Arvin Garg, MD, MPH
Dr. Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garg is also Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Garg received his B.A. in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H from Boston University School of Public Health and his medical doctorate from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. After completing his clinical residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, he worked for two years in private practice at Valley Pediatrics-- located at the time in Huntington Valley, PA. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral General Academic Pediatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After being on faculty for two years at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Garg joined Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine in 2010.
Dr. Garg’s research interest is focused on addressing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH) within the delivery of pediatric care, particularly for urban low-income families. During his fellowship, Dr. Garg’s SDoH trial received the Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Research by House Staff and Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Society of Pediatric Research Fellow Clinical Research Award. His research has been cited in recent professional guidelines recommending SDoH screening at medical visits. Dr. Garg has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2009 and has also received extramural funding from private foundations. He currently holds three R01 awards.
Dr. Garg served as the co-chair for the Serving the Underserved Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and was a member of the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty. He is currently Chair of the Health Care Delivery Committee for the APA. He has served on other various committees focused on SDoH and community health, both locally and nationally.
Dr. Garg has also been recognized for his clinical teaching with awards from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and the Boston Combined Residency Program.
Arvin.Garg@bmc.org | 617.414.3817
Dr. Arvin Garg is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garg received his B.A. in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H from Boston University School of Public Health, and his medical doctorate from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He created WE CARE and has been working with his team to further understand WE CARE's effectiveness and impact on children and families.
Michelle.Pellicer@bmc.org | 617.414.5974
Michelle participates in WE CARE's research projects, managing and coordinating project staff, activities, and deliverables, conducting data collection and analysis, and writing research publications. She has been with the WE CARE team since 2014.
Michelle received her bachelor's degree in 2007 from Tufts University and her MPH in 2011 from Boston University's School of Public Health.
Annelise.Brochier@bmc.org | 617.414.3630
As a research coordinator in the Boston Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Annelise oversees data collection and data management for two multisite trials evaluating the implementation of WE CARE in pediatric primary care and pediatric hematology.
Annelise received her BS in Physiology & Neuroscience from University of California, San Diego in 2014 and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health in 2017 with concentrations in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Social Justice, Human Rights & Health Equity. She joined the WE CARE study team in 2018.
Emily is an MPH student at Boston University School of Public Health, and is a Research Assistant for Dr. Garg’s WE CARE research studies.
Emily received her BS in Neuroscience from Rhodes College in 2018 and plans on completing her MPH in May 2020 with concentrations in Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, & Evaluation (CAPDIE) and Maternal & Child Health.
Stephen is a medical student at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine who has just completed his third year, and is now taking time to work on Dr. Garg's research team. He plans on pursuing a career in Pediatrics, and is interested in studying the effects of poverty and unmet needs on children's health, and learning more about health policy.
Mikayla Gordon Wexler
Mikayla is a Research Assistant involved in the implementation of Dr. Garg’s current WE CARE research studies.
Mikayla graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Amherst College in May 2019. She looks to eventually attend medical school and pursue a career addressing the socioeconomic disparities that affect children’s health through approaches that center community and family voices.