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 5/2/2022

    Rowe SG, Stewart MT, Van Horne S, Pierre C, Wang H, Manukyan M, Bair-Merritt M, Lee-Parritz A, Rowe MP, Shanafelt T, Trockel M. Mistreatment Experiences, Protective Workplace Systems, and Occupational Distress in Physicians. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 02; 5(5):e2210768. PMID: 35522279.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Sheldrick RC, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Rosenberg J, Tamene M, Bonacci C, Daftary G, Tang MH, Sengupta N, Morris A, Feinberg E. Integrating Pediatric Universal Behavioral Health Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers. Pediatrics. 2022 Apr 01; 149(4). PMID: 35347338.

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  • Published on 3/14/2022

    Lin MY, Kim J, Sheldrick RC, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Feinberg E, Cole MB. Five-Year Trends in Pediatric Mental Health Emergency Department Visits in Massachusetts: A Population-Based Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35301021.

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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 Feb 24. PMID: 35219853.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    Marcil LE, Hole MK, Jackson J, Markowitz MA, Rosen L, Sude L, Rosenthal A, Bennett MB, Sarkar S, Jones N, Topel K, Chamberlain LJ, Zuckerman B, Kemper AR, Solomon BS, Bair-Merritt MH, Schickedanz A, Vinci RJ. Anti-Poverty Medicine Through Medical-Financial Partnerships: A New Approach to Child Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8S):S169-S176. PMID: 34740425.

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  • Published on 8/27/2021

    Randell KA, Ragavan MI, Query LA, Sundaram M, Bair-Merritt M, Miller E, Denise Dowd M. Intimate Partner Violence and the Pediatric Electronic Health Record: A Qualitative Study. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug 27. PMID: 34455099.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    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. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 15(4):311-317. PMID: 33060464.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Saitz R, Bair-Merritt MH, Levy SJ. Screening for Young Adults for Illicit Drug Use: A Good Idea Although Evidence Is Lacking. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):S259-S261. PMID: 33386328.

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  • Published on 12/10/2020

    Mian ND, Pincus DB, Perrin EC, Bair-Merritt M. Identifying and Making Recommendations for Pediatric Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care Settings: A Video-Based Training. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 12 10; 16:11033. PMID: 33324746.

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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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