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Clement J Bottino, MD, MPH, RYT

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Medicine Research
General Pediatrics Research
Hospital Title:
Staff Physician
Academic Title:
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Clement J. Bottino, MD, MPH, RYT, is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and staff physician in the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bottino specializes in the primary care of urban and socioeconomically vulnerable children. He engages in clinical, research, and teaching activities.

Dr. Bottino’s clinical innovations include group visits for pediatric obesity and evidence-based guidelines for otitis media and iron deficiency anemia. His research interests include pediatric obesity prevention, social determinants of health, and healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Bottino co-directs pediatric resident education in primary care at Boston Children’s Hospital Longwood and Martha Eliot sites. He tutors the Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health course for first year students at Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Bottino received his BA from Stanford University in 2001 and his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2005. He completed a pediatrics residency at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York at Columbia University Medical Center in 2009. He completed a fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2012. He received his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and his Registered Yoga Teacher’s (RYT) certification from Yogaworks in 2012.

Active Projects:


The Online Advocate: Health-Related Social Problems and Children’s Diet Quality Pilot Study


Principal Investigator


Aim: Characterize the relationship between health-related social problems and children’s diet quality using a Web-based assessment tool.




Public library use among parents of young children


Principal Investigator


Aim: Characterize public library utilization among parents of 6-18 month old children attending an urban pediatric primary care clinic


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  1. Bottino CJ, Puente GC, Burrage A, Tannis C, Cheng JK, Epee-Bounya A, Cox JE. Primary Care Group Visits for Childhood Obesity: Clinical Program Evaluation. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep 01; 9922817728696.
  2. Bottino CJ, Rhodes ET, Kreatsoulas C, Cox JE, Fleegler EW. Food Insecurity Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: Can Offering Referrals Help Identify Families in Need? Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 17(5):497-503.
  3. Chen P, Rea C, Shaw R, Bottino CJ. Associations between Public Library Use and Reading Aloud among Families with Young Children. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 173:221-227.e1.
  4. Thaker VV, Lee F, Bottino CJ, Perry CL, Holm IA, Hirschhorn JN, Osganian SK. Impact of an Electronic Template on Documentation of Obesity in a Primary Care Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct; 55(12):1152-9.
  5. Bottino CJ, de Ferranti SD, Meyers AF, Rhodes ET. Massachusetts Pediatricians' Views Toward Body Mass Index Screening in Schools: Continued Controversy. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Aug; 55(9):844-50.
  6. Bottino CJ, Cox JE, Kahlon PS, Samuels RC. Improving immunization rates in a hospital-based primary care practice. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr; 133(4):e1047-54.
  7. Haines J, McDonald J, O'Brien A, Sherry B, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: randomized trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention among preschool-aged children. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 167(11):1072-9.
  8. Cespedes EM, McDonald J, Haines J, Bottino CJ, Schmidt ME, Taveras EM. Obesity-related behaviors of US- and non-US-born parents and children in low-income households. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 34(8):541-8.
  9. Sharifi M, Marshall G, Marshall R, Bottino C, Goldman R, Sequist T, Taveras EM. Accelerating progress in reducing childhood obesity disparities: exploring best practices of positive outliers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl):193-9.
  10. Taveras EM, McDonald J, O'Brien A, Haines J, Sherry B, Bottino CJ, Troncoso K, Schmidt ME, Koziol R. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: methods and baseline data of a randomized controlled trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention. Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):418-26.
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  12. Bottino CJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Oken E, Redline S, Gold D, Schwartz J, Melly SJ, Koutrakis P, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. The association of urbanicity with infant sleep duration. Health Place. 2012 Sep; 18(5):1000-5.
  13. Wei DH, Raizman NM, Bottino CJ, Jobin CM, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP. Unstable distal radial fractures treated with external fixation, a radial column plate, or a volar plate. A prospective randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Jul; 91(7):1568-77.
  14. Weinberg JM, Bottino CJ, Lindholm J, Buchholz R. Biologic therapy for psoriasis: an update on the tumor necrosis factor inhibitors infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab, and the T-cell-targeted therapies efalizumab and alefacept. J Drugs Dermatol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 4(5):544-55.
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