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Heidi Collins Fantasia

Heidi Collins-Fantasia
Dr. Heidi Collins FantasiaAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentSusan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone(978) 934-4404
  • OfficeHealth and Social Sciences Building - 177
  • EmailHeidi_Fantasia@uml.edu
  • Profile URLs

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

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 Bees 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)