Megan Sandel

Megan T. Sandel, MD

Associate Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health


Megan Sandel, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine as well as an associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has held both of these positions for the last eight years, but has been working with the university since 2002, first as an assistant professor. She is the former pediatric medical director of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program and the first medical director of the founding site for medical-legal partnerships, Medical-Legal Partnership-Boston. In addition to publishing articles and serving on committees, she is considered an expert in her field on the topic of housing and child health.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Pediatrics - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Dartmouth College, MD Field of Study: Medicine
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Environmental Health/Epidemiology
  • Yale University, BA Field of Study: Renaissance Studies


  • Published on 3/4/2022

    Presumey-Leblanc G, Sandel M. Perpetuating Commodification of Suffering: How Social Determinants of Health Framing Prolongs Historical Racial Inequities. Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2022; 3(1):281-285. PMID: 35415719.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Coughlin CG, Bovell-Ammon A, Sandel M. Extending the Child Tax Credit to Break the Cycle of Poverty. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 03 01; 176(3):225-227. PMID: 34807239.

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  • Published on 2/20/2022

    Lee-Sarwar K, Dedrick S, Momeni B, Kelly RS, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Laranjo N, Gold DR, Lasky-Su J, Litonjua AA, Liu YY, Weiss ST. Association of the gut microbiome and metabolome with wheeze frequency in childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Aug; 150(2):325-336. PMID: 35196534.

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  • Published on 2/10/2022

    Ettinger de Cuba S, Mbamalu M, Bovell-Ammon A, Black MM, Cutts DB, Lê-Scherban F, Coleman SM, Ochoa ER, Heeren TC, Poblacion A, Sandel M, Bruce C, Rateau LJ, Frank DA. Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2022 Aug; 122(8):1514-1524.e4. PMID: 35151905.

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  • Published on 1/31/2022

    Parker MG, de Cuba SE, Rateau LJ, Sandel MT, Frank DA, Cutts DB, Heeren TC, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Ochoa ER, Garg A. Household unmet basic needs in the first 1000 days and preterm birth status. J Perinatol. 2022 03; 42(3):389-396. PMID: 35102255.

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  • Published on 1/4/2022

    Chu MT, Ettinger de Cuba S, Fabian MP, Lane KJ, James-Todd T, Williams DR, Coull BA, Carnes F, Massaro M, Levy JI, Laden F, Sandel M, Adamkiewicz G, Zanobetti A. The immigrant birthweight paradox in an urban cohort: Role of immigrant enclaves and ambient air pollution. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Jul; 32(4):571-582. PMID: 34980894.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    Green KA, Bovell-Ammon A, Sandel M. Housing and Neighborhoods as Root Causes of Child Poverty. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8S):S194-S199. PMID: 34740428.

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  • Published on 10/6/2021

    Ervin E, Poppe B, Onwuka A, Keedy H, Metraux S, Jones L, Sandel M, Kelleher K. Characteristics Associated with Homeless Pregnant Women in Columbus, Ohio. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Feb; 26(2):351-357. PMID: 34613555.

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  • Published on 6/22/2021

    Lovinsky-Desir S, Lussier SJ, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Bacharier LB, De A, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Wood RA, Arteaga-Solis E, Gern JE, Kattan M. Trajectories of adiposity indicators and association with asthma and lung function in urban minority children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 11; 148(5):1219-1226.e7. PMID: 34166677.

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  • Published on 6/21/2021

    Chen YS, Mirzakhani H, Lu M, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Carey VJ, Harshfield BJ, Laranjo N, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST, Lee-Sarwar KA. The Association of Prenatal Vitamin D Sufficiency With Aeroallergen Sensitization and Allergic Rhinitis in Early Childhood. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 10; 9(10):3788-3796.e3. PMID: 34166843.

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