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Nadia Abuelezam

Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D.
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 352  |  617-552-4020  |
Epidemiology; HIV/AIDS; infectious diseases; mathematical modeling; social networks

Jane E. Ashley, Ph.D., RN

Jane E. Ashley, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 242  |  617-552-4155  |
Nursing care of the surgical patient; strategies to improve test performance

Elisabeth M. Bailey, MS, PMHCNS-BC

Elisabeth M. Bailey, DNP, RNPC, PMHCNS-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 378B  |  617-552-0194  |
Pediatric psychopharmacology; mental health in primary care settings; advanced practice nursing role development and education

Stacey Hoffman Barone, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Stacey Hoffman Barone, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 375  |  617-552-8059  |
Chronic illness and adaptation

Stewart M. Bond, Ph.D., RN, AOCN

Stewart M. Bond, PhD, RN, AOCN
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 378C  |  617-552-4275  |
Cancer symptom management; neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with cancer; delirium; care of older adults with cancer; frailty

Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.S., RNCS, FAAN

Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., RNCS, FAAN
Maloney Hall 371  |  617-552-6133 |
Psychiatric/mental health response patterns of crime victims; internet crimes against children

Rosemary F. Byrne, RN, M.S., FNP-BC

Rosemary F. Byrne, RN, MS, FNP-BC
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 363  |  617-552-1834 |
Care of underserved populations, particularly the Hispanic population; international work in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua

Sean Clarke

Sean P. Clarke, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor
Maloney Hall 218  |  617-552-3232 |
Organizational aspects of health care safety and quality; nursing administration research; occupational health and safety of nurses; policy and program evaluation; nursing and health care systems

Maureen Connolly, RN, APRN, BC

Maureen Connolly, RN, ANP-BC, MSN
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 361  |  617-552-0166  |
Care of the adult patient in an urgent care setting; clinical simulation in nursing education with integration of electronic health records

Donna L. Cullinan, M.S., RN, FNP

Donna L. Cullinan, MS, RN, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 362  |  617-552-1926  |
Health promotion especially with vulnerable populations; global health especially Haiti; school health; geriatric home care; the homeless

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

Susan A. DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 267  |  617-552-0371  |
Palliative care; end of life care

Joyce K. Edmonds, RN, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Joyce K. Edmonds, RN, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 358  |  617-552-2838  |
Maternal health; health seeking behavior; social networks

Susan Emery, Ph.D., CRNA

Susan Emery, PhD, CRNA
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
Maloney Hall 234  |  617-552-6844  |
Chemistry and physics of nurse anesthesia practice; pharmacology of anesthetics; anesthesia for geriatrics patients; endocrine and renal physiology and pathophysiology; operating room communication

William Fehder, Ph.D., RN, CRNA

William Fehder, PhD, RN, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 273  |  617-552-4250  |
Salivary biomarkers of pain and anxiety as measures for nursing research and care

Jane M. Flanagan, Ph.D., ANP-BC

Jane M. Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 353 | 617-552-8949  |
Patient and family experiences of chronic illness; the integration of nursing theory and aesthetics into nursing care; spirituality, forgiveness and healing

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

Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 357  |  617-552-1846  |
Sexual and Reproductive Health; Prevention of STI/HPV; Vaccines; Women’s Health; LGBTQ Health

Susan Gennaro, RN, D.S.N., FAAN

Susan Gennaro, RN, PhD, FAAN 
Dean and Professor
Maloney Hall 292  |  617-552-1710  |
Perinatal nursing practice; perinatal education; stress in families with preterm infants; global women’s health

Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Pamela J. Grace, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 347  |  617-552-1246  |
All aspects of nursing and healthcare ethics especially issues of professional obligation towards individuals and society;  ethical decision making; problem analysis; philosophy of nursing

Allyssa L. Harris, RN, Ph.D., WHNP-BC

Allyssa L. Harris, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC 
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 359  |  617-552-0550  |
Adolescent sexual risk behaviors, media influences, urban health and healthcare disparities

Nanci Peters, M.S.N., RN, CPNP

Nanci Haze, MSN, RN, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 235  |  617-552-4271  |
Urgent and primary care experience; home-care, rehab and case management; caring for pediatric patients with a variety of diagnoses and special health care needs.

