Megan Sandel, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

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

Megan Sandel, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine as well as a 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.

Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health

BMC Career Mobility Pathways and Community Partnerships Gran
11/01/2021 - 10/31/2024 (PI)
Wagner Foundation

Creating an Aligned an Opportunity Ecosystem through Wellbeing
10/01/2020 - 03/31/2024 (PI)
JP Morgan Chase

Contract/Consulting Agreement: National Low Income Housing C
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Pre-Notification: Community Empowerment Program (LEAF subawa
01/01/2022 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) Executive Office of

ESG-CV Pediatrics Housing to Health Program
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
City of Boston Department of Housin

Asthma Simulation Tool for Housing, Medication and Social Adversity (ASTHMA)
08/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIEHS

Long-Term Multi-Sector Housing Campaign
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Growth and Nutrition Program
10/01/2015 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

From the Pediatric Frontlines: Basic Needs, Access to COVID1
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University, BUMC The Rockefeller Foun

Analytics of an End to End Supportive Housing System: Planning for Scale
12/01/2020 - 11/30/2021 (PI)
Rx Foundation

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  1. Thomas HD, Sandel MT, Lentell A, James TL, Watson L, Valentin Y, Marcil LE. Promoting Housing-Based Asset Building Programs in Healthcare. Pediatrics. 2023 May 01; 151(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37021490
  2. Egan KA, Luo M, Perkins M, Castro I, Sandel M, Kistin CJ, Taveras EM, Fiechtner L. Association between unmet social needs and healthy lifestyle parenting behaviors. Front Pediatr. 2023; 11:1015610.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36911012; PMCID: PMC9995900; DOI: 10.3389/fped.2023.1015610;
  3. Parker MG, de Cuba SE, Rateau LJ, Shea M, Sandel MT, Frank DA, Cutts DB, Heeren T, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Ochoa ER, Rose-Jacobs R, Garg A. Associations of household unmet basic needs and health outcomes among very low birth weight children. J Perinatol. 2023 Mar; 43(3):364-370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36750715
  4. Kanak M, Turley K, Lee LK, Sandel M, Stewart AM. Community-Academic Advocacy to Improve Shelter Access for Families Experiencing Homelessness. Pediatrics. 2023 Feb 01; 151(2). PMID: 36655372
  5. Velasquez DE, Sandel M. Housing Investment Strategies by Healthcare Payers and Systems: Paving the Road Ahead. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Apr; 38(5):1296-1298. PMID: 36627524; PMCID: PMC9831367; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-08009-y;
  6. Carlson JM, Zanobetti A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Poblacion AP, Fabian PM, Carnes F, Rhee J, Lane KJ, Sandel MT, Janulewicz PA. Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth. Environ Res. 2023 Jan 01; 216(Pt 2):114607.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36279910; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114607;
  7. Cutts DB, Ettinger de Cuba S, Bovell-Ammon A, Wellington C, Coleman SM, Frank DA, Black MM, Ochoa E, Chilton M, Lê-Scherban F, Heeren T, Rateau LJ, Sandel M. Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children. Pediatrics. 2022 Oct 01; 150(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36120757; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2022-056692;
  8. Lee-Sarwar KA, Chen YC, Chen YY, Kozyrskyj AL, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Bisgaard H, Stokholm J, Chawes B, Sørensen SJ, Kelly RS, Lasky-Su J, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Carey VJ, Harshfield BJ, Laranjo N, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. The maternal prenatal and offspring early-life gut microbiome of childhood asthma phenotypes. Allergy. 2023 Feb; 78(2):418-428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36107703; PMCID: PMC9892205; DOI: 10.1111/all.15516;
  9. Presumey-Leblanc G, Sandel M. Perpetuating Commodification of Suffering: How Social Determinants of Health Framing Prolongs Historical Racial Inequities. Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2022; 3(1):281-285. PMID: 35415719; PMCID: PMC8994426; DOI: 10.1089/whr.2021.0019;
  10. Coughlin CG, Bovell-Ammon A, Sandel M. Extending the Child Tax Credit to Break the Cycle of Poverty. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 03 01; 176(3):225-227.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34807239
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An Atlanta health care provider takes on the city's housing crisis

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Podcast: The Earth Disease: Social Determinants of Health & Climate Change

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Safety Net Hospitals: Why BIPOC Wealth Creation is Needed to Achieve Health

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Residents of color disproportionately hit by evictions after moratorium expired, says new report

WBUR 3/23/2022

Hunger Stunts Growth of American Babies as Inflation Hits Hard

Bloomberg 12/16/2021

More than 101,000 New York City public school students faced homelessness last year

CBS News 11/16/2021

What Boston Needs To Know About The Child Tax Credit Payments

WBUR Radio Boston 7/15/2021

New Collaboration Targets Key Boston Neighborhoods for Health Equity Initiatives

HealthCity 6/15/2021

A Hungry Child’s First Thousand Days

Washington Monthly 5/27/2021

Ayanna Pressley, Elizabeth Warren to Headline Forum on Antiracism as Health Policy

BU Today 4/5/2021

Our children are in trouble if we don't pass Biden's child allowance

The Hill 2/23/2021

Public health officials fear evictions could worsen COVID-19 spike in Mass.

The Boston Globe 11/12/2020

Boston Medical Center-led initiative wins $5 million from JPMorgan Chase to help inner city neighborhoods

The Boston Globe 10/8/2020

Feeding America warns of shortage of up to EIGHT BILLION meals across the country over next 12 months, which could leave millions of Americans hungry during the pandemic

Daily Mail 10/7/2020

Stress from worrying about eviction causing physical problems for kids, parents

WKRC 10/7/2020

How housing negatively impacts our physical and mental health

KUSI News 10/7/2020

Homelessness During Pandemic Making A Bad Situation Worse

KPBS 10/5/2020

No, the Recession Isn’t Over—and It’s About to Get Much Worse for Some

TIME 9/30/2020

Evictions Damage Public Health, Which Is Why The CDC Has Banned Them ― For Now

NPR 9/29/2020

Hunger in America, Especially For Children, Has “Skyrocketed” During COVID-19, Data Shows

The Intercept: 9/23/2020

‘How Am I Going To Make It?” Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families

TIME 9/21/2020

As childhood hunger rises, a key food-stamp benefit is ending

CBS News 9/21/2020

'How Am I Going To Make It?' Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families

TIME 9/21/2020

Clock Ticks On Pandemic EBT Program

Wyoming Public Radio 9/21/2020

‘No excuse for inaction’: Experts urge Congress to extend program providing free school replacement meals for kids

CNBC 9/18/2020

Upcoming expiration for P-EBT food assistance for school children threatens long-term ramifications

Food Navigator 9/18/2020

Program That Provides Food To School-Age Children Could End Soon If Congress Doesn't Extend It

Maine Public Radio 9/17/2020

AHA News: Looming Wave of Evictions, Housing Instability Pose Threat to Health

U.S. News & World Report 9/10/2020

Looming Rise in Family Homelessness will Harm Child Health

On the Home Front News 8/10/2020

Why More Renters Are Being Evicted in the Middle of the pandemic

PBS Newshour 7/7/2020

ULI Members in Action: Housing Organizations Enter the Fight against COVID-19

Urban Land Magazine 6/15/2020

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

USC Center for Health Journalism 6/9/2020

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

USC Center for Health Journalism 6/5/2020

Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Progress Has Been Exacerbated By Coronavirus Pandemic

The Atlanta Voice 5/15/2020

‘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

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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”

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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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