Natalie Pierre-Joseph, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Adolescent Medicine

MD, New York Medical College
MPH, New York Medical College
BA, Wesleyan University

I am a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Boston Medical Center. I am an expert in the area of adolescent pregnancy and parenting, as well as in primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention.

My career is dedicated to improving health outcomes for our underserved, high-risk, immigrant, low-income, and vulnerable populations, particularly reducing health disparities in: ??

1) adolescent prenatal care, birth, maternal and child health outcomes, trauma and adverse events; and
2) in cervical cancer.

I am the Director of the Teen and Tot clinic, a comprehensive case management program serving nearly 400 mother (ages 23 and under) and child dyads yearly. I started my program in 2001 and we have had sustained funding by the Boston Public Health Commission since 2005.

I founded the Teen Centering Parenting Initiative at Teen and Tot. Teen Centering Parenting is an innovative, family-centered well-child medical group that has the potential to impact both adolescent mothers and their children across many physical, psychosocial, health and healthcare conditions.

Following the success of Teen an Tot Clinic, I facilitated the founding of the Teen and tot student run clinic for medical students. This program provides adolescent mother and child health at Boston Medical Center, by medical students. Medical students actively engage in patient-centered medical care under my supervision.

I serve on the Pediatric Immigration Health Task Force and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family, as part of my commitment to serving vulnerable populations in the Boston area.

My research focuses on HPV vaccine initiation among low-income and minority women in public healthcare settings. My work has made me a world leader in cancer prevention among minority communities, with 25 publications and eight grants (2 NIH, 5 foundation, 1 industry) on this topic since 2007.

Boston Medical Center

An Open-Label Clinical Trial Evaluating/describing the Immun
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2028 (PI)

An Open-Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Immunogenicity of the 9-valent 2-dose Vaccination…
06/19/2020 - 06/18/2022 (PI)

Elim. Perinatal Health PHC 1500101 - Teen and Tot Rise_Copy
10/01/2001 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission Health Resources and

Support for Teen and Tot Program
02/01/2021 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
The Savage Family Foundation

Web-Based Mobile Health Educational Intervention
01/16/2018 - 06/29/2021 (PI)

Integrating Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Promotion and Cervical Screening in Primary C…
11/25/2015 - 03/15/2021 (PI)

Clarifying the effects of race and socioeconomic status on disparities in HPV vaccination rates
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc
1U01 IP000636-01

A Randomized Clinical Trial to Improve HPV Immunization in Haitian Girls
10/01/2010 - 06/30/2014 (PI)

A Randomized Clinical Trial to Improve HPV Immunization in Haitian Girls
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

BMC Teens and Tots prenatal and Parenting Support and Educational Group
01/13/2010 - 03/31/2010 (PI)

