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Kelly D. Stamp

Associate Professor and Director, Direct Master's Entry Program


Kelly Stamp, Ph.D., ANP-C, RN, FAHA, is an associate professor and director of the Direct Master's Entry program at the Connell School of Nursing. She is AANP certified as an adult nurse practitioner. Her scholarly expertise is in developing and testing nurse-coached interventions that promote the self-care behaviors of older adults with heart failure and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr. Stamp’s program of research incorporates the foundation of nursing science and synthesized knowledge from other disciplines to explore, develop, and test ways to help older adults take partnership in managing the self-care of their chronic illness and to improve their psychological outcomes and quality of life. Her research has been funded to test the feasibility of nurse-coached interventions and she has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Heart Association for her contribution to cardiovascular nursing science.

Dr. Stamp is a regional and national leader in heart failure self-care, nursing science, and intervention development. She is a part of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at the Connell School of Nursing, holds a faculty nurse scientist appointment at Brigham and Women’s Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospitals and has a collaborative research relationship with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Currently, she is a Director on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Past President of the Alpha Chi Chapter through Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Cardiovascular Complex Patient and Family Care Committee Member for the American Heart Association. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals.