Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE

Professor, Pediatrics

Megan Bair-Merritt
617.414.3667
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall

Biography

Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MED, Pediatrics, is a leader in the field of intimate partner violence and regarded research mentor in the educational field of Academic General Pediatrics. She has transformed the fellowship program in Academic General Pediatrics from a well-regarded local program to one of the top programs in the nation. Dr. Bair-Merritt has taken a leadership role in a large, integrated behavioral health project and the new Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center. She has been a PI or co-PI on 15 extramural awards from the Health Research and Services Administration, National Institute of Justice, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, PCORI and National Institutes of Health, and recently was awarded a T32 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Bair-Merritt is the author of over 70 original peer reviewed publications. Of note, her 2010 first-author publication, ‘Reducing Maternal Intimate partner violence After the Birth of a Child: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Hawaii Healthy Start Home Visitation Program, represents one of the most substantial contributions to the field of intimate partner violence, and is one of only 30 studies to be considered as positive evidence by the United States Preventive Services Task Force in its 2018 recommendation for screening for intimate partner violence.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 10/14/2020

    Harris M, Joseph K, Hoeppner B, Wachman EM, Gray JR, Saia K, Wakeman S, Bair-Merritt MH, Schiff DM. A Retrospective Cohort Study Examining the Utility of Perinatal Urine Toxicology Testing to Guide Breastfeeding Initiation. J Addict Med. 2020 Oct 14. PMID: 33060464.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Rothman EF, Stuart GL, Heeren T, Paruk J, Bair-Merritt M. The Effects of a Health Care-Based Brief Intervention on Dating Abuse Perpetration: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prev Sci. 2020 04; 21(3):366-376. PMID: 31643025.

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  • Published on 2/22/2020

    Ragavan MI, Query LA, Bair-Merritt M, Dowd D, Miller E, Randell KA. Expert Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence Power and Control in Pediatric Healthcare Settings. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Feb 22. PMID: 32097782.

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  • Published on 12/24/2019

    Ragavan MI, Ferre V, Bair-Merritt M. Thrive: A Novel Health Education Mobile Application for Mothers Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Health Promot Pract. 2020 03; 21(2):160-164. PMID: 31874566.

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  • Published on 12/17/2019

    Ragavan MI, Griffith KN, Cowden JD, Colvin JD, Bair-Merritt M. Parental Perceptions of Culturally Sensitive Care and Well-Child Visit Quality. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):234-240. PMID: 31857250.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Cole MB, Qin Q, Sheldrick RC, Morley DS, Bair-Merritt MH. The effects of integrating behavioral health into primary care for low-income children. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54(6):1203-1213. PMID: 31742687.

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  • Published on 9/26/2019

    Edwards BL, Werner H, Tripodis Y, Dorfman D, Boyle T, Bair-Merritt M, Garg A. Variability in Informed Consent Practices for Non-Emergent Procedures in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Dec; 58(14):1509-1514. PMID: 31556702.

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  • Published on 9/5/2019

    Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E. Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 08; 49(8):100637. PMID: 31494050.

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  • Published on 8/9/2019

    Fong HF, Tamene M, Morley DS, Morris A, Estela MG, Singerman A, Bair-Merritt MH. Perceptions of the Implementation of Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in 3 Community Health Centers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 10; 58(11-12):1201-1211. PMID: 31394918.

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  • Published on 7/27/2019

    Rothman EF, Farrell A, Paruk J, Bright K, Bair-Merritt M, Preis SR. Evaluation of a Multi-Session Group Designed to Prevent Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors: The "My Life My Choice" Curriculum. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Jul 27; 886260519865972. PMID: 31354019.

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