Lucy Marcil, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Lucy Marcil
88 East Newton Street


Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Marcil is the co-founder of Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) StreetCred program, which provides free tax services to families who are eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax and Child Tax Credits – all completed while they are visiting the pediatrician’s office. Marcil has found her passion working with children and creating innovative solutions to help alleviate the adversity and stress of those living in poverty. During her residency at BMC, Marcil and StreetCred co-founder, Michael Hole, MD, MBA, recognized many of their patient families were eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), but they weren’t receiving it because they were not filing taxes, were unaware of their eligibility or were losing money to for-profit tax preparation. As of 2018, Marcil has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver.


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Davidson College, BA


  • Published on 10/13/2019

    Bell ON, Hole MK, Johnson K, Marcil LE, Solomon BS, Schickedanz A. Medical-Financial Partnerships: Cross-Sector Collaborations Between Medical and Financial Services to Improve Health. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Mar; 20(2):166-174. PMID: 31618676.

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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 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 5/3/2018

    Marcil, LE and Hole, MK. Unhealthy Tax Changes for Families in Need. Real Clear Policy. 2018.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Hole MK, Marcil LE, Vinci RJ. Improving Access to Evidence-Based Antipoverty Government Programs in the United States: A Novel Primary Care Initiative. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 03 01; 171(3):211-212. PMID: 28114668.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Marcil L, Afsana K, Perry HB. First Steps in Initiating an Effective Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program in Urban Slums: the BRAC Manoshi Project's Experience with Community Engagement, Social Mapping, and Census Taking in Bangladesh. J Urban Health. 2016 Feb; 93(1):6-18. PMID: 26830423.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Hole, MK. Marcil, L. The Atlantic. What’s the best way to give tax refunds to the working poor? Letter to the Editor, Notes. Emerson Collective. Washington DC. 2016.

  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Roy T, Marcil L, Choudhury RH, Afsana K, Perry H. he BRAC Manoshi Approach to Initiating a Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Project in Urban Slums with Social Mapping, Census Taking, and Community Engagement. Dhaka, Bangladesh. BRAC. Bangladesh. 2015.

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  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Marcil L. CAPPD: Practical Interventions to Help Children Affected by Trauma. Health Federation of Philadelphia. Philadelphia. 2010.

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  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Marcil LE. Senior Honors Thesis. Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Duration of Breastfeeding. Davidson College. Davidson. 2006.

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