Dorean Behney, RN, M.S.N.

Dorean Behney Hurley, MSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 368A  |  617-552-1037  |
Adult health; critical care; trauma

M. Katherine Hutchinson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

M. Katherine Hutchinson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Professor
Maloney Hall 220  |  617-552-2613  |
Adolescent and young adult sexual risk behaviors and substance use; family and community influences of adolescent risk behaviors; parent-teen sexual communication; family-based HIV risk reduction interventions; health 
                        disparities; global family health; secondary data analysis

Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN 
Maloney Hall 241  |  617-552-4058  |
Patient recovery at home following ambulatory surgery with local and general anesthesia; psychometric properties of Functional Health Pattern Screening Assessment Tool (FHPSAT) across populations and cultural
                        groups; evaluation of Professional Practice Model and impact of nurse
                        empowerment, decision making and satisfaction; development and testing
                        of a practice model grounded in Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as
                        Expanding consciousness

Carina Katigbak

Carina Katigbak, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 350  |  617-552-8718 |
Health promotion; immigrant and minority health; chronic illness management; cardiovascular health; community health

Susan Kelly-Weeder, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Susan Kelly-Weeder, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 345  |  617-552-8018  |
Disordered eating behaviors; high-risk alcohol use; web-based motivational interventions; lifestyle risks for infertility

Ellen K. Mahoney, RN, Ph.D., FGSA

Ellen K. Mahoney, RN, PhD, FGSA 
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 346  |  617-552-4262  |
Human responses in chronic illness/disability; patterns of behavior in persons with dementia; nursing interventions to promote functional ability in the elderly; recovery from stroke

Kathleen Mansfield

Kathleen Mansfield, RN, BSN, MS
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 269  |  617-552-2133  |

Carol Anne Marchetti

Carol Anne Marchetti, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, SANE
Clinical Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 373A  |  617-552-2328  |
Experiences of individuals who have experienced trauma; the acute and chronic care of children following sexual assault; the influence of regret on decision-making and reporting sexual assault to the police; and decision aid

Alison O. Marshall

Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 357A  |  617-552-0179  |
Sexually transmitted infections, vaginitis, sexual health

Beth McNutt-Clarke

Beth McNutt-Clarke, RN, MSc(A), MBA, CWOCN
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 351A | 617-552-0192 |
Wound, ostomy, continence care across the continuum; health promotion; home care


Tam Nguyen

Tam H. Nguyen PhD, MSN/MPH, RN  
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 362A  |  617-552-3669 |
Health promotion/disease prevention; chronic disease management; vulnerable/hard to reach populations; community-based participatory research; and psychometrics

Luanne Nugent, D.N.P., RN, M.S.N., CNS

Luanne Nugent, D.N.P., RN, MSN, CNS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 276  |  617-552-8011  |
Nursing care of the adult medical-surgical patient; omissions of nursing care; "Nursing Scene Investigator Model"


Jinhee Park PhD, RN 
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 369  |  617-552-6542 |
Feeding difficulties of high-risk preterm infants; biobehavioral methods to study physiologic and behavioral parameters of infant feeding; intervention studies; influence of infant sleep on feeding outcomes; trajectory analysis;
                        instrument development

Melissa Perez

Melissa Pérez, RN, MS, WHNP-BC
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 356 | 617-552-4258 |
Maternal/child health; adolescent preventative care

Catherine Yetter Read, Ph.D., RN

Catherine Yetter Read, PhD, RN 
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 376  |  617-552-6418  |
Leadership development, diversity, and innovation in baccalaureate nursing education; genomic competence of the healthcare workforce

Richard Ross, S.J. RN

Richard Ross, S.J., RN, M.Div., S.T.L.
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 373  |  617-552-3425  |
Women's and children's health; professional ethics

Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Sr. Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Nurse Theorist
Maloney Hall 348  |
Coping with chronic health conditions; middle range theory for clinical center on symptom assessment and intervention at NIH; conceptualizing and measuring coping; philosophical basis of adaptation nursing;
                        implications of individual and common good for clinical nursing; emerging
                        nursing knowledge and practice outcome

Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Ph.D., RNPC

Judith Shindul-Rothschild, PhD, RNPC 
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 370  |  617-552-4270  |
Registered nurse staffing in hospitals; quality of care and patient outcome research; impact of national and state health care reform on the nursing workforce; collective bargaining and nursing labor issues;

