Scholarly/Research Interests Health Literacy and relationship to health and health outcomes; Health care communication; Enhancing self-care of adults with chronic health conditions; Behavioral change to optimize health
Educational Background Nancy earned her PhD in Nursing from Boston College. She also received her M.S. from Boston College focusing on the primary care of adults (Adult Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist program). Her BSN is from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
Snapshot Dr. Morris joined the faculty in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester in 2010. She came with 14 years of faculty experience at the University of Vermont where she was integral in the education of nurse practitioner students. She completed a Fellowship in the Program for Research in Medical Outcomes at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and continues her efforts at understanding health literacy and its relationship to health and health behaviors and outcomes. In addition to her appointment at UMASS Medical School she holds an appointment as an external faculty nurse scientist at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Clinically Nancy works as an adult nurse practitioner in an Adult Diabetes Center of Excellence and a Geriatric Primary Care Clinic both at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
University of Vermont - Fellowship in in Outcomes Research 2004-2006