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    Carol A Bova PhD, RN, ANP

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-1848
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentMedicine
      DivisionInfectious Diseases And Immunology

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

        Overview 
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        Areas of Focus
        HIV, patient decision-making, patient-provider trust, measurement and scale development, research-focused doctoral education

        Educational Background
        Carol received her BS in Nursing from Salem State College in 1979, MS in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1988 and her PhD in Nursing from Boston College in 1998.   She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, School of Nursing from 1999 through 2001.

        Biosketch
        Dr. Carol Bova is an adult nurse practitioner with experience in the care of adults with HIV infection.  Her program of research has focused on the emerging primary care needs of HIV-infected adults; in particular she has conducted funded studies that focus on women with HIV infection, HIV/HCV co-infection, the interaction of substance abuse, mental illness and HIV infection, adherence behaviors, and patient-provider trust.  Carol is the director of the PhD program in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester.



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        1. Wassef W, DeWitt J, McGreevy K, Wilcox M, Whitcomb D, Yadav D, Amann S, Mishra G, Alkaade S, Romagnuolo J, Stevens T, Vargo J, Gardner T, Singh V, Park W, Hartigan C, Barton B, Bova C. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: A Psychometric Evaluation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Aug; 111(8):1177-86.
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        2. Bova C, Nnaji C, Woyah A, Duah A. HIV Stigma, Testing Attitudes and Health Care Access Among African-Born Men Living in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb; 18(1):187-93.
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        3. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Crawford S, Bova C, Lee M, Quintos JB, Johnson K, Cullen K, Hamm T, Bisordi J, Ramchandani N, Fletcher J, Quinn D, Jaffarian C, Lipman T, Melkus G. PETS-D: Impact on Diabetes Management Outcomes. Diabetes Educ. 2015 Oct; 41(5):537-49.
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        4. Tufts KA, Bova C. Living longer with HIV: what does it mean? J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Mar-Apr; 26(2):97-9.
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        5. Wang EA, Aminawung JA, Ferguson W, Trestman R, Wagner EH, Bova C. A tool for tracking and assessing chronic illness care in prison (ACIC-P). J Correct Health Care. 2014 Oct; 20(4):313-33.
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        6. Woyah A, Nnaji C, Bova C. Planning and implementing a statewide soccer HIV awareness and health promotion intervention for African-born men living in the United States. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 25(6):675-81.
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        7. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Lowes L, Channon S. Revisiting a non-significant findings study: a parent mentor intervention trial as exemplar. Appl Nurs Res. 2014 Nov; 27(4):213-8.
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        8. Wassef W, Bova C, Barton B, Hartigan C. Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument: Development of a new instrument. SAGE Open Med. 2014; 2:2050312114520856.
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        9. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Johnson K, Cullen K, Jaffarian C, Quinn D, Aroke EN, Crawford S, Lee MM, Gupta O. Engaging teens and parents in collaborative practice: perspectives on diabetes self-management. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr; 40(2):178-90.
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        10. Williams AB, Amico KR, Bova C, Womack JA. A proposal for quality standards for measuring medication adherence in research. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jan; 17(1):284-97.
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        11. Bova C, Route PS, Fennie K, Ettinger W, Manchester GW, Weinstein B. Measuring patient-provider trust in a primary care population: refinement of the health care relationship trust scale. Res Nurs Health. 2012 Aug; 35(4):397-408.
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        12. Bova C, Drexler D, Sullivan-Bolyai S. Reframing the influence of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on research. Chest. 2012 Mar; 141(3):782-6.
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        13. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Lee M, Johnson K. Development and pilot testing of a parent education intervention for type 1 diabetes: parent education through simulation-diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb; 38(1):50-7.
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        14. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Lee M, Gruppuso PA. Mentoring fathers of children newly diagnosed with T1DM. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2011 Jul-Aug; 36(4):224-31.
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        15. Rearick EM, Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Knafl KA. Parents of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: experiences with social support and family management. Diabetes Educ. 2011 Jul-Aug; 37(4):508-18.
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        16. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Leung K, Trudeau A, Lee M, Gruppuso P. Social Support to Empower Parents (STEP): an intervention for parents of young children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2010 Jan-Feb; 36(1):88-97.
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        17. Bova C, Ogawa LF, Sullivan-Bolyai S. Hepatitis C treatment experiences and decision making among patients living with HIV infection. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 Jan-Feb; 21(1):63-74.
