Albena D. Halpert, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Charles University in Prague

Expertise includes: Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Patient Education; and Patient Physician Relationship.

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Multicenter Phase II/III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Tegaserod and Placebo Given Orally for 12 Weeks for the Treatment of Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) in Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer
04/10/2006 - 07/10/2008 (PI)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

The Impact of Patient Education on Clinical Outcomes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009 (PI)
American College of Gastroenterology

Survey in Patient Education of IBS
09/01/2004 - 08/31/2007 (PI)


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  1. Drossman DA, Chang L, Deutsch JK, Ford AC, Halpert A, Kroenke K, Nurko S, Ruddy J, Snyder J, Sperber A. A Review of the Evidence and Recommendations on Communication Skills and the Patient-Provider Relationship: A Rome Foundation Working Team Report. Gastroenterology. 2021 11; 161(5):1670-1688.e7. PMID: 34331912
  2. Halpert A. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Patient-Provider Interaction and Patient Education. J Clin Med. 2018 Jan 02; 7(1). PMID: 29301273; PMCID: PMC5791011; DOI: 10.3390/jcm7010003;
  3. Lucak S, Chang L, Halpert A, Harris LA. Current and emergent pharmacologic treatments for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea: evidence-based treatment in practice. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb; 10(2):253-275. PMID: 28203283; PMCID: PMC5298476; DOI: 10.1177/1756283X16663396;
  4. Van Oudenhove L, Crowell MD, Drossman DA, Halpert AD, Keefer L, Lackner JM, Murphy TB, Naliboff BD, Levy RL. Biopsychosocial Aspects of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 27144624; DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.02.027;
  5. Houghton LA, Heitkemper M, Crowell M, Emmanuel A, Halpert A, McRoberts JA, Toner B. Age, Gender and Women's Health and the Patient. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb 15. PMID: 27144622; DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.02.017;
  6. Saypol B, Drossman DA, Schmulson MJ, Olano C, Halpert A, Aderoju A, Chang L. A review of three educational projects using interactive theater to improve physician-patient communication when treating patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2015 May; 107(5):268-73. PMID: 25952801
  7. Halpert A. Irritable bowel syndrome: what do patients really want? Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):331-5. PMID: 21594634; DOI: 10.1007/s11894-011-0205-9;
  8. Halpert A, Godena E. Irritable bowel syndrome patients' perspectives on their relationships with healthcare providers. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jul; 46(7-8):823-30. PMID: 21561228; DOI: 10.3109/00365521.2011.574729;
  9. Halpert A, Rybin D, Doros G. Expressive writing is a promising therapeutic modality for the management of IBS: a pilot study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 105(11):2440-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20551938; DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2010.246;
  10. Halpert AD. Importance of early diagnosis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Postgrad Med. 2010 Mar; 122(2):102-11. PMID: 20203461; DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2010.03.2127;
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patient-physician relationship
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