Areas of Focus: HIV, patient-provider trust, measurement and scale development, research-focused doctoral education, reserach ethics
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: Carol Bova PhD, RN, is a Professor of Nursing and Medicine and holds several leadership positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical School including Chairperson of the IRB and Director of the PhD Program in Nursing. Her clinical work as a nurse practitioner spanned more than 26 years providing care to adults with HIV infection. She has conducted foundation, state and federally-funded research on HIV, women and HIV, HIV prevention in African immigrants, Hepatitis C virus infection, substance abuse, mental illness, adherence behavior, and patient-provide trust. She has a special passion for research ethics, community-engaged research, scale development and mentoring the next generation of nurse scientists. Carol has mentored to completion 38 PhD students (19 as Chairperson and 19 as a committee member). She has served on 5 Editorial Boards, 8 NIH Study sections and numerous grant review committees as well as being an avid peer-reviewer for more than 15 nursing, medical and health-related journals.