Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and Associate Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center, Associate Director of the Boston Children's Hospital Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Fellowship Program and the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hauptman’s research focuses on systematically integrating information about environmental exposures through spatial analysis techniques and biologic markers to improve environmental and social health disparities in children with chronic diseases. She recently was awarded an NIH/NIEHS K23 Career Development Award entitled, Air Pollution, Stress and Asthma Morbidity Risk: Role of Biological and Geospatial Markers."


Dr. Hauptman received her MPH from Brown University in Social and Environmental Epidemiology in 2007. She earned her MD from New York University in 2011. She completed residency in Pediatrics and the Urban Health Advocacy Track at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014. She completed subspecialty training in Pediatric Environmental Medicine at the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2016. She completed her training in Health Services Research at the Harvard-wide Pediatrics Health Services Research Fellowship in 2018. She is the Associate Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Environmental Health Center and the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Center. She is also a general pediatrician at the Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center at Longwood.


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  1. Individual- and Community-Level Factors Associated With Detectable and Elevated Blood Lead Levels in US Children: Results From a National Clinical Laboratory. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 12 01; 175(12):1252-1260. View abstract
  2. Effect of School Integrated Pest Management or Classroom Air Filter Purifiers on Asthma Symptoms in Students With Active Asthma: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2021 09 07; 326(9):839-850. View abstract
  3. Isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles in saliva of children with asthma. Extracell Vesicles Circ Nucl Acids. 2021; 2:29-48. View abstract
  4. Understanding Rising Electronic Cigarette Use. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 03 01; 137(3):521-527. View abstract
  5. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Children's Environmental Health. Pediatr Ann. 2020 Dec 01; 49(12):e537-e542. View abstract
  6. Asthma Prevalence and Mold Levels in US Northeastern Schools. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 03; 9(3):1312-1318. View abstract
  7. Lead exposure and association with angiogenic factors and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2020 Oct; 22:93-98. View abstract
  8. Differential Effect of School-Based Pollution Exposure in Children With Asthma Born Prematurely. Chest. 2020 10; 158(4):1361-1363. View abstract
  9. The hazards of wildfire smoke exposure for children. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2020 02; 50(2):100756. View abstract
  10. Severe lead poisoning requiring hospitalization: A case report. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2020 02; 50(2):100757. View abstract
  11. Doc, can you test me for "toxic metals"? Challenges of testing for toxicants in patients with environmental concerns. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2020 02; 50(2):100762. View abstract
  12. The Legacy of Environmental Policies-Are We Doing Enough? JAMA Pediatr. 2020 02 01; 174(2):126-128. View abstract
  13. Climate changes reproductive and children's health: a review of risks, exposures, and impacts. Pediatr Res. 2020 01; 87(2):414-419. View abstract
  14. Proximity to major roadways and asthma symptoms in the School Inner-City Asthma Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 01; 145(1):119-126.e4. View abstract
  15. Toward the elimination of bias in Pediatric Research. Pediatr Res. 2019 12; 86(6):680-681. View abstract
  16. Classroom indoor PM2.5 sources and exposures in inner-city schools. Environ Int. 2019 10; 131:104968. View abstract
  17. Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Lead Poisoning: Diagnostic Challenges and Management Complexities. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 06; 58(6):605-612. View abstract
  18. Novel founder intronic variant in SLC39A14 in two families causing Manganism and potential treatment strategies. Mol Genet Metab. 2018 06; 124(2):161-167. View abstract
  19. Environmental Control: The First Tenet of Allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Jan - Feb; 6(1):36-37. View abstract
  20. Childhood Ingestions of Environmental Toxins: What Are the Risks? Pediatr Ann. 2017 Dec 01; 46(12):e466-e471. View abstract
  21. Nitrogen dioxide exposure in school classrooms of inner-city children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 06; 141(6):2249-2255.e2. View abstract
  22. Lead Poisoning and Children in Foster Care: Diagnosis and Management Challenges. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 07; 57(8):988-991. View abstract
  23. An Update on Childhood Lead Poisoning. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2017 Sep; 18(3):181-192. View abstract
  24. Adherence and stress in a population of inner-city children with asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2017 09; 28(6):610-612. View abstract
  25. Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Aug; 140(2):465-473. View abstract
  26. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 12; 128(6):1447. View abstract
  27. 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. View abstract
  28. Insect Repellants During Pregnancy in the Era of the Zika Virus. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 11; 128(5):1111-1115. View abstract
  29. Modeling indoor particulate exposures in inner-city school classrooms. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017 09; 27(5):451-457. View abstract
  30. Rhinovirus and serum IgE are associated with acute asthma exacerbation severity in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 11; 138(5):1467-1471.e9. View abstract
  31. Recent advances in environmental controls outside the home setting. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Apr; 16(2):135-41. View abstract
  32. The school environment and asthma in childhood. Asthma Res Pract. 2015; 1. View abstract
  33. Year in review: pediatric allergy and asthma, excluding food allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Mar; 114(3):175-7. View abstract
  34. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Sep; 35(9):396-404. View abstract
  35. 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. View abstract
  36. State of Lead in Rhode Island: Using GIS Analysis in the Development of a Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 2007. View abstract