Lucy Marcil, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
BA, Davidson College

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, Associate Director for Economic Mobility in the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center, and Interim Director for the Urban Health and Advocacy Track (UHAT) of the Boston Combined Residency program.

Dr. Marcil is the co-founder and Executive Director of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) StreetCred program, which provides free tax and other financial services to families who are eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax and Child Tax Credits – all completed while they are visiting the pediatrician’s office. Her work focuses on creating innovative solutions to create financial and health equity. Dr. Marcil has been recognized with the American Academy of Pediatrics Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award and is a TED Fellow. Her TED talk has reached over 1.3 million viewers.

Partnership Fund 2021
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Claneil Foundation, Inc

StreetCred: An Economic Empowerment Program to Support Healthy Families During COVID-19
07/15/2020 - 06/15/2022 (PI)
Aspen Institute

Building evidence for relationship-centered approaches to engage families as partners in whole child, equitable and integrated well child care
10/01/2020 - 11/30/2021 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University Robert Wood Johnson

Boston Tax Help Coalition sub grant
02/04/2021 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
Economic Development and Industrial Corporations of Boston Massachusetts Depart

Building Community and Health Equity through EITC and Financial Services
06/01/2019 - 10/31/2020 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University

Boston Tax Health Corporation sub grant
02/01/2020 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Economic Development and Industrial Corporations of Boston Massachusetts Depart

StreetCred Proposal to Just Equity
05/01/2019 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
Brandeis University

BMC's Housing Initiative and the StreetCred Program - StreetCred
12/01/2018 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
Santander Bank, N.A.

Free Tax preparation in a healthcare setting: optimization of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a new…
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics


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  1. Thomas HD, Sandel MT, Lentell A, James TL, Watson L, Valentin Y, Marcil LE. Promoting Housing-Based Asset Building Programs in Healthcare. Pediatrics. 2023 May 01; 151(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37021490
  2. Alexander SP, Kim IC, Hatcher C, Suh HS, Ha Y, Marcil LE. Embedding Financial Services in Frequented, Trusted Settings: Building on Families' Pre-existing Economic Mobility Efforts. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 Sep 01; 43(7):e442-e451.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35943377
  3. Marcil LE, Thakrar MR. Association of Tax Preparation Service in a Pediatric Clinic With Increased Receipt of The Child Tax Credit. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Jun 01; 176(6):606-607. PMID: 35311927; PMCID: PMC8938889; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0073;
  4. Marcil LE, Hole MK, Jackson J, Markowitz MA, Rosen L, Sude L, Rosenthal A, Bennett MB, Sarkar S, Jones N, Topel K, Chamberlain LJ, Zuckerman B, Kemper AR, Solomon BS, Bair-Merritt MH, Schickedanz A, Vinci RJ. Anti-Poverty Medicine Through Medical-Financial Partnerships: A New Approach to Child Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8S):S169-S176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34740425; PMCID: PMC9053836; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.03.017;
  5. Beck AF, Marcil LE, Klein MD, Sims AM, Parsons AA, Shah AN, Riley CL, Bignall ONR, Henize AW, Kahn RS, Unaka NI. Pediatricians Contributing to Poverty Reduction Through Clinical-Community Partnership and Collective Action: A Narrative Review. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8S):S200-S206. PMID: 34740429
  6. Tummala S, Zhong W, Marcil LE. Embedding 529 College Savings Accounts in Pediatric Care: A Pilot Innovation. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Apr; 22(3):501-502.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34492376
  7. Marcil LE, Barnett KG, Zuckerman B. Medical-Financial Partnerships - Beyond Traditional Boundaries. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jul 22; 385(4):289-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34279067
  8. Marcil LE, Beck AF. A National Prescription for Health: Tax Credits. Pediatrics. 2020 11; 146(5). PMID: 33008844
  9. 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;
  10. Ragavan MI, Marcil LE, Garg A. Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Health. Pediatrics. 2020 05; 145(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32265296; PMCID: PMC7193972; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3169;
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Poverty is a major public health crisis. Let’s treat it like one.

Vox 7/14/2023


The doctor — and the accountant — will see you now

AAMC 4/13/2023

Linking Financial and Physical Health: StreetCred Program at BMC Offers Free Tax Help

NBC Boston 4/3/2023

What is Antipoverty Medicine?

Health City 1/10/2023

Embedding financial services in trusted settings addresses poverty and improves health equity

Medical Xpress 6/28/2022

Tax Help in Pediatric Clinics Can Improve Children's Health

Medscape 3/28/2022

Tax Help in Pediatric Clinics Can Improve Children's Health

Medscape 3/28/2022

StreetCred Has Advice for New Parents: Open a 529 Plan

Health City 12/7/2021

Expanded Child Tax Credit ‘has to be in’ final version of Build Back Better Act, Sen. Ed Markey says

Mass Live 11/22/2021

Sen. Markey discusses expansion of child tax credit program

Western Mass News 11/22/2021

School Supplies, a 'Roof Over Our Heads,' Escaping Violence: What the Child Tax Credit Really Means for Moms

Jezebel 8/2/2021

In these hazy skies are a public health warning from a warming planet

The Boston Globe 7/28/2021

In these hazy skies is a public health warning from a warming planet

The Boston Globe 7/28/2021

Starting Thursday, Parents Get Extra Child Tax Credit Payments

NPR Here & Now 7/15/2021

Child tax credit starts hitting families' bank accounts

WCVB 7/15/2021

The money could transform their lives. But thousands of eligible kids may not get the new child tax credit

The Boston Globe 7/7/2021

Child tax credits were expanded to the poorest families for the first time. Most of them still can’t get the money

The 19th 6/3/2021

Pediatricians: How to Help Families Get the New Child Allowance

Medscape 4/5/2021

What I've Learned as a Pediatrician About Vaccine Hesitancy

HealthCity 2/24/2021

Tax credits: the biggest stimulus no one is talking about

CommonWealth Magazine 2/14/2021

The True Meaning of Health Care

The Philadelphia Citizen 1/7/2021

Building Wealth to Improve Health: StreetCred’s Job Training Program

HealthCity 12/14/2020

Doctors Highlight Climate Change Impacts On Hospitals, Healthcare

Associated Press 2/13/2020

Facing the Challenges of Climate Change at the Bedside

The Boston Globe 2/13/2020

How Climate Change Jeopardizes Patient Health Today

HealthCity 10/22/2019

Tax prep in the waiting room helps bridge the gap between poverty and poor health

STAT News – Morning Rounds 4/13/2019

Guest Op-ed: Tax Season Is an Opportunity to Improve Child Health

The Boston Sun 2/8/2019

2018 TED: TED Fellow
2017 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Quinn Prize
2017 Boston Combined Residency Program: Michael Osband, MD Memorial Award
2016 American Academy of Pediatrics: Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award
2016 Harvard Medical School: Dean’s Community Service Award
2015 Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2015 Gold Humanism Honor Society: Honored Member
2012-2013 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Sommer Scholar
2009-2014 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: Graduate Scholar
2006 Davidson College: Phi Beta Kappa
2005 Davidson College: Omicron Delta Kappa
2004-2005 Davidson College: Community Service Award
2002-2006 Davidson College: W. Olin Puckett Scholar
2002-2006 Robert C. Byrd Scholar
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General Pediatrics
Financial Insecurity
Newborn Care Improvement
Community Health
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