Nicole Mushero, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Geriatrics

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
PhD, Brandeis University
BA, Boston University

Pronouns: they/them/theirs



I am a geriatrician who practices primarily in the outpatient setting, including in the skilled nursing facility setting. In addition to being a clinician, I have a passion for education at all levels. My teaching includes focus on dysphagia in older adults and SDOH. More recently I have focused my energy on work around incarcerated older adults, including work on medical parole and decarceration.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

As a clinician, I have prioritized caring for underserved populations, first by training at safety-net institutions across the state of Massachusetts and more recently by continuing the work to bring equitable care to patients who have been historically and systemically marginalized.
This work must include not just caring for people clinically but also advocacy to fight the systemic injustices that patients face through housing, employment, climate injustice and mass incarceration, to name but a few. As part of my work in advocacy, I have been part of larger organizations pushing on these issues such as SGIM, ACP and the Massachusetts Medical Society where I have also served on the Committee for LGBTQ matters.
More recently my work, teaching and advocacy have focused on older incarcerated adults. Mass incarceration affects poor, under-educated and communities of color discriminately. These communities already face health disparities which are made worse by time incarcerated and yet there is very little understanding or recognition of this population by the medical community. I seek to educate clinicians on this vulnerable population as well as work toward decarceration.
As a clinician educator I seek every opportunity to bring teaching on SDOH and DEIA topics to leaners, both through curriculum dedicated solely to this topic as well as incorporating these principles into all teaching sessions, so that they, the learners, can continue to push the fight for justice for all.

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.

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  1. Robertson ML, Mushero N, Demers L, Goroncy A, Chippendale R. Inequities in the care of older adults: identifying education gaps in geriatric medicine fellowship. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2022 Mar 10; 1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35272580
     
  2. Mushero N, Demers LB, Chippendale R. An Interactive Workshop on Managing Dysphagia in Older Adults With Dementia. MedEdPORTAL. 2022; 18:11223.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35309254; PMCID: PMC8888763; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11223;
     
  3. Torres H, Poorman E, Tadepalli U, Schoettler C, Fung CH, Mushero N, Campbell L, Basu G, McCormick D. Coverage and Access for Americans With Chronic Disease Under the Affordable Care Act: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 04; 166(7):472-479. PMID: 28114684; DOI: 10.7326/M16-1256;
     
  4. Mushero N, Gershenson A. Determining serpin conformational distributions with single molecule fluorescence. Methods Enzymol. 2011; 501:351-77. PMID: 22078542; PMCID: PMC3383071; DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385950-1.00016-X;
     
  5. Liu L, Mushero N, Hedstrom L, Gershenson A. Short-lived protease serpin complexes: partial disruption of the rat trypsin active site. Protein Sci. 2007 Nov; 16(11):2403-11. PMID: 17962402; PMCID: PMC2211700; DOI: 10.1110/ps.073111207;
     
  6. Liu L, Mushero N, Hedstrom L, Gershenson A. Conformational distributions of protease-serpin complexes: a partially translocated complex. Biochemistry. 2006 Sep 12; 45(36):10865-72. PMID: 16953572; DOI: 10.1021/bi0609568;
     

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 6 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2022

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