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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS

clinical associate professor

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Cushing Hall 309


  • M.S.N., Ph.D. - Widener University
  • B.S.N. - East Stroudsburg University

research interests

Palliative care; end of life care

selected appointments & awards

  • 2013 - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter Nursing Research Grant, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter
  • 2012 - present - Tri-chair of the Family and Community Participatory-Based Research Interest Group, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2011 - present - Beth Israel Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Endowed Nurse Scientist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2010 - Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar Parkinson's Disease Program, Boston Medical Center/Boston University
  • 2009 - present - Associate Member, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Cancer Outcomes Research Program

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selected publications

  • Willis, D. G., DeSanto-Madeya, S. A., Fawcett, J. (in press). Moving beyond dwelling in suffering: A situation-specific theory of men’s healing from childhood maltreatment. To appear in Nursing Science Quarterly.
  • Willis, D. G., LaCoursiere Zucchero, T. L., DeSanto-Madeya, S. A., Ross, R. E., Leone, D., Kaubris, S., ... Easton, S. D. (2014). Dwelling in suffering: Barriers to men's healing from childhood maltreatment. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(8) 569-579. doi:10.3109/01612840.2013.856972
  • Battista, V., Santucci, G., DeSanto-Madeya, S. & Grace, P.J. (2014). Nursing ethics and advanced practice: Palliative and end-of-life Care across the Lifespan. In P.J. Grace (Ed.), Nursing ethics and professional responsibility in advanced practice (2nd Ed), pp. 483-527. Belmont, MA: Jones and Bartlett. 
  • Fawcett, J., DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (2012). Contemporary Nursing Knowledge: Analysis and evaluation of nursing models and theories (3rd ed.). FA Davis.
  • Smith, A., DeSanto-Madeya, S., Perez, J.E., Tracey, E.F., DeCristofaro, Norris, R.L., & Mukkamala, S.L. (2012). How women with advanced cancer pray: A report from two focus groups. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), E310-E316. doi:10.1188/12.ONF.E310-E316

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