Position: Associate Professor

Location: Boston, MA

Organization: Boston Medical Center

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.  She is a practicing primary care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, a social epidemiologist, and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network.  She joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine in 2007. She received her AB from Princeton University, her MD from Yale School of Medicine, and ScD in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, and completed residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Her research focuses on the role of early-life adversities as life course social determinants of health, including obesity, puberty and reproductive health.  She has a specific interest in the intersection of community violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect and neighborhood characteristics that influence these patterns. Through the Vital Village Network, she is supporting the development of community-based strategies to promote child well-being in three Boston neighborhoods.