Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

General Field of work: Pediatric Primary Care

BUSM or BMC office address:
850 Harrison Avenue
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 414-5946
Fax: (617) 414-4541


Undergraduate: Princeton University, AB, Anthropology
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital (Pediatrics)
Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health, ScD, Social Epidemiology

Key Words: Exposure to violence; Early life adversity and neuroendocrine health; Obesity; Puberty

Recent Publications:

  1. Suglia SF, Clark CJ, Boynton-Jarrett R, Kressin NR, Koenen KC. Child maltreatment and hypertension in young adulthood. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 6;14:1149.
  2. Sharifi M, Adams WG, Winickoff JP, Guo J, Reid M, Boynton-Jarrett R. Enhancing the electronic health record to increase counseling and quit-line referral for parents who smoke. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5):478-84.
  3. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air pollution and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2014 Sep;25(5):682-8.
  4. Harville EW, Boynton-Jarrett R. Childhood social hardships and fertility: a prospective cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;23(12):784-90.
  5. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Wise LA, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Missmer SA. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Nurses’ Health Study II. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 15;179(2):186-91.
  6. Suglia SF, Duarte CS, Chambers EC, Boynton-Jarrett R. Social and behavioral risk factors for obesity in early childhood. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct;34(8):549-56.
  7. Peters JL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Sandel M. Prenatal environmental factors influencing IgE levels, atopy and early asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr;13(2):187-92.
  8. Boynton-Jarrett R, Wright RJ, Putnam F, Hibert E, Michaels K, Forman MR, Rich-Edwards JW. “Child Abuse and Age at Menarche,” Journal of Adolescent Health 2013; 52(2): 241-7.
  9. Boynton-Jarrett, R, Haverhill EW. “A Prospective Study of Childhood Social Hardships and Age at Menarche,” Annals of Epidemiology 2012; 22(10):731-7.
  10. Boynton-Jarrett R, Hair E, Zuckerman B. “Turbulent Times: Effects of Turbulence and Violence Exposure in Adolescence on High School Completion, Health Risk Behavior, and Mental Health in Young Adulthood,” Social Science and Medicine (Epub 2012 Sept 14)
  11. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Boggs DA, Wise LA. “Child and Adolescent Abuse in Relation to Obesity in Adulthood: the Black Women’s Health Study,” Pediatrics 2012; 130(2): 245-53.
  12. Jun HJ, Corliss HL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Speiglman D, Austin SB, Rich-Edwards J, Wright RW. “Growing Up in a Domestic Violence Environment: Relationship with Developmental Trajectories of Body Mass Index during Adolescence into Young Adulthood,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2012; 66(7): 629-35.
  13. Suglia SF, Duarte C, Earls C, Boynton-Jarrett R. “Cumulative Social Risk and Obesity in Early Childhood.” Pediatrics 2012; 129(5); e1173-9.
  14. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards JW, Fredman L, Hibert E, Michaels K, Forman MR, Wright RJ. “Gestational Weight Gain and Daughter’s Age at Menarche,” J Women’s Health, 2011; 20(8): 1193-200.
  15. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards JW, Jun HJ, Wright RJ. “Self-Reported Abuse in Childhood and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata: The Role of Emotional Support in Biologic Resilience,” Epidemiology, 2011; 22(1)6-14.
  16. Harville EW, Boynton-Jarrett R, Hypponen E, Power C. “Effects of Childhood Hardships on Pregnancy Outcomes,” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 2010; 164(6): 533-539.
  17. Boynton-Jarrett R, Fargnoli J, Suglia SF, Zuckerman B, Wright RJ. “The Impact of Maternal Intimate Partner Violence on Incidence of Obesity in Preschool Children: Findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study,” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 2010; 164(6): 540-546.
  18. Boynton-Jarrett R, Ryan L, Berkman L, Wright RJ, “Cumulative Exposure to Violence and Self-Rated Health: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents in the United States,” Pediatrics, 2008; 122(5): 961-970.
  19. Jun HJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Boynton-Jarrett R, and Wright RJ. “Child Abuse and Smoking among Young Women: The Importance of Severity, Accumulation, and Timing of Abuse,’ Journal of Adolescent Health, 2008; 43(1): 55-63.
  20. Jun HJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Boynton-Jarrett R, and Wright RJ. “Women’s Experience with Battering and Cigarette Smoking: Added Risk Related to co-occurrence with other forms of Intimate Partner Violence.” American Journal of Public Health 2008; 98(3): 527-35.
  21. Boynton-Jarrett R, Rich-Edwards J, Malspeis S, Missmer SA, Wright R. “A Prospective Study of Hypertension and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata,” American Journal of Epidemiology, 2005; 161:628-638.
  22. Boynton-Jarrett R, Thomas T, Peterson K, Weicha J, Sobol A, Gortmaker S. “The Impact of Television Viewing Patterns on Fruits and Vegetable Consumption among Adolescents,” Pediatrics, 2003; 112: 1321-1326