Arvin Garg, MD, MPH
University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Health Equity at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School and UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Garg is also Associate Editor for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Garg received his B.A. in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H from Boston University School of Public Health and his medical doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his clinical residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, he worked for two years in private practice in Pennsylvania. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral General Academic Pediatric fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Garg first faculty position was at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, and prior to joining UMass, Dr. Garg was at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine for ten years. Dr. Garg has been recognized for his clinical teaching with awards from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and the Boston Combined Residency Program.
Dr. Garg’s research focuses on addressing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH) within the delivery of pediatric care, particularly for low-income families, and has been cited in professional guidelines. During fellowship, Dr. Garg’s SDoH trial received both The Francis F. Schwentker Award Winner for Excellence in Research by House Staff and Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Society of Pediatric Research Fellow Clinical Research Award. Since 2009, Dr. Garg has been continuously funded by the NIH and has received extramural funding from private foundations. He currently holds two R01 awards and has published over 70 publications.
Dr. Garg served as the co-chair for the Serving the Underserved Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) and was a member of the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty. He was recently the Chair of the Health Care Delivery Committee for the APA. He has also served on various other committees focused on social determinants and community health, both locally and nationally.