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Heidi Collins Fantasia


Heidi Collins Fantasia is an Associate Professor in the Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing at UMass Lowell.
Dr. Heidi Collins FantasiaAssociate 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 associate professor in the 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. In 2011 Fantasia, Ph.D. was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow and was a 2013 recipient of the Women's Health Research Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health. She is an editorial advisory board member for Nursing for Women’s Health and the editor of the journal’s pharmacology column.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • The Ohio State University: Fuld Institute Evidence-Based Practice Online Modular Program Scholarship Award (2019), Scholarship/Research - Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Board of Directors (2019), Leadership - 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
  • Nurse of the Year (2011), Service, Professional - March of Dimes Massachusetts chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau (1987), Scholarship/Research - International Honor Society of Nursing

Selected Publications

  • Harris, A.L., Fantasia, H.C., Castle, C.E. (). Father 2 Son: The Impact of African American Father–Son Sexual Communication on African American Adolescent Sons’ Sexual Behaviors. American Journal of Men's Health, 155798831880472.
  • Marchand-Ciriello, L., Foustoukos, A., Fantasia, H.C. (2020). Intervention to Increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiation Rates in Adolescent Males. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16(1) 79-82.
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2020). Top 100 Drugs in Midwifery and Women's Health. Jones and Bartlett
  • Fantasia, H.C., Harris, A.L. (Boston College), Fontenot, H.B. (Boston College) (). Protocols for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings. (12th Ed.) (12th edition). Springer
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2019). Brexanolone Is the First Drug Specifically for Postpartum Depression. Nursing for Women's Health, 23(5) 450-454.
  • Fantasia, H.C., MacIntyre, M. (2019). Syphilis update for nurse practitioners. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 7(3) 30-35.
  • Fantasia, H.C. (2019). Elagolix as a Novel Treatment for Endometriosis-Related Pain. Nursing for women's health, 23(4) 366-369.
  • Ierardi, J.A., Fantasia, H.C., Mawn, B., Watson Driscoll, J. (2019). The Experience of Men Whose Partners Have Postpartum Depression. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1078390319849102.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Hutchinson, M.K. (2018). Lifetime and Recent Experiences of Violence Among College Women. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 1.
  • Quinn, B., Fantasia, H.C. (2018). Forming Focus Groups for Pediatric Pain Research in Nursing: A Review of Methods. Pain Management Nursing, 19(3) 303-312.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Vooys, K.M. (2018). Public Health Implications of Counterfeit Medications. Nursing for Women's Health, 22(3) 264-268.
  • Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C., Hutchinson, M.K., Katz, J. (2017). Individual and Institutional Predictors of IPV/SV Screening in College Health Centers. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 088626051774121.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Angelini, K. (Boston College), Sutherland, M.A. (Boston College) (2017). Reported Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Screening Among College Women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46 e75-e82.
  • Angelini, K., Sutherland, M.A., Fantasia, H.C. (2017). College Health Center Utilization Among a Sample of Senior College Women. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(10) e477-e480.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Secor, R.M. (2017). Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam: A Professional Guide for NPs, PAs, and Midwives, Second Edition. Springer
  • 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) 37-43.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Keough, L.A. (2017). Pharmacologic Treatment of Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy. Nursing for Women's Health, 35-43.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M. (2016). Screening for Physical and Sexual Violence Among College Women (43:3 pp. S42). Journal Of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., Vetters, R., Zimet, G.D. (2016). Increasing HPV Vaccination and Eliminating Barriers: Recommendations from Young Men Who have Sex with Men. Vaccine, 34(50) 6209-6216.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., 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) 217-24.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Sutherland, M.A., Fontenot, H.B. (2015). Reproductive Coercion and Partner Violence among College Women (44: pp. 218-227). Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
  • 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) 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) 199-207.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Prowse, K.M., Logue, C.E., Sutherland, M.A. (2014). Intimate Partner Violence and the CDC's Best-evidence HIV Risk Reduction Interventions. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 31(3) 215-33.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B., 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) 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) 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) 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) 120-129.
  • Fantasia, H.C., Fontenot, H.B. (2011). The Sexual Safety of Adolescents. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(2) 217-224.

Selected Presentations

  • Impact of African American Father-Son Sexual Communication on African American Sons’ Condom Attitudes, Knowledge and Use - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2019 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Update on Pharmacology for Women - Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses Annual Convention, June 2019 - Atlanta, GA
  • Opioid use and Safe Prescribing for Women - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX
  • Predictors of Physical and Sexual Violence Screening at College Health Centers - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX
  • Patient Centered Treatment Strategies for Uterine Fibroids: Assessing all the Options as Part of Comprehensive Care - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX
  • Pharmacology Across the Lifespan - 21st annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, October 2018 - San Antonio, TX
  • 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
  • Nurse Practitioner's HIV Screening Behaviors and the Organizational Factors Influencing their Practice - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2017 - Atlanta, GA
  • Screening for Violence in College Health Centers: Preliminary Data from Health Care Providers - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2017 - Atlanta, GA
  • 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

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Human Trafficking Victims Risk Assessment: An Intersectional Approach to Identifying Victims and their Health Needs (2019), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Fantasia, H.C. (Co-Principal), Horning-Ruf, A. (Co-Principal)
  • 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)