The Division of General Pediatrics is primarily a research division of clinical, public health, and health services researchers concerned with issues facing urban children’s health, development, and general wellbeing. The Division serves as a hub for much of the Department of Pediatrics’ research endeavors. Fellows, faculty, students, and affiliated clinicians have collaborated in the division for over two decades. Its fellowship program is closely aligned with those in the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine. Its trainees have gone on to hold leadership positions in academia and government.
Over the past three years, members of the Division have published over 95 peer-reviewed articles. The Division, which collectively holds grants totaling approximately $5,000,000, has trained faculty and fellows in conducting research for over 25 years. In 1984, prior to obtaining any federal support, Joel Alpert MD, then chairman, began a fellowship-training program in General Academic Pediatrics, emphasizing clinical teaching, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The program has continued to mature under the leadership of Barry Zuckerman MD (Chairman 1993-2012) and Howard Bauchner MD (Division Director, 1995-2011 – now Editor-in-Chief of JAMA), increasingly emphasizing clinical and health services research that focuses on vulnerable urban youth. Over the past decade the number of faculty members in this division has increased from 5 to 12.
The Division holds weekly work in progress sessions, in which its faculty, fellows, and affiliated students present their work. These meetings are attended by faculty throughout the Boston University research community. Specific topic areas of the Divisions research included quality of care for children with sickle cell disease, obesity, breast-feeding, community and interpersonal violence, health information technology, maternal depression, mental health services, and population-specific health risk factors.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The fellowship is based in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. As you may know, BMC has over a 100-year history of caring for poor, urban and immigrant children. Much of our research and many of our programs focus on improving the lives of these children. The clinical service has approximately 2,000 admissions and 75,000 ambulatory visits each year. The residency is combined with Boston Children's Hospital. Learn more about the Pediatric Fellowship Program.
Latest from HealthCity
BMC experts testified in support of eliminating the requirement to report abuse and neglect for babies born with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Stopping evictions of pregnant women and addressing inequities that lead to them may improve newborn health, leading to intergenerational benefits.
New provider principles lay out how to treat patients according to their age-specific needs — and elevate national discussions on systemic changes.
Wraparound services at the hospital are not new. Getting them to children and families in a pandemic is.
A survey of program directors reveals that effective implicit bias training is lacking, but educators don’t have the guidance needed for improvements
Integrated behavioral health at community health centers, hinging largely on in-person care, pivots to function within the confines of the pandemic.
Barry Zuckerman, the pediatrician who fostered Reach Out and Read from grassroots beginnings, shares insights for innovating in pediatrics.
A new model builds capacity in pediatric primary care to foster healthy attachment and provide support to caregivers experiencing stress and trauma.
Study comparing two models of care shows benefits of symptom-triggered dosing over a fixed medication schedule.