Pam Burke PhD, RN, FSAHM, FAAN

Clinical Professor
  • School of Nursing

Office: 207J Robinson Hall
Phone: 617.373.4966

Education and Training:
Post-Masters Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston College School of Nursing
PhD – Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College
MS – Parent Child Health Nursing, Boston University
BS  – Nursing, Boston College

Postdoctoral Training:
Fellow (2002-2004) Project MAINSTREAM, HRSA-AMERSA-SAMHSA/CSAT Interdisciplinary Project to Improve Health Professional Education on Substance Abuse. Collaborative grant to Boston College SON, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Fellow (2001-2002) MCHB Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Interdisciplinary Training Program, Children’s Hospital Boston.

Board Certifications:
American Nurses’ Credentialing Center: Pediatric Primary Care NP 1997-Present
American Nurses’ Credentialing Center: Family NP 1995-2015

Boston LEAH Program (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health),
Faculty & Co-Director for Nurse Training; Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Research Interests:
Adolescent Health, with particular interest in reproductive health (use of LARC for pregnancy prevention); Substance use (marijuana), and motivational interviewing.

Site Director for Northeastern University, School of Nursing: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment SBIRT) Professional Training Program; SAMHSA/CSAT TI-13-002 Grant ($942,695.00) [1U79TI025389 – 01].  Co-PIs – Sharon Levy, MD, MPH & Elissa Weitzman, MSc, ScD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. 2013-2016.

Co-Investigator: A Real-time, Contextual Intervention using Mobile Technology to Reduce Marijuana Use in Youth (Pilot Intervention Study); National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, R34 ($456,802) [1R34DA030535-01A1].  PI – Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston, MA. 2013-2015.

Principal Investigator: LARC Study: Adolescents’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Use of Long Acting Reversible Contraception; Internal Funding from the Department of Patient Services, Clinical Research Program Grant ($11,272), Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. 2011-2012

Co-Investigator: Moment Study: A Real-time, Contextual Intervention using PDAs to Reduce Marijuana Use in Youth (Pilot Feasibility Study), Internal Funding from the  Clinical Research Program ($100,000), PI – Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, Boston  Children’s Hospital, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston, MA. 2010-2012

NIH Grants:
Co-Investigator on R34, NIDA Grant [1R34DA030535-01A1], A Real-time, Contextual Intervention using Mobile Technology to Reduce Marijuana Use in Youth (Pilot Intervention Study) (2013-2015)

Selected Publications:
Thabault, P, Burke, P, Ades, P. (2015) Intensive Behavioral Treatment Weight Loss Program in an Adult Primary Care Practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Article first published online: 16 OCT 2015, DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12319

Gooding H, O’Reilly C, Weitzman E, Burke P, Goncalves A, Pitts S. (October 2015) Transitioning Bryan: The Transition to Adulthood and the Medical Home. MedEdPORTAL Publications.

Pitts S, Borus J, Harris S, Siegel J, Gooding H, Goncalves A, Levy S, Weitzman E, Burke P. (October 2015) Benefiting Brad: An Interprofessional Case of Adolescent Substance Use and ADHD. MedEdPORTAL Publications.

Kells, M, Dunn, K., Melchiono, M., & Burke, P. (May/June 2015). Advance Practice Nurse Fellowships: Creating Awareness, Creating Opportunities. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 29:    297-301. [Published online 12/19/14,]

Sonneville, K, Freizinger, M., Forman, S, Burke, P, Goncalves, A, Pitts, S, & Gooding, H. (October 2014). Treating Taylor: Multidisciplinary Management of Eating Disorders. MedEdPORTAL Publications.​publication/​9938​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.9938

SAHM Clinical Services: Sexual/Reproductive Health Subcommittee (April 2014). Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Journal of Adolescent Health. 54(4):491-496. [Published online 3/18/14]

