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, 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.

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

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

Building Community and Health Equity through EITC and Financial Services
06/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (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. Tummala S, Zhong W, Marcil LE. Embedding 529 College Savings Accounts in Pediatric Care: A Pilot Innovation. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Sep 04. PMID: 34492376
  2. 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
  3. Marcil LE, Beck AF. A National Prescription for Health: Tax Credits. Pediatrics. 2020 11; 146(5). PMID: 33008844
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Marcil LE. An Economic Relief Plan to Lessen Financial Strain–Associated Illness in Children During The COVID-19 Pandemic. American Academy of Pediatrics News & Journals. 2020. View Publication
  7. Bell ON, Hole MK, Johnson K, Marcil LE, Solomon BS, Schickedanz A. Medical-Financial Partnerships: Cross-Sector Collaborations Between Medical and Financial Services to Improve Health. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):166-174. PMID: 31618676; PMCID: PMC7331932; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.10.001;
  8. Marcil LE, Zuckerman BS. Child Poverty: New Opportunities for Pediatricians. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:10-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30172434
  9. 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
  10. Marcil, LE and Hole, MK. Unhealthy Tax Changes for Families in Need. Real Clear Policy. 2018. View Publication
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School Supplies, a 'Roof Over Our Heads,' Escaping Violence: What the Child Tax Credit Really Means for Moms

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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
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General Pediatrics
Financial Insecurity
Newborn Care Improvement
Community Health
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