Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP

Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP

Associate Professor

Pediatrics, Medical Social Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP is a pediatrician and a researcher with a dual appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Science.As a preventionist, his research focuses on improving the health of children and families by understanding the role parents play in the health and well-being of children, in particular the role of fathers. Lately, he had also been focusing on the influence children play on the health and well-being of parents. He recently was awarded a five-year K23 grant from NICHD for his project “Young Men’s Health and the Transition to Fatherhood.” He is working in collaboration with Motorola Mobility to design “NICU-2-Home,” an innovative technology program to support parents of Very Low Birth Weight premature infants as they transition to home from the NICU. Dr. Garfield is a faculty member in the Institute for Policy Research and the Center on Social Disparities and Health: Cells-to-Society (C2S). While he has provided primary pediatric care to low income families in the Child and Adolescent Care Center in Evanston since 2000, his current clinical work is in the Division of Hospital-Based Medicine in Prentice Women’s Hospital’s NICU. Dr. Garfield has also spent four years as a College Mentor for one quarter of the Feinberg School of Medicine Class of 2011.