Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE

Professor, Pediatrics

Megan Bair-Merritt
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE, 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 a leadership role in a large, integrated behavioral health project (TEAM UP) and is the Executive Director for the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center. She serves as the PI of the BU CTSI, and as the Chair of Women’s Leadership through the BUMG Office of Equity, Vitality and Inclusion. She has been a PI or co-PI on over 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, as well as a T32 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Bair-Merritt is the author of over 110 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. She was an invited member of Governor Baker’s Taskforce for Sexual Misconduct surveys from 2021-22.


  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 5/11/2024

    Mark TE, Bair-Merritt MH, Chung SE, Flessa SJ, Trent M, Rothman EF, Matson PA. Discordant and Concordant Substance Use and Daily Partner Violence in Adolescent and Young Adult Relationships With Baseline Dating Violence. J Adolesc Health. 2024 Jul; 75(1):69-75. PMID: 38739051.

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  • Published on 12/8/2023

    Stransky ML, Bremer-Kamens M, Bair-Merritt M, Howard C, Brooks C, Meill A, Morris A, Sheldrick RC. Conceptualizations of health, ability to act upon those definitions and desire for supports among families from historically marginalized communities. Child Care Health Dev. 2024 Jan; 50(1):e13214. PMID: 38062906.

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  • Published on 9/21/2023

    Marcil LE, Bredy GS, De Los Rios I, Sokoloff G, Bair-Merritt MH. Beyond Medicine: Bridging the Gap Between Health and Wealth in Pediatric Primary Care. Acad Pediatr. 2024; 24(1):173-175. PMID: 37741494.

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  • Published on 8/11/2023

    Kim J, Bair-Merritt MH, Rosenberg J, Feinberg E, Morris A, Durham MP, Estela MG, Sheldrick RC. Changes Over Time in Outcomes of School-Age Children and Parents Receiving Integrated Mental Health Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2023 Sep 01; 44(7):e493-e500. PMID: 37566878.

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  • Published on 8/7/2023

    Hill C, Justo S, Park H, Bair-Merritt M, Morris A, Feinberg E, Sheldrick RC. Pediatric Provider and Staff Burnout in Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. J Ambul Care Manage. 2023 Oct-Dec 01; 46(4):265-271. PMID: 37540093.

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  • Published on 7/26/2023

    Fein JA, Bair-Merritt MH. Examining and Addressing Children's Exposure to Violence: The Role of the Pediatric Clinician. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2023 Dec; 70(6):xvii-xviii. PMID: 37865444.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Kim J, Sheldrick RC, Gallagher K, Bair-Merritt MH, Durham MP, Feinberg E, Morris A, Cole MB. Association of Integrating Mental Health Into Pediatric Primary Care at Federally Qualified Health Centers With Utilization and Follow-up Care. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e239990. PMID: 37099297.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Jagsi R, Beeland TD, Sia K, Szczygiel LA, Allen MR, Arora VM, Bair-Merritt M, Bauman MD, Bogner HR, Daumit G, Davis E, Fagerlin A, Ford DE, Gbadegesin R, Griendling K, Hartmann K, Hedayati SS, Jackson RD, Matulevicius S, Mugavero MJ, Nehl EJ, Neogi T, Regensteiner JG, Rubin MA, Rubio D, Singer K, Tucker Edmonds B, Volerman A, Laney S, Patton C, Escobar Alvarez S. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists: innovating support for early-career family caregivers. J Clin Invest. 2022 Dec 01; 132(23). PMID: 36453546.

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  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Safon CB, Estela MG, Rosenberg J, Feinberg E, Drainoni ML, Morris A, Durham MP, Bair-Merritt M, Sheldrick RC. Implementation of a Novel Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Initiative. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2023 Jan; 50(1):1-17. PMID: 35915197.

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  • Published on 6/10/2022

    Rothman EF, Campbell JK, Hoch AM, Bair-Merritt M, Cuevas CA, Taylor B, Mumford EA. Validity of a three-item dating abuse victimization screening tool in a 11-21 year old sample. BMC Pediatr. 2022 Jun 10; 22(1):337. PMID: 35689198.

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