Carolyn M Arnold, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Carolyn Arnold


Carolyn Arnold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, practicing clinically as a primary care physician at South Boston Community Health Center (SBCHC) and as a hospitalist at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Arnold earned her M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. There, she contributed to research in the Department of Pediatrics around barriers to asthma medication use among publicly insured patients and in the Department of Health Policy around the impact of housing assistance programs on health.

Dr. Arnold went on to complete residency and serve as Chief Resident at Boston University Family Medicine Residency. In addition to direct patient care, Carolyn is a clinical educator. She is a preceptor for family medicine residents in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and is the primary preceptor for BU CAMed third-year clerkship students at SBCHC. At SBCHC, Carolyn is also a lead provider in the Office-Based Addiction Treatment program and is active in clinic-wide quality improvement work.



  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Georgetown University, BA


  • Published on 6/13/2019

    Wong MS, Arnold CM, Roberts ET, Pollack CE. The Relationship Between Federal Housing Assistance and Uptake of Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 12; 34(12):2714-2716. PMID: 31197727.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/19/2018

    Wong MS, Roberts ET, Arnold CM, Pollack CE. HUD Housing Assistance and Levels of Physical Activity Among Low-Income Adults. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 07 19; 15:E94. PMID: 30025218.

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  • Published on 2/8/2018

    Arnold CM, Bixenstine PJ, Cheng TL, Tschudy MM. Concordance among children, caregivers, and clinicians on barriers to controller medication use. J Asthma. 2018 12; 55(12):1352-1361. PMID: 29420091.

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  • Published on 11/29/2016

    Krishnan A, Johnson-Paben R, Arnold CM, Zuo SW, Ho T, Molloy MJ, Ram A, Haag T, Ziegelstein RC, Christmas C. A student and faculty partnership to develop leaders in primary care at a research-oriented institution. Educ Prim Care. 2017 05; 28(3):171-175. PMID: 27899056.

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