Megan Sandel, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, Dartmouth College
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Megan Sandel, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine as well as an associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has held both of these positions for the last eight years, but has been working with the university since 2002, first as an assistant professor. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program and the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston. In addition to publishing articles and serving on committees, she is considered an expert in her field on the topic of housing and child health.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

Asthma Simulation Tool for Housing, Medication and Social Adversity (ASTHMA)
08/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIEHS

Long-Term Multi-Sector Housing Campaign
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Conservation Law Foundation(CLF) Health Neighborhoods Equity Fund(Investment and Metrics)
08/15/2018 - 06/15/2020 (PI)
Conservation Law Foundation Robert Wood Johnson

Planning Grant to Design End to End Supportive Housing Program
06/01/2019 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
Rx Foundation

Housing Prescriptions as Health Care
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Boston Foundation

Going Beyond Health Care
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Metro Housing Boston BCBS

BMC's Housing Initiative and the StreetCred Program - StreetCred
12/01/2018 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Santander Bank, N.A.

Comprehensive Community Profiles for Improved Programs and Policies
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families Pew Charitable Trust

Community collected Data to make the Case for Homes for Health
11/01/2017 - 10/31/2019 (PI)
Kresge Foundation

Cost Benefit Analysis of Housing Prescriptions as Health Care, a Pilot Study
10/01/2017 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California Robert Wood Johnson

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  1. Coughlin CG, Sandel M, Stewart AM. Homelessness, Children, and COVID-19: A Looming Crisis. Pediatrics. 2020 08; 146(2). PMID: 32747589
  2. Atkins M, Castro I, Sharifi M, Perkins M, O'Connor G, Sandel M, Taveras EM, Fiechtner L. Unmet Social Needs and Adherence to Pediatric Weight Management Interventions: Massachusetts, 2017-2019. Am J Public Health. 2020 07; 110(S2):S251-S257. PMID: 32663093
  3. Bovell-Ammon A, Yentel D, Koprowski M, Wilkinson C, Sandel M. Housing Is Health: A Renewed Call for Federal Housing Investments in Affordable Housing for Families With Children. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32619545
  4. Sandel MT, Bovell-Ammon A. Associations Between Federal Rental Housing Assistance and Childhood Asthma-A Renewed Call for Investing in Housing for Health. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Jun 01; 174(6):525-526. PMID: 32150225
  5. Bovell-Ammon A, Mansilla C, Poblacion A, Rateau L, Heeren T, Cook JT, Zhang T, de Cuba SE, Sandel MT. Housing Intervention For Medically Complex Families Associated With Improved Family Health: Pilot Randomized Trial. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Apr; 39(4):613-621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32250672
  6. Rosofsky AS, Fabian MP, Ettinger de Cuba S, Sandel M, Coleman S, Levy JI, Coull BA, Hart JE, Zanobetti A. Prenatal Ambient Particulate Matter Exposure and Longitudinal Weight Growth Trajectories in Early Childhood. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 02 24; 17(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32102302
  7. Litonjua AA, Carey VJ, Laranjo N, Stubbs BJ, Mirzakhani H, O'Connor GT, Sandel M, Beigelman A, Bacharier LB, Zeiger RS, Schatz M, Hollis BW, Weiss ST. Six-Year Follow-up of a Trial of Antenatal Vitamin D for Asthma Reduction. N Engl J Med. 2020 02 06; 382(6):525-533.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32023372
  8. Marshall ET, Guo J, Flood E, Sandel MT, Sadof MD, Zotter JM. Home Visits for Children With Asthma Reduce Medicaid Costs. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 02 06; 17:E11. PMID: 32027814
  9. De Marchis EH, Hessler D, Fichtenberg C, Adler N, Byhoff E, Cohen AJ, Doran KM, Ettinger de Cuba S, Fleegler EW, Lewis CC, Lindau ST, Tung EL, Huebschmann AG, Prather AA, Raven M, Gavin N, Jepson S, Johnson W, Ochoa E, Olson AL, Sandel M, Sheward RS, Gottlieb LM. Part I: A Quantitative Study of Social Risk Screening Acceptability in Patients and Caregivers. Am J Prev Med. 2019 12; 57(6 Suppl 1):S25-S37. PMID: 31753277
  10. Byhoff E, De Marchis EH, Hessler D, Fichtenberg C, Adler N, Cohen AJ, Doran KM, Ettinger de Cuba S, Fleegler EW, Gavin N, Huebschmann AG, Lindau ST, Tung EL, Raven M, Jepson S, Johnson W, Olson AL, Sandel M, Sheward RS, Gottlieb LM. Part II: A Qualitative Study of Social Risk Screening Acceptability in Patients and Caregivers. Am J Prev Med. 2019 12; 57(6 Suppl 1):S38-S46. PMID: 31753278
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U.S. News & World Report 9/10/2020

