Skip to Main Content

Betty Morgan


Betty Morgan
Betty D MorganEmeritus Faculty
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4462
  • Email

Research Interests

Psychiatric Nursing, Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nursing, HIV/AIDS Care, Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency, Pain Management, End-of-Life and Palliative Care Nursing, Co-morbid Psychiatric and Medical Conditions, Nursing Staff support issues, Staff Attitudes toward disenfranchised patient populations, Psychiatric Mental Health Policy Issues

Education

  • Ph D: Nursing, (2003), Boston College - Boston, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Knowing How to Play the Game: Hospitalized Substance Abusers' Strategies for Obtaining Pain Relief.
  • Other: End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, (2001), American Association of Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope Cancer Center - ---
  • Other: Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine, (1996), Beth/Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Other: Postgraduate Certificate Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, (1996), Boston University - Boston, MA
  • MS: Nursing, (1987), Yale University School of Nursing - New Haven, Connecticut
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Families with Sudden Death: Emergency Room Needs
  • Other: Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, ANA Certification, (1987), ANA - ---
  • BA: Legal Services/Labor Studies, (1983), University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Other: Nursing, (1968), Grace-New Haven School of Nursing - New Haven, Connecticut

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Richard L. Sowell Award for Outstanding Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care JANAC Article (2008), Scholarship/Research - Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
  • Research in Addictions Nursing Award, (2006), Scholarship/Research - The International Nurses Society on Addictions,
  • Faculty Teaching Award, (2005), Teaching - UMASS Lowell, Department of Nursing
  • 2nd Place Dissertation Presentation Award (2004), Scholarship/Research - Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
  • Vera Condon Scholarship, (1999), Scholarship/Research - Boston College School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Doctoral Fellowship (1998), Scholarship/Research - Association of Nurses in AIDS Care HIV
  • Vera Condon Scholarship, (1998), Scholarship/Research - Boston College School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Publications

  • Grimaldi, D., McEnany, G., Berninger, A., Nannini, A.M., Morgan, B.D., Ameri, D. (2014) "Association of psychiatric history, attendance at postoperative support groups, and outcomes following gastric bypass surgery: A pilot study", Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care 9:3 pp. 106-112

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • "The path to unintended pregnancy: A couple's perspective (2010), Grant - UMASS, Lowell
    Morgan, B.D. (Co-Investigator)
  • Nursing Educational Needs for Caring for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) at End-of- Life." (2010), Grant - American Psychiatric Nurses Foundation (APNF)
    Morgan, B.D. (Principal)
  • The Path to Unintended Pregnancy: A Couple's Perspective" (2007), Grant - Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement Research
    Morgan, B.D. (Co-Investigator)
  • "Nursing Attitudes Towards Substance Abusers in Pain" (2006), Grant - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
    Morgan, B.D. (Principal)
  • Symptom management in palliative care: A descriptional correlational study of agitation and sleep/wake patterns in persons with end stage cancer (2006), Grant - School of Health and Environment Seed Grant
    Morgan, B.D. (Co-Investigator)
  • "Hospitalized Substance Abuser's Perceptions of Pain Relief" (2003), Grant - American Society of Pain Management Nurses
    Morgan, B.D. (Principal)
  • "Hospitalized Substance Abuser's Perceptions of Pain Relief" (2002), Grant - American Society of Pain Management Nurses, Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
    Morgan, B.D. (Principal)
  • Behind Closed Doors: School Nurses and Students Sexual Education" (), Grant - UMASS Lowell Seed Grant
    Morgan, B.D. (Co-Investigator)
  • Nursing Educational Needs for Caring for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) (2010), Grant -
    Morgan, B.D. (Principal)