Mariecel Pilapil, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Phone: (516) 519-5600

About the Investigator

Dr. Pilapil is a primary care physician, dual-trained in internal medicine and pediatrics. Her interests include the care of both children and adults with special health care needs, in particular their transition from pediatric- to adult-oriented care.

Research Focus

Dr. Pilapil’s primary research focus is on young adults with special health care needs, particularly those with conditions originating in childhood. Her research focus is aimed at identifying opportunities to improve care of this patient population (including the importance of preventative care) and to increase provider comfort in caring for these patients.


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Degree: MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Degree: MD

Harvard University
Degree: BA

Honors and Awards

2014 SGIM David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award

  1. Pilapil M, Morris L, Saito K, Kouya F, Maku V, Kwalar R, Palmer N, Tih PM, Jao J. “Retrospective analysis of the prevalence of and factors associated with condom use among young HIV-infected women in Cameroon.” SAGE Open Med. 2016 Jan 14;4:2050312115626432. doi: 10.1177/2050312115626432. eCollection 2016.

  2. Pilapil M, DeLaet D. “Health risk behaviors in adolescents and young adults with special health care needs.” Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Feb;27(1):132-7. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000177. Review.

  3. Morris L, Kouya F, Kwalar R, Pilapil M, Saito K, Palmer N, Posada R, Tih PM, Welty T, Jao J. “Factors associated with inconsistent condom use in adolescents with negative or unknown HIV status in Northwest Cameroon.” AIDS Care. 2014;26(11):1440-5. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2014.920948. Epub 2014 May 27.

  4. Järvinen KM, Konstantinou GN, Pilapil M, Arrieta MC, Noone S, Sampson HA, Meddings J, Nowak-Węgrzyn A. “Intestinal permeability in children with food allergy on specific elimination diets.” Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2013 Sep;24(6):589-95. doi: 10.1111/pai.12106. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

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