Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Emily Feinberg
(617) 414-1425emfeinbe@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT439
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Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP is Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health in the department of Community Health Sciences as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Feinberg uses her training in public health and pediatric nursing to improve access to care and the quality of care for vulnerable children and their families. Her research is focused on developing new models of service delivery for children with autism and expanding the scope of early intervention programs to address family mental health. She has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to improve early identification and linkage to services for low-income, urban children, who currently are diagnosed later and experience greater delays in service than their more advantaged peers. Professionally, Dr. Feinberg is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Dorchester Multi-Service Center in Boston, MA. She also serves as a consultant to the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and is currently evaluating a pilot collaboration between the BPHC and the Boston Housing Authority to provide housing and intensive case management to women with medical risk experiencing homelessness. Specifically, Bringing Life Course Home: Improving Health through Housing Stability and Support, for which Dr. Feinberg is the Principal Investigator, supports an expanded evaluation of the Healthy Start in Housing Program, which provides priority access to permanent housing to homeless pregnant women at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Currently, she is also co-director of Project Solve, a set of research projects dedicated to preventing depression among mothers of vulnerable children. Further, she is an Advisory Board member for Motherwoman a Massachusetts-based non-profit that supports and empowers mothers thought support groups, professional training, and policy advocacy. Dr. Feinberg serves as an ad hoc journal reviewer for Academic Pediatrics, Appetite, Archives of Disease in Childhood, BioMed Central Pediatrics, Child: Care, Health, and Development, Inquiry, JAMA, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Rural Health, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and Pediatrics. Dr. Feinberg received her ScD and MSc from Harvard School of Public Health, her MSN in Parent-Child Nursing from Simmons College, and her BSN from Boston University.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Clinical Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center


  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Harvard University, MSc
  • Simmons College, MSN
  • Boston University, BSN

Classes Taught

  • SPHMC931
  • SPHMC931


  • Published on 11/28/2016

    Margo J, McCloskey L, Gupte G, Zurek M, Bhakta S, Feinberg E. Women's Pathways to Abortion Care in South Carolina: A Qualitative Study of Obstacles and Supports. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016 Dec; 48(4):199-207. PMID: 27893185.

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  • Published on 5/19/2016

    Diaz-Linhart Y, Silverstein M, Grote N, Cadena L, Feinberg E, Ruth BJ, Cabral H. Patient Navigation for Mothers with Depression who Have Children in Head Start: A Pilot Study. Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Oct; 31(6):504-10. PMID: 27195704.

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  • Published on 5/2/2016

    Feinberg E, Abufhele M, Sandler J, Augustyn M, Cabral H, Chen N, Diaz Linhart Y, Cesar Levesque Z, Aebi M, Silverstein M. Reducing Disparities in Timely Autism Diagnosis Through Family Navigation: Results From a Randomized Pilot Trial. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 1; 67(8):912-5. PMID: 27133722.

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  • Published on 6/29/2015

    Silverstein M, Hironaka LK, Feinberg E, Sandler J, Pellicer M, Chen N, Cabral H. Using Clinical Data to Predict Accurate ADHD Diagnoses Among Urban Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Apr; 55(4):326-32. PMID: 26130393.

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  • Published on 4/2/2015

    Silverstein M, Kistin C, Bair-Merritt M, Wiltsey-Stirman S, Feinberg E, Diaz-Linhart Y, Sandler J, Chen N, Cabral H. Avoidance as an obstacle to preventing depression among urban women at high risk for violent trauma. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Feb; 19(1):63-70. PMID: 25833808.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Silverstein M, Hironaka LK, Walter HJ, Feinberg E, Sandler J, Pellicer M, Chen N, Cabral H. Collaborative care for children with ADHD symptoms: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr; 135(4):e858-67. PMID: 25802346.

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  • Published on 2/1/2014

    Allen D, Feinberg E, Mitchell H. Bringing life course home: a pilot to reduce pregnancy risk through housing access and family support. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb; 18(2):405-12. PMID: 23820672.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Feinberg E, Augustyn M, Fitzgerald E, Sandler J, Ferreira-Cesar Suarez Z, Chen N, Cabral H, Beardslee W, Silverstein M. Improving maternal mental health after a child's diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: results from a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 168(1):40-6. PMID: 24217336.

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  • Published on 9/1/2013

    Feinberg E, Silverstein M, Ferreira-Cesar Z. Integrating mental health services for mothers of children with autism. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Sep 1; 64(9):930. PMID: 24026841.

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  • Published on 2/1/2012

    Feinberg E, Donahue S, Bliss R, Silverstein M. Maternal depressive symptoms and participation in early intervention services for young children. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb; 16(2):336-45. PMID: 21140201.

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