Eric J. Hardt, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

I have over 25 years of experience in matters related to language barriers and medical interpretation including research issues, training, policy, program development, and clinical work. I am also an active teacher in the areas of cultural competency, end-of-life care, and geriatric clinical care.

Active Staff Hospital Privileges
Boston Medical Center

2011 Boston Magazine: Boston's Best Doctors, Geriatrics
2011 International Medical Interpreters' Association: Provider of the Year
2010 NBCMI: Board of Directors of the National Board for Certification of Medical

Training for Culturally Competent End-of-Life Care
12/01/2005 - 11/30/2006 (PI)
Aetna Foundation

Pathways to Culturally Competent Health Care
04/15/2005 - 06/30/2006 (PI)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation

Hispanic Latino Geriatrics Home Health Care
04/21/2003 - 04/20/2004 (PI)
Blue Cross Blue Shield

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  1. Gray B, Hardt EJ. A comparison of the use of interpreters in New Zealand and the US. N Z Med J. 2017 Jun 02; 130(1456):70-75. PMID: 28571051.
  2. Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Hardt E, James T, Gonzalez P. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: physician-patient communication. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1097.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24841556; PMCID: PMC4099456; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-2870-5;.
  3. Oates DJ, Kornetsky D, Winter MR, Silliman RA, Caruso LB, Sharbaugh ME, Hardt EJ, Parker VA. Minimizing geriatric rehospitalizations: a successful model. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):8-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22684011; DOI: 10.1177/1062860612445181;.
  4. Eric J. Hardt, MD and Kate Mewhinney, JD. Poverty, Health, and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership. Chapter 14: Elders and Their Caregivers. Carolina Academic Press. Durham, North Carolina. 2011; 481-526.
  5. Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Gonzalez P, Hardt E, Delgado L, James T, David M. Treating and precepting with RESPECT: a relational model addressing race, ethnicity, and culture in medical training. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S146-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20352510; PMCID: PMC2847117; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-010-1274-4;.
  6. Oates DJ, Norton LE, Russell ML, Chao SH, Hardt EJ, Brett B, Kimball P, Levine SA. Multisite geriatrics clerkship for fourth-year medical students: a successful model for teaching the Association of American Medical Colleges' core competencies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Oct; 57(10):1917-24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19807792; DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02449.x;.
  7. Grace PJ, Hardt EJ. When a patient refuses assistance. Am J Nurs. 2008 Aug; 108(8):36-8. PMID: 18664757; DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000330259.68605.2b;.
  8. Allensworth-Davies D, Leigh J, Pukstas K, Geron SM, Hardt E, Brandeis G, Engle RL, Parker VA. Country of origin and racio-ethnicity: are there differences in perceived organizational cultural competency and job satisfaction among nursing assistants in long-term care? Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Oct-Dec; 32(4):321-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18075441.
  9. Hardt E, Jacobs EA, Chen A. Insights into the problems that language barriers may pose for the medical interview. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1357-8. PMID: 16995888; PMCID: PMC1924799.
  10. Flores G, Laws MB, Mayo SJ, Zuckerman B, Abreu M, Medina L, Hardt EJ. Errors in medical interpretation and their potential clinical consequences in pediatric encounters. Pediatrics. 2003 Jan; 111(1):6-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 12509547.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cultural competency
health care disparities
language barriers
medical interpretation

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