Marissa Hauptman MD

Marissa  Hauptman, MD, MPH


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  • General Pediatrics


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  • Children's Hospital Primary Care Center
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Center
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Marissa Hauptman MD


Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and a pediatric environmental health specialist at the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit in the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. She earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics/Biology and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Social and Environmental Epidemiology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned her Medical Degree at New York University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatrics residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Hauptman’s research focuses on using spatial analysis techniques to research and improve environmental and social health disparities in urban children. Dr. Hauptman is currently engaged in a research project evaluating the impact of spatial and environmental exposures on asthma morbidity as part of the NIH funded School- Inner City Asthma Study, led by principal investigator, Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul.  She has been awarded the 2015 Academic Pediatric Association Research Award for Best Abstract by a Fellow for her research abstract entitled “Residential and School Proximity To Major Roadways and Asthma Morbidity in the School Inner-City Asthma Study” that was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting in 2015.She has also been awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Allergy and Immunology Outstanding Abstract Award at the 2016 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting, which recognized significant research efforts in the field of asthma, allergy or immunology in children.

Dr. Hauptman has served on the Medical Review Panel for Lead Poisoning for the Massachusetts Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health in partnership with the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hauptman has also served as a commissioner on the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Advisory Commission on Lead Paint from 2005 to 2007. She was awarded a 2007 Rhode Island Healthy Housing Award by the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the Rhode Island Department of Health for her efforts in the development of strategies that promote healthy environments for children and families in the State of Rhode Island. 

Experience and Education


Medical School

New York University, 2011

New York, NY


Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 2012

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 2014

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital/Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, 2015, 2015

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics



Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Hauptman M, Peden D, Phipatanakul W. Environmental Control: The First Tenet of Allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Jan - Feb; 6(1):36-37.
  2. Hauptman M, Woolf AD. Childhood Ingestions of Environmental Toxins: What Are the Risks? Pediatr Ann. 2017 Dec 01; 46(12):e466-e471.
  3. Gaffin JM, Hauptman M, Petty CR, Sheehan WJ, Lai PS, Wolfson JM, Gold DR, Coull BA, Koutrakis P, Phipatanakul W. Nitrogen dioxide exposure in school classrooms of inner-city children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct 05.
  4. Hauptman M, Woolf AD. Lead Poisoning and Children in Foster Care: Diagnosis and Management Challenges. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep 01; 9922817734364.
  5. Hauptman M, Bruccoleri R, Woolf AD. An Update on Childhood Lead Poisoning. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2017 Sep; 18(3):181-192.
  6. Dilley MA, Petty CR, Sheehan WJ, Gaffin JM, Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Adherence and stress in a population of inner-city children with asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2017 09; 28(6):610-612.
  7. Bartnikas LM, Huffaker MF, Sheehan WJ, Kanchongkittiphon W, Petty CR, Leibowitz R, Hauptman M, Young MC, Phipatanakul W. Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Aug; 140(2):465-473.
  8. Wylie B, Hauptman M, Woolf AD, Goldman RH. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec; 128(6):1447.
  9. Dilley MA, Sheehan WJ, Petty CR, Gaffin JM, Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Comparison of treatment modalities for inpatient asthma exacerbations among US pediatric hospitals. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May - Jun; 5(3):855-857.e1.
  10. Wylie BJ, Hauptman M, Woolf AD, Goldman RH. Insect Repellants During Pregnancy in the Era of the Zika Virus. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 11; 128(5):1111-1115.
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  12. Gaffin JM, Petty CR, Hauptman M, Kang CM, Wolfson JM, Abu Awad Y, Di Q, Lai PS, Sheehan WJ, Baxi S, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gold DR, Koutrakis P, Phipatanakul W. Modeling indoor particulate exposures in inner-city school classrooms. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017 Sep; 27(5):451-457.
  13. Kantor DB, Stenquist N, McDonald MC, Schultz BJ, Hauptman M, Smallwood CD, Nelson KA, Perzanowski MS, Matsui EC, Phipatanakul W, Hirschhorn JN. Rhinovirus and serum IgE are associated with acute asthma exacerbation severity in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov; 138(5):1467-1471.e9.
  14. Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Recent advances in environmental controls outside the home setting. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Apr; 16(2):135-41.
  15. Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. The school environment and asthma in childhood. Asthma Res Pract. 2015; 1.
  16. Hauptman M, Phipatanakul W. Year in review: pediatric allergy and asthma, excluding food allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Mar; 114(3):175-7.
  17. Ostrom K, Syan R, Barber L, Miller D, Venkatasubramani N, Ravindra A, Jhaveri P, Jhaveri P, Alexander C, Nagan MR, Hauptman M, Grover A, Hadland SE. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Sep; 35(9):396-404.
  18. Vivier PM, Hauptman M, Weitzen SH, Bell S, Quilliam DN, Logan JR. The important health impact of where a child lives: neighborhood characteristics and the burden of lead poisoning. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov; 15(8):1195-202.
  19. Hauptman, M. State of Lead in Rhode Island: Using GIS Analysis in the Development of a Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 2007.
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