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Nancy S Morris PhD, ANP

InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
    DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

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    Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, United StatesBSNNursing
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United StatesMSNNursing
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United StatesPHDNursing

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    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.

    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.

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    University of Vermont - Fellowship in in Outcomes Research 2004-2006

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    1. Morris NS, Nnaji C, Sarkis M. "Was Test Designed for Africans?" Health Literacy and African Immigrants. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Jan 11. PMID: 33428160.
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    2. Morris NS, Wassef ME, Sullivan-Bolyai S, Bova C, Kane AT. Making explicit the development of PhD-prepared nurses to steward the discipline. Nurs Outlook. 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33070981.
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    3. O'Rourke NC, Crawford SL, Morris NS, Pulcini J. Political Efficacy and Participation of Nurse Practitioners. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2017 Aug; 18(3):135-148. PMID: 29292658.
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    4. Bova C, Perry DJ, Kane AT, Morris NS, Fain J. Expanding horizons: Lonergan's philosophy as a guide to PhD program pedagogy. Nurs Outlook. 2018 Jan - Feb; 66(1):77-83. PMID: 29291946.
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    5. Alberti TL, Morris NJ. Health literacy in the urgent care setting: What factors impact consumer comprehension of health information? J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2017 Mar 10. PMID: 28296227.
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    6. Morris NS, Rosenbloom DA. CE: Defining and Understanding Pilot and Other Feasibility Studies. Am J Nurs. 2017 Mar; 117(3):38-45. PMID: 28187017.
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    7. Morris NS, Maclean CD, Littenberg B. Change in health literacy over 2 years in older adults with diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2013 Sep-Oct; 39(5):638-46. PMID: 23963099.
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    8. Morris NS, Field TS, Wagner JL, Cutrona SL, Roblin DW, Gaglio B, Williams AE, Han PJ, Costanza ME, Mazor KM. The association between health literacy and cancer-related attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge. J Health Commun. 2013; 18 Suppl 1:223-41. PMID: 24093358.
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    9. Morris NS, Field TS, Wagner JL, Cutrona SL, Roblin DW, Gaglio B, Williams AE, Han PJ, Costanza ME, Mazor KM. The association between health literacy and cancer-related attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge. J Health Commun. 2013; S1(18):223-241.
    10. Morris NS, Grant S, Repp A, Maclean C, Littenberg B. Prevalence of limited health literacy and compensatory strategies used by hospitalized patients. Nurs Res. 2011 Sep-Oct; 60(5):361-6. PMID: 21878798.
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    11. Laramee AS, Morris N, Littenberg B. . Relationship of literacy and heart failure in adults with diabetes. . BMC Health Serv Res. 2007; (7):98.
    12. Morris NS, MacLean CD, Littenberg B. Literacy and health outcomes: a cross-sectional study in 1002 adults with diabetes. BMC Fam Pract. 2006 Aug 14; 7:49. PMID: 16907968.
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    13. Morris NS, MacLean CD, Chew LD, Littenberg B. The Single Item Literacy Screener: evaluation of a brief instrument to identify limited reading ability. BMC Fam Pract. 2006 Mar 24; 7:21. PMID: 16563164.
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    14. Morris N, Buck-Rolland C, Gagne M. . From bricks to bytes: faculty and student perspectives of online graduate nursing courses. . Comput Inform Nurs. 2002; 3(20):108-114.
    15. Morris, N. S., Possidente, C. J., & Muskus, C. Implementation of curriculum guidelines for pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics in FNP graduate programs: A national survey. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. 2001; 1(5):37-43.
    16. Morris, N. S. Distal radius fracture in adults: self-reported physical functioning, role functioning, and meaning of injury. Orthop Nurs . 2000; 4(19):37-48.
    17. Aroian KJ, Norris AE, Tran TV, Schappler-Morris N. Development and psychometric evaluation of the Demands of Immigration Scale. J Nurs Meas. 1998; 6(2):175-94. PMID: 10028782.
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    18. Aroian KJ, Schappler-Morris N, Neary S, Spitzer A, Tran TV. Psychometric evaluation of the Russian Language version of the Resilience Scale. J Nurs Meas. 1997; 5(2):151-64. PMID: 9538587.
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    19. Aroian KJ, Schappler-Morris N. Using qualitative data for estimating construct validity of standardized measures. J Nurs Meas. 1996; 4(1):59-74. PMID: 8936889.
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