Mei A. Elansary, MD, MPhil

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Mei Elansary
801 Albany Street


Mei Elansary MD, MPhil is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, and a health services researcher. Dr. Elansary’s research investigates maternal mental health and child development. She has specific interests in parenting interventions for trauma-exposed families, with a focus on prevention of child psychopathology. She also studies the effects of early life opiate exposures on child health and development.

She has a BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Environmental Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and an MD from Yale School of Medicine.


  • Yale University, MD
  • Oxford University, MPhil
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA


  • Published on 2/9/2024

    Elansary M, Wei WS, Pierce LJ, McCoy DC, Nelson CA. Association of Neighborhood Opportunity with Infant Brain Activity and Cognitive Development. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2024 Feb 09. PMID: 38347666.

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  • Published on 1/24/2024

    Elansary M, Brochier A, Urbina-Johanson S, Wexler MG, Messmer E, Pierce LJ, McCoy DC. A Qualitative Study of Maternal Perceptions of Stress and Parenting During Early Childhood. Acad Pediatr. 2024 Jan 24. PMID: 38278480.

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  • Published on 7/29/2023

    Stulac SN, Costello E, Baker J, Elansary M, Reed K, Lasser KE. High Engagement in Care in a Pediatric Medical Home for Children Impacted By Parental Substance Use. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2023 Jul 29; 99228231189140. PMID: 37515533.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Elansary M, Kistin CJ, Antonio J, Fernández-Pastrana I, Lee-Parritz A, Cabral H, Miller ES, Silverstein M. Effect of Immediate Referral vs a Brief Problem-solving Intervention for Screen-Detected Peripartum Depression: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 May 01; 6(5):e2313151. PMID: 37171819.

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  • Published on 8/29/2022

    Elansary M, Zuckerman B, Patts G, Antonio J, Mayes LC, Silverstein M. Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and the Quality of Maternal-Child Interactions in Mothers of Preterm Infants. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 Dec 01; 43(9):e605-e613. PMID: 36040801.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Elansary M, Pierce LJ, Wei WS, McCoy DC, Zuckerman B, Nelson CA. Maternal Stress and Early Neurodevelopment: Exploring the Protective Role of Maternal Growth Mindset. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022 Feb-Mar 01; 43(2):e103-e109. PMID: 34456304.

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  • Published on 3/2/2020

    Elansary M, Silverstein M. Understanding Gaps in Developmental Screening and Referral. Pediatrics. 2020 04; 145(4). PMID: 32123019.

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  • Published on 2/6/2019

    Zuckerman B, Elansary M, Needlman R. Book Sharing: In-home Strategy to Advance Early Child Development Globally. Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). PMID: 30728271.

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  • Published on 11/2/2017

    Peluso MJ, Kallem S, Elansary M, Rabin TL. Ethical dilemmas during international clinical rotations in global health settings: Findings from a training and debriefing program. Med Teach. 2018 01; 40(1):53-61. PMID: 29094625.

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  • Published on 8/1/2010

    Provenzano AM, Graber LK, Elansary M, Khoshnood K, Rastegar A, Barry M. Short-term global health research projects by US medical students: ethical challenges for partnerships. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Aug; 83(2):211-4. PMID: 20682858.

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