Kenya Palmer, MSN

Instructor, Medicine

Kenya Palmer
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


Kenya Palmer’s enthusiasm for healthy living and well-being permeates her work as a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center.

Working in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, she uses her 14 years of experience as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach to address obesity with her patients, especially those from underserved populations.

Palmer, who received her bachelor’s in rehabilitation counseling from Boston University and a master’s in exercise science from Syracuse University, has developed programs that address nutrition and weight management for families and promote awareness of the social determinants of health.

A board-certified family NP, she received an Excellence in Nursing Award in February 2017 from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association.



  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, MSN
  • Syracuse University, MS
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, BSN
  • Boston University, BS


  • Published on 4/12/2018

    Srivastava G, Palmer KD, Ireland KA, McCarthy AC, Donovan KE, Manders AJ, McDougal J, Lenders CM, Apovian CM. Shape-Up and Eat Right Families Pilot Program: Feasibility of a Weight Management Shared Medical Appointment Model in African-Americans With Obesity at an Urban Academic Medical Center. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:101. PMID: 29707530.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/22/2016

    Apovian C, Palmer K, Fain R, Perdomo C, Rubino D. Effects of lorcaserin on fat and lean mass loss in obese and overweight patients without and with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the BLOSSOM and BLOOM-DM studies. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2016 Sep; 18(9):945-8. PMID: 27173586.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Lotfi K, Palmer K, Apovian CM. Case Study: Weight loss in a patient with type 2 diabetes: Challenges of diabetes management. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:S11-2. PMID: 25900868.

    Read at: PubMed

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