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Jane E. Ashley, Ph.D., RN

Jane E. Ashley, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 304  |  617-552-4155  |
Nursing care of the surgical patient; strategies to improve test performance

Elisabeth M. Bailey, MS, PMHCNS-BC

Elisabeth M. Bailey, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 334D  |  617-552-0194  |
Pediatric psychopharmacology; mental health in primary care settings; advanced practice nursing role development and education

Stacey Hoffman Barone, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Stacey Hoffman Barone, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 308  |  617-552-8059  |
Chronic illness and adaptation

Viola G. Benavente, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Viola G. Benavente, PhD, RN, CNS
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 425  |  617-552-0180  |
Cardiovascular health disparities among Latinas and other Hispanics; coronary heart disease prevention and health promotion; cardiovascular risk and symptom management; preventive science and gender differences

Marie Boltz

Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 424 | 617-552-6379 |
Intervention to promote functional health and cognition in older adults; caregiving efficacy and coping with dementia and delirium; complex aging related care issues; translational and health services research

Stewart M. Bond, Ph.D., RN, AOCN

Stewart M. Bond, PhD, RN, AOCN
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336D  |  617-552-4275  |
Cancer symptom management; neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with cancer; delirium; care of older adults with cancer; frailty


Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.S., RNCS, FAAN

Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.Sc., RNCS, FAAN
Cushing Hall 414  |  617-552-6133 |
Psychiatric/mental health response patterns of crime victims; internet crimes against children

Rosemary F. Byrne, RN, M.S., FNP-BC

Rosemary F. Byrne, RN, MS, FNP-BC
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 419  |  617-552-1834 |
Care of underserved populations, particularly the Hispanic population; international work in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua

Sean Clarke

Sean P. Clarke, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Professor
Cushing Hall 202G  |  617-552-3232 |
Organizational aspects of health care safety and quality; nursing administration research; occupational health and safety of nurses; policy and program evaluation; nursing and health care systems

Maureen Connolly, RN, APRN, BC

Maureen Connolly, RN, ANP-BC, MSN
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 418  |  617-552-0166  |
Care of the adult patient in an urgent care setting; clinical simulation in nursing education with integration of electronic health records

Donna L. Cullinan, M.S., RN, FNP

Donna L. Cullinan, MS, RN, FNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 419  |  617-552-1926  |
Health promotion especially with vulnerable populations; global health especially Haiti; school health; geriatric home care; the homeless

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Susan A. DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 309  |  617-552-0371  |
Palliative care; end of life care

Joyce K. Edmonds, RN, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Joyce K. Edmonds, RN, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 422  |  617-552-2838  |
Maternal health; health seeking behavior; social networks

Susan Emery, Ph.D., CRNA

Susan Emery, PhD, CRNA
Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
Cushing Hall 326  |  617-552-6844  |
Chemistry and physics of nurse anesthesia practice; pharmacology of anesthetics; anesthesia for geriatrics patients; endocrine and renal physiology and pathophysiology; operating room communication

William Fehder, Ph.D., RN, CRNA

William Fehder, PhD, RN, CRNA
Clinical Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 310  |  617-552-4250  |
Salivary biomarkers of pain and anxiety as measures for nursing research and care

Jane M. Flanagan, Ph.D., ANP-BC

Jane M. Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 336I | 617-552-8949  |
Patient and family experiences of chronic illness; the integration of nursing theory and aesthetics into nursing care; spirituality, forgiveness and healing

Holly B. Fontenot, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC

Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 302  |  617-552-1846  |
Sexual and Reproductive Health; Prevention of STI/HPV; Vaccines; Women’s Health; LGBTQ Health

Susan Gennaro, RN, D.S.N., FAAN

Susan Gennaro, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Cushing Hall 203E  |  617-552-1710  |
Perinatal nursing practice; perinatal education; stress in families with preterm infants; global women’s health

Pamela J. Grace, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Pamela J. Grace, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 336E  |  617-552-1246  |
All aspects of nursing and healthcare ethics especially issues of professional obligation towards individuals and society;  ethical decision making; problem analysis; philosophy of nursing

Allyssa L. Harris, RN, Ph.D., WHNP-BC

Allyssa L. Harris, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 302  |  617-552-0550  |
Adolescent sexual risk behaviors, media influences, urban health and healthcare disparities

Nanci Peters, M.S.N., RN, CPNP

Nanci Haze, MSN, RN, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336L  |  617-552-4271  |
Urgent and primary care experience; home-care, rehab and case management; caring for pediatric patients with a variety of diagnoses and special health care needs.

Dorean Behney, RN, M.S.N.

Dorean Behney Hurley, MSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 418  |  617-552-1037  |
Adult health; critical care; trauma

M. Katherine Hutchinson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

M. Katherine Hutchinson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Professor
Cushing Hall 202 M  |  617-552-2613  |
Adolescent and young adult HIV-related sexual risk behaviors; family and community influence of adolescent health and sexual risk behaviors; parent-teen sexual communication; family-based HIV risk reduction interventions; global family health

Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN

Dorothy A. Jones, Ed.D., RNC, ANP, FAAN
Cushing Hall 336B  |  617-552-4058  |
Patient recovery at home following ambulatory surgery with local and general anesthesia; psychometric properties of Functional Health Pattern Screening Assessment Tool (FHPSAT) across populations and cultural groups; evaluation of Professional Practice Model and impact of nurse empowerment, decision making and satisfaction; development and testing of a practice model grounded in Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding consciousness

Carina Katigbak

Carina Katigbak, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336K  |  617-552-8718 |
Immigrant and minority health; health disparities; hypertension community health; and community-based participatory research

Susan Kelly-Weeder, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Susan Kelly-Weeder, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 420  |  617-552-8018  |
Disordered eating behaviors; high-risk alcohol use; web-based motivational interventions; lifestyle risks for infertility

Kyung Hee Lee

Kyung Hee Lee, PhD, RN, GNP-C, MPH
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 318 | 617-552-4886 |
Psychological well-being of people with dementia; Emotional response to nursing care; observational study and trajectory analysis

Ellen K. Mahoney, RN, Ph.D., FGSA

Ellen K. Mahoney, RN, PhD, FGSA
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 426  |  617-552-4262  |
Human responses in chronic illness/disability; patterns of behavior in persons with dementia; nursing interventions to promote functional ability in the elderly; recovery from stroke

Kathleen Mansfield

Kathleen Mansfield, RN, BSN, MS
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 303  |  617-552-2133  |

Beth McNutt-Clarke

Beth McNutt-Clarke, RN, MSc(A), MBA, CWOCN
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 302 | 617-552-0192 |
Wound, ostomy, continence care across the continuum; health promotion; home care


Tam Nguyen

Tam H. Nguyen PhD, MSN/MPH, RN
Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336C  |  617-552-3669 |
Health promotion/disease prevention; chronic disease management; vulnerable/hard to reach populations; community-based participatory research; and psychometrics

Luanne Nugent, D.N.P., RN, M.S.N., CNS

Luanne Nugent, D.N.P., RN, MSN, CNS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336J  |  617-552-8011  |
Nursing care of the adult medical-surgical patient, omissions of nursing care, "Nursing Scene Investigator Model"

Melissa Perez

Melissa Pérez, RN, MS, WHNP-BC
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 302 | 617-552-4258 |
Maternal/child health; adolescent preventative care

Catherine Yetter Read, Ph.D., RN

Catherine Yetter Read, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 334F  |  617-552-6418  |
Leadership development, diversity, and innovation in baccalaureate nursing education; genomic competence of the healthcare workforce

Richard Ross, S.J. RN

Richard Ross, S.J., RN, M.Div., S.T.L.
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 305  |  617-552-3425  |
Women's and children's health; professional ethics

Sr. Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Sr. Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Nurse Theorist
Cushing Hall 336F  |
Coping with chronic health conditions; middle range theory for clinical center on symptom assessment and intervention at NIH; conceptualizing and measuring coping; philosophical basis of adaptation nursing; implications of individual and common good for clinical nursing; emerging nursing knowledge and practice outcome

Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Ph.D., RNPC

Judith Shindul-Rothschild, PhD, RNPC
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 334C  |  617-552-4270  |
Female athlete triad; eating disorders; staffing and quality of care; licensure and discipline of registered nurses; psychopharmacology

M. Colleen Simonelli, Ph.D., RN

M. Colleen Simonelli, PhD, RNC
Clinical Associate Professor and Department Assistant Chair
Cushing Hall 334E  |  617-552-4926  |

Jacqueline Sly, RN, MSN, NP-C

Jacqueline Sly, RN, MSN, NP-C
Clinical Instructor
Cushing Hall 334G  |  617-552-1674 |
Clinical education

Amy Smith, M.S.N., CNM, D.N.P.

Amy Smith, MSN, CNM, D.N.P.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director, Clinical Learning and Simulation Centers
Cushing Hall 404  |  617-552-4586  |
Patient safety in labor and delivery, the use of simulation based clinical teaching in undergraduate nursing programs, evaluating the value of the nursing process among labor and delivery nurses

Kelly Stamp, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C

Kelly D. Stamp, PhD, ANP-C, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 307  |  617-552-2119  |
Nurse-coached interventions; heart failure patients' symptom recognition and decisions regarding their self-care maintenance management

Sherri St. Pierre, M.S., APRN, PNP-BC

Sherri St. Pierre, MS, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 336L  |  617-552-8008  |
Patient/parent education; student evaluation

Melissa Sutherland, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Melissa Sutherland, PhD, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 421  |  617-552-8814  |
Intimate partner violence; STDs/HIV; health consequences of violence

Patricia A. Tabloski, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Patricia A. Tabloski, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 417  |  617-552-4065  |
Sleep disturbances and non-pharmacologic nursing management of agitation in the elderly; palliative care

Pamela A. Terreri, M.S. RN/PC

Pamela A. Terreri, MS, RN/PC, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 334D  |  617-552-6442  |
Symptom management in young adults struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.

Denise Testa, CRNA, M.S.N.

Denise Testa, CRNA, MSN
Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director
Cushing Hall 315  |  617-552-6936  |


Judith A. Vessey, Ph.D., DPNP, M.B.A., FAAN

Judith A. Vessey, PhD, DPNP, MBA, FAAN
Leila Holden Carroll Endowed Professor
Cushing Hall 427  |  617-552-8817  |
The effect of chronic teasing and bullying on psychological and physical health of children and adolescents; bullying in the workplace care coordination

W. Jean Weyman, Ph.D., RN

W. Jean Weyman, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Continuing Education
Service Building 211F  |  617-552-0519  |
Fatigue in working women; RN refresher/reentry

Laura White

Laura White, PhD, MS, RN, CPNP 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cushing Hall 334G  |  617-552-1630 |
Integrative Health Care; mind-body interventions; positive youth development; adolescent mental health in primary care; stress reduction for children and adolescents; and school health

Danny G. Willis, D.N.S., PMHCNS-BC

Danny G. Willis, D.N.S., PMHCNS-BC
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 336K  |  617-552-6838  |
Healing as a central focus of the discipline of nursing; humanization and dignity as processes promoting health with vulnerable populations; integrative health modalities; spiritual aspects of healing; men's health and self-care processes; qualitative research; theoretical translation and development of the discipline

Barbara E. Wolfe, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN

Barbara E. Wolfe, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Cushing Hall 433A  |  617-552-1804  |
Eating disorders; anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; serotonin; neurotransmitter regulation; dieting behavior; impulsivity; depression; psychobiology.

Robin Y. Wood, Ed.D., RN

Robin Y. Wood, Ed.D., RN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 407A  |  617-552-4088  |
Breast cancer screening and early detection: intervention programs with high-risk populations; breast cancer risk appraisal; education intervention using high fidelity simulation and human patient simulators

Lichuan Ye, Ph.D., RN

Lichuan Ye, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Cushing Hall 423  |  617-552-1711  |
Symptom presentation, daily functioning, and treatment outcomes in sleep disorders; women with obstructive sleep apnea; gender differences in sleep disorders