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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 women's reproductive health

Education

  • Other: Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, (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

Biography

Heidi Collins Fantasia is an assistant professor in the Susan and Alan 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. She is an editorial advisory board member for Nursing for Women’s Health and the editor of the journal’s pharmacology column.

Awards and Honors

  • 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
  • Nurse of the Year (2011), Service, Professional - March of Dimes Massachusetts chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau (1987), Scholarship/Research - International Honor Society of Nursing

Publications

  • Angelini, K. (Boston College), Sutherland, M.A. (Boston College), Fantasia, H.C. (2017) "Reported Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Screening Among College Women," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 46: pp. e75-e82
  • Fantasia, H.C., Harris, A.L. (Boston College), Fontenot, H.B. (Boston College) (2017) "Incorporating features of the Bedsider website into contraceptive counseling: Experiences from a pilot study," Women's Healthcare : A Clinical Journal for NPs 5:2 pp. 37-43
  • Keough, L.A., Fantasia, H.C. (2017) "Pharmacologic Treatment of Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy," Nursing for Women's Health pp. 35-43
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M. (2016) "Screening for physical and sexual violence among college women," Journal Of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 43:3 pp. S42
  • 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
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., Hutchinson, M.K. (2016) "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 26:2 pp. 217-24
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. (2011) "The Sexual Safety of Adolescents," Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40:2 pp. 217-224

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
  • 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

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • 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)