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

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Languages: English, Spanish, Yiddish

Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Male Reproductive Health, Pediatrics

Research Interests: Male reproductive health care; Adolescent reproductive health; Adolescent health care utilization

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Phone: 443-287-8946
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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 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, which 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.

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


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics



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


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


  • University of California San Francisco / Adolescent 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. 

He is currently examining adolescent males’ reproductive needs and barriers to care. He is also co-investigator on a Baltimore City-based collaborative study examining methods to engage young adult males in reproductive health and health care services. He has extensive experience training health professionals on topics such as STDs, adolescent health and male reproductive health.

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.

Selected Publications

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Hernandez RG, Marcell AV, Garcia J, Amankwah EK, Cheng TL. "Predictors of favorable growth patterns during the obesity epidemic among us school children." Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Feb 16. pii: 0009922815570579. [Epub ahead of print]

Casey FE, Sonenstein FL, Astone NM, Pleck JH, Dariotis JK, Marcell AV. "Family planning and preconception health among men in their mid-30s: Developing indicators and describing need." Am J Mens Health. 2014 Nov 11. pii: 1557988314556670. [Epub ahead of print]

Same RV, Bell DL, Rosenthal SL, Marcell AV. "Sexual and reproductive health care: adolescent and adult men's willingness to talk and preferred approach." Am J Prev Med. 2014 Aug;47(2):175-81. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Jun 17.

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.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Burke PJ, Coles MS, Di Meglio G, Gibson EJ, Handschin SM, Lau M, Marcell AV, Tebb KP, Urbach K. "Sexual and reproductive health care: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine." J Adolesc Health. 2014 Apr;54(4):491-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.01.010. No abstract available.

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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