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Dr. Natalie Pierre Joseph, MD, MPH

Pediatrician | Adolescent Medicine

850 Harrison Ave yaac6 Boston MA, 02118


Dr. Joseph is an award-winning professor and pediatrician specializing in adolescent health. She has devoted herself to developing and championing multi-generational and dyadic strategies for both population-based prevention and patient-centered care. Her research focuses on HPV vaccine initiation among low-income and minority women, children and adolescents in public healthcare settings. She works to address racial/ethnic disparities in HPV vaccination rates in adolescents and in cervical cancer screenings in adult women has made me a world leader in cancer prevention among minority communities. She has recently been involved in a COVID-19 Community Engagement Alliance research related work targeting our vulnerable populations in Boston, as well as exploring COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes and Message Preferences (CAMP) to generate strategies tailored to different groups, sites addressing the stark disparities in pediatric COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Boston among our communities of color, identifying ways we can approach and tailor COVID-19 vaccination messaging while changing the narrative around vaccine confidence. As Former Director of the Teen and Tot Clinic at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts’ only adolescent CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting programs, she is a proven cross-functional team leader and mentor who has sought to advance medical care and equity, as well as maximize students’ learning potential. She thinks critically and pursue innovative approaches to maximize the health of my patients and their families.

Education and Training

New York Medical College 1992

Board Certification

PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP

Provider Details

Female English, French

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor of a Pediatrics and Adolescent Boston University Medical Center 2001 - Present


  • Merck Grant Award Year  
  • Vaccine Champion Award Year  


  • Pregnancy
  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Obesity
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Vaginitis
  • Pain
  • Menstrual Cramps


  • Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston MA    1998
  • Children's Hospital, Boston, Fellow:Adolescent Medicine    1995


  • Boston Childrens Hospital

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Boston Medical Center

850 Harrison Ave yaac6 -
Boston, MA 02118
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Get to know Pediatrician/ Adolescent Medicine clinician, Dr. Natalie Pierre Joseph, who serves patients in Boston, Massachusetts.

Well-versed in the field of pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Joseph is the former Director of the Teen and Tot Clinic at Boston Medical Center, a comprehensive case management program serving nearly 400 mothers (ages 23 and under) and child dyads yearly. She is an expert in the area of adolescent pregnancy and parenting, as well as in primary  cervical cancer prevention. She is now the only researcher in the U.S funded by Merck for a 5 year Pediatric HPV Vaccine Cancer Primary Prevention study and is now devoting her full time since July 2022 to the success of this HPV Vaccine Cancer Prevention study: https://www.bmc.org/hpv-vaccine-4-8-year-olds

Back in 1987, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wesleyan University, and went on to attend the New York Medical College, earning both her medical degree and Master of Public Health degree in 1992. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1995, followed by a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1998.

An authority in her field, the doctor is board-certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The mission of the ABP is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.

Passionate about teaching, Dr. Joseph serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Her research focuses on HPV vaccine initiation among low-income and minority women, children and adolescents in public healthcare settings. Her work has made her a world leader in cancer prevention among minority communities, with 25 publications and eight grants (2 NIH, 5 foundation, 1 industry) on this topic since 2007.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends individuals be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. Pediatricians provide medical care to people ranging in age from newborns to young adults. They are trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses through all of their developmental stages, as they grow and mature.

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