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Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, MPH, MSN

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital


pnicholas@partners.org

Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, MPH, MSN

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Abstract

Dr. Patrice K. Nicholas is currently Director of Global Health and Academic Partnerships at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing. She is a certified adult nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in adult health. Dr. Nicholas’ primary research focus is on HIV/AIDS care and research, particularly symptom management in HIV/AIDS; and quality of life in chronic illness. Her recent work focused on adherence to HIV and TB medications in South Africa; symptom management for peripheral neuropathy; and quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer. Dr. Nicholas was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Germany in 2003 addressing demographic challenges and health issues in Western Europe; she also serves as Visiting Professor at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Nicholas is the author of numerous publications related to the care of individuals with HIV/AIDS and quality of life in chronic illness. Dr. Nicholas began at the MGH in 1977 in a variety of staff positions (staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist) and joined the faculty at the MGH Institute in 1989. She will be a Fulbright Senior Scholar in South Africa 2007 for a lecturing/research award to investigate neuropathy symptoms in HIV disease.

Dr. Nicholas is a member of the HIV/AIDS International Nursing Research Network at the University of California San Francisco. She serves on the manuscript review panels of several journals including AIDS Care, American Journal of Nursing, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Nursing Research, and The Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Nicholas also holds an appointment at the Cantor Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She previously served on the International Board of Directors of The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International.

Dr. Nicholas received her Doctor of Nursing Science degree at Boston University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999. She also completed a Master of Public Health degree in International Health at Harvard focusing on HIV/AIDS. She holds a Master’s degree in Nursing at Boston University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Primary Care (Nurse Practitioner Program) at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Publications

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  • Dawson-Rose C, Cuca YP, Webel AR, Solís Báez SS, Holzemer WL, Rivero-Méndez M, Sanzero Eller L, Reid P, Johnson MO, Kemppainen J, Reyes D, Nokes K, Nicholas PK, Matshediso E, Mogobe KD, Sabone MB, Ntsayagae EI, Shaibu S, Corless IB, Wantland D, Lindgren T. Building Trust and Relationships Between Patients and Providers: An Essential Complement to Health Literacy in HIV Care. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2016. PubMed
  • Reid Ponte P, Nicholas PK. Addressing the Confusion Related to DNS, DNSc, and DSN Degrees, With Lessons for the Nursing Profession. J Nurs Scholarsh 2015; 47:347-53. PubMed
  • Olans RD, Nicholas PK, Hanley D, DeMaria A. Defining a Role for Nursing Education in Staff Nurse Participation in Antimicrobial Stewardship. J Contin Educ Nurs 2015; 46:318-21. PubMed
  • Dawson Rose C, Webel A, Sullivan KM, Cuca YP, Wantland D, Johnson MO, Brion J, Portillo CJ, Corless IB, Voss J, Chen WT, Phillips JC, Tyer-Viola L, Rivero-Méndez M, Nicholas PK, Nokes K, Kemppainen J, Sefcik E, Eller LS, Iipinge S, Kirksey K, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Davila N, Hamilton MJ, Hickey D, Maryland M, Reid P, Holzemer WL. Self-compassion and risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS. Res Nurs Health 2014; 37:98-106. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Evans LA. Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV: An Analysis of Evidence-based Approaches. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2014. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Willard S, Thompson C, Dawson-Rose C, Corless IB, Wantland DJ, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Kirksey KM, Hamilton MJ, Holzemer WL, Portillo CJ, Rivero Mendez M, Robinson LM, Rosa M, Human SP, Cuca Y, Huang E, Maryland M, Arudo J, Eller LS, Stanton MA, Driscoll M, Voss JG, Moezzi S. Engagement with Care, Substance Use, and Adherence to Therapy in HIV/AIDS. AIDS Res Treat 2014; 2014:675739. PubMed
  • Kemppainen JK, Brion JM, Leary M, Wantland D, Sullivan K, Nokes K, Bain CA, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Chen WT, Holzemer WL, Eller LS, Iipinge S, Johnson MO, Portillo C, Voss J, Tyer-Viola L, Corless IB, Nicholas PK, Rose CD, Phillips JC, Sefcik E, Mendez MR, Kirksey KM. Use of a brief version of the self-compassion inventory with an international sample of people with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care 2013. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Voss J, Guarino AJ, Wantland D, Holzemer W, Jane Hamilton M, Sefcik E, Willard S, Kirksey K, Portillo C, Mendez MR, Rosa ME, Nicholas PK, Human S, Maryland M, Moezzi S, Robinson L, Cuca Y. The Impact of Stressful Life Events, Symptom Status, and Adherence Concerns on Quality of Life in People Living With HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2013. PubMed
  • Phillips JC, Webel A, Rose CD, Corless IB, Sullivan KM, Voss J, Wantland D, Nokes K, Brion J, Chen WT, Iipinge S, Eller LS, Tyer-Viola L, Rivero-Méndez M, Nicholas PK, Johnson MO, Maryland M, Kemppainen J, Portillo CJ, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Kirksey KM, Sefcik E, Reid P, Cuca Y, Huang E, Holzemer WL. Associations between the legal context of HIV, perceived social capital, and HIV antiretroviral adherence in North America. BMC Public Health 2013; 13:736. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Fulmer H, Meedzan N. Preparing Nursing Students for Education in the Global Village. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 2012; 37:367-372. PubMed
  • Eller LS, Kirksey KM, Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Holzemer WL, Wantland DJ, Willard SS, Robinson L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik EF, Moezzi S, Mendez MR, Rosa M, Human S. A randomized controlled trial of an HIV/AIDS Symptom Management Manual for depressive symptoms. AIDS Care 2012. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Wantland D, Kirksey KM, Nicholas PK, Human S, Arudo J, Rosa M, Cuca Y, Willard S, Hamilton MJ, Portillo C, Sefcik E, Robinson L, Bain C, Moezzi S, Maryland M, Huang E, Holzemer WL. Exploring the contribution of general self-efficacy to the use of self-care symptom management strategies by people living with HIV infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2012; 26:335-43. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, George EK, Raymond N, Lewis-Oʼconnor A, Victoria S, Lucien S, Peters-Lewis A, Hickey N, Corless IB, Tyer-Viola L, Davis SM, Barry D, Marcelin N, Valcourt R. Orphans and At-Risk Children in Haiti: Vulnerabilities and Human Rights Issues Postearthquake. ANS Adv Nurs Sci 2012; 35:182-189. PubMed
  • Bhengu BR, Ncama BP, McInerney PA, Wantland DJ, Nicholas PK, Corless IB, McGibbon CA, Davis SM, Nicholas TP, Ros AV. Symptoms experienced by HIV-infected Individuals on antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Appl Nurs Res 2011; 24:1-9. PubMed
  • Nokes KM, Coleman CL, Hamