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

The Boston University Clinical and Transitional Science Institute
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

NRSA Training Core
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Darrell Nelson Kotton, MD
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Administrative Supplement)
07/06/2020 - 03/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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

Underage Alcohol Use in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
05/15/2020 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIAAA

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)

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute 5UL1TR001430-06 142
2020 Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute 2UL1TR001430-05A1 142
2020 Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute 3UL1TR001430-05A1S1 142
2020 Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute 3UL1TR001430-05A1S2 142
2018 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 2T32HS022242-06 19
2012 Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health 5K23HD057180-05 8
2012 Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health 7K23HD057180-06 8
2011 Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health 5K23HD057180-04 8
2010 Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health 5K23HD057180-03 8
2009 Intimate Partner Violence and Child Health 5K23HD057180-02 8
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  1. Randell KA, Ragavan MI, Query LA, Sundaram M, Bair-Merritt M, Miller E, Dowd MD. Intimate Partner Violence and the Pediatric Electronic Health Record: A Qualitative Study: Intimate Partner Violence and Electronic Health Records. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug 26. PMID: 34455099
  2. Harris M, Joseph K, Hoeppner B, Wachman EM, Gray JR, Saia K, Wakeman S, Bair-Merritt MH, Schiff DM. A Retrospective Cohort Study Examining the Utility of Perinatal Urine Toxicology Testing to Guide Breastfeeding Initiation. J Addict Med. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 15(4):311-317.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33060464; PMCID: PMC8044259; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000761;
  3. Saitz R, Bair-Merritt MH, Levy SJ. Screening for Young Adults for Illicit Drug Use: A Good Idea Although Evidence Is Lacking. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):S259-S261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33386328
  4. Mian ND, Pincus DB, Perrin EC, Bair-Merritt M. Identifying and Making Recommendations for Pediatric Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care Settings: A Video-Based Training. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 12 10; 16:11033. PMID: 33324746; PMCID: PMC7732138; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11033;
  5. 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
  6. Matson PA, Ridenour TA, Chung SE, Adhia A, Grieb SD, Poole E, Huettner S, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt MH. Adolescent and Young Women's Daily Reports of Emotional Context and Episodes of Dating Violence. J Fam Violence. 2021 Apr; 36(3):271-279.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34149163; PMCID: PMC8210854; DOI: 10.1007/s10896-020-00151-7;
  7. 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. 2021 04; 21(3):548-556. PMID: 32097782
  8. 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 03; 21(2):160-164. PMID: 31874566
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC8177736; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.12.007;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC6863244; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13230;
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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.

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