Caroline J. Kistin, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Caroline Kistin


Dr. Kistin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and health services researcher. Her research has been funded by NIH, PCORI, CDC, and the USDA, and has focused on developing and testing strength-based, family-focused interventions to improve parent and child health outcomes. She is a clinician in the Grow Clinic and is a certified bilingual provider (English/Spanish). Dr. Kistin is the Program Director for the General Academic Pediatric fellowship program and is a co-director of Project REACH. She lives in Boston with her husband and two children, and is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MD
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BA


  • Published on 7/9/2022

    He Y, Leventhal JM, Gaither JR, Jones EA, Kistin CJ. Trends from 2005 to 2018 in child maltreatment outcomes with caregivers' substance use. Child Abuse Negl. 2022 Sep; 131:105781. PMID: 35820322.

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  • Published on 4/8/2022

    Campbell-Scherer D, Khan K, Fenton J, Kistin CJ. In memory of Richard Saitz (1963-2022): former editor of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022 Apr 08. PMID: 35396233.

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  • Published on 2/24/2022

    Nass M, Chase T, Buncher N, Gonzalez P, Quino G, Gurnani P, Bair-Merritt M, Kistin C. Pediatric Mobile Health Care Delivery During COVID-19. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jul; 22(5):873-875. PMID: 35219853.

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  • Published on 11/12/2021

    Tolliver DG, Lee LK, Patterson EE, Monuteaux MC, Kistin CJ. Disparities in School Referrals for Agitation and Aggression to the Emergency Department. Acad Pediatr. 2022 May-Jun; 22(4):598-605. PMID: 34780998.

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  • Published on 9/28/2021

    Javalkar K, Karim SA, Jain R, Aiyanyor B, Coughlin C, Douglas K, Gaffney LK, Hsu HE, Kistin CJ, Kuriakose T, Limaye NP, Nagin P, Rainer T, Stewart AM, Wenren LM, Perdomo J. Addressing health equity during a pandemic. Clin Teach. 2021 12; 18(6):671-674. PMID: 34585506.

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  • Published on 5/24/2021

    Simione M, Farrar-Muir H, Mini FN, Perkins ME, Luo M, Frost H, Orav EJ, Metlay J, Zai AH, Kistin CJ, Sease K, Hambidge SJ, Taveras EM. Implementation of the Connect for Health pediatric weight management program: study protocol and baseline characteristics. J Comp Eff Res. 2021 08; 10(11):881-892. PMID: 34024120.

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  • Published on 1/29/2021

    Nguyen HT, Zheng A, Gugel A, Kistin CJ. Asians and Asian Subgroups are Underrepresented in Medical Research Studies Published in High-Impact Generalist Journals. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jun; 23(3):646-649. PMID: 33515160.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Kistin CJ, Silverstein M. Substance Use in Youth: What Could an Ounce of Prevention Be Worth? Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):S265-S267. PMID: 33386330.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Nguyen HT, Rosenberg J, Kistin CJ, Feinberg E, Broder-Fingert S. Achieving Diagnostic Resolution in Young Children with Social Communication Concerns in a Predominantly Low-Income Population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021; 32(3):1359-1371. PMID: 34421036.

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  • Published on 8/19/2020

    Marcil LE, Campbell JI, Silva KE, Hughes D, Salim S, Nguyen HT, Kissler K, Hole MK, Michelson CD, Kistin CJ. Women's Experiences of the Effect of Financial Strain on Parenting and Mental Health. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2020 11; 49(6):581-592. PMID: 32822649.

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