Assistant Professor of the Practice
Patricia Crowley Underwood, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN, is an assistant professor of the practice and the Program Director for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the Connell School of Nursing. She is also an Endocrine Nurse Practitioner at the VA Boston Healthcare System . She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s and doctoral degree from Boston College. Dr. Underwood’s pre- and post-doctoral work focused on identifying biomedical and genetic markers associated with hypertension and diabetes (DM). Subsequent work focused on developing and evaluating nurse-led interventions to improve health outcomes for surgical patients with poorly controlled DM. Her clinical practice focuses on veterans with diabetes (DM) and the delivery of DM self-management technology (insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors in the virtual setting. She is the recipient of many awards including Young Investigator Award at NINR/NIH as well as a statistics fellowship at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Veterans with diabetes and the delivery of diabetes self-management technology (insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors) in the virtual setting
Underwood, P., Hibben, J., Gibson, J., DiNardo, M. (2021). Virtual Visits and the Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Care in the Era of COVID-19, Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, accepted- awaiting publication.
Czarnowski, K., Silver, C., Wood, B., Underwood, P., & Patel, D. (2019). Retrospective Analysis of Liraglutide as Add-On Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Quantifying the Changes in Insulin Requirements. Fed Pract, 36(2), 83-87.
Garg, R., Schuman, B., Bader, A., Hurwitz, S., Turchin, A., Underwood, P., . . . Lortie, M. (2018). Effect of Preoperative Diabetes Management on Glycemic Control and Clinical Outcomes After Elective Surgery. Ann Surg, 267(5), 858-862.
Garg, R., Hurwitz, S., Rein, R., Schuman, B., Underwood, P., & Bhandari, S. (2017). Effect of follow-up by a hospital diabetes care team on diabetes control at one year after discharge from the hospital. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 133, 78-84.
Garg, R., Metzger, C., Rein, R., Lortie, M., Underwood, P., Hurwitz, S., . . . Schuman, B. (2016). Nurse practitioner-mediated intervention for preoperative control of diabetes in elective surgery patients. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 28(10), 528-533.
Underwood, P., Seiden, J., Carbone, K., Chamarthi, B., Turchin, A., Bader, A. M., & Garg, R. (2015). Early Identification of Individuals with Poorly Controlled Diabetes Undergoing Elective Surgery: Improving A1C Testing in the Preoperative Period. Endocr Pract, 21(3), 231-236.
Baudrand, R., Goodarzi, M. O., Vaidya, A., Underwood, P. C., Williams, J. S., Jeunemaitre, X., . . . Pojoga, L. H. (2015). A prevalent caveolin-1 gene variant is associated with the metabolic syndrome in Caucasians and Hispanics. Metabolism, 64(12), 1674-1681.
Wysocki, K., Underwood, P. C., & Kelly-Weeder, S. (2015). An essential piece of nursing's future: The continued development of the nurse practitioner as expert clinician and scientist. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 27(4), 178-180.
Underwood, P., Askari, R., Hurwitz, S., Chamarthi, B., & Garg, R. (2014). Preoperative A1C and clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes undergoing major noncardiac surgical procedures. Diabetes Care, 37(3), 611-616. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc13-1929
2021 National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties
2015- Current Member, Massachusetts Coalition for Advanced Practitioners
2014- Current Member, American Academy of Diabetes Educators
2013- Current Member, American Diabetes Association
2011- Current Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners