Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, New York University
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MA, Wesleyan University

Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a national expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) disparities, and is PI on multiple R01 awards from the National Institute of Mental Health to study disparities in ASD and other behavioral health conditions. She is a founding member of the NIMH Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Network. She is passionate about developing and testing interventions to help improve the lives of children at risk and also understanding how and why these interventions are implemented.

2011 Massachusetts General Hospital: Excellence in Action Award
2011 Advocacy Institute, American Academy of Pediatrics: John Lewey Scholarship
2010 Cambridge Hospital: Advocacy Award
2010 Advocacy Institute, American Academy of Pediatrics: Community Advocacy Award
2009 New York University: Constantine Award for Outstanding Thesis in OBGYN
2009 NYU School of Medicine: Bronfman Jewish Fellowship
2008 Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory: The Genome Access Course
2008 New York University: Presidential Service Award
2008 NYU School of Medicine: Saul J. Farber Student Abstract Award in Public Health
2007 New York University: Presidential Service Award
2003 Foundation for Women's Wellness: Ruth Grau Zises Women’s Health Research Award
2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Howard Hughes Summer Fellowship

Evaluating Implementation of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Access to Diagnostics an…
09/26/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)

An Ethnographic Study of Emergency Department Encounters for Patients with ASD
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Organization for Autism Research

Assessing Usability of mHealth Autism Screeners in the Medically Underserved
06/05/2019 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Oregon Health and Science University NIH-NIMH

Janey Scholars Program
06/10/2019 - 08/16/2019 (PI)
Boston Foundation

Pilot Project on Facilitating management of overweight and obesity in Children with autism in pr…
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
UMASS Worcester HRSA

Patient Navigation to Improve Access to Adolescent Addiction Care at a Safety Net Hospital
05/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC)

Evaluating the acute care plan for autism: a quality improvement initiative to improve hospital care
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Mass General Hosp


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  1. Feinberg E, Augustyn M, Broder-Fingert S, Bennett A, Weitzman C, Kuhn J, Hickey E, Chu A, Levinson J, Sandler Eilenberg J, Silverstein M, Cabral HJ, Patts G, Diaz-Linhart Y, Rosenberg J, Miller JS, Guevara JP, Fenick AM, Blum NJ. Effect of Family Navigation on Diagnostic Ascertainment Among Children at Risk for Autism: A Randomized Clinical Trial From DBPNet. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jan 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33427861
  2. Broder-Fingert S, Lindly O, Zuckerman KE. Variability in Expenditures for Autism: A Canary in the Coal Mine for Disparities in Care? Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Jan 01; 72(1):98-99. PMID: 33384002
  3. Zuckerman KE, Broder-Fingert S, Sheldrick RC. To reduce the average age of autism diagnosis, screen preschoolers in primary care. Autism. 2020 Oct 30; 1362361320968974.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33126817
  4. Hickey E, Sheldrick RC, Kuhn J, Broder-Fingert S. A commentary on interpreting the United States preventive services task force autism screening recommendation statement. Autism. 2020 Sep 14; 1362361320957463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32921149
  5. Broder-Fingert S, Mateo C, Zuckerman KE. Structural Racism and Autism. Pediatrics. 2020 09; 146(3). PMID: 32839244
  6. Walls M, Curtin C, Phillips S, Eliasziw M, Jackel C, Must A, Bandini L, Broder-Fingert S. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians' Diagnosis and Coding of Overweight and Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020 05; 41(4):258-264. PMID: 32040046
  7. Moullin JC, Dickson KS, Stadnick NA, Albers B, Nilsen P, Broder-Fingert S, Mukasa B, Aarons GA. Ten recommendations for using implementation frameworks in research and practice. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; 1:42. PMID: 32885199
  8. Feinberg E, Kuhn J, Eilenberg JS, Levinson J, Patts G, Cabral H, Broder-Fingert S. Improving Family Navigation for Children With Autism: A Comparison of Two Pilot Randomized Controlled Trials. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Apr 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32302757
  9. Curtin C, Hyman SL, Boas DD, Hassink S, Broder-Fingert S, Ptomey LT, Gillette MD, Fleming RK, Must A, Bandini LG. Weight Management in Primary Care for Children With Autism: Expert Recommendations. Pediatrics. 2020 04; 145(Suppl 1):S126-S139. PMID: 32238539
  10. Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 12 16; 19(1):239.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31842765
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Disparities, Health Care
behavioral health
implementation science

I am an autism disparities, health services, and implementation science investigator with multiple R01 awards from the national institute of mental health. I am interested in both career and research mentorship.

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