Pam Burke PhD, RN, FNP,

Associate Professor
  • School of Nursing

Office: 106D 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, 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.

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

Research Interests:  adolescent substance abuse and motivational interviewing.adolescent pregnancy and parenting, adolescent family planning,

Selected Publications:

Long-Middleton, E., Burke, P., Cahill Lawrence, C., Blanchard, L., Amudala, N. & Rankin, S. (2012).

Understanding Motivations for Sexual Abstinence among Young Women: Insights into Effective HIV

Prevention Strategies. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.Advance online publication.

DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.02.010

Author VitaeEllen R. Long-Middleton, Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty, School of Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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