Megan T. Sandel, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Megan Sandel
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


Megan Sandel, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine as well as a professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has held both of these positions for the last eight years, but has been working with the university since 2002, first as an assistant professor. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program and the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston. In addition to publishing articles and serving on committees, she is considered an expert in her field on the topic of housing and child health.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Dartmouth College, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Yale University, BA


  • Published on 2/7/2023

    Parker MG, de Cuba SE, Rateau LJ, Shea M, Sandel MT, Frank DA, Cutts DB, Heeren T, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Ochoa ER, Rose-Jacobs R, Garg A. Associations of household unmet basic needs and health outcomes among very low birth weight children. J Perinatol. 2023 Feb 07. PMID: 36750715.

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  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Kanak M, Turley K, Lee LK, Sandel M, Stewart AM. Community-Academic Advocacy to Improve Shelter Access for Families Experiencing Homelessness. Pediatrics. 2023 Feb 01; 151(2). PMID: 36655372.

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  • Published on 1/10/2023

    Velasquez DE, Sandel M. Housing Investment Strategies by Healthcare Payers and Systems: Paving the Road Ahead. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan 10; 1-3. PMID: 36627524.

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  • Published on 10/22/2022

    Carlson JM, Zanobetti A, Ettinger de Cuba S, Poblacion AP, Fabian PM, Carnes F, Rhee J, Lane KJ, Sandel MT, Janulewicz PA. Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth. Environ Res. 2023 Jan 01; 216(Pt 2):114607. PMID: 36279910.

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  • Published on 10/1/2022

    Cutts DB, Ettinger de Cuba S, Bovell-Ammon A, Wellington C, Coleman SM, Frank DA, Black MM, Ochoa E, Chilton M, Lê-Scherban F, Heeren T, Rateau LJ, Sandel M. Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children. Pediatrics. 2022 Oct 01; 150(4). PMID: 36120757.

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  • Published on 9/24/2022

    Lee-Sarwar KA, Chen YC, Chen YY, Kozyrskyj AL, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Bisgaard H, Stokholm J, Chawes B, Sørensen SJ, Kelly RS, Lasky-Su J, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Carey VJ, Harshfield BJ, Laranjo N, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. The maternal prenatal and offspring early-life gut microbiome of childhood asthma phenotypes. Allergy. 2023 Feb; 78(2):418-428. PMID: 36107703.

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  • Published on 3/4/2022

    Presumey-Leblanc G, Sandel M. Perpetuating Commodification of Suffering: How Social Determinants of Health Framing Prolongs Historical Racial Inequities. Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2022; 3(1):281-285. PMID: 35415719.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Coughlin CG, Bovell-Ammon A, Sandel M. Extending the Child Tax Credit to Break the Cycle of Poverty. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 03 01; 176(3):225-227. PMID: 34807239.

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  • Published on 2/20/2022

    Lee-Sarwar K, Dedrick S, Momeni B, Kelly RS, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Laranjo N, Gold DR, Lasky-Su J, Litonjua AA, Liu YY, Weiss ST. Association of the gut microbiome and metabolome with wheeze frequency in childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Aug; 150(2):325-336. PMID: 35196534.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Ettinger de Cuba S, Mbamalu M, Bovell-Ammon A, Black MM, Cutts DB, Lê-Scherban F, Coleman SM, Ochoa ER, Heeren TC, Poblacion A, Sandel M, Bruce C, Rateau LJ, Frank DA. Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Aug; 122(8):1514-1524.e4. PMID: 35151905.

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