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  1. Allan-Blitz LT, Samad A, Homsley K, Ferguson S, Vais S, Nagin P, Joseph N. A pilot study: the impact of clinic-provided transportation on missed clinic visits and system costs among teenage mother-child dyads. Humanit Soc Sci Commun. 2022; 9(1):319. PMID: 36159709; PMCID: PMC9483513; DOI: 10.1057/s41599-022-01342-x;
  2. Drainoni ML, Biancarelli D, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Joseph N, Eun TJ, Fenton AHTR, Clark JA, Hanchate A, Legler A, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Perkins RB. Provider and Practice Experience Integrating the Dose-HPV Intervention into Clinical Practice. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2021 07 01; 41(3):195-201.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33973928; PMCID: PMC8881994; DOI: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000363;
  3. Perkins RB, Legler A, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Pierre-Joseph N, Eun TJ, Biancarelli DL, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Fenton ATHR, Adams WG, Clark JA, Drainoni ML, Hanchate A. Improving HPV Vaccination Rates: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2020 07; 146(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32540986
  4. Perkins RB, Banigbe B, Fenton AT, O'Grady AK, Jansen EM, Bernstein JL, Joseph NP, Eun TJ, Biancarelli DL, Drainoni ML. Effect of a multi-component intervention on providers' HPV vaccine communication. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 11 01; 16(11):2736-2743.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32401592; PMCID: PMC7734092; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2020.1747923;
  5. Natalie Pierre-Joseph, MD, MPH Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH Maria De Ornelas, BS Lance Laird, ThD Breanna Chachere, MPH Nicole Minogue, BS Stephen McDonough, BS. 181. Reducing The Physical And Emotional Burdens of HPV Infection Through An Integrated Primary And Secondary Cervical Cancer Prevention Texting System Initiative In A Primary Care Setting, A Pilot Study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2019; Supplement(2):S92-S93. View Publication
  6. Shakartzi H, Wenren L, Fernandes S, Marino R, Meade M, Pierre-Joseph N, Rodrigues D, St Omer Roy N, Valle E, Abbott JF. DREAM: Empowering Preclinical Medical Students With Labor Support. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 01 04; 14:10665.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30800866; PMCID: PMC6342387; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10665;
  7. Kemper AR, Barnett ED, Walter EB, Hornik C, Pierre-Joseph N, Broder KR, Silverstein M, Harrington T. Drinking Water to Prevent Postvaccination Presyncope in Adolescents: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29061871; PMCID: PMC6075677; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0508;
  8. Shakartzi, Hannah BA; Pierre-Joseph, Natalie MD, MPH; Marino, Rachel CNM; Rodrigues, Dona CNM, MPH; Omer Roy, Nicole St. BA; Abbott, Jodi MD, MHCM. DREAM: Empowering Preclinical Students With Labor Support Training. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017; 130:46S-47S. View Publication
  9. Natalie Joseph, MD, MPH Paula Gardiner, MD Karla Damus, PhD, MSPH, MN, RN Kirsten Resnick, MPH Ashley Houston, MPH Hira Shrestha, PhD Lance Laird, PhD. Integrating Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Promotion and Cervical Cancer Screening in a Diverse Inner City Primary Care Settings. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2017; 30(2):323. View Publication
  10. Joseph NP, Bernstein J, Pelton S, Belizaire M, Goff G, Horanieh N, Freund KM. Brief Client-Centered Motivational and Behavioral Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination in a Hard-to-Reach Population: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Aug; 55(9):851-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26968631; DOI: 10.1177/0009922815616244;
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2019 Boston Public Health Commission: Boston Healthy Start Initiative Outstanding Leadership Award
2019 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: Vaughn Rickert Vaccine Research Award
2018 CDC, ACS, Association of American Cancer Institutes: HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award
2010 Boston University Medical Center Women’s Health Office: Building Interdisciplinary Research Career in Women’s Health, (K-12) Career Development Award
2010 American Cancer Society: Cancer Control Career Development Award
2001 Joel and Barbara Alpert Foundation: Joel and Barbara Alpert Children of the City Endowment Grant

As a clinician, colleague, researcher, leader, teacher, and mentor, I pride myself in being extremely patient, caring, and energetic. I love helping people grow in all stages of their careers. I focus on helping growing professionals reach their full potential and achieve their goals. I connect growing professionals with the right resources in order to better guide them and lead them in the right direction. I have taught and mentored over over 15 BU Medical, 14 Master in Public Health, 2 Graduate Medical Science, and 4 Undergraduate Students.

I designed and piloted a “Delivery Resources, Experience, and Advocacy for Moms,” DREAM, an inter-professional service-learning program at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) for medical students. DREAM was developed to bridge gaps in preclinical student knowledge and experience as well as promote optimal patient care in low resource settings. This work led to a publication in MedPortal.

I facilitated the founding and serve as advisor to the Teen and Tot student-run clinic, a Service Learning Group for BU medical, public health, social work, and undergraduate students. The clinic provides adolescent mother and child health education on evenings twice per month at Boston Medical Center supplemental to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Schedule of Well-Child Visits.
I am preceptor and clinical exposure provider to BU dental residents via shadowing at Teen and Tot clinic, which aims to increase awareness of the oral health needs of adolescent parents. I am preceptor and discussion leader for Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric residents on adolescent topics in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Boston University Medical Center.

From 2016-2017, I led Improving Provider HPV Vaccine Conversations through Education and Training. CME credits for this course were provided at monthly staff meetings. From 2004-2007, I served as the director of medical education for the medical students, pediatric residents, and adolescent medicine fellows rotating in Adolescent clinic at BMC. From 2001-2007, I lectured students from Boston University School of Medicine III monthly about adolescent health issues.

I am committed to my work as a scholar and professional in adolescent pregnancy and parenting, as well as in primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention. I hope to demonstrate public, professional and university service through teaching and mentorship. Overall, I hope to continue to guide, teach, and mentor BU medical, MPH, GMS, and undergraduate students.

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