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Bring Diversity to Nursing

Meet Our Faculty

  • Karen Devereaux Melillo, Ph.D., A-GNP-C, FAANP, FGSA

    Professor; Interim Dean of the School of Nursing; Director of Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships

    Investigating alternative primary care models for the aged from Medicare data; Development and pilot testing of a transitional care dedicated education unit; DNPs caring for the underserved in Massachusetts after health care reform; Physical activity and exercise among older adults; Gerontological nurse practitioner intervention outcomes research.

  • Lisa M. Abdallah, Ph.D., RN, CNE

    Chair and Professor

    Gerontological Nursing, Long Term Care, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education

  • Margaret Knight, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC

    Associate Chair, Associate Professor

    Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Specialist, Mood and Psychotic Disorders, Nursing Workforce Diversity

  • Shellie Simons, Ph.D., RN

    Associate Professor

    Horizontal (lateral) violence, workplace bullying, workplace retention; enteral feeding; critical thinking in nursing education