Shrier, L., Rhoads, A., Burke, P., Walls, C., & Blood, E. (2014). Real-Time, Contextual Intervention Using Mobile Technology to Reduce Marijuana Use among Youth: A Pilot Study. Addictive Behaviors, 39(1), 173-180. [Published online 10/16/2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.09.028]

Shrier, L., Rhoads, A., Fredette, M., & Burke, P. (2014). Counselor in Your Pocket: Youth and Provider Perspectives on a Mobile Motivational Intervention for Marijuana Use.  Substance Use and Misuse.49(1-2), 134-144. [Published online 9/3/13, doi:10.3109/10826084.2013.824470]

Long-Middleton, E., Burke, P., Cahill Lawrence, C., Blanchard, L., Amudala, N. & Rankin, S. (September 2013). Understanding Motivations for Sexual Abstinence among Young Women: Insights into Effective HIV Prevention Strategies. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(5), 342-350. President’s Choice Award  [Published online 4/23/12,  DOI: 0.1016/j.pedhc.2012.02.010]

Aruda, M. & Burke, P. (2013). Teenage Pregnancy. In  W. O. O’Donohue, L. Benuto, & L.W. Tolle (Eds), Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology (551-564). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Dodson, N., Gray, S., & Burke, P. (2012). Teen pregnancy prevention on a LARC: an update on long- acting reversible contraception for the primary care provider. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 24(4), 439-445.

Chalfin, S., Burke, P., & Tonelli, M. (2012). Intimate Partner Violence and Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 25(2), 158-159.

Burke, P., Tonelli, M., & Chalfin, S. (2011). Adolescents’ Fertility Concerns: “I’m not trying to get pregnant but if I did…”. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 24(6), 413-414.

Chung, R., Burke, P., & Goodman, E. (2010). Firm Foundations: Strength-based approaches to adolescent chronic disease. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 22(4), 389-397.

Aruda, M., Waddicor, K., Frese, L., Cole, J., & Burke, P. (2010). Early Pregnancy in Adolescents:  Diagnosis, Assessment, Options Counseling and Referral. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24(1), 4-13.

O’Sullivan Oliveira, J. & Burke, P.  (2009). Lost in the Shuffle: The Culture of Homeless Adolescents. Pediatric Nursing, 35(3), 154-161.

Aruda, M., McCabe, M., Litty, C., & Burke, P. (2008). Adolescent pregnancy diagnosis and outcomes: A six year clinical sample. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 21(1), 17-19.

Hawkins, J., Burke, P., & Steinberg, S. (2006, December). Integrating Practice Issues in Managed Care Organizations into the Curriculum: A Delphi Survey. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 582-590.

Burke, P., O’Sullivan, J., & Vaughan, L. (2005). Adolescent substance use: Brief interventions by emergency care providers. Pediatric Emergency Care, 21(11), 770-776.

Burke, P., Da Silva, J., Vaughan, B., & Knight, J. (2005). Training high school counselors on the use of Motivational Interviewing to screen for substance abuse. Substance Abuse, 26(3/4), 31-34.

Areas of Expertise:
Pediatric and Adolescent Health

Honors & Awards:
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing – 2013
Fellow, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) – 2011
Neela Joshi, MD Excellence in Adolescent Care Award, New England Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine – 2005
First Annual Art of Nursing Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Chi Chapter – 2002
Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Region V – 1991
ANF Nancy Wright, M.S., R.N. Scholar, American Nurses’ Foundation – 1988

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Boston Children’s Hospital, Nurse Practitioner
Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston LEAH Program, Faculty and Co-director of Nurse Training

Professional and Community Service:
American Academy of Nursing’s Child, Adolescent/Family Expert Panel
NAPNAP’s Adolescent SIG
Eastern Nursing Research Society, Family/Community Research Interest Group
Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Epsilon Chapter
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine
Board of Directors
Clinical Services Committee, Sexual/Reproductive Health Sub-committee
Fellowship Application – FSAHM Review Committee
American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Expert Panel on Adolescence – Member