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        18. Ogawa LM, Bova C. HCV treatment decision-making substance use experiences and hepatitis C treatment decision-making among HIV/HCV Coinfected Adults. Subst Use Misuse. 2009; 44(7):915-33.
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        19. Knafl GJ, Bova CA, Fennie KP, O'Malley JP, Dieckhaus KD, Williams AB. An analysis of electronically monitored adherence to antiretroviral medications. AIDS Behav. 2010 Aug; 14(4):755-68.
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        20. Howland L, Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Klar R, Harper D, Schilling L. The research advisory committee: an effective forum for developing a research dynamic environment. J Prof Nurs. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):241-5.
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        21. Bova C, Jaffarian C, Himlan P, Mangini L, Ogawa L. The Symptom Experience of HIV/HCV-Coinfected Adults. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 May-Jun; 19(3):170-80.
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        22. Bova C, Burwick TN, Quinones M. Improving women's adjustment to HIV infection: results of the Positive Life Skills Workshop Project. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 Jan-Feb; 19(1):58-65.
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        23. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Deatrick JA, Knafl K, Grey M, Leung K, Trudeau A. Barriers and strategies for recruiting study participants in clinical settings. West J Nurs Res. 2007 Jun; 29(4):486-500.
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        24. Fennie KP, Bova CA, Williams AB. Adjusting and censoring electronic monitoring device data. Implications for study outcomes. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Dec 1; 43 Suppl 1:S88-95.
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        25. Bova C, Fennie KP, Watrous E, Dieckhaus K, Williams AB. The health care relationship (HCR) trust scale: development and psychometric evaluation. Res Nurs Health. 2006 Oct; 29(5):477-88.
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        26. Williams AB, Fennie KP, Bova CA, Burgess JD, Danvers KA, Dieckhaus KD. Home visits to improve adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Jul; 42(3):314-21.
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        27. Huang J, Bova C, Fennie KP, Rogers A, Williams AB. Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of risk related to HIV/AIDS among Chinese university students in Hunan, China. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2005 Nov; 19(11):769-77.
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        28. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Harper D. Developing and refining interventions in persons with health disparities: the use of qualitative description. Nurs Outlook. 2005 May-Jun; 53(3):127-33.
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        29. Bova CA, Fennie KP, Knafl GJ, Dieckhaus KD, Watrous E, Williams AB. Use of electronic monitoring devices to measure antiretroviral adherence: practical considerations. AIDS Behav. 2005 Mar; 9(1):103-10.
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        30. Knafl GJ, Fennie KP, Bova C, Dieckhaus K, Williams AB. Electronic monitoring device event modelling on an individual-subject basis using adaptive Poisson regression. Stat Med. 2004 Mar 15; 23(5):783-801.
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        31. Bova C, Durante A. Sexual functioning among HIV-infected women. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2003 Feb; 17(2):75-83.
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        32. Durante AJ, Bova CA, Fennie KP, Danvers KA, Holness DR, Burgess JD, Williams AB. Home-based study of anti-HIV drug regimen adherence among HIV-infected women: feasibility and preliminary results. AIDS Care. 2003 Feb; 15(1):103-15.
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        33. Bova C. Adjustment to chronic illness among HIV-infected women. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2001; 33(3):217-23.
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        34. Bova C. Women with HIV infection: the three waves of scientific inquiry. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2000 Sep-Oct; 11(5):19-28.
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        35. Sharkey ME, Teo I, Greenough T, Sharova N, Luzuriaga K, Sullivan JL, Bucy RP, Kostrikis LG, Haase A, Veryard C, Davaro RE, Cheeseman SH, Daly JS, Bova C, Ellison RT, Mady B, Lai KK, Moyle G, Nelson M, Gazzard B, Shaunak S, Stevenson M. Persistence of episomal HIV-1 infection intermediates in patients on highly active anti-retroviral therapy. Nat Med. 2000 Jan; 6(1):76-81.
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        36. Bova C, Greco F, Ferrari A, Serafini O, Nicoletti M, Garofalo R, Misuraca G, Bisignani G, Plastina F, Pellegrini A. [The usefulness of the association of clinical probability, rapid plasma measurement of D-dimer, compression echography of the lower limbs and echocardiography in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism]. Ital Heart J Suppl. 2000 Jan; 1(1):116-21.
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        37. Roberts SJ, Tabloski P, Bova C. Epigenesis of the nurse practitioner role revisited. J Nurs Educ. 1997 Feb; 36(2):67-73.
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        38. Cheeseman SH, Hattox SE, McLaughlin MM, Koup RA, Andrews C, Bova CA, Pav JW, Roy T, Sullivan JL, Keirns JJ. Pharmacokinetics of nevirapine: initial single-rising-dose study in humans. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1993 Feb; 37(2):178-82.
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        39. Bova CA, Olsen JC, Swanstrom R. The avian retrovirus env gene family: molecular analysis of host range and antigenic variants. J Virol. 1988 Jan; 62(1):75-83.
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