Janet Fraser Hale PhD, RN, CS, FNP


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Director Interdiscplinary & Community Partnerships / Professor

Phone: 508 856-5769

Email: Janet.Hale@umassmed.edu

Janet Fraser Hale has maintained a clinical practice throughout her academic and military (U.S.Army Reserves) careers, initially as a critical care nurse and recently as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Administrator. She has also developed model interdiscplinary curricula for medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students related to continuous quality improvement in managed care.


1987 PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
1983 MS, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1978 MA, Central Michigan University, MT
1968 BS, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

Research Interests

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Practices
  • Correctional Health Care
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Obesity management and prevention

Selected Publications

Cashman, S. B., Hale, J.F., Candib, L.M., Nimiroski, T.A., & Brookings, D. (2004, November). Applying service-learning through a community-academic partnership: Depression screening at a federally funded community health center. Education for Health,17(3), 313-322

Hale, J.F. (2001). Community-Based Primary Health Care and the Public Health Perspective. Chapter in Redmond, G. and Sorrell, J. (eds.) Community-Based Nursing Practice. F.A. Davis Company.

Hale, J.F. (2001). Catalysts in Interdisciplinary Education: Innovation by Academic Health Centers. Edited byHolmes,DE and Osterweis, M forthe Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Niederhauser, V., Bigley, M., Hale, J. and Harper, D. (December, 1999). Cybercases: An Innovation in Internet Education. Journal of Nursing Education (vol. 38, No. 6).

Hale, J.F. (December 1998). The PRECEDE-PROCEED Model for comprehensive community assessment, health education programming and evaluation in a combat hospital community during the Gulf War. Home Health Care Management and Practice.Vol 11, no. 1:52-65.

Carty, R., Hale, J.F., Carty, G., Rigney, D., Williams, J. & Principato, J. (Jan.-Feb. 1998).Teaching international nursing students: Challenges and Strategies. Journal of Professional Nursing. Vol.14, No.; 34-42.

Hale, J.F., Harper, D.C. & Dawson, E.M. (Nov.-Dec. 1996). Partnership for a nurse practitioner-managed student health primary care center. Journal of Professional Nursing.

Hale, J.F. & Collins, S.J. (April 1995). Critical care nursing in Army field hospitals. Critical Care Nurse.

Greenberg, J.S; Boyd, M.D; and Hale, J.F. (1992). The Caregiver's Guide: For Caregivers and the Elderly. Chicago: Nelson-Hall Publishers.

Feldman, R.H.L., Hollander, R., & Hale, J. (1991). Quasi-experimental research in worksite health promotion. Chapter in J.H. Humphrey (ed.) Advances in Health Education: Current Research, 125-162. New York: AMS Press, Inc.

Hale,J.F., Greenberg, J.S., &Ramsey, S.A.(1990). Assessment of college student stress and stress management needs: A pilot study. Chapter in Human Stress: Current Selected Research, Volume IV, 77-88. New York: AMS Press, Inc.

Hale, J.F. & Greenberg, J.S. (1989). Patient education in primary care settings: A review of the literature, Chapter in J.H. Humphrey and R.H.L. Feldman (Eds.). Advances in Health Education: Current Research, 195-234New York : AMS Press, Inc.

Feldman, R.H.L., Hollander, R.B., & Hale, J.F. (1988). Health education in the workplace: A review of experimental research. Chapter in J.H. Humphrey (ed.)Advances in Health Education:Current Research,111-142. New York: AMS Press, Inc

Ramsey, S.A., Greenberg, J.S., & Hale, J.F. (February/March 1989). Evaluation of a portable, self-instructional, stress management program. Health Education.

Greenberg, J.S. & Hale, J.F. (Fall, 1988). The receptivity to and the feasibility of a patient education service for primary care, private practice physicians. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Hale, J.F. & Hollander, R.B. (March/April 1988).Spanning the distance and resource gaps in health education. Health Values.

Greenberg, J.S. & Hale, J.F. (January 1988).How to offer effective patient education. The Internist: Health Policy in Practice.

Hollander, R.B. & Hale, J.F. (November 1987). Worksite health promotion: Ethical issues. American Journal of Health Promotion.

Hale, J.F. & Wade, D.S. (August 1987). One way to cure postpartum charting blues. American Journal of Nursing.

Greenberg, J.S., Ramsey, S.A., & Hale, J.F. (February 1987). Development of a portable, self-instructional, stress management program for college students. Journal of School Health.

Hale, J. (October 1984). Caring....the key to recruitment and retention. Focus on Critical Care.

Hale, J. (May/June 1984). Factors affecting the implementation, success and failure of primary nursing as a nursing care delivery system in U.S. Hospitals. Hospital Topics, 62(3).

Hale, J.F. (August 1987). The Feasibility of a Patient Education Service for Primary Care, Private Practice Physicians in Maryland. Dissertation, University of Maryland,College Park .

Hale, J. (1983). Factors Impacting the Implementation, Success and Failure of Primary Nursing as a Nursing Care Delivery System inU.S. Hospitals. Thesis

Diskin, P. & Hale, J. (March 1970). Coronary care unit. Medical Bulletin, U.S.Army Europe.

Other Media Developed

Baldwin, J.J., Greenberg, J.S., Ramsey, S.A., & Hale, J.F. (1985). The Case of the Mis-managed Male. (Slide/tape time management program). Health Education Associates. University of Maryland , College Park .

Baldwin, J.J., Greenberg, J.S., Ramsey, S.A. & Hale, J.F. (1985). The Case of the Restructured Student. (Slide/tape cognitive reappraisal program). Health Education Associates. University of Maryland , College Park

Carty, R.M. & Hale, J.F. (August 1996). Saudi-U.S. University Project - George Mason University Nursing Education Program International Home Page for the CNHS WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development.

Ramsey, S.A. , Greenberg, S.J., & Hale, J.F. (1985). ManagingCollege Stress. Multi-media, stress management program. Health Education Associates. University of Maryland , College Park.

Baldwin, J.J., Hale, J.F. & Ramsey, S.A. (1985). Stress andCollege Students. (Two part 60 minute videotape). Health Education Associates. University of Maryland , College Park.


2002 Comprehensive Health Care for the Massachusetts Department of Correction.Proposal submitted to Massachusetts Department of Correction.Contributor.

1999 Partnerships in Quality Education - A national program supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts through Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Program.Principal Investigator

1999 Glaxo-Wellcome Grant for the Implementation of HSV II Programming for vulnerable populations in medically underserved settings.Principal Investigator and Program Director

1996 Korea : Yonsei University Program for Public Health Officials and Providers. Twenty-four Health Care Professionals at GMU

October 12, 1996 through October 26, 1996 . (Co-author).

1996 Project SUCCEED: Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) and George MasonUniversity (GMU) World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre have established the nucleus of a coalition to implement the Support, Cultural, Competence, Education and Employment Development Project (SUCCEED).

1994 Saudi - U.S. University Project to educate Saudi nationals through multiple pathways for the BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .(Co-Author and Project Associate)

1986 The Feasibility of a Patient Education Service for Primary Care, Private Practice Physicians in Maryland. Partially funded by a grant from the Graduate School, University of Maryland , College Park.(Principal Investigator)

1985 Development,Implementation,and Evaluation:Portable,Self-Instructional StressManagement Program for College Students.

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