Paula M. Gardiner, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

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



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.

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Project OWL: Integrative Medicine Group Visits (IMGV): A Patient-Centered Approach
12/01/2013 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
PCORI

A quality improvement assessment of the introduction of integrative services into the Interdiscip…
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Marino Health Foundation

Reducing Disparities in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Using an Innovative mHealth Tool
05/15/2016 - 11/14/2017 (PI)
Aetna Foundation

Academic Career Award in Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
09/01/2010 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH-NCCIH
5K07 AT005463-05

Therapeutic Massage for Patients at BMC
02/01/2008 - 01/31/2013 (PI)
Muscular Therapy Institute Foundation

Online Training in dietary supplements for family medicine physicians
02/01/2009 - 11/30/2011 (PI)
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28628536.
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28631003.
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28495391.
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27979754; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.013;.
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27040666; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnw030;.
  6. Kutt A, Girard L, Necyk C, Gardiner P, Boon H, Barnes J, Vohra S. Natural health product-drug interaction tool: A scoping review. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2016 Mar; 149(2):75-82. PMID: 27076818; PMCID: PMC4813519; DOI: 10.1177/1715163516629156;.
  7. Faurot KR, Siega-Riz AM, Gardiner P, Rivera JO, Young LA, Poole C, Whitsel EA, González HM, Chirinos-Medina DA, Talavera GA, Castañeda SF, Daviglus ML, Barnhart J, Giacinto RE, Van Horn L. Comparison of a Medication Inventory and a Dietary Supplement Interview in Assessing Dietary Supplement Use in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Integr Med Insights. 2016; 11:1-10. PMID: 26917949; PMCID: PMC4756859; DOI: 10.4137/IMI.S25587;.
  8. Nguyen LT, Kaptchuk TJ, Davis RB, Nguyen G, Pham V, Tringale SM, Loh YL, Gardiner P. The Use of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine Among Vietnamese Immigrants Attending an Urban Community Health Center in the United States. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Feb; 22(2):145-53. PMID: 26630121; PMCID: PMC4761825; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2014.0209;.
  9. 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 Related Profiles. PMID: 26477906; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.07.031;.
  10. Gardiner P, Filippelli AC, Kabbara K, Lin SC, Sadikova E, Kaptchuk TJ, Kemper K. Online Education for Improving Communication and Documentation of Dietary Supplements Among Health Professionals Practicing in a Hospital Setting. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Oct; 21(10):638-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26270001; PMCID: PMC4605355; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2015.0156;.
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Bar chart showing 79 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2013

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Dietary Supplements
Health Care Disparities
Nutrition
Stress Reduction

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