Arik Vladimir Marcell, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Spanish, Yiddish


Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Male Reproductive Health, Pediatrics more

Research Interests

Male reproductive health care; Adolescent reproductive health; Adolescent health care utilization more

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
200 N. Wolfe Street
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Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 443-287-8946 | Fax: 410-502-5440
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Dr. Arik Marcell is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include adolescent medicine, male reproductive health and pediatrics. 

Dr. Marcell holds a joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and performed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. 

Dr. Marcell has 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 was recently the primary investigator on a CDC-funded study called Project Connect Baltimore, which evaluated 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.

Dr. Marcell is faculty sponsor for the School of Public Health’s certificate in adolescent health and a faculty member and the director of clinical services in the JHU LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health). His teaching has been recognized with several awards from the School of Public Health. more


  • Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; University of Illinois College of Medicine (1995)


  • Pediatrics; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (1998)


  • Adolescent Medicine; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Marcell’s research focuses on adolescent male reproductive health and access to care. He currently receives extramural funding directly or indirectly from the NIH and DHHS Office of Family Planning to support these activities. 

Dr. Marcell has experience using mixed methodologies, including focus group and in-depth interviewing techniques, person-based longitudinal data analysis, and multilevel 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.

He is currently examining male adolescents' sexual and reproductive needs and barriers to care and through use of technology ways in which to connect youth to community programs and resources and first time fathers early during pregnancy for the benefit of infant, mother, and father health.

He has extensive experience training health professionals on topics such as STDs, adolescent health, and male reproductive health.

Selected Publications

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Gavin L, Moskosky S, Carter M, Curtis K, Glass E, Godfrey E, Marcell A, Mautone-Smith N, Pazol K, Tepper N, Zapata L; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Providing quality family planning services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs.” MMWR Recomm Rep. 2014 Apr 25;63(RR-04):1-54

Marcell AV, Gibbs S, Choiriyyah I, Sonenstein FL, Astone N, Pleck JH, Dariotis J. National needs of family planning among US men aged 15 to 44 years. Am J Public Health. 2016;106(4):733-9

Marcell AV, Morgan AR, Sanders R, Lunardi N, Pilgrim NA, Jennings JM, Page KR, Loosier PS, Dittus PJ. The socioecology of sexual and reproductive health care use among young urban minority males. J Adol Health. 2017;60(4):402-410

Marcell AV, Gibbs S, Pilgrim NA, Page KR, Sanders R, Jennings J, Loosier PS, Dittus PJ. Sexual and reproductive health care receipt among young males aged 15-24. J Adol Health. 2018;62(4):382-389

Sanders R, Wheeler N, Upadhya KK, Tomaszewski K, Tawe M, Marcell AV. Quality improvement program to integrate rapid HIV testing into a primary care clinic. Pediatrics. (2018, in press) 

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond (380.720.01)

Activities & Honors


  • Teaching Excellence (Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010 - 2014
  • Teaching Excellence (Seminar on Adolescent Health), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010 - 2011
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