Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

MD, Yale University School of Medicine
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
AB, Princeton University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, a pediatrician and social epidemiologist, is an associate professor at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Vital Village Networks. Vital Village uses a trauma-informed lens to improve community capacity to promote child wellbeing and advance equity through dedicated collaborative partnerships, research, data-sharing, and community leadership development in Boston and nationally through the NOW Forum and CRADLE Lab. Her scholarship has focused on early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific concentration on psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine and reproductive health outcomes, including obesity, puberty, and fertility. She is nationally recognized for work on the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns.

The Equitable Futures Guild: Advancing Community Food Systems Leadership for Collective Liberation
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2027 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

An internet-based preconception cohort study in North America
08/09/2022 - 04/30/2027 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University, BUMC National Institutes

Birth Equity Leadership Fellowship
01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026 (PI)
Wagner Foundation

Maternal Health Equity Coalition Grant
09/15/2022 - 09/14/2025 (PI)
Boston Foundation

2024 Vital Village- Center for Health Care Strategies Representative
12/31/2023 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. Robert Wood Johnson

Service Contract: TIDES Center
06/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Center for Care Innovations

BUILD Initiative- BMC Vital Village: Supporting Community Leaders in Their Prenatal to Three Work
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Third Sector New England

National Community Leadership Summit
09/15/2021 - 12/14/2024 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

National Community Leadership Summit
09/15/2021 - 12/14/2024 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Prenatal to 3 Strategic Plan Implementation Grant
01/09/2024 - 11/30/2024 (PI)
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

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  1. Antkowiak L, Boynton-Jarrett R, Chiang SS, Castellon D, Gilbert PB, Juraska M, Sox CM, Huang CC. Violence Exposure Among Women in the Sex Industry and Their Children in El Alto, Bolivia: A Comparative Cross-Sectional Study. Violence Vict. 2023 Oct 01; 38(5):736-753.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37827582
  2. Wise LA, Wang TR, Ncube CN, Lovett SM, Abrams J, Boynton-Jarrett R, Koenig MR, Geller RJ, Wesselink AK, Coleman CM, Hatch EE, James-Todd T. Use of Chemical Hair Straighteners and Fecundability in a North American Preconception Cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Jul 07; 192(7):1066-1080.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37005071; PMCID: PMC10505421; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwad079;
  3. Gresh A, Ahmed N, Boynton-Jarrett R, Sharifi M, Rosenthal MS, Fenick AM. Clinicians' Perspectives on Equitable Health Care Delivery in Group Well-Child Care. Acad Pediatr. 2023; 23(7):1385-1393. PMID: 37302699; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.06.010;
  4. Viglione C, Boynton-Jarrett R. The GROWBABY Research Network: A Framework for Advancing Health Equity Through Community Engaged Practice-Based Research. Matern Child Health J. 2023 Feb; 27(2):210-217. PMID: 36588142; PMCID: PMC9805911; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-022-03564-6;
  5. Weiss-Laxer NS, Brandt AJ, Acosta J, Boynton-Jarrett R, Polk S, Mendelson T, Platt R. Group well-child care model for Latino children in immigrant families: Adapting to and learning from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) context. Fam Syst Health. 2022 Sep; 40(3):364-382. PMID: 35708921; PMCID: PMC9942500; DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000697;
  6. Willis MD, Orta OR, Ncube C, Wesselink AK, Ðoàn LN, Kirwa K, Boynton-Jarrett R, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Association Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Fertility Among Pregnancy Planners in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2218738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35771576; PMCID: PMC9247730; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.18738;
  7. Conover S, Koo H, Boynton-Jarrett R. Spatiotemporal trends in discarded needle reports near schools in Boston, Massachusetts, between 2016-2019. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2021 Nov 02; 47(6):737-745. PMID: 34783625; DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1978473;
  8. Kuban KCK, Boynton-Jarrett R, Heeren T, O'Shea TM. A Consideration of Racism in Pediatric Epidemiologic Studies. J Pediatr. 2021 12; 239:225-227.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34390694; PMCID: PMC9295141; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.08.004;
  9. Boynton-Jarrett R, Raj A, Inwards-Breland DJ. Structural integrity: Recognizing, measuring, and addressing systemic racism and its health impacts. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 Jun; 36:100921. PMID: 34142070; PMCID: PMC8188325; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100921;
  10. Boynton-Jarrett R, Sponholtz TR, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Bethea TN, Wise LA. Abuse in Childhood and Risk for Sleep Disruption in Adulthood in the Black Women's Health Study. Sleep Med. 2021 07; 83:260-270.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34049046
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2020-2022 Social Innovation Forum: Innovator Award
2019-2020 Harvard Community Action Program (CAP): CAP Cohort
2018 Urban College of Boston: Honorary Degree
2017 Federation for Children with Special Needs : Community Partnership Award
2015 Massachusetts Public Health Association: Paul Revere Award
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Office of Multicultural Affairs Service Award
2012 Boston University School of Medicine: Teacher of the Year for the Pediatric Clerkship
2007 Johns Hopkins : David Kamsler Award
2004 AOA
2004 Yale University School of Medicine: The Parker Prize

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