Faculty Directory

Catherine Conahan

Clinical Assistant Professor

Profile

Catherine Conahan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston College, in the William F. Connell School of Nursing (CSON). She has a hybrid role at Boston College as a working NP at a Jesuit high school for underprivileged students and as a teaching professor. At the high school she precepts 2-3 DNP student per day and is the faculty mentor for the students DNP projects at the high school. In addition to her work with vulnerable populations she teaches at least one class per semester in both the DNP and undergraduate nursing curriculum at CSON.

Clinical Practice

DNP at Cristo Rey High School-partnership through BC

Selected Publications

Grossman, J. E., Muthuswamy, L., Huang, L., Akshinthala, D., Perea, S., Gonzalez, R. S., Tsai, L. L., Cohen, J., Bockorny, B., Bullock, A. J., Schlechter, B., Peters, M. L. B., Conahan, C., Narasimhan, S., Lim, C., Davis, R. B., Besaw, R., Sawhney, M. S., Pleskow, D., & Berzin, T. M. (2021). Organoid Sensitivity Correlates with Therapeutic Response in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-4116

Meng, Q., Xie, S., Gray, G. K., Dezfulian, M. H., Li, W., Huang, L., Akshinthala, D., Ferrer, E., Conahan, C., Pino, S. P. D., Grossman, J., Elledge, S. J., Hidalgo, M., & Muthuswamy, S. K. (2021). Empirical identification and validation of tumor-targeting T cell receptors from circulation using autologous pancreatic tumor organoids. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 9(11), e003213. https://doi.org/10.1136/jitc-2021-003213

Selected Grants

2021 CSON Innovation Grant project entitled “Associations between Cannabis Policies, Cannabis Use and Patient-Provider Communication Among Cancer Survivors: A Cross-sectional Survey”

Selected Awards

2021 William F Connell Award DNP Nominee

2021 Boston Globe Everyday Hero award