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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

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
  • Ann Wolbert Burgess Dissertation Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - Ann Wolbert Burgess
  • Sigma Theta Tau (1987), Service, Professional - 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. (2017) "Sexually transmitted infections," Jones & Bartlett pp. 465-511
  • Keough, L.A., Fantasia, H.C. (2017) "Pharmacologic Treatment of Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy," Nursing for Women's Health pp. 35-43
  • 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., Lee-St 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. 218-23
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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) "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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 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

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)