Paula M. Gardiner, MD

Associate Professor, Family Medicine

Paula Gardiner
(617) 414-6267

Biography

Dr. Paula Gardiner is the Assistant Director for the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities at Boston Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a three year Clinical Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Faculty Development at Harvard Medical School. She received her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, she has been awarded a five year NIH K award grant focusing on CAM use, stress, and dietary supplement in the inner city under served medical patients. Her research concentration is patient-oriented research regarding chronic pain and evidenced based integrative medicine access in low income patients. Current research is focused on the adaptive role of an Integrative Medicine Group Visit (IMGV) which combines Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and a Medical Group Visit to support health behavior change and reducing pain and stress. With funding by Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), she is the primary investigator on a comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial of IMGV compared to a primary care visit in Boston for participants with chronic pain (N=124). Her research focuses on innovative technologies such as Embodied Conversational Agents and Our Whole Lives; a Holistic online toolkit that teaches mind body techniques. Dr. Gardiner lectures nationally and internationally. She has published over 78 reviewed papers on chronic pain, technology, dietary supplements, pregnancy, preconception care, stress, and complementary medicine in under served patients.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Family Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Tufts University, BA

Classes Taught

Publications

  • Published on 9/12/2017

    Lestoquoy AS, Laird LD, Mitchell S, Gergen-Barnett K, Negash NL, McCue K, Enad R, Gardiner P. Living with chronic pain: Evaluating patient experiences with a medical group visit focused on mindfulness and non-pharmacological strategies. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Dec; 35:33-38. PMID: 29154064.

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  • Published on 9/8/2017

    Cornelio-Flores O, Lestoquoy AS, Abdallah S, DeLoureiro A, Lorente K, Pardo B, Olunwa J, Gardiner P. The Latino Integrative Medical Group Visit as a Model for Pain Reduction in Underserved Spanish Speakers. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Sep 08. PMID: 28885858.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Gill SV, Khetani MA, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, McManus B, Gardiner PM, Tickle-Degnen L. Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR): A Logic Model. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jul; 96(7):479-486. PMID: 28628536.

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  • Published on 6/20/2017

    Saper RB, Lemaster C, Delitto A, Sherman KJ, Herman PM, Sadikova E, Stevans J, Keosaian JE, Cerrada CJ, Femia AL, Roseen EJ, Gardiner P, Gergen Barnett K, Faulkner C, Weinberg J. Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jul 18; 167(2):85-94. PMID: 28631003.

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  • Published on 6/20/2017

    Zhou ES, Gardiner P, Bertisch SM. Integrative Medicine for Insomnia. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Sep; 101(5):865-879. PMID: 28802468.

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  • Published on 4/26/2017

    Gardiner PM, McCue KD, Negash LM, Cheng T, White LF, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Jack BW, Bickmore TW. Engaging women with an embodied conversational agent to deliver mindfulness and lifestyle recommendations: A feasibility randomized control trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Sep; 100(9):1720-1729. PMID: 28495391.

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  • Published on 12/13/2016

    Gardiner P, Lestoquoy AS, Gergen-Barnett K, Penti B, White LF, Saper R, Fredman L, Stillman S, Lily Negash N, Adelstein P, Brackup I, Farrell-Riley C, Kabbara K, Laird L, Mitchell S, Bickmore T, Shamekhi A, Liebschutz JM. Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:25-35. PMID: 27979754.

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  • Published on 9/28/2016

    Probst JC, Barker JC, Enders A, Gardiner P. Current State of Child Health in Rural America: How Context Shapes Children's Health. J Rural Health. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27677973.

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  • Published on 6/23/2016

    Budzynska K, Filippelli AC, Sadikova E, Low Dog T, Gardiner P. Use and Factors Associated With Herbal/Botanical and Nonvitamin/Nonmineral Dietary Supplements Among Women of Reproductive Age: An Analysis of the Infant Feeding Practices Study II. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 Jul; 61(4):419-26. PMID: 27336953.

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  • Published on 4/3/2016

    Dresner D, Gergen Barnett K, Resnick K, Laird LD, Gardiner P. Listening to Their Words: A Qualitative Analysis of Integrative Medicine Group Visits in an Urban Underserved Medical Setting. Pain Med. 2016 Apr 03. PMID: 27040666.

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