Alexis Gallardo Foreman DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Medicine

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Alexis Gallardo Foreman

Pulmonary Center


Dr. Alexis Gallardo Foreman is a Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Pulmonology, Allergy, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Her most recent work has focused on hospital-wide efforts focused on reducing readmissions of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through the creation of educational resources for inhaler teaching and nicotine replacement therapies for patients at the bedside and post-discharge. She is a trained Tobacco Cessation Specialist and works alongside the Tobacco Cessation Team at BMC, counseling patients towards their goal of quitting smoking.

Alexis is also a member of the Pulmonary Sleep team who provide care to patients struggling with sleep apnea, acute on chronic respiratory failure, insomnia, and other sleep disorders.

Dr. Gallardo Foreman recently obtained her Doctorate in Nursing with her scholarly practice project focused on creating a culturally sensitive survey to assess a patient with long COVID and their interest in participating in an in-person or online Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. She also holds a Master's in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and has a background in writing training programs to promote cultural awareness among healthcare providers. She received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Nursing degrees from Regis College. She is a member of the Boston University Medical Group and Pulmonary Department’s Diversity and Inclusion committees and an active member of the Advanced Practice Providers BU/BMC workgroup. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.


Nursing, MSN, Regis College

International Affairs, MA, Lesley University

Nursing, BS, Regis College

Health Administration, BA, Bethany College


Published on 2/6/2024

Flores A, Wiener RS, Hon S, Wakeman C, Howard J, Virani N, Mattus B, Foreman AG, Singh J, Rosen L, Bulekova K, Kathuria H. Sustainability of an Opt-Out Electronic-Health Record-based Tobacco Treatment Consult Service at a large safety-net hospital: A 6-year Analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Feb 06. PMID: 38320328.

Published on 5/29/2023

Shusterman S, Villarreal-Calderon R, Gunawan A, Gallardo Foreman A, O'Donnell C, Wakeman C, Javeed H, Keteyian J, Howard J, Bulekova K, de Silva S, Campbell T, Lasser K, Kathuria H. A Financial Incentives Program to Promote Smoking Cessation Among Recently Hospitalized Individuals: Feasibility and Acceptability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2023 May 29; 7:e44979. PMID: 37247216.

Published on 8/23/2022

Kathuria H, Gunawan A, Spring M, Aijaz S, Cobb V, Fitzgerald C, Wakeman C, Howard J, Clancy M, Foreman AG, Truong V, Wong C, Steiling K, Lasser KE, Bulekova K, Wiener RS. Hospitalization as an opportunity to engage underserved individuals in shared decision-making for lung cancer screening: results from two randomized pilot trials. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Nov; 33(11):1373-1380. PMID: 35997854.

Published on 3/1/2022

Kearney L, Wiener RS, Dahodwala M, Fix GM, Hicks J, Little F, Howard J, Foreman AG, Wakeman C, O'Donnell C, Bulekova K, Drainoni ML, Kathuria H. A mixed methods study to inform and evaluate a longitudinal nurse practitioner/community health worker intervention to address social determinants of health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management. BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Mar 01; 22(1):74. PMID: 35232414.

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