M. Colleen Simonelli, Ph.D., RN

M. Colleen Simonelli, PhD, RNC
Clinical Associate Professor and Department Assistant Chair
Maloney Hall 239  |  617-552-4926  |
Prevention of smoking relapse in postpartum women; innovative strategies for perinatal nursing; simulation learning in childbearing courses

Jacqueline Sly, RN, MSN, NP-C

Jacqueline Sly, RN, MSN, NP-C
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 368  |  617-552-1674 |
Clinical education

Amy Smith, M.S.N., CNM, D.N.P.

Amy Smith, MSN, CNM, D.N.P.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Clinical Learning and Simulation Centers
Maloney Hall 275  |  617-552-4586  |
Patient safety in labor and delivery, the use of simulation based clinical teaching in undergraduate nursing programs, evaluating the value of the
                        nursing process among labor and delivery nurses

Kelly Stamp, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C

Kelly D. Stamp, PhD, ANP-C, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 351  |  617-552-2119  |
Nurse-coached interventions; heart failure patients' symptom recognition and decisions regarding their self-care maintenance management

Sherri St. Pierre, M.S., APRN, PNP-BC

Sherri St. Pierre, MS, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 356A  |  617-552-8008  |
Patient/parent education; student evaluation

Melissa Sutherland, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Melissa Sutherland, PhD, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 364  |  617-552-8814  |
Intimate partner violence; STDs/HIV; health consequences of violence

Patricia A. Tabloski, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Patricia A. Tabloski, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN 
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 271  |  617-552-4065  |
Sleep disturbances and non-pharmacologic nursing management of agitation in the elderly; palliative care; pain management; delirium prevention

Denise Testa, CRNA, M.S.N.

Denise Testa, CRNA, MSN
Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director
Maloney Hall 233  |  617-552-6936  |


Sheila Tucker

Sheila Tucker, MA, RD, CSSD, LDN
Clinical Instructor
Maloney Hall 378D |  617-552-2176 |
Medical nutrition therapy; sports nutrition; disordered eating and eating disorders; drug-nutrient interactions; dietary supplements

Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., DPNP, M.B.A., FAAN

Judith A. Vessey, PhD, DPNP, MBA, FAAN 
Lelia Holden Carroll Endowed Professor
Maloney Hall 230  |  617-552-8817  |
The effect of chronic teasing and bullying on psychological and physical health of children and adolescents; bullying in the workplace care coordination

W. Jean Weyman, Ph.D., RN

W. Jean Weyman, PhD, RN 
Assistant Dean, Continuing Education
Maloney Hall 281  |  617-552-0519  |
Fatigue in working women; RN refresher/reentry

Laura White

Laura White, PhD, MS, RN, CPNP 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 361A  |  617-552-1630 |
Integrative Health Care; mind-body interventions; positive youth development; adolescent mental health in primary care; stress reduction
                        for children and adolescents; and school health

Danny G. Willis, D.N.S., PMHCNS-BC

Danny G. Willis, D.N.S., RN, FAAN
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 240  |  617-552-6838  |
Healing as a central focus of the discipline of nursing; humanization and dignity as processes promoting health with vulnerable populations; integrative health modalities; spiritual aspects of healing; men's health and
                        self-care processes; qualitative research; theoretical translation and
                        development of the discipline

Robin Y. Wood, Ed.D., RN

Robin Y. Wood, Ed.D., RN
Associate Professor
Maloney Hall 268  |  617-552-4088  |
Breast cancer screening and early detection: intervention programs with high-risk populations; breast cancer risk appraisal; education intervention using high fidelity simulation and human patient simulators

Lichuan Ye, Ph.D., RN

Lichuan Ye, PhD, RN 
Associate Professor 
Maloney Hall 266  |  617-552-1711  |
Symptom presentation, daily functioning, and treatment outcomes in sleep disorders; women with obstructive sleep apnea; gender differences in sleep disorders

Yaguang Zheng

Yaguang Zheng, PhD, RN 
Assistant Professor
Maloney Hall 369A  |  617-552-2346  |
Adherence to lifestyle changes; Behavioral treatment for weight loss; Technology-based intervention; Longitudinal and trajectory analysis