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 and Associate Director for Economic Mobility in the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Marcil is the co-founder and Executive Director of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) StreetCred program, which provides free tax and other finanical 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 help alleviate the adversity and stress of those living in poverty. Dr. Marcil has been recognized with the American Academy of Pediatrics Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award and 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

Building Community and Health Equity through EITC and Financial Services
06/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University

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. 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 Aug 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32822649
  2. Ragavan MI, Marcil LE, Garg A. Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Health. Pediatrics. 2020 05; 145(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32265296
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Marcil LE, Zuckerman BS. Child Poverty: New Opportunities for Pediatricians. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:10-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30172434
  6. 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
  7. Marcil, LE and Hole, MK. Unhealthy Tax Changes for Families in Need. Real Clear Policy. 2018. View Publication
  8. 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;
  9. 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
  10. 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.
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General Pediatrics
Financial Insecurity
Newborn Care Improvement
Community Health
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