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 is a pediatrician and social epidemiologist and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network ( Her work focuses on the role of 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 and early puberty. She is interested in social ecology and the role of neighborhood attributes in influencing health trajectory. Specifically, she has studied the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Her current work is developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being and reduce child maltreatment using a collective impact approach in three Boston neighborhoods.

Pre-Notification National Community Leadership Summit
10/15/2021 - 10/14/2024 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Trauma-Informed Practices Prenatal to Early Childhood
03/01/2021 - 02/28/2023 (PI)
Gisela B. Hogan Charitable Foundation

Advancing Community Leadership, Workforce Diversity, and Acc
01/15/2022 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
The Burke Foundation

General Support for Vital Village Network
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
The 1434 Foundation, Inc.

BUILD Learning Communities
03/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Third Sector New England

Vital Village Network Implementation Scale Up
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Duke Charitable Foundation

Trauma-informed Local Food Systems: Shifting Mindsets and Catalyzing Change through Community Leadership
12/01/2020 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Social Innovation Forum Winter Reception
12/01/2019 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
Social Innovation Forum

Accelerating Child Health Transformation
01/01/2021 - 10/31/2022 (PI)
Center for Healthcare Strategies Robert Wood Johnson

BHB Family Voice in Care Coordination Mini Grant
01/01/2022 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

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  1. Kerkar S, Shankar A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Harville EW. Adverse Childhood Experiences are Associated with Miscarriage in Adulthood: The GROWH Study. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Mar; 25(3):479-486. PMID: 33389588; PMCID: PMC7965336; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-020-03079-y;
  2. Schrager NL, Wesselink AK, Wang TR, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Boynton-Jarrett RD, Wise LA. Association of income and education with fecundability in a North American preconception cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 10; 50:41-47.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32681982; PMCID: PMC7541799; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.07.004;
  3. Sponholtz TR, Bethea TN, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Boynton-Jarrett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Wise LA. Night Shift Work and Fecundability in Late Reproductive-Aged African American Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 01; 30(1):137-144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32598212; PMCID: PMC7826436; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2019.8166;
  4. Suglia SF, Campo RA, Brown AGM, Stoney C, Boyce CA, Appleton AA, Bleil ME, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dube SR, Dunn EC, Ellis BJ, Fagundes CP, Heard-Garris NJ, Jaffee SR, Johnson SB, Mujahid MS, Slopen N, Su S, Watamura SE. Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health: Early Life Adversity as a Contributor to Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases. J Pediatr. 2020 04; 219:267-273. PMID: 32111376; PMCID: PMC7883398; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.063;
  5. Byrd, K., Palmarin, I., McNeish, R., Walker-Egea, C., Ali, Y., Beleche, M., & Boynton-Jarrett, R. . An Action Research Collaboration to Promote Mental Wellbeing Among Men of Color. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. 2019; 10(3). View Publication
  6. Desai S, Chen F, Boynton-Jarrett R. Clinician Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy With CenteringParenting Group Well-Child Care Model: A Pilot Study. J Prim Care Community Health. 2019 Jan-Dec; 10:2150132719876739. PMID: 31550973; PMCID: PMC6764027; DOI: 10.1177/2150132719876739;
  7. Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, Boynton-Jarrett R, Bertone-Johnson ER, Missmer SA. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 09 01; 33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439; PMCID: PMC6112577; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dey248;
  8. Byrd, K., Flacks, J., Daniel, N., & Boynton-Jarrett, R. Academic-Community Partnerships to Reduce Inequities for Adult Learners: Synergy and Social Change. Adult Learning. 2018; 29(2):75. View Publication
  9. Suglia SF, Koenen KC, Boynton-Jarrett R, Chan PS, Clark CJ, Danese A, Faith MS, Goldstein BI, Hayman LL, Isasi CR, Pratt CA, Slopen N, Sumner JA, Turer A, Turer CB, Zachariah JP. Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Outcomes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 01 30; 137(5):e15-e28. PMID: 29254928; PMCID: PMC7792566; DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000536;
  10. Peacock-Chambers E, Dicks K, Sarathy L, Brown AA, Boynton-Jarrett R. Perceived Maternal Behavioral Control, Infant Behavior, and Milk Supply: A Qualitative Study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Jul/Aug; 38(6):401-408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28570412
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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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