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Lucy Marcil, MD MPH

Born in Columbia, SC

Lives & works in Boston, MA


Dr. Marcil creates innovative solutions buffering kids from the adversity faced growing up in poverty. Domestically, she co-founded StreetCred, a non-profit providing anti-poverty financial services in pediatric waiting rooms. Internationally, she has worked on pediatric health-systems innovation and strengthening in Namibia, Bangladesh, and Kenya.

She is a pediatrician and a Fellow in the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University. 



2002 - 2006   BA, Davidson College

2009 - 2014   MD, University of Pennsylvania

2012 - 2013   MPH, Johns Hopkins University

2014 - 2017   Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston                            Children's Hospital & Boston Medical Center

Selected Grants & Awards 

2018 - TED Fellow

2017 - Quinn Prize, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

2017 - Claneil Foundation Emerging Leaders Fund

2016 - Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

2013 - Sommer Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

Selected Recent Lectures & Presentations

2018 - TEDx Beacon Street. Boston, MA.

2018 - Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center Colloquium.               Atlanta, GA

2018 - TED. Vancouver, Canada.

2018 - Sick Kids Hospital. Toronto, Canada.

2017 - Boston Children's Hospital. Boston, MA. 


Selected Publications

2018 - Free tax services in pediatric clinic: A novel anti-poverty approach to improving child health. Pediatrics.

2018 - Unhealthy tax changes for families in need. RealClear Policy.

2017 - Improving access to evidence-based, anti-poverty government programs in the United States: a novel primary care initiative. JAMA Pediatrics

2016 - What’s the best way to give tax refunds to the working poor? The Atlantic.

2016 - First steps in initiating an effective maternal, neonatal and child health program in urban slums. Journal of Urban Health

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