Faculty & Research

Our faculty members are renowned scientists, expert clinicians, and engaged community members who remain firmly committed to developing new research, advancing practice, and mentoring the next generation of nurse clinicians and scientists—all for the betterment of humanity. 

Our Research & Clinical Strengths

Health Equity for Women & Children

Health Equity for Women & Children includes:

  • maternal-child health
  • neonatology
  • women’s health
  • inequities in access
  • health outcomes

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Person- & Family-Oriented Aging

Major areas of science under this pillar of innovation include:

  • aging and gerontology
  • self-management of acute and chronic illness
  • patient and care partner dyads and caregiving
  • culturally tailored interventions to prevent illness
  • palliative care

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Safety & Quality of Care

Areas of emphasis under this pillar include:

  • patient safety, health services research
  • workforce development
  • outcomes related to quality of nursing care
  • healthcare decision-making
  • ethics
  • realigning health care to match patient values

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Faculty and Research News


CSON faculty are passionate about improving health globally through educating the next generation of nurses. They are dedicated to providing first-rate, individual attention to each student and producing the science that nurses will need to transform health care.

Connell School Faculty Facts & Figures


Full-time faculty


Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows


Named American Academy of Nursing Living Legends


Inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Meet Our Faculty

Learn from scholars committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and the pursuit of a more just society.

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Heart disease

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee has dedicated his career to better understanding heart disease and improving long-term outcomes for patients and their families. 

Improving patients’ care

Patricia Reid Ponte

Patrica Reid Ponte’s research focuses on health care quality and safety, patient- and family-centered care, interdisciplinary leadership, and organizational credentialing.

Mobile health tech

Sabianca Delva

Sabianca Delva studies ways to motivate ethnic minorities to use mobile health tools like smartphone apps and fitness trackers to manage their cardiometabolic diseases.

Expert Clinicians

Seventy-two percent of our full-time faculty are active in nursing practice, working in locations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and St. Francis House Boston.

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