Michael Poulson

Michael Poulson

Research Fellow & Resident Physician, School of Medicine, Boston University

Boston University School of Medicine

Michael is a resident physician and research fellow in general surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Loyola University-Chicago, and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He graduated with a Master in Public Health in health policy from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in December 2020. His research focuses on changes to the built environment resulting from structural racism and racist housing policies that lead to disproportionate health outcomes and victimization of firearm violence. His work touches on cancer outcomes, firearm violence, and surgical outcomes as they relate to issues of racist policies, social mobility, and reparations. He leads the Boston Medical Center resident health equity group, is research chair of Socially Responsible Surgery, and active in legislative advocacy through the American College of Surgeons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Health and Medicine
  • Policy, Race and Ethnicity
  • Health outcomes
  • Firearm violence


  • Clinical
  • Experimental
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Econometric designs