School of Nursing Interim Dean, Clinical Professor
Department: School of Nursing
Office: 102 RB



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, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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


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

Specializations: Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Certifications: Family & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Distinction: Fellow, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

                    Fellow, American Academy of Nursing


Research Interests:  adolescent substance abuse, adolescent reproductive health, risk reduction and motivational interviewing.

Selected Publications:

SAHM Clinical Services: Sexual/Reproductive Health Subcommittee (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, Doi:]

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: 10.1016/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


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),


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),


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