Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Renee Boynton-Jarrett
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD is a pediatrician and social epidemiologist and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network ( Her work focuses on the role of early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health. She has a specific concentration on psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine and reproductive health outcomes, including obesity and early puberty. She is interested in social ecology and the role of neighborhood attributes in influencing health trajectory. Specifically, she has studied the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Her current work is developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being and reduce child maltreatment using a collective impact approach in three Boston neighborhoods.


  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Princeton University, AB


  • Published on 1/3/2021

    Kerkar S, Shankar A, Boynton-Jarrett R, Harville EW. Adverse Childhood Experiences are Associated with Miscarriage in Adulthood: The GROWH Study. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Mar; 25(3):479-486. PMID: 33389588.

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  • Published on 7/15/2020

    Schrager NL, Wesselink AK, Wang TR, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Boynton-Jarrett RD, Wise LA. Association of income and education with fecundability in a North American preconception cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 10; 50:41-47.e1. PMID: 32681982.

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  • Published on 6/29/2020

    Sponholtz TR, Bethea TN, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Boynton-Jarrett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Wise LA. Night Shift Work and Fecundability in Late Reproductive-Aged African American Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 01; 30(1):137-144. PMID: 32598212.

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  • Published on 2/25/2020

    Suglia SF, Campo RA, Brown AGM, Stoney C, Boyce CA, Appleton AA, Bleil ME, Boynton-Jarrett R, Dube SR, Dunn EC, Ellis BJ, Fagundes CP, Heard-Garris NJ, Jaffee SR, Johnson SB, Mujahid MS, Slopen N, Su S, Watamura SE. Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health: Early Life Adversity as a Contributor to Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases. J Pediatr. 2020 04; 219:267-273. PMID: 32111376.

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  • Published on 9/1/2019

    Byrd, K., Palmarin, I., McNeish, R., Walker-Egea, C., Ali, Y., Beleche, M., & Boynton-Jarrett, R. . An Action Research Collaboration to Promote Mental Wellbeing Among Men of Color. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. 2019; 10(3).

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Desai S, Chen F, Boynton-Jarrett R. Clinician Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy With CenteringParenting Group Well-Child Care Model: A Pilot Study. J Prim Care Community Health. 2019 Jan-Dec; 10:2150132719876739. PMID: 31550973.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, Boynton-Jarrett R, Bertone-Johnson ER, Missmer SA. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 09 01; 33(9):1657-1668. PMID: 30016439.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Byrd, K., Flacks, J., Daniel, N., & Boynton-Jarrett, R. Academic-Community Partnerships to Reduce Inequities for Adult Learners: Synergy and Social Change. Adult Learning. 2018; 29(2):75.

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  • Published on 12/18/2017

    Suglia SF, Koenen KC, Boynton-Jarrett R, Chan PS, Clark CJ, Danese A, Faith MS, Goldstein BI, Hayman LL, Isasi CR, Pratt CA, Slopen N, Sumner JA, Turer A, Turer CB, Zachariah JP. Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Outcomes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 01 30; 137(5):e15-e28. PMID: 29254928.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Peacock-Chambers E, Dicks K, Sarathy L, Brown AA, Boynton-Jarrett R. Perceived Maternal Behavioral Control, Infant Behavior, and Milk Supply: A Qualitative Study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Jul/Aug; 38(6):401-408. PMID: 28570412.

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