Barry S. Zuckerman, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Barry Zuckerman


Dr. Zuckerman has long focused on how the social environment affects the health of low-income children. He launched Reach Out and Read, an early literacy program that calls for primary care providers to write “prescriptions” for parents to read to their children. He also founded the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, a national model that brings lawyers into hospitals to help doctors and patients navigate the legal system to secure services.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center


  • Georgetown University, MD
  • Rutgers University–Camden, BA


  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Zuckerman B, Wong SL. Family History: An Opportunity to Disrupt Transmission of Behavioral Health Problems. Pediatrics. 2019 Jun; 143(6). PMID: 31043454.

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  • Published on 2/6/2019

    Zuckerman B, Elansary M, Needlman R. Book Sharing: In-home Strategy to Advance Early Child Development Globally. Pediatrics. 2019 Mar; 143(3). PMID: 30728271.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/29/2018

    Olapeju B, Saifuddin A, Wang G, Ji Y, Hong X, Raghavan R, Summers A, Keiser A, Ji H, Zuckerman B, Yarrington C, Hao L, Surkan PJ, Cheng TL, Wang X. Maternal postpartum plasma folate status and preterm birth in a high-risk US population. Public Health Nutr. 2019 May; 22(7):1281-1291. PMID: 30486913.

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  • Published on 9/24/2018

    Raghavan R, Zuckerman B, Hong X, Wang G, Ji Y, Paige D, DiBari J, Zhang C, Fallin MD, Wang X. Fetal and Infancy Growth Pattern, Cord and Early Childhood Plasma Leptin, and Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Boston Birth Cohort. Autism Res. 2018 Oct; 11(10):1416-1431. PMID: 30248249.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Trope LA, Congdon JL, Brown L, Zuckerman B. Family Planning in Pediatrics: An Appeal for Enhanced Training. J Pediatr. 2018 09; 200:4-5. PMID: 30144929.

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  • Published on 8/29/2018

    Marcil LE, Zuckerman BS. Child Poverty: New Opportunities for Pediatricians. J Pediatr. 2018 11; 202:10-12. PMID: 30172434.

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  • Published on 7/30/2018

    Zhang B, Hong X, Ji H, Tang WY, Kimmel M, Ji Y, Pearson C, Zuckerman B, Surkan PJ, Wang X. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and cord blood DNA methylation: new insight on sex differences and effect modification by maternal folate levels. Epigenetics. 2018; 13(5):505-518. PMID: 29945474.

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  • Published on 6/4/2018

    Cohen E, Wang CJ, Zuckerman B. Specialized Care without the Subspecialist: A Value Opportunity for Secondary Care. Children (Basel). 2018 Jun 04; 5(6). PMID: 29866987.

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  • Published on 5/18/2018

    Marcil LE, Hole MK, Wenren LM, Schuler MS, Zuckerman BS, Vinci RJ. Free Tax Services in Pediatric Clinics. Pediatrics. 2018 06; 141(6). PMID: 29776980.

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  • Published on 5/8/2018

    Ji Y, Hong X, Wang G, Chatterjee N, Riley AW, Lee LC, Surkan PJ, Bartell TR, Zuckerman B, Wang X. A Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Early Childhood Lead Levels and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: New Insight on Sex Differences. J Pediatr. 2018 08; 199:124-131.e8. PMID: 29752174.

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