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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 an Instructor 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. She is passionate about advocating for disadvantaged communities across the world, and her background in global health spans projects from South Africa to Rwanda to Kenya. Her current research explores factors influencing HIV care engagement among vulnerable populations in South Africa, including migrants and other mobile populations. Dr. Nardell also has a longstanding background in education, and she enjoys teaching and mentoring students and trainees in topics including qualitative research and storytelling in medicine.

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  1. Katz IT, Ngure K, Kamolloh K, Ogello V, Okombo M, Thuo NB, Owino E, Garrison LE, Lee YS, Nardell MF, Anyacheblu C, Bukusi E, Mugo N, Baeten JM, Haberer JE. Multi-level Factors Driving Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Non-initiation Among Young Women at High Risk for HIV in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2022 Aug 05. PMID: 35930203.
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  2. Nardell MF, Adeoti O, Peters C, Kakuhikire B, Govathson-Mandimika C, Long L, Pascoe S, Tsai AC, Katz IT. Men missing from the HIV care continuum in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2022 03; 25(3):e25889. PMID: 35324089; PMCID: PMC8944222.
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  3. Nardell MF, Hedt-Gauthier B, Earnshaw VA, Bogart LM, Dietrich JJ, Courtney I, Tshabalala G, Bor J, Orrell C, Gray G, Bangsberg DR, Katz IT. Understanding Repeat Positive HIV Testing in South Africa Under Changing Treatment Guidelines. AIDS Behav. 2022 May; 26(5):1366-1376. PMID: 34705150; PMCID: PMC9007825.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. 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; PMCID: PMC8215080.
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  5. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. 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: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. 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.