Ask the Expert: Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.

The Physicians Committee

Ask the Expert: Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.

Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H.Paulette Chandler, M.D., M.P.H. is an associate physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a clinical instructor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  She is also the founder and director of Natural Healing Pathways, a holistic lifestyle coaching organization committed to educating individuals about the benefits of a plant-based diet, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle habits that unite mind, body, and spirit to prevent disease and enhance wellness. 

Dr. Chandler received her M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health and her M.D. at Duke Medical School.  She completed an internal medicine residency training program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She completed a community health research fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Chandler has devoted her career to educating the public about the power of healthy lifestyle choices for preventing disease and promoting wellness. As an instructor for the Cancer Project’s “Food for Life:  Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival,” she has empowered individuals to adopt healthier diets.

She has also served as the research and evaluation manager for Active Girls Initiative of Boston. Active Girls Initiative is committed to providing programs of physical fitness and health education to Boston’s girls and women, with a particular focus on reaching girls not involved in existing programs. She has written a monthly column “Focus on Fitness” for, a health information portal of Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Aetna Insurance and other medical schools.

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