I am a general academic pediatrician and health services researcher with a focus on strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment. I am clinically trained in Pediatrics and have a Masters of Science in Epidemiology. My prior research has focused on improving the quality of care provided for abused and neglected children by child protection teams, improving communication of recommended parenting practices in general pediatrics, and developing selective child maltreatment prevention interventions for high-risk families. I also teach and write about evidence-based theory and methods as they apply to health services research. My research has been funded by NICHD, PCORI, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I am the Program Director for the General Academic Pediatric fellowship at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. Our fellowship is part of a larger multidisciplinary fellowship program that is a collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine. I am committed to providing high-level research and career mentorship to undergraduates, medical students, residents, and pediatric fellows.
- Boston Medical Center
- University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MD
- University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BA
- Published on 4/15/2019
Kistin CJ, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt MH. Deadly Adolescent Intimate Partner Violence and the Need for Youth-Specific Strategies for Effective Intervention. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Apr 15. PMID: 30985882.
- Published on 4/1/2019
Ragavan MI, Griffith K, Bair-Merritt M, Cabral HJ, Kistin CJ. First-Generation Immigrant Mothers Report Less Spanking of 1-Year-Old Children Compared with Mothers of Other Immigrant Generations. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Apr; 23(4):496-503. PMID: 30600510.
- Published on 2/7/2019
Lemkin A, Walls M, Kistin CJ, Bair-Merritt M. Educators' Perspectives of Collaboration With Pediatricians to Support Low-Income Children. J Sch Health. 2019 Apr; 89(4):300-307. PMID: 30734291.
- Published on 11/6/2018
Howard MB, Wachman E, Levesque EM, Schiff DM, Kistin CJ, Parker MG. The Joys and Frustrations of Breastfeeding and Rooming-In Among Mothers With Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Dec; 8(12):761-768. PMID: 30401783.
- Published on 10/6/2018
Parker MG, Lopera AM, Kalluri NS, Kistin CJ. "I Felt Like I Was a Part of Trying to Keep My Baby Alive": Perspectives of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black Mothers in Providing Milk for Their Very Preterm Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Oct 06. PMID: 30299981.
- Published on 9/26/2018
Silverstein M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Cabral H, Beardslee W, Broder-Fingert S, Kistin CJ, Patts G, Feinberg E. Engaging Mothers With Depressive Symptoms in Care: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Head Start. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 11 01; 69(11):1175-1180. PMID: 30256184.
- Published on 6/1/2018
Silverstein M, Cabral H, Hegel M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Beardslee W, Kistin CJ, Feinberg E. Problem-Solving Education to Prevent Depression Among Low-Income Mothers: A Path Mediation Analysis in a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Jun 01; 1(2):e180334. PMID: 30646083.
- Published on 9/1/2017
Vu C, Rothman E, Kistin CJ, Barton K, Bulman B, Budzak-Garza A, Olson-Dorff D, Bair-Merritt MH. Adapting the Patient-Centered Medical Home to Address Psychosocial Adversity: Results of a Qualitative Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7S):S115-S122. PMID: 28865642.
- Published on 5/5/2017
Lemkin A, Kistin CJ, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Bair-Merritt M. School connectedness and high school graduation among maltreated youth. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 01; 75:130-138. PMID: 28483290.
- Published on 12/1/2016
Silverstein M, Kistin CJ. Early Education Programs for Low-Income Children: The Time for Dissemination Has Come. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 12 01; 170(12):1139-1140. PMID: 27695856.
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