Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Abbott Hall –Suite 729
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP is a pediatrician and a researcher with a dual appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Science. After graduation with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Dr. Garfield received his medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his pediatric internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (CSP) at the University of Chicago, a two-year health services research program, and obtained a Masters in the Art of Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy as a Harris Child and Family Scholar at the University of Chicago. This advanced work allowed him to better understand how policies within a society can support parents and children. He joined the Department of Pediatrics at Evanston Hospital and Northwestern University in 2001 and was a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar from 2005-2008.
As a preventionist, his research focuses on improving the health of children and families by understanding the role parents play in the health and wellbeing of children, in particular the role of fathers. Lately, he had also been focusing on the influence children play on the health and wellbeing 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.
Coleman WL, Garfield CF, and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. “Fathers and Pediatricians: Enhancing Men’s Roles in the Care and Development of their Children”. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, Pediatrics, May, 2004.
Garfield CF, Isacco A. “Fathers and the Well Child Visit”. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(4): e637-e645.
Garfield CF, Chung P. “A Qualitative Study of Early Differences in Fathers' Expectations of their Child Care Responsibilities.” Ambulatory Pediatrics. July-August, 2006. 6 (4): 215-220.
Garfield, CF, Clark-Kauffman, B., Davis, M. M. “Fatherhood as a Component of Men's Health.” Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).; 296(19):2365-2368, November 15, 2006
Chung, PJ., Garfield, CF., Elliott, M. N., Carey, C., Eriksson, C. S., Schuster, Mark A. “Need for and Use of Family Leave among Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs.” Pediatrics, Vol. 119 No. 5 May 2007, pp. e1047-e1055.
Schuster, MA, Chung, PJ., Garfield, CF, Elliott, MN, Vestal, KD and Klein, DJ. “Awareness and Use of California's Paid Family Leave Insurance Among Parents of Chronically Ill Children.” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 300(9):1047-1055, Sept. 3, 2008.
Lu M, Jones L, Bond M, Pumpuang M, Maidenberg M, Jones D, Garfield CF, Rowley DL, Ferre C. “Where is the F in MCH? Father Involvement in African American Families”. Ethnicity and Disease, Fall 2009.
Garfield, CF and Isacco, A. “Urban Fathers’ Role in Maternal Postpartum Depression.” Fathering. Vol. 7, #3, 286- 302. Fall 2009.
Garfield, CF, Isacco, A., & Bartlo, W. “Men's Health and Fatherhood in the Urban Midwestern United States.” International Journal of Men's Health, 9(3), 161-174. October 2010.
Garfield, CF and Fletcher, R. “Sad Dads: A Challenge for Pediatrics.” Pediatrics. Vol. 127 No. 4 April 1, 2011. pp. 781 -782 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0097)
Fletcher, R, Freeman, E, Garfield, CF, & Vimpani, G. “The effects of early paternal depression on children's development.” Medical Journal of Australia, In press.
Garfield, CF and Isacco, A. “Urban Fathers' Involvement in their Child's Health and Healthcare.” Psychology of Men and Masculinity, In press.