Last Name

Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4465
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7900-6231
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Hospital Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentFamily Medicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Katherine joined the ACC Family Medicine Practice team in 2009 after completing her Family Medicine Residency Program and her chief residency at Boston University. Originally from Washington, D.C. Katherine attended Yale University School of Medicine. While at Yale, Katherine worked at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH (NCCAM) , studied holistic medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil, lived on a Pueblo Reservation, created a course for medical students on spirituality and medicine, and completed a fellowship studying a model of group prenatal care for underserved women. While at BUMC, she implemented this successful model of group prenatal care within the residency (Centering Pregnancy), served as chief resident, received the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, was published by STFM’s poetry and prose contest, and was awarded the Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship. In 2008, Katherine completed Jon Kabat-Zinn’s intensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training at UMass Worcester. At the ACC, Katherine is the Director of the Integrative Medicine Clinical Services and also serves as a primary care clinician. Her primary interests are preventive medicine, nutrition, mindfulness-based stress reduction, women’s health, and group care. In her free time, Katherine enjoys running, reading, writing, cooking, spending time with friends, and being with her husband and three young children.

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  1. Berz JP, Gergen Barnett KA, Gardiner P, Saper RB. Integrative Medicine in a Preventive Medicine Residency: A Program for the Urban Underserved. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 49(5 Suppl 3):S290-5.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Gergen Barnett, K. Biking in Boston is a Public Health Issue. Boston Globe. 2015.
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  3. Blacklock C, Barnett KG. Sunrise, Chatterton Falls, Quetico Provincial Park. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Jul; 4(4):14-5.
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  4. Gergen Barnett,K. The call to a new kind of care: Integrative medicine group visits offer promise in the treatment of chronic pain and depression. Health Affairs. 2015.
  5. Gergen Barnett,K. The call to a new kind of care: Integrative medicine group visits offer promise in the treatment of chronic pain and depression. Health Affairs. 2015.
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  6. Barnett KG. Physician obesity: the tipping point. Glob Adv Health Med. 2014 Nov; 3(6):8-10.
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  7. Gardiner P, Dresner D, Barnett KG, Sadikova E, Saper R. Medical group visits: a feasibility study to manage patients with chronic pain in an underserved urban clinic. Glob Adv Health Med. 2014 Jul; 3(4):20-6.
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  8. Gardiner P, Dresner D, Gergen-Barnett K, Sadikova E, Saper R. Integrative Medicine Group Visits: A Feasibility Study to Manage Complex Chronic Pain Patients in an Underserved Inner City Clinic. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2014; A16.
  9. Gergen Barnett, K. One Step in Front of the Other. Huffington Post Blog. 2014.
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  10. Shaw, S., Dresner, D., Gardiner, P., Barnett, K. G., & Saper, R. . Integrative Medicine Group Visits and Emergency Department Utilization. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2014; 5(20):A67.
  11. Gergen Barnett, K. The Case for Integrated Mental Health Care. Boston Globe. 2013.
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  12. Barnett KG, Fortin AH. Spirituality and medicine. A workshop for medical students and residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5):481-5.
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  13. Fortin AH, Barnett KG. STUDENTJAMA. Medical school curricula in spirituality and medicine. JAMA. 2004 Jun 16; 291(23):2883.
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  14. Gardiner P, Crooks D, Gergen-Barnett K, Johnson G, McCue K, Laird L, Haas N, Mitchell S. Qualitative evaluation of an integrative medicine group visits model of care for patients with chronic pain and depression.
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