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Heidi Collins Fantasia

Heidi Collins-Fantasia
Dr. Heidi Collins FantasiaAssistant Professor

Research Interests

women's health, contraception, reproductive health, intimate partner violence, sexually transmitted infections, sexual consent

The intersection of intimate partner violence and reproductive health

Education

  • Other: Research, (2011), Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Ph D: Nursing, (2009), Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing - Chestnut Hill, MA
    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, MA
  • BS: Nursing, (1990), Salem State College - Salem MA

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Fellow in the Summer Nursing Research Institute, Center for Health Equity Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing , Scholarship/Research - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • New England Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Regional Finalist: Education & Mentoring, Teaching - Nurse.com
  • Women’s Health Research Award , Scholarship/Research - The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • 2015 Research Article of the Year (2016), Scholarship/Research - Journal of Forensic Nursing
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2016), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Nursing
  • Women’s Health Research Award (2016), Scholarship/Research - The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • Award of Excellence in Research (2015), Scholarship/Research - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Outstanding Research Study Paper Award (2015), Scholarship/Research - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Women’s Health Research Award (2013), Scholarship/Research - The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow (2012), Service, Professional - National Academies of Practice
  • 3rd place poster award (2011), Scholarship/Research - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Research Program
  • Nurse of the Year (2011), Service, Professional - March of Dimes Massachusetts chapter
  • 2nd place poster award (2010), Scholarship/Research - American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Ann Wolbert Burgess Dissertation Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - Ann Wolbert Burgess
  • Boston College University Fellowship (2006)
  • Psi Chi (1990), Service, Professional - National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Alpha Lambda Delta (1987), Scholarship/Research - National Scholastic Honor Society for Freshmen
  • Sigma Theta Tau (1987), Service, Professional - International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Merrill Lynch Academic Scholarship (1986), Scholarship/Research - Merrill Lynch
  • Salem State College Honors Program (1986)
  • Salem State College Presidential Scholarship (1986), Scholarship/Research - Salem State College

