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.

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Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2014 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-25 35
2013 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-24 35
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 3R01DA006532-23S2 35
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-23 35
2012 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 3R01DA006532-23S1 35
2011 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 5R01DA006532-22 35
2010 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up 2R01DA006532-21A1 35
2008 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up 5R01DA006532-20 35
2007 PRIMARY CARE ENRICHMENT PROTOCOL (PEP) 2M01RR000533-39-8204 429
2007 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up 5R01DA006532-19 35
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  1. 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 Sep 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30177513.
     
  2. 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 Jun; 30(6):841-845.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29847987.
     
  3. Sandel M, Sheward R, Ettinger de Cuba S, Coleman SM, Frank DA, Chilton M, Black M, Heeren T, Pasquariello J, Casey P, Ochoa E, Cutts D. Unstable Housing and Caregiver and Child Health in Renter Families. Pediatrics. 2018 Feb; 141(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29358482.
     
  4. Sun J, Patel F, Rose-Jacobs R, Frank DA, Black MM, Chilton M. Mothers' Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Young Children's Development. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Dec; 53(6):882-891.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28919342.
     
  5. Rose-Jacobs R, Richardson MA, Buchanan-Howland K, Chen CA, Cabral H, Heeren TC, Liebschutz J, Forman L, Frank DA. Intrauterine exposure to tobacco and executive functioning in high school. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jul 01; 176:169-175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28544995.
     
  6. Shankar P, Chung R, Frank DA. Association of Food Insecurity with Children's Behavioral, Emotional, and Academic Outcomes: A Systematic Review. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38(2):135-150. PMID: 28134627; DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000383;.
     
  7. Hernandez W, Frank DA, Morton S, Palacios C, Augustyn M. Growth-and Documentation-Deficits: Where To Start in Helping Families. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38 Suppl 1:S82-S83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28141731; DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000398;.
     
  8. Forman L, Liebschutz JM, Rose-Jacobs R, Richardson MA, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Frank DA. Urban Young Adults’ Adaptive Functioning: Is There an Association With History of Prenatal Exposure to Cocaine and Other Substances?. Journal of drug issues. 2017; 47(2):261-276. View Publication
     
  9. Barthelemy OJ, Richardson MA, Cabral HJ, Frank DA. Prenatal, perinatal, and adolescent exposure to marijuana: Relationships with aggressive behavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Nov - Dec; 58:60-77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27345271; DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2016.06.009;.
     
  10. Richardson MA, Grant-Knight W, Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Chen CA, Appugliese DP, Cabral HJ, Liebschutz JM, Frank DA. Psychological Distress Among School-Aged Children with and Without Intrauterine Cocaine Exposure: Perinatal Versus Contextual Effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Apr; 44(3):547-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26194603; PMCID: PMC4854523; DOI: 10.1007/s10802-015-0052-5;.
     
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Bar chart showing 173 publications over 36 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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