Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett Joins the Burke Foundation Board

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett Joins the Burke Foundation Board

The Burke Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett as the newest member of our Board of Trustees.

Dr. Boynton-Jarrett brings tremendous talent and expertise to the Board. She is a champion of children and families as a practicing primary care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, a social epidemiologist, and founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network, an organization developing community-based strategies to promote child well-being around Boston.

“Renée’s work, focusing on the role of early-life adversities and their impact on social determinants of health, is an incredibly valuable addition to our Board,” said James Burke, President of the Burke Foundation. “Her experience will be instrumental in advising our future grantmaking.”

The Burke Foundation, a private foundation based in Princeton, NJ, was established in 1989 by the late Jim E. Burke and his wife Diane “Didi” Burke. During his 37 years with Johnson & Johnson, Jim Burke built a legacy of visionary leadership and served as Chairman and CEO for the last 13 years of his tenure. Today, the Foundation funds transformative maternal health and early childhood initiatives to foster the healthy development of families and communities in New Jersey and focuses in three key areas: healthy pregnancies and births, positive parent-child relationships, and high-quality early care and learning. Dr. Boynton-Jarrett joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine in 2007, where she is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics. She holds a BA from Princeton University, MD from Yale School of Medicine, Doctor of Science in social epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, and completed a residency in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her work focuses on the role of early-life adversities as life-course social determinants of health.

The Burke Foundation is thrilled to welcome Dr. Boynton-Jarrett to the Board and appreciate the expertise and experience she will bring to the role.

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