Heidi Collins Fantasia

Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP

Associate Professor, Chair

College
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Department
Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
Phone
(978) 934-4404
Fax
(978) 934-2015
Office
HSSB 215

Expertise

Women's Health, Women’s Health Nurse, Expert Legal Consultant

Research Interests

Women's health, contraception, reproductive health, intimate partner violence, sexually transmitted infections, sexual consent The intersection of intimate partner violence and women's reproductive health, including human trafficking

Education

  • Other: Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, (2009-2011), Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • Ph D: Nursing, (2009), Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "Late Adolescents' Perceptions of Factors that Influenced Their Sexual Decision Making"
  • MS: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program, (1997), Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing - Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • BS: Nursing, (1990), Salem State College - Salem, Mass.

Biosketch

Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., is an associate professor and department chair in the Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience providing women’s health care in public and private settings. Her research interests include the intersection of violence and reproductive health, including physical and sexual violence and human trafficking. She has numerous publications and presentations related to women’s health issues including sexual risk behaviors, sexually transmitted infections, and intimate partner violence. In 2011 Fantasia was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health from 2019-2021. Fantasia is the editor for the journal "Nursing for Women’s Health" and the lead editor and author for "Protocols for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings."

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Women’s Health Research Award, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health 
  • 2016 Faculty Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Nursing 
  • 2015 Award of Excellence in Research, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses 
  • 2015 Research Article of the Year, Journal of Forensic Nursing 
  • 2013 Women’s Health Research Award, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health 
  • 2011 Nurse of the Year, education category; March of Dimes Massachusetts chapter 
  • 1987 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

Selected Publications

 
  • Fantasia, H.C. , & Deal, M. (2022). Highlights on contraception management. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs. Sutherland, J.L., Fantasia, H.C., Si, B., & Jiang, L. (2021). U.S. nurse practitioner’s HIV screening behaviors and health center characteristics. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 33, 681-687. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000437 
  • Tenfelde, S., Fantasia, H.C., & Harris, A.L. (2021). Navigating challenges for preceptors: Results from the WHNP Workforce Survey Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 9(3), 23-31. 
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2021). Shared decision-making in uterine fibroid management. Clinical Advisor.
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., Hutchinson, M.K., & Katz, J. (2021). Individual and institutional predictors of IPV/SV screening in college health centers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-5), 1330-1355. doi: 10.1177/0886260517741211 
  • Proulx, D. & Fantasia, H.C. (2021). The lived experience of postpartum women attending outpatient substance-abuse treatment for opioid or heroin addiction. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 66(2), 211-217. doi:10.1111/jmwh.13165 
  • Keeler, E.A., Fantasia, H.C., & Morse, B.L. (2020). Interventions and practice implications for the management of endometriosis. Nursing for Women’s Health, 24(6), 460-467. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2020.09.001 Fantasia, H.C. & Harris, A.L. (2020). Overview of the diagnosis and management of uterine fibroids. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 8(5), 38-44. 
  • Sutherland, M.A., Hutchinson, M.K., Fantasia, H. C., Si, B. & Jiang, L. (2020). Are we asking? Nurse practitioners’ interpersonal violence screening practices. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16, 683-688. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.07.023 
  • Marchand-Ciriello, L., Foustoukos, A., & Fantasia, H.C. (2020). An intervention to increase HPV vaccine initiation rates in adolescent males. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 16(1), 79-82. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.06.018 
  • Ierardi, J., Fantasia, H.C., Mawn, B., Driscoll, J.W. (2019). The lived experience of men whose partners have postpartum depression. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. doi: 10.1177/1078390319849102 Cited: 8 
  • Fantasia, H.C. & MacIntyre, M. (2019). Syphilis update for nurse practitioners. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 7(3), 44-49. McNair, K., Fantasia, H.C., & Harris, A.L. (2018). Sexual misconduct policies at institutes of higher education: An integrative review. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 14(4), 238-247. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000216 
  • Harris, A.L., Fantasia, H.C., Castle, C.E. (2018). Father 2 Son: The impact of African American father-son sexual communication on African American adolescent sons’ sexual behaviors. American Journal of Men’s Health. 1-15. doi: 10.1177/1557988318804725 
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., & Hutchinson, M.K. (2018). Lifetime and recent experiences of violence among college women. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 14(4), 190-197. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000211 
  • Angelini, K., Sutherland, M.A., & Fantasia, H.C. (2017). College health utilization among a sample of senior college women. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(10), e477-e480. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.07.014 
  • Fontenot, H.B, Fantasia, H.C., Vetters, R., & Zimet, G. (2016). Increasing HPV vaccination and eliminating barriers: Recommendations from young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Vaccine, 34(50), 6209-6216. doi: 10.1016/j,vaccine.2016.10.075 
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A, & Lee-St. John, T. (2016). HPV and HPV vaccine information among a national sample of college and university websites. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28, 218-223. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12312 
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., & Hutchinson, M.K. (2016). Screening for intimate partner and sexual violence in college: Missed opportunities. Women’s Health Issues, 26(2), 217-224. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2015.07.008 
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Sutherland, M.A., & Lee-St. John, T. (2015). Forced sex and sexual consent among college women. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 11(4), 223-231. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000086 Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., & Fontenot, H.B. (2015). Reproductive coercion and partner violence among college women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44, 218-227. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12550.

