Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Anne Merewood


Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is Affiliate Faculty at the BU Center on Forced Migration. Her primary research focus is health equity, breastfeeding, and public health. She directs CHEER (the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research), and the international non profit organization, CHEERing, which works with refugees in greater Athens, Greece. She is the former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Lactation, a former long-time consultant for the DHHS Indian Health Service, and currently consults for the World Health Organization and UNICEF. She is a visiting Associate Professor at the University of Nicosia School of Medicine, Cyprus.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of Cambridge, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • University of Cambridge, MA
  • University of Cambridge, BA


  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Berger J, Burnham L, Nickel N, Knapp R, Gambari A, Beliveau P, Merewood A. Policies and Practices in a Cohort of Mississippi Birthing Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Breastfeed Med. 2023 Feb; 18(2):138-148. PMID: 36800335.

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  • Published on 5/4/2022

    Merewood A, Burnham L, Berger J, Gambari A, Safon C, Beliveau P, Logan-Hurt T, Nickel N. Assessing the impact of a statewide effort to improve breastfeeding rates: A RE-AIM evaluation of CHAMPS in Mississippi. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 Jul; 18(3):e13370. PMID: 35509108.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Burnham L, Knapp R, Bugg K, Nickel N, Beliveau P, Feldman-Winter L, Merewood A. Mississippi CHAMPS: Decreasing Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding. Pediatrics. 2022 02 01; 149(2). PMID: 35104360.

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  • Published on 10/13/2021

    Merewood A, Davanzo R, Haas-Kogan M, Vertecchi G, Gizzi C, Mosca F, Burnham L, Moretti C. Breastfeeding supportive practices in European hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec; 35(25):8514-8520. PMID: 34645354.

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  • Published on 3/26/2021

    Burnham L, Gambari A, Beliveau P, Ustianov J, Parker MG, Merewood A. Perspectives of Nurses in Mississippi on Implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2021 Jul; 50(4):392-401. PMID: 33775640.

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  • Published on 2/4/2021

    Merewood A, Bode L, Davanzo R, Perez-Escamilla R. Breastfeed or be vaccinated-an unreasonable default recommendation. Lancet. 2021 02 13; 397(10274):578. PMID: 33549167.

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  • Published on 8/9/2020

    Davanzo R, Merewood A, Manzoni P. Skin-to-Skin Contact at Birth in the COVID-19 Era: In Need of Help! Am J Perinatol. 2020 09; 37(S 02):S1-S4. PMID: 32772355.

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  • Published on 1/18/2019

    Merewood A, Bugg K, Burnham L, Krane K, Nickel N, Broom S, Edwards R, Feldman-Winter L. Addressing Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding in the Southern United States. Pediatrics. 2019 02; 143(2). PMID: 30659064.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Feldman-Winter L, Butts-Dion S, Merewood A. Authors' Response. Pediatrics. 2017 11; 140(5). PMID: 29089400.

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  • Published on 6/21/2017

    Feldman-Winter L, Burnham L, Grossman X, Matlak S, Chen N, Merewood A. Weight gain in the first week of life predicts overweight at 2 years: A prospective cohort study. Matern Child Nutr. 2018 Jan; 14(1). PMID: 28636245.

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