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The Coronavirus Files: The Health Divide, The Hunger Crisis & Reopening the Courts

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Experts Outline How Pandemic Has Ushered in a Children's Hunger and Housing Crisis

USC Center for Health Journalism 6/5/2020

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‘I Know You’re Angry With Me Right Now Because You’re Hungry’

The New York Times 5/7/2020

How Many People Will One Positive COVID-19 Case Infect?

Blog for Iowa 4/30/2020

Housing As A Prescription For Health, Now And In The Future

Health Affairs 4/21/2020

Housing Is The Prescription We Need

Habitat for Humanity 4/18/2020

4 Things Affordable Housing Owners Can Do Now

Multi-Housing News 4/17/2020

Meeting Housing Needs Improves Health Outcomes for At-Risk Families

Psych Central 4/10/2020

Confronting COVID-19: The Effects of COVID-19 on Multifamily and Affordable Housing

Urban Land 4/10/2020

The coronavirus is exposing how vital stable housing is to healthcare

Fast Company 4/9/2020

Leaders Call for More Resources for Housing Industry to Weather COVID-19

Affordable Housing Finance 4/9/2020

Coronavirus could put 1.5 mln U.S. families on cusp of homelessness

Reuters 4/8/2020

3 Ways Landlords Can Be a Resource for Struggling Tenants

Atlanta Agent 4/7/2020

South Florida Real Estate Webinars for the Week of April 6

Miami Herald 4/6/2020

Boston Doctors Appeal With Public To Help Fight Coronavirus

The Monitor 3/23/2020

Hospitals Invest in Affordable Housing in Bid to Increase Patient

Fund Fire 3/19/2020

Housing aid tied to fewer asthma emergencies for kids living in poverty

Reuters 3/9/2020

Housing Aid Tied to Fewer Asthma Emergencies for Kids Living in Poverty

The New York Times 3/9/2020

Should Physicians 'Prescribe' Housing for the Homeless?

Medscape 2/27/2020

Campaign Pushes to Make Housing a Priority for Homeless

Arkansas Catholic 2/18/2020

Number of Homeless Students Rises to New High, Report Says

The New York Times 2/3/2020

The Hidden Health Costs of Eviction

PBS Newshour 1/13/2020

Plenary Speaker: Rx for Homelessness Requires Solutions Grounded in Equity

AAP News 10/27/2019

Putting a Roof Over Patients' Heads

AAMC 10/22/2019

Listen Now: The Building Blocks Podcast

Enterprise Community 10/2/2019

Three Cheers for Hospitals’ Housing Push

Banker & Tradesman 8/11/2019

3 Boston Hospitals Team Up On Low-Income Housing Initiative

Associated Press 8/7/2019

With $3M Investment, Boston Hospitals Treat Housing Instability as a Health Issue

Boston Business Journal 8/7/2019

Three Hospitals Team Up On $3M Plan to Help Low-Income Families Pay The Rent

Boston Globe 8/6/2019

Framingham’s Dylan Abbott Turns Corner From Drugs, Alcohol

Metro West 7/27/2019

Go Inside BMC’s Grow Clinic and Boston Triathlon Efforts

WCVB 7/20/2019

Sandel: Stable, Decent, Affordable Homes is a Rx for Healthy Families

Patriot Ledger 6/11/2019

As Affordable Housing Crisis Worsens, Trump Proposes More Cuts

Curbed 3/14/2019

A Double Diagnosis – Cancer While Poor

The Boston Globe 12/29/2018

Mold, Roaches, Sewage — What This Low-Income Housing Looks Like After A Pricey Rehab

Miami Herald 12/12/2018

It's Time To Make A Federal Case Out Of Dallas' Homeless Problem

Dallas Morning News 12/12/2018

Why Access to Affordable Housing is a “Vaccine”

YourHealthRadio 12/7/2018

Low-Income Families Can Be Healthier When Basic Needs Are Met

Psych Central 11/10/2018

Can where you live affect your health?

The Gazette 6/23/2018
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