Jennifer L. Pfau, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Jennifer Pfau joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2008 and is the Maternal Child Health Director. Dr. Pfau is core faculty in the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program and enjoys serving as a resident advisor. She precepts residents at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, working with a primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant/underserved patient population. Dr. Pfau is also core faculty for the Preventive Medicine Residency (Community Prevention and Maternal Health Equity Track). Dr. Pfau has an interest in global health and has volunteered in Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho and Cambodia.

Expertise in maternal/child health:
1) Maternal Child Health Director (Department of Family Medicine) since 2017
2) ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) Certified Instructor and Advisory Faculty
3) NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Certified Instructor and Instructor Mentor
4) Centering Pregnancy: Level II/Advanced Facilitation training
5) Past Course Director for the 4th year medical student Maternal Child Health elective

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Committee on Equity and Inclusion, Department of Family Medicine (group member, 2021-present)
Preventive Medicine Residency, Community Prevention and Maternal Health Equity track (core faculty)

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. Choi Y, Hoffman J, Alarcon L, Pfau J, Bolourchi M. Neonatal arrhythmias in Turner syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 5(4):ytab160.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34124555; PMCID: PMC8188870; DOI: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytab160;
  2. Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Wagner CK. Distribution of progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in the fetal and neonatal rat forebrain. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Sep 1; 504(1):42-56. PMID: 17614295
  3. Barks JD, Liu YQ, Shangguan Y, Li J, Pfau J, Silverstein FS. Impact of indolent inflammation on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in mice. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2008 Feb; 26(1):57-65. PMID: 17923368; PMCID: PMC2374922; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2007.08.005;
  4. Wagner CK, Xu J, Pfau JL, Quadros PS, De Vries GJ, Arnold AP. Neonatal mice possessing an Sry transgene show a masculinized pattern of progesterone receptor expression in the brain independent of sex chromosome status. Endocrinology. 2004 Mar; 145(3):1046-9. PMID: 14645115
  5. Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Goldstein AY, De Vries GJ, Wagner CK. Sex differences in progesterone receptor expression: a potential mechanism for estradiol-mediated sexual differentiation. Endocrinology. 2002 Oct; 143(10):3727-39. PMID: 12239082
  6. Wagner CK, Pfau JL, De Vries GJ, Merchenthaler IJ. Sex differences in progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in neonatal mouse brain depend on estrogen receptor alpha expression. J Neurobiol. 2001 Jun 5; 47(3):176-82. PMID: 11333399

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Bar chart showing 6 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2007


In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Maternal Child Health Services
Women's Health
Reproductive Health
Health Equity

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