Marilyn Arnold

Marilyn Arnold, DSc

Adjunct Lecturer, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health


Marilyn Arnold, MPH, MS, DSc is an Adjunct Lecturer of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Independent Research Consultant. As an Independent Research Consultant, she is responsible for health communication research, design and evaluation for clients including Education Development Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Medical School, and the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Arnold received her DSc in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. She also holds an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.


  • Harvard University, DSc Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Harvard University, MS Field of Study: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Public Health
  • Bennington College, BA Field of Study: Anthropology


  • Published on 12/1/2015

    Arnold M, Dejong W. Watch Your Back: A randomized efficacy study of a theory guided website to promote melanoma knowledge and skin self-examination among young adults. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2015; 8(4):289-302.

  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Solomon DH, Avorn J, Katz J, Finkelstein J, Arnold M, Polinkski J, Brookhart A. Compliance with osteoporosis medications. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2015; 165:2415-2419.

  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Burgener M, Arnold M, Katz JN, Polinski JM, Cabral D, Avorn J, Solomon DH. Older adults' knowledge and beliefs about osteoporosis: results of semi-structured interviews used for the development of educational materials. Journal of Rheumatology. 2015; 32:673-67.

  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Jan S, Bellman C, Barone J, Jessen L, Arnold M. Shape It Up: a school-based education program to promote healthy eating developed by a health plan in collaboration with a college of pharmacy. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2009; 15(5):403-13.

  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Polinski JM, Cadarette SM, Arnold M, Katz JN, Finkelstein JS, Brookhart MA, Canning C, Solomon DH. High risk patients' readiness to undergo bone mineral density testing for osteoporosis diagnosis in Pennsylvania. The International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2008; 29(3):223-40.

  • Published on 3/1/2007

    Brookhart MA, Avorn J, Katz JN, Finkelstein JS, Arnold M, Polinski JM, Patrick AR, Mogun H, Solomon DH. Gaps in treatment among users of osteoporosis medications: the dynamics of non-compliance. American Journal of Medicine. 2007; 120(3):251-6.

  • Published on 5/1/2006

    Solomon DH, Finkelstein JS, Polinski JM, Arnold M, Licari A, Cabral D, Canning C, Avorn J, Katz JN. A randomized controlled trial of mailed osteoporosis education to older adults. Osteoporosis International. 2006; 17(5):760-767.

  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Arnold M, DeJong W. Skin self-examination practices in a convenience sample of U.S. university students. Preventive Medicine. 2005; 40(3):268-73.

  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Polinski JM, Brookhart MA, Katz JN, Arnold M, Kristeller J, Trombetta D, Tadduni ME, Golomb MJ, Solomon DH. Educational outreach (academic detailing) regarding osteoporosis in primary care. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2005; 14:843-850.