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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Lori Solon, RN, M.S.N., PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC

clinical instructor

Lori Solon, RN, M.S.N., PMHCNS-BC

Cushing Hall 334G


  • M.S.N. - Columbia University
  • B.S. - Boston University

Life cycle issues of women; postpartum adjustment issues, including postpartum depression; and major mental illness.

Ms. Solon has been a psychiatric nurse clinician since 1983 and has worked as the director of the Fresh Pond Mental Health Clinic, a senior nurse clinical specialist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and in private practice. Her responsibilities have included psychiatric evaluations, medication evaluations and management, individual, family and group therapy, and the supervision of staff and graduate students. Ms. Solon has held faculty appointments at Harvard University and Boston College.

Since joining the Boston College School of Nursing in 2001, Ms. Solon has worked with graduate and undergraduate nursing students at the Caritas Carney Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, St. Elizabeth and McLean Hospital. She has worked on the CARE Project, a research study concerning postpartum depression. Her clinical interests include major mental illness and women’s health issues. Ms. Solon received her BSN at Boston University and her MSN at Columbia University. She is a certified psychiatric mental health nurse specialist.


  • 2014 - Certified by AACN
  • Researcher: CARE Project


  • Horowitz, J. A., Murphy, C., Gregory, K. E., Wojcik, J. A., Pulcini, J., & Solon, L. (2013). Nurse home visits promoted maternal-infant interaction and decrease depression symptom severity for mothers with postpartum depression. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 42(3), 287-300. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12038
  • Horowitz JA, Damato EG, Duffy ME, & Solon L. (2005). The relationship of maternal attributes, resources, and perceptions of postpartum experiences to depression. Research in Nursing Health, 28(2), 159-171.