Nancy S. Morris, PhD, ANP


Associate Professor

Phone:  (508) 856-3661
Fax:   (508) 856-5851

Office: S1-853B



Scholarly/Research Interests 
Health Literacy and relationship to health and health outcomes; Health care communication; Enhancing self-care of older 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 Worcester 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 Clinic and a Geriatric Primary Care Clinic both at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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