Faculty Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

Ivy Alexander – PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Women's Health
  • Risk Reduction
  • Health Disparities

Valarie Artigas- DNP, NNP-BC

  • Menopause

Michele Beaulieu – DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

  • Menopause

Cheryl Beck – DNSc, CNM, FAAN

  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD due to Childbirth
  • Instrument Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Sandra Bellini- DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE

  • Postpartum Depression

Kristin Bott – DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

  • Postpartum Depression

Denise Bourassa – DNP, MSN, RN, CNL

  • Labor and Delivery
  • Women's Health

Anna Bourgault- MSN, RN, CCRCL

  • Veterans and Resilience Studies
  • Nursing Student Education
  • Vulnerable Populations

Deborah Chyun- PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes

Xiaomei Cong- PhD, RN, FAAN

Dolores Coyle-Feliciano – MSN

Christine DiLeone – MSN, RN

  • Reducing re-hospitalization rates in Heart Failure patients with the use of in home telemonitoring
  • Assessing Health Literacy before patient teaching
  • Use of Communication techniques to improve care and quality of life with Alzheimer’s Disease patients

Carrie Eaton – PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CHSE

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Simulation Education


Jamie Gooch – DNP, RN

Wendy Henderson – PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN

  • Genomics
  • Innovation
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics

Annette Jakubisin-Konicki – PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Cardiovascular disease in women
  • Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular risk factor reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Eating disorders in adolescents

Michelle Judge – PhD, RD, CD-N

  • Cardiovascular disease in women
  • Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular risk factor reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Eating disorders in adolescents

Tiffany Kelley – PhD, MBA, RN

Amy Kenefick Moore – PhD, RN, CNM, FNP

  • Symptom Distress
  • Functional Status
  • Breast Cancer

Kim Kim – MSN, RN, CDE

Kyounghae Kim- PhD, RN, NP-C

Leslie Lapointe – MSN, RN

Mark Lazenby – PhD, APRN, FAPOS, FAAN

Thomas Lawrence- Long PhD

  • Medical humanities and health studies
  • History of nursing
  • AIDS and culture
  • Rhetoric and academic writing and publishing
  • Technical and professional communication

Ruth Lucas- PhD, RN

Millicent Malcolm – DNP, GNP-BC, RN, APRN, FAANP

Nancy Manister- DNS, CNS, FNP-BC

Elizabeth Mayerson – DNP

Deborah McDonald PhD, RN

  • Pain Management
  • Older Adults
  • Communication between Patients and Health Care Practitioners

Robin Miller- PhD, RN, CNE

  • Adolescent and young adult outcomes of those born preterm
  • Child temperament
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Neurobehavioral development of infants

Kelley Newlin Lew- DNSc, APRN-C, CDE

  • Diabetes self-management
  • Spirituality, religion, and health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Translational research

Barbara O’Neill – PhD, RN

Angela Orsini-Garry- MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

Mary Ann Perez-Brescia – MSN, BSN, RN

E. Carol Polifroni EdD, NEA-BC, CNE RN, ACEF

  • Health Policy – Role and System Effectiveness, Ethics, Systems Administration, Philosophy of Science
  • Autonomy and Nurses’ Voice


  • Medication errors


  • Interdisciplinary education

Louise Reagan- PhD, ANP-BC, APRN

Melissa Rembish- MSN, RN-BC

  • Reducing hospital infection rates through competency development, ongoing professional education and use of evidence based practice.
  • Population specific care of the patient with dementia and delirium


  • Quality and Safety / Error Prevention

Dawn Sarage – MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN

Juliette Shellman- PhD, APHN-BC

  • Use of reminiscence to improve the mental health and well-being of older Black adults


  • Use of reminiscence  to increase physical activity and decrease pain


  • Development, implementation and evaluation of community-university partnerships to improve older adults health outomes


  • Community-based participatory research

Marianne Snyder- PhD, MSN, RN

Angela Starkweather- PhD, RN, ANCP-BC, CNRN, FAAN

  • Addiction; Aging; Cancer; Cognitive function; Exposome; Epigenetics; Genomics; Mechanisms of persistent symptoms; Microbiome; Pain genetics; Pain mechanisms; Pain interventions and management; Symptoms/Symptom clusters

Pellegrina Stolfi- MSN, APRN, MED, CS

Thomas J. Van Hoof- MD, EdD

  • The use of educational interventions to change clinician behavior and improve patient outcomes
  • The application of learning science principles and practices to health professions education


Susan Virkler – MSN, RN

Stephen Walsh- ScD

Carol Ann Wetmore- MSN, RN

Mary Whalen- DNP, NNP-BC, APRN

Wanli Xu PhD, RN