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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
Heidi Collins Fantasia is an associate professor 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 and practices at Health Quarters, a Title X family planning and STD clinic in northeastern Massachusetts. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health and safety and the intersection of violence and reproductive health. 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, Ph.D. was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow and was a 2013 recipient of the Women's Health Research Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health. She is an editorial advisory board member for Nursing for Women’s Health and the editor of the journal’s pharmacology column.