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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC

assistant professor

Holly B. Fontenot, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC

Office
Cushing Hall 306
617-552-1846
holly.fontenot@bc.edu

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

  • M.S. and Ph.D. Boston College
  • B.S.N. Georgia Baptist College of Nursing/Mercer University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sexual and Reproductive Health; Prevention of STI/HPV; Vaccines; Women’s Health; LGBTQ Health

BIOGRAPHY

Holly Fontenot is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. She is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and predominantly teaches in the graduate program, where she is the director of the WHNP program. Dr. Fontenot’s research focuses on promotion of sexual and reproductive health. She is particularly interested in reducing the burden of human papillomavirus (HPV) related diseases primarily through vaccination. Other research interests include the intersections of violence and sexual health. Dr. Fontenot has numerous publications related to sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, HPV, and general women’s health.

SELECTED APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS

  • Adjunct Faculty, The Fenway Institute
  • Per-diem NP Fenway Health/Sidney Borum Health Center
  • 2013 - Hall of Honor Inductee, Excellence in Nursing Education, Mercer University, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
  • 2013 - Women's Health Research Award, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • 2013 - Ann W. Burgess Dissertation Award, Boston College

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Fontenot, H. B., & George, E. (2014). Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy. Nursing for Women's Health, 18(1), 67-72. doi: 10.1111/1751-486X.12095
  •  Fontenot, H. B., Fantasia, H. C., Charyk, A., & Sutherland, M. A. (2014). Human papillomavirus (HPV) risk factors, vaccination patterns, and vaccine perceptions among a sample of male college students. Journal of American College Health, 62(3) 186-192. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2013.872649
  • Fontenot, H. B., Fantasia, H. C., Lee-St. John, T., & Sutherland, M. A. (2014). The effects of intimate partner violence duration on individual and partner-related sexual risk factors among women. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 59(1), 67-73. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12145
  • Fontenot, H. B., & Harris, A. L. (2014). Pharmacologic Management of osteoporosis. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 43(2), 236-245. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12285
  •  Sutherland, M. A., Fontenot, H. B., Fantasia, H. C. (2014). Beyond assessment: Examining providers' responses to disclosures of violence. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12101

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