mechanisms underlying preterm birth in minority women
Susan Gennaro, RN, Ph.D., FAAN is dean and professor of the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Dean Gennaro has served on the nursing faculty at New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alabama, and the Medical University of South Carolina. An internationally known perinatal nurse researcher, Dean Gennaro's work has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Office of Women's Health Research and Sigma Theta Tau International.
David J. Garry, D.O. is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, and the director of obstetrics at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. Dr. Garry earned his bachelors degree at Mount St. Mary’s College, and his D.O. at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
R. Jeanne Ruiz, Ph.D., WHNP-BC is a research associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, the institution where she earned her B.S. in nursing. Dr Dr. Ruiz earned her MS from Texas Woman’s University and her Ph.D. from UTHSC San Antonio, with a focus on preterm birth. Dr. Ruiz’s research on preterm birth among Hispanic American women has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Heidi Collins Fantasia Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC is a post doctoral fellow and study coordinator for the research team. Dr. Fantasia received her B.S.N. from Salem State College and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Boston College. Her research focuses on adolescent sexual decision making and adolescent sexual health and safety. She is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner and maintains a clinical practice working with an adolescent and college-aged population.