated With Food Insecurity And Poor Health In Working Families With Young Children. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 05; 38(5):765-773.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31059367
     
  7. Bovell-Ammon A, Cuba SE, Coleman S, Ahmad N, Black MM, Frank DA, Ochoa E, Cutts DB. Trends in Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation among Immigrant Families U.S.-Born Young Children. Children (Basel). 2019 Apr 04; 6(4). PMID: 30987395
     
  8. Barthelemy OJ, Richardson MA, Heeren TC, Chen CA, Liebschutz JM, Forman LS, Cabral HJ, Frank DA, Rose-Jacobs R. Do Differences in Learning Performance Precede or Follow Initiation of Marijuana Use? J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 01; 80(1):5-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30807269
     
  9. Sandel M, Sheward R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman S, Heeren T, Black MM, Casey PH, Chilton M, Cook J, Cutts DB, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA. Timing and Duration of Pre- and Postnatal Homelessness and the Health of Young Children. Pediatrics. 2018 10; 142(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 30177513
     
  10. Liebschutz JM, Buchanan-Howland K, Chen CA, Frank DA, Richardson MA, Heeren TC, Cabral HJ, Rose-Jacobs R. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) correlations with prospective violence assessment in a longitudinal cohort. Psychol Assess. 2018 06; 30(6):841-845.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29847987
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 181 publications over 38 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 1996

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Children in Poverty
Failure to Thrive
Food Insecurity
Prenatal Drug Exposure

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