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Patricia Underwood

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Patricia Crowley Underwood, Ph.D., FNP-BC, RN, is Clinical Assistant Professor 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. 

Selected Appointments and awards

  • 2017: ICARE VA Award
  • 2012: NIH/NINR 25th anniversary Meeting Abstract Award: Young Investigator Award

clinical practice

Veterans with diabetes and the delivery of diabetes self-management technology (insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors) in the virtual setting

Selected Awards & Appointments

  • 2017: ICARE VA award, Boston, MA
  • 2015: VISN1 VA Improvement Summit Award, Boston, MA
  • 2012: NIH/NINR 25th anniversary Meeting Abstract Award: Young Investigator Award, Bethesda, MD
  • 2011: Endocrine Society: Recipient of Presidential Poster Competition Award, Boston, MA
  • 2011: University of Basel Nursing School: Basel Switzerland: Statistics Fellowship

Professional Activities

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