Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MED, Pediatrics, is a leader in the field of intimate partner violence and regarded research mentor in the educational field of Academic General Pediatrics. She has transformed the fellowship program in Academic General Pediatrics from a well-regarded local program to one of the top programs in the nation. Dr. Bair-Merritt has taken a leadership role in a large, integrated behavioral health project and the new Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center. She has been a PI or co-PI on 15 extramural awards from the Health Research and Services Administration, National Institute of Justice, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, PCORI and National Institutes of Health, and recently was awarded a T32 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Bair-Merritt is the author of over 70 original peer reviewed publications. Of note, her 2010 first-author publication, ‘Reducing Maternal Intimate partner violence After the Birth of a Child: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Hawaii Healthy Start Home Visitation Program, represents one of the most substantial contributions to the field of intimate partner violence, and is one of only 30 studies to be considered as positive evidence by the United States Preventive Services Task Force in its 2018 recommendation for screening for intimate partner violence.

2008 Johns Hopkins: Resident-Fellow Teaching Award
1999 UNC-Chapel Hill: AOA

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)

The Pediatric Practice of the Future
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Creating a Comparative Effectiveness Research Agenda for Adolescents with Autism
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)

The Healthy Adolescent Relationship Trajectories Study
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University DOJ

Pediatric Practice of the Future
04/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Safe Dating for Youth with ASD
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Organization for Autism Research

Integrating Behavioral Health into Pediatric Medical Homes for low income Children: Evaluation of…
12/15/2015 - 12/14/2019 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Integrating Behavioral Health into the Pediatric Medical Home for Low-Income Children:Evaluation…
12/01/2015 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Purposeful Parenting: Enhanced Anticipatory Guidance for the First Year of Life
04/01/2015 - 09/30/2019 (PI)

Approaches to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Fathers
09/30/2017 - 09/29/2019 (PI)
Child Trends DHHS/Office of Resea

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  1. Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Heeren T, Paruk J, Bair-Merritt M. The Effects of a Health Care-Based Brief Intervention on Dating Abuse Perpetration: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prev Sci. 2020 04; 21(3):366-376.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31643025
  2. Ragavan MI, Query LA, Bair-Merritt M, Dowd D, Miller E, Randell KA. Expert Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence Power and Control in Pediatric Healthcare Settings. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Feb 22. PMID: 32097782
  3. Ragavan MI, Ferre V, Bair-Merritt M. Thrive: A Novel Health Education Mobile Application for Mothers Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Health Promot Pract. 2020 Mar; 21(2):160-164. PMID: 31874566
  4. Ragavan MI, Griffith KN, Cowden JD, Colvin JD, Bair-Merritt M. Parental Perceptions of Culturally Sensitive Care and Well-Child Visit Quality. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):234-240. PMID: 31857250
  5. Cole MB, Qin Q, Sheldrick RC, Morley DS, Bair-Merritt MH. The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low-income children. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54(6):1203-1213.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31742687; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13230;
  6. Edwards BL, Werner H, Tripodis Y, Dorfman D, Boyle T, Bair-Merritt M, Garg A. Variability in Informed Consent Practices for Non-Emergent Procedures in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Dec; 58(14):1509-1514.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31556702
  7. Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E. Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 08; 49(8):100637.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31494050
  8. Fong HF, Tamene M, Morley DS, Morris A, Estela MG, Singerman A, Bair-Merritt MH. Perceptions of the Implementation of Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in 3 Community Health Centers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 10; 58(11-12):1201-1211. PMID: 31394918
  9. Rothman EF, Farrell A, Paruk J, Bright K, Bair-Merritt M, Preis SR. Evaluation of a Multi-Session Group Designed to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors: The "My Life My Choice" Curriculum. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Jul 27; 886260519865972.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31354019
  10. Rothman EF, Preis SR, Bright K, Paruk J, Bair-Merritt M, Farrell A. A longitudinal evaluation of a survivor-mentor program for child survivors of sex trafficking in the United States. Child Abuse Negl. 2020 02; 100:104083.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31358352
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Intimate Partner Violence
child maltreatment
health disparities

I currently serve as the Associate Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics and the Fellowship Director for the Academic General Pediatrics fellowship. My research focuses in understanding the impact of psychosocial adversity on health as well as innovative interventions for trauma delivered in the primary care setting. In my administrative and research roles, I have mentored >20 junior faculty, fellows, residents and medical students. I greatly enjoy mentoring and helping mentees establish and achieve goals both professionally and personally.

I also direct the CTSI Career Development Course, designed to provide intensive grant writing support and mentorship for junior faculty committed to submitting K awards.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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