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Maria Broderick, Ed.D., MAOM, Lic.Ac.

Director of Clinical Education

Associate Professor

Department: New England School of Acupuncture
Office: 105

(P) 774.243.3468


New England School of Acupuncture


Acupuncture (MAOM)
Acupuncture (MAC)
Acupuncture (DAc)


BA Cornell University
EdM, Harvard University
EdD, Harvard University
Post-Doctoral Fellow & Research Associate, National Center for Adult Learning & Literacy, Harvard University
MAOM, New England School of Acupuncture

Affiliated Appointments

Pediatric Acupuncturist, Boston Medical Center

Research Interests

Adult Learning
Clinical Education
Developmental Disabilities
Pediatric Chinese Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Highfield, E.S., Broderick, M. Goldstein, L. Dickman, L. Neri, C. Acupuncture as Part of a Pediatric Pain Clinic in a Safety-Net Hospital: Acupuncture Wednesday. Medical Acupuncture. December 2015, 27(6): 437-441. doi:10.1089/acu.2015.1141.

Fillippelli, A., White, L, Spellman, L., Broderick, M. Highfield, E.S., Sommers, E. Gardiner, P. (2012). Non-insertive acupuncture and neonatal abstinence syndrome: A case series from an inner-city safety net hospital. Global Advances in Health and Medicine 12(2), Number 4.

Rosa N. Schnyer, R.N. Broderick, M., Doyle, H. Hansen, L. Ly, H. Stegall, J., Milley, R., Scholten, R., and Bain, P. Invasive Sham Controls: Does the Evidence Support Their Use? A Critical Review of the Literature (1997–2006). In: Roundtable Discussion: Controversies in Acupuncture Research: Selection of Controls and Outcome Measures in Acupuncture Clinical Trials. Panelists: Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., Lixing Lao, Ph.D., CMD (China), L.Ac., Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D., Lic. Ac., Rosa Schyer, Lic.Ac., and Karen Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.H. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 12 (10), 2006, pp. 943–953.

Broderick, M.A., (1994). A constructive-developmental approach to studying the “cancer-prone” personality. In Commons, M.L., Demick, J., & Goldberg, C., (Eds.) Clinical approaches to adult development. New Jersey: Ablex.

Broderick, M.A., Chazen, D.I., Lawrence, S.M., Naso, P.A., & Starnes, B.A., (1988). For Teachers About Teaching. Reprint Series Number 20. Harvard Educational Review.


2017 | Center for Pediatric Well-Being; Marino Health Foundation; $100,000; Program Director.
2015-17 | Boston Medical Center Integrative Medicine and Preventive Medicine Program Enhancement; HRSA; Year 1 Direct Costs; $315,176.000 Years 2 and 3 (Direct plus Indirect) $394,056.00, $392,886.00; Program Administrative Director
2015-16 | Pediatric Integrative Medicine Initiative; Marino Health Foundation; $49,956; Program Director
2015 | Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) Integrative Medicine Pediatrics Summit Panel
2008-Present | Schweitzer Fellow for Life
Harvard Educational Review, Board Member
1998-99 | National Review Board, National Institutes for Literacy, Equipped for the Future Initiative
1988-90 | Harvard Educational Review, Editorial Board
1995-96 | Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine; Member, Policy Committee
New England Pediatric Sickle Cell Consortium
Board Member, Qigong Sensory Training Institute
The International Pediatric Integrative Medicine Network
Society for Research in Adult Development, Founding Member