Selected Presentations

  • Medication Prescribing for Women with Complex Medical Conditions. 24th annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 21 -Virtual – COVID 
  • Medical Management of Endometriosis - 23rd annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference., October 2020 - Virtual - COVID 
  • Impact of African American Father-Son Sexual Communication on African American Sons’ Condom Attitudes, Knowledge and Use - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2019 - Philadelphia, PA 
  • Update on Pharmacology for Women - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, June 2019 - Atlanta, GA 
  • Opioid use and Safe Prescribing for Women - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX 
  • Predictors of Physical and Sexual Violence Screening at College Health Centers - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX 
  • Patient Centered Treatment Strategies for Uterine Fibroids: Assessing all the Options as Part of Comprehensive Care - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX 
  • Pharmacology Across the Lifespan - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX 
  • Increasing HPV Vaccination and Eliminating Barriers: Recommendations from Young Men who Have Sex with Men - Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, 2017 - New Orleans, LA 
  • Nurse Practitioner's HIV Screening Behaviors and the Organizational Factors Influencing their Practice - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2017 - Atlanta, GA 
  • Screening for Violence in College Health Centers: Preliminary Data from Health Care Providers - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2017 - Atlanta, GA 
  • Screening for Physical and Sexual Violence among College Women: Predictors and Missed Opportunities for Intervention - 19th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, 2016 - New Orleans, LA 
  • LARC through LARC: Latinas Achieving Reliable Contraception through Long Acting Reversible Contraception: A Bedsider.org Trial - 18th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Violence Screening in College Health Centers: Predictors and Missed Opportunities - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2015 - Chicago, IL 
  • Forced Sex, Alcohol Use, and Sexual Consent among College Women - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, 2015 - Long Beach, CA 
  • Facilitators and Barriers of HPV Vaccination in a Sample of Urban Young Men who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) - International Papillomavirus Conference and Clinical Public Health Workshops, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal 
  • College Males' HPV Risks, Vaccination Rates, and Vaccine Perceptions - 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, 2014 - Atlanta, GA 
  • College Women and Reproductive Coercion - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2014 - New Orleans, LA 
  • State of the Science: Sexually Transmitted Infections Update - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2014 - New Orleans, LA 
  • Intimate Partner Violence Effects on both Individual and Partner-Related Sexual Risk Factors - National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Annual Conference , September 2013 - San Diego, CA 
  • The Impact of Partner Violence on the Sexual Risk Behaviors of Women - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, October 2012 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico 
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Partner-Specific Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Adult Family Planning Clinic Patients: A Retrospective Chart Review - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Prevention Conference, March 2012 - Minneapolis MN 
  • The Intersection of Violence and Contraceptive Patterns among Women - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, October 2011 - Montreal, Canada

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) Administrative Supplement (RADx) (2021), Grant- National Institutes of Health Fantasia, H.C (Co-Principal), Koren, A. (Co-Principal). Enah, C. (Co-Principal), Marchand, L. (Co-Investigator) 
  • Human Trafficking Victims Risk Assessment: An Intersectional Approach to Identifying Victims and their Health Needs (2019), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Fantasia, H.C. (Co-Principal), Horning-Ruf, A. (Co-Principal) 
  • The intersection of violence and reproductive health in a sample of women. (2010), Grant - American Nurses Foundation Grant Fantasia, H.C. (Co-Principal), Sutherland, M.A. (Principal), Fontenot, H.B. (Co-Principal) 
  • Violence Screening in College Health Centers (2014), Sponsored Research - NIH/NICHD Fantasia, H.C., Fantasia, H.C. (Co-Principal), Sutherland, M.A. (Principal) 
  • LARC through LARC: Latinas Achieving Reliable Contraception through Long Acting Reversible Contraception: A Bedsider.org Trial (2015), Grant - Bedsider Fantasia, H.C. (Principal)
  • Facilitators and Barriers of HPV Vaccination in a Sample of Young Men who have Sex with Men (2014), Grant - Boston College Fantasia, H.C. (Co-Principal), Fontneot, H.B. (Principal) 
  • Investigating the Occurrence of Reproductive Coercion among College Students (2012), Grant - Fantasia, H.C. (Principal), Sutherland, M.A. (Co-Principal), Fontenot, H.B. (Co-Principal)

Research Currently in Progress

Human Trafficking Screening Tool for LGBTQAI Victims: Different Experiences, Risks and Needs