Lucy Marcil, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

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

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Marcil is the co-founder of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) StreetCred program, which provides free tax 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. Marcil has found her passion working with children and creating innovative solutions to help alleviate the adversity and stress of those living in poverty. During her residency at BMC, Marcil and StreetCred co-founder, Michael Hole, MD, MBA, recognized many of their patient families were eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but they weren’t receiving it because they were not filing taxes, were unaware of their eligibility or were losing money to for-profit tax preparation. As of 2018, Marcil has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver.

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

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. Marcil LE, Zuckerman BS. Child Poverty: New Opportunities for Pediatricians. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:10-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30172434.
  2. Marcil LE, Hole MK, Wenren LM, Schuler MS, Zuckerman BS, Vinci RJ. Free Tax Services in Pediatric Clinics. Pediatrics. 2018 06; 141(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29776980.
  3. Marcil, LE and Hole, MK. Unhealthy Tax Changes for Families in Need. Real Clear Policy. 2018. View Publication
  4. Hole MK, Marcil LE, Vinci RJ. Improving Access to Evidence-Based Antipoverty Government Programs in the United States: A Novel Primary Care Initiative. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 03 01; 171(3):211-212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28114668; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3868;.
  5. Marcil L, Afsana K, Perry HB. First Steps in Initiating an Effective Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program in Urban Slums: the BRAC Manoshi Project's Experience with Community Engagement, Social Mapping, and Census Taking in Bangladesh. J Urban Health. 2016 Feb; 93(1):6-18. PMID: 26830423; PMCID: PMC4794453.
  6. Hole, MK. Marcil, L. The Atlantic. What’s the best way to give tax refunds to the working poor? Letter to the Editor, Notes. Emerson Collective. Washington DC. 2016.
  7. Roy T, Marcil L, Choudhury RH, Afsana K, Perry H. he BRAC Manoshi Approach to Initiating a Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Project in Urban Slums with Social Mapping, Census Taking, and Community Engagement. Dhaka, Bangladesh. BRAC. Bangladesh. 2015. View Publication
  8. Marcil L. CAPPD: Practical Interventions to Help Children Affected by Trauma. Health Federation of Philadelphia. Philadelphia. 2010. View Publication
  9. Marcil LE. Senior Honors Thesis. Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Duration of Breastfeeding. Davidson College. Davidson. 2006.
  10. Marcil LE, Wessner DR. Mountains Beyond Mountains: A review. Microbel Library. Washington DC. 2006. View Publication

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Bar chart showing 10 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2018

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General Pediatrics
Financial Insecurity
Newborn Care Improvement
Community Health
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