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Ann BurgessAnn Wolbert Burgess
Professor
Connell School of Nursing

D.N.Sc. Boston University

The impact of trauma on victims; forensic nursing; cyberstalking; Internet sex crimes; abuse in nursing homes; serial offenders; links between child abuse, juvenile delinquency and later criminal activity. Prof. Burgess is an internationally recognized pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse.

617.552.6133
ann.wolbertburgess@bc.edu
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Sean ClarkeSean Clarke
Professor & Associate Dean
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. McGill University

Health care safety and quality; nursing administration; occupational health and safety of nurses; nursing and health care systems in international context. He has conducted research about the management of hospitals and how it affects the way nurses do their work. He has published work on patient safety (accidents, errors and preventable deaths in health care), nurses’ safety at work, supply of and demand for nurses over time, and impacts of policy decisions about health care on quality of services.  


617-552-3232
sean.clarke.2@bc.edu
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Donna CullinanDonna Cullinan
Clinical Assistant Professor
Connell School of Nursing

Health promotion, especially with vulnerable populations; global health, especially Haiti; school health; geriatric home care; the homeless. Has practiced in community health for 30 years. She is part of a medical team that goes to Haiti every year. She also leads a group of BC nursing students on annual trip to Haiti to provide nursing care to traditionally hard to reach patients.


617-552-1926
donna.cullinan@bc.edu
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Susan GennaroSusan Gennaro
Dean & Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Alabama, Birmingham

Perinatal health care; stress in families with preterm infants; global women’s health; ethics and publishing; plagiarism. Dean Gennaro is an internationally known perinatal nurse researcher whose work on stress associated with preterm infants has helped change perinatal nursing practice. Editor of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.


617-552-1710
susan.gennaro@bc.edu
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Pam GracePamela Grace
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Medical ethics; nursing ethics, justice and advocacy in healthcare. Prof. Grace is a critical care nurse and a primary care nurse practitioner. She is a nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also serves on the Human Research and Investigation Committee of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and on Beacon Hospice's Ethics Committee.


617-552-1246
gracepa@bc.edu
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Kathy HutchinsonM. Kathy Hutchinson
Professor & Associate Dean
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Delaware

Adolescent and young adult HIV-related sexual risk behaviors; family and community influence of adolescent health and sexual risk behaviors; parent-teen sexual communication; family-based HIV risk reduction interventions; global family health.


617-552-2613
kathy.hutchinson@bc.edu
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Dottie JonesDorothy Jones
Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ed.D. Boston University

Patient's recovery at home following ambulatory surgery with local and general anesthesia; Functional Health Pattern Screening Assessment Tool (FHPSAT) across populations and cultural groups. She is a senior nurse scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.


617-552-4058
dorothy.jones@bc.edu
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Susan Kelly-WeederSusan Kelly-Weeder
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

 

High-risk alcohol use; disordered eating behaviors; binge drinking and binge eating; the co-occurrence of high-risk health behaviors in college students and young adults. Kelly-Weeder is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Board-Member-at-Large for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Ethics Committee.


617-552-8018
susan.kelly-weeder@bc.edu
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Cathy ReadCatherine Yetter Read
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Health promotion and psychological adaptation in persons with or at risk for genetic disease; genetics in nursing education. She directs the Connell School's Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KLIN) Program. Serves as consultant for nurse colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute on projects related to genomic nursing education.

617.552.6418
catherine.read@bc.edu
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Fr. RossRichard Ross, SJ
Clincial Instrutor
Connell School of Nursing

Professional ethics; problems in patient safety in acute care settings through moral and theological lenses. Father Ross’ clinical background is in labor and delivery and post-partum care.

617.552.3425
richard.ross@bc.edu
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Judith Shindul-RothschildJudith Shindul-Rothschild
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. Boston College

 

Health care policy and finance; nursing labor issues; staffing and quality of care; managed care; use of unlicensed assistive personnel in hospitals; consumers' health care rights; health care reform. Registered nurse and author or co-author of numerous articles and opinion pieces on managed care and health care reform. Served on several committees on health care financing for the Massachusetts Nurses Association and American Nurses Association. Conducted a survey of Massachusetts registered nurses which indicated a decrease in the quality of care in hospitals from 1989 to 1994, under managed care financing. Recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Academic Nursing Education Award, District V, Massachusetts Nurses Association. Appointed member of the American Nurses Association's expert panel on Principles for Staffing in Acute Care Hospitals.  

 

617.552.4270
judith.shindul-rothschild@bc.edu
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Colleen SimonelliM. Colleen Simonelli
Clinical Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

A nurse at Mass General Hospital, with extensive experience in high-risk labor and delivery. Other areas of expertise: prevention of smoking relapse in postpartum women, innovations in perinatal nursing and in childbearing courses.

617.552.4926
colleen.simonelli@bc.edu
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TabloskiPatricia Tabloski
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Rochester

Sleep and care of the elderly; gerontology; normal changes of aging and common diseases of aging; agitation in the elderly; nursing homes; end of life care; palliative care; hospice. She is certified as an advanced practice gerontological nurse and is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America.

617-552-4065
tabloski@bc.edu
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Judith VesseyJudith A. Vessey
Leila Holden Carroll Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University

Bullying and teasing, particularly among middle school-aged children; cyber bulling; childhood pain; children with chronic conditions; economics and business practices of health care. Prof. Vessey is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a leading nurse researcher in the field of developmental pediatrics with a specialty in childhood pain. She co-developed CATS, Child-Adolescent Teasing Scale, to identify targets of chronic bullying.

617.552.8817
vessey@bc.edu
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Danny WillisDanny Willis
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
D.N.S.  Louisiana State University

Spiritual aspects of healing and the healing arts; men’s health and well-being; humanization as a process for promoting social justice and individual and societal well-being; loving-kindness meditation; sound entrainment in healing (Tibetan Buddhist sound bowl). Prof. Willis is a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health. He is co-chair of the Theory Development RIG for Eastern Nursing Research Society and co-chair of the research council of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

617.552.6838
danny.willis@bc.edu
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Barbara Wolfe

Barbara Wolfe
Professor & Associate Dean for Research
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. Boston College

Symptoms, risk factors for, and psychobiology of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa). She is co-author of the article "Caring for the hospitalized patient with an eating disorder." She is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society.

617.552.1804
barbara.wolfe@bc.edu
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Robin WoodRobin Wood
Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ed.D.  Boston University

Breast cancer screening and early detection: intervention programs with high-risk populations (older women); new media technology: computer video applications. Wood developed breast health kits for women over 60 to encourage breast self-exams and mammogram screenings.

617.552.4088
robin.wood@bc.edu
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Lichuan YeLichuan Ye
Assistant Professor
Connell School of Nursing
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Sleep and sleep disorders; women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); gender differences in sleep disorders; management of sleep disorders.

617.552.1711
lichuan.ye@bc.edu
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