Arik V. Marcell, MD
Center for Adolescent Health
School of Medicine (Primary)
Population, Family and Reproductive Health (Joint)
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
Dr. Marcell is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and faculty in the Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health. His primary interests include adolescent health with special emphases on sexual and reproductive health, health care utilization, and male health. He recently led updates to the nation's Title X Guidelines on men’s health for clinical preventive service recommendations on family planning and sexual and reproductive health. He is currently the primary investigator on a CDC-funded study called Project Connect Baltimore that will evaluate the development and effectiveness of training youth-serving professionals on a clinical provider guide designed to engage young males in Baltimore in sexual and reproductive healthcare. He directs the Title X Program at the Harriet Lane Clinic and has recently received funding from the Office of Family Planning to integrate rapid HIV testing in the clinic.
He has experience using mixed-methodologies including focus group and in-depth interviewing techniques, person-based longitudinal data analysis and multi-level modeling. He also has experience examining large datasets on men’s health-related topics including the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, the National Survey of Adolescent Males and the National Survey of Family Growth. He has also been funded through the NIH’s NICHD career development K23 mechanism to study teen males’ barriers and access to reproductive health care.
Dr. Marcell is Faculty Sponsor for the School's Certificate in Adolescent Health: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/programs/certificates/program/54
He is the Lead Instructor for the courses:
- Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & beyond (380.720.01): www.jhsph.edu/courses/course/380.720/01/2010/13421/
Dr. Marcell is Faculty & Director of Clinical Services in the JHU LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) & the Director of the Title X Program at the Harriet Lane Clinic.
JHU LEAH is a multi-disciplinary training program funded by the MCHB for fellows in medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition and psychology and it emphasizes clinical, public health and research training on adolescent health. General information about this program can be found at jhuleah.com
LEAH educational activities are held each Friday morning from 9-12 typically at 200 N. Wolfe St (Rubinstein Bldg), 2nd Floor Main Conference Room. Any student with an interest in adolescent health is welcome to participate in any of its educational activities. The educational schedule can be found under the "Pages" tab on the right side of the wordpress website. For more information, please contact Lynette Forrest @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors and Awards
Teaching Excellence, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Term 2 | 2010–11 & 2011-12, 203-14 Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & beyond
Teaching Excellence, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Term 4 | 2010–11, Seminar on Adolescent Health
Health care utilization
Marcell AV, Allan E, Watson C, Sonenstein FL. Effectiveness of a brief curriculum to promote out-of-school young adult males’ condom and healthcare use. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. (accepted, Aug 2012).
Lindsey MA, Marcell AV. “We’re going through a lot of struggles that people don’t even know about”: The need to understand African American males’ help-seeking for mental health on multiple levels. American Journal of Men’s Health. 2012 Sep;6(5):354-64.
Marcell AV, Waks A, Rompalo A, Hogan MT, McKenna R. Advanced provision of emergency contraception to men: A synthesis of the literature. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2012; 44(3):184-93.
Marcell AV, Ellen JM. Core sexual/reproductive health care to deliver to male adolescents: Perceptions of clinicians focused on male health. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2012;51(1):38-44.
Marcell AV, Wibbelsman C, Siegel W, and the Committee on Adolescence. Male adolescent sexual and reproductive health care: Clinical report for the Committee on Adolescent Health. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2011;128(5):e1-19.