Kelsey A Egan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Kelsey Egan


Kelsey A. Egan, MD, MSc is a general pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She has a BS in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University, an MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an MSc in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Egan’s research interests focus on improving clinical-community integration in order to decrease inequities in health outcomes for children and families. She is particularly interested in developing and implementing interventions to prevent food insecurity in early childhood, a critical time period of rapid growth and development that forms the foundation for future health and well-being. She is interested in the use of health information technology to improve integration between pediatric primary care and federal food assistance programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).


  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MSc
  • Cornell University, BS


  • Published on 2/23/2023

    Egan KA, Luo M, Perkins M, Castro I, Sandel M, Kistin CJ, Taveras EM, Fiechtner L. Association between unmet social needs and healthy lifestyle parenting behaviors. Front Pediatr. 2023; 11:1015610. PMID: 36911012.

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  • Published on 5/13/2022

    Egan KA, Lo BK, Haneuse S, Davison KK, Redline S, Taveras EM. Associations of Maternal Consumption of Sugary Beverages in Pregnancy With Infant Weight Status. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Jan-Feb; 23(1):109-116. PMID: 35577285.

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  • Published on 12/14/2021

    Egan KA, Waring ME, Wang ML. Pilot Intervention Targeting Sugary Drink Intake Associated With Improvements in Adolescent Sleep Duration. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2022 03; 54(3):276-281. PMID: 34920968.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    Egan KA, Xuan Z, Silverstein M. Realizing the Potential of Nurse Home Visiting. Pediatrics. 2021 02; 147(2). PMID: 33483449.

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  • Published on 1/3/2021

    Wang ML, MinyƩ HM, Egan KA, Heaton B. Community-based sugar-sweetened beverage intervention associated with short-term improvements in self-rated oral health. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2021 08; 49(4):362-368. PMID: 33389770.

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  • Published on 10/20/2015

    Egan KA, Sevush-Garcy JL, Lukovic E, Sherzai AZ, Yaghi S. Clinical Reasoning: A 58-year-old man with right facial numbness. Neurology. 2015 Oct 20; 85(16):e124-7. PMID: 26481932.

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  • Published on 10/15/2012

    Monterrosa EC, Frongillo EA, Neufeld LM, Egan KA, Ramakrishnan U, Rasmussen KM. Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index is not associated with infant and young child feeding in low-income Mexican children 1-24 months old. Matern Child Nutr. 2015 Apr; 11(2):215-28. PMID: 23061488.

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  • Published on 9/1/2009

    Linebarger JS, Sahler OJ, Egan KA. Coping with death. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Sep; 30(9):350-5; quiz 356. PMID: 19726701.

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