Publications

  • Fantasia, H.C., Marchetti, C.A., (2017) "Forensic issues in caring for the adult sexual assault victim," STM Learning pp. 229-254
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2017) "Sexually transmitted infections," Jones & Bartlett pp. 465-511
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2017) "Vulvar and vaginal disorders ," Elsevier pp. 883-896
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Vetters, R., Zimet, G.D. (2016) "Increasing HPV vaccination and eliminating barriers: Recommendations from young men who have sex with men," Vaccine 34:50 pp. 6209-6216
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., 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 28:4 pp. 218
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Medical Abortion," Springer 11th pp. 177-194
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Menstrual disorders," Springer 11th pp. 177-194
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Methods of contraception and family planning," Springer pp. 59-92
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Preconception care," Springer 11th pp. 93-100
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Rx: A Nonhormonal Treatment for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause.," Nursing for Women’s Health 20: pp. 511 - 518
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Rx: Flibanserin and Female Sexual Desire.," Nursing for Women’s Health 20: pp. 309 - 314
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M. (2016) "Screening for Physical and Sexual Violence Among College Women.," JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing!!! 45: pp. S42
  • Mitchell, A., Fantasia, H.C. (2016) "Understanding the Effect of Obesity on Fertility Among Reproductive-Age Women.," Nursing for Women’s Health 20: pp. 368 - 376
  • 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: pp. 218-227
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Lee-St John, T. (2015) "HPV and HPV vaccine information among a national sample of college and university websites.," Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Sutherland, M.A., Lee-St John, T.J. (2015) "Forced sex and sexual consent among college women," Journal of Forensic Nursing 11:4 pp. 223-31
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., Hutchinson, M.K. (2015) "Screening for intimate partner and sexual violence in college women: Missed opportunities," Women's Health Issues : Official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2015) "HPV9 vaccine for the prevention of human Papillomavirus-related cancers," Nursing for Women's Health 19:4 pp. 365-70
  • Fantasia, H.C., Harris, A. (2015) "Changes to pregnancy and lactation risk labeling for prescription drugs," Nursing for Women's Health 19:3 pp. 266-70
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2015) "Long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents," Nursing for Women's Health 19:3 pp. 253-9
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2015) "Emerging options for treating hepatitis C infection.," Nursing for Women's Health 19:2 pp. 183-7
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2015) "Inhaled insulin--a new delivery for an old drug.," Nursing for Women's Health 19:1 pp. 67-70
  • Prowse, K.M., Logue, C.E., Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A. (2014) "Intimate partner violence and the CDC’s best-evidence HIV risk reduction interventions ," Public Health Nursing 31:3 pp. 215-233
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2014) "Beyond assessment: examining providers' responses to disclosures of violence.," Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 26:10 pp. 567-73
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Fontenot, H., Ierardi, J.A. (2014) "Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about contraceptive and sexual consent negotiation among college women.," Journal of Forensic Nursing 10:4 pp. 199-207
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2014) "Migraine headache prophylaxis in adolescents.," Nursing for Women's Health 18:5 pp. 420-4
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2014) "Treatment of dyspareunia secondary to vulvovaginal atrophy.," Nursing for Women's Health 18:3 pp. 237-41
  • Prowse, K.M., Logue, C.E., Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A. (2014) "Intimate partner violence and the CDC's best-evidence HIV risk reduction interventions.," Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.) 31:3 pp. 215-33
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A. (2014) "Hormone Therapy for the Management of Menopause Symptoms," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 43:2 pp. 226-235
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2014) "A new pharmacologic treatment for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.," Nursing for Women's Health 18:1 pp. 73-7
  • Marchetti, C.A., Fantasia, H.C., Molchan, L. (2014) "Attitudes of adult/adolescent sexual assault nurse examiners and caring for younger patients.," Journal of Emergency Nursing: Official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association 40:1 pp. 39-45
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Charyk, A., Sutherland, M.A. (2014) "Human papillomavirus (HPV) risk factors, vaccination patterns, and vaccine perceptions among a sample of male college students.," Journal of American College Health 62:3 pp. 186-92
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., Adkison, L. (2014) "Sexual health and dissociative experiences among abused women.," Issues in Mental Health Nursing 35:1 pp. 41-9
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Lee-St John, T.J., Sutherland, M.A. (2014) "The effects of intimate partner violence duration on individual and partner-related sexual risk factors among women.," Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 59:1 pp. 67-73
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., McClain, N. (2013) "Abuse experiences, substance use, and reproductive health in women seeking care at an emergency department.," Journal of Emergency Nursing: Official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association 39:4 pp. 326-33
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2013) "Updated treatment guidelines for gonorrhea infections.," Nursing for Women's Health 17:3 pp. 231-5
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2013) "New developments in the pharmacologic treatment of obesity.," Nursing for Women's Health 17:1 pp. 53-62
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Fontenot, H.B., Lee-St John, T.J. (2012) "Chronicity of partner violence, contraceptive patterns and pregnancy risk," Contraception 86:5 pp. 530-535
  • Secor, M., Fantasia, H.C. (2012) "Fast Facts about the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners: Conducting the GYN Exam in a Nutshell,"
  • Gennaro, S., Fantasia, H.C., Keshinover, T., Garry, D., Wilcox, W., Uppal, E. (2012) "Racial and ethnic identity in nursing research," Nursing Outlook 61:3 pp. 174-80
  • Sutherland, M., Fantasia, H.C. (2012) "Successful research recruitment strategies in a study focused on abused rural women at risk for sexually transmitted infections," Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 57:4 pp. 381-5
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2012) "Vaginal Progesterone to prevent preterm birth in high-risk women," Nursing for Women's Health 16:3 pp. 237-241
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2012) "Sinecatechins ointment 15% for the treatment of external genital warts.," Nursing for Women's Health 16:5 pp. 418-22
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Kelly-Weeder, S. (2012) "Gender differences in risky sexual behavior among urban adolescents exposed to violence," Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 24:7 pp. 436-42
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., McClain, N. (2011) "Abuse Experiences, Substance Use, and Reproductive Health in Women Seeking Care at an Emergency Department," Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Harris, A.L., Hurd, L., Chui, E. (2011) "Ambiguity in Defining Adolescent Sexual Activity," The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 7:6 pp. 486-491
  • Hannon-Engel, S., Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Are You Survey Ready? Online Evaluation of a Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Educational Program in a Behavioral Health Hospital," Perspectives in psychiatric care 47:3 pp. 138-144
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Do Women in Abusive Relationships Have Contraceptive Control?," Nursing for Women's Health 15:3 pp. 239-243
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Influences of social norms and context on sexual decision making among adolescent women," Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 56:1 pp. 48-53
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Issues and Influences on Sexual Violence Within the Adolescent Population," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40:2 pp. 215-216
  • Gennaro, S., Biesecker, B., Fantasia, H.C., Nguyen, M., Garry, D. (2011) "Nutrition profiles of American women in the third trimester," MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing 36:2
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Really not even a decision any more: Late adolescent narratives of implied sexual consent," Journal of Forensic Nursing 7:3 pp. 120-129
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Sutherland, M., Harris, A.L. (2011) "Sexually transmitted infections in women," Nursing for Women's Health 15:1 pp. 46-58
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B. (2011) "The Sexual Safety of Adolescents," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40:2 pp. 217-224
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2011) "Understanding feminism: Considerations for nurses working to end violence against women," Journal of Forensic Nursing 7:1 pp. 27-31
  • Gennaro, S., Biesecker, B., Fantasia, H.C., Nguyen, M., Garry, D. (2011) "Nutrition profiles of African [corrected] American women in the third trimester.," MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing 36:2 pp. 120-6
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Sutherland, M., Harris, A. (2011) "Sexually transmitted infections in women: an overview.," Nursing for women's health 15:1 pp. 46-57; quiz 58
  • Harris, A.L., Fantasia, H.C. (2010) "Community-associated MRSA infections in women," The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 6:6 pp. 435-441
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C. (2010) "Unwanted sex: Health and risk behaviors in college women," The Nurse practitioner 35:10 pp. 49-53
  • Allen, J.D., Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H., Flaherty, S., Santana, J. (2009) "College men's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the human papillomavirus infection and vaccine," Journal of Adolescent Health 45:5 pp. 535-537
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2008) "Options for intrauterine contraception," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 37:3 pp. 375-383
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2008) "Concept analysis: sexual decision-making in adolescence.," Nursing forum 43:2 pp. 80-90
  • Fontenot, H.B., Fantasia, H.C., Allen, J.D. (2007) "HPV in adolescents. Making the wake-up call.," Advance for nurse practitioners 15:10 pp. 73-4, 76

Presentations

  • 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
  • Facilitators and Barriers of HPV Vaccination in a Sample of Urban Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM) - 19th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • 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
  • Does Knowledge of Sleep Physiology Impact College Students’ Sleep Habits? - American College Health Association Annual Meeting, 2016 - San Francisco, CA
  • Screening for Physical and Sexual Violence among College Women: Missed Opportunities for Intervention - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, 2016 - Grapevine, TX
  • 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
  • Forced Sex, Sexual Consent, and Alcohol use in a Sample of College Women - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • What is the Evidence? Vitamins, Supplements and Herbs in Women’s Health - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, 2015 - Long Beach, CA
  • Violence Screening in College Health Centers: Predictors and Missed Opportunities - Conference of Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI), 2015 - Atlanta, GA
  • 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
  • "Moving beyond assessment: Examining providers' responses to patient disclosures of violence" - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 2013 - Boston, MA
  • “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 Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Chronicity on Personal and Partner-Mediated Sexual Risk Behaviors” - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, June 2013 - Nashville, TN
  • “Attitudes of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: Expanding the Role to Care for Young Children.” - American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, October 2012 - Pittsburg, PA
  • “Attitudes of Adult/Adolescent SANEs and Caring for Younger Patients” - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, October 2012 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • “The Impact of Partner Violence on the Sexual Risk Behaviors of Women” - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, October 2012 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • “Contraceptive Patterns Among Women with a History of Interpersonal Violence” - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, June 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • Chronicity of Violence and Reproductive Risks for Women. - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Spring Research Program, May 2012 - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • “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
  • “Attitudes of Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) and Use of the Massachusetts Pedi Kit” - National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (NCHDV), March 2012 - San Francisco, CA
  • "The Influence of Violence over the Lifetime on Indicators of Reproductive Health in Women" - Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference, March 2012 - Charlottesville, VA
  • “The Intersection of Violence and Contraceptive Patterns among Women” - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, October 2011 - Montreal, Canada
  • “A Story I want to be able to Tell: Late Adolescent Narratives of Sexual Decision-Making” - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, June 2011 - Denver, CO
  • The Influence of Violence and Contraceptive Choice in Women. - Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference, May 2011 - Newton, MA
  • The Influence of Violence and Contraceptive Choice in Women. - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Spring Research Program, April 2011 - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Update on Sexually Transmitted Infections. - 2010 Title X Region I Conference, October 2010 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Online Evaluation of Multidrug-resistant Organisms Educational Program in a Behavioral Health Hospital. - American Psychiatric Nurses Association annual conference, October 2010 - Louisville, KY
  • Update on Contraception for Adolescents. - Town of Newton, June 2010
  • Nutrition Profiles among African American Women in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy. - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Spring Research Program, April 2010 - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • The Birds, the BeesÄ and the STDs: 2010 Update for Non-Clinicians. - JSI Research & Training Institute, March 2010 - Lawrence, MA
  • Connecting with Teens around Sex: Current Birth Control Options. - Health Quarters CEU series, March 2009 - Danvers/Lawrence, MA
  • Unwanted Sex: Crisis in College Women. - International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, September 2008 - Dallas, TX

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • University Faculty Start-Up Funds (2011), Grant - UML
  • The intersection of violence and reproductive health in a sample of women." (2010), Grant - American Nurses Foundation Grant
  • 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)