Eric J. Hardt, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

(617) 638-6100
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


I have over 25 years of experience in matters related to language barriers and medical interpretation including research issues, training, policy, program development, and clinical work. I am also an active teacher in the areas of cultural competency, end-of-life care, and geriatric clinical care.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center



  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Yale University, BA


  • Published on 6/2/2017

    Gray B, Hardt EJ. A comparison of the use of interpreters in New Zealand and the US. N Z Med J. 2017 Jun 02; 130(1456):70-75. PMID: 28571051.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2014

    Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Hardt E, James T, Gonzalez P. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: physician-patient communication. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1097. PMID: 24841556.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/8/2012

    Oates DJ, Kornetsky D, Winter MR, Silliman RA, Caruso LB, Sharbaugh ME, Hardt EJ, Parker VA. Minimizing geriatric rehospitalizations: a successful model. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):8-15. PMID: 22684011.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Eric J. Hardt, MD and Kate Mewhinney, JD. Poverty, Health, and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership. Chapter 14: Elders and Their Caregivers. Carolina Academic Press. Durham, North Carolina. 2011; 481-526.

  • Published on 5/1/2010

    Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Gonzalez P, Hardt E, Delgado L, James T, David M. Treating and precepting with RESPECT: a relational model addressing race, ethnicity, and culture in medical training. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S146-54. PMID: 20352510.

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  • Published on 10/1/2009

    Oates DJ, Norton LE, Russell ML, Chao SH, Hardt EJ, Brett B, Kimball P, Levine SA. Multisite geriatrics clerkship for fourth-year medical students: a successful model for teaching the Association of American Medical Colleges' core competencies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Oct; 57(10):1917-24. PMID: 19807792.

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  • Published on 8/1/2008

    Grace PJ, Hardt EJ. When a patient refuses assistance. Am J Nurs. 2008 Aug; 108(8):36-8. PMID: 18664757.

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  • Published on 10/1/2007

    Allensworth-Davies D, Leigh J, Pukstas K, Geron SM, Hardt E, Brandeis G, Engle RL, Parker VA. Country of origin and racio-ethnicity: are there differences in perceived organizational cultural competency and job satisfaction among nursing assistants in long-term care? Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Oct-Dec; 32(4):321-9. PMID: 18075441.

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  • Published on 9/25/2006

    Hardt E, Jacobs EA, Chen A. Insights into the problems that language barriers may pose for the medical interview. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1357-8. PMID: 16995888.

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  • Published on 1/1/2003

    Flores G, Laws MB, Mayo SJ, Zuckerman B, Abreu M, Medina L, Hardt EJ. Errors in medical interpretation and their potential clinical consequences in pediatric encounters. Pediatrics. 2003 Jan; 111(1):6-14. PMID: 12509547.

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