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Maria Francesca Nardell, M.D.


Harvard College, Cambridge, MAA.B.06/2006
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTM.D.05/2014
Miriam Kathleen Dasey Award for "promise of fulfilling the ideal of the compassionate physician."
2018 - 2020
Global Women's Health Fellow

Maria Nardell, MD, MPH is a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Scientist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nardell is passionate about storytelling, narrative medicine and qualitative research to promote humanism in medicine and advocate for disadvantaged communities domestically and across the world. Drawing on her work in the greater Boston and New Haven areas as well as globally in South Africa, Rwanda, India, Namibia, and Kenya, she is interested in drawing shared lessons across these seemingly different settings. Her current research, with mentor Ingrid Katz, MD, MHS, explores barriers to and motivations for HIV care engagement among vulnerable populations in South Africa, including young adults and migrants. Dr. Nardell also has a longstanding background in education. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring students and trainees in topics including humanism in medicine, professional development and clinical reasoning.

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  1. Nardell MF, Lee YS, Rousseau E, Julies R, Klaas P, Vundhla P, Butler L, Bassett IV, Mellins CA, Bekker LG, Katz IT. "You are not alone": a qualitative study to explore barriers to ART initiation and implications for a proposed community-based youth treatment club among young adults newly diagnosed with HIV in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2021 07; 33(7):952-961. PMID: 33345593.
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  2. Bisch S, Findley R, Ince C, Nardell M, Nelson G. Efficacy of pre-operative pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis on incidence of venous thromboembolism following major gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 02; 31(2):257-264. PMID: 33214216.
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  3. Nardell M, Tampi RR. Pharmacological treatments for frontotemporal dementias: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2014 Mar; 29(2):123-32. PMID: 24164931.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Nardell M, Chhabra A, Pal L. Excluded, not dismissed: enhancing benefit in clinical research. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jan; 34(1):70-3. PMID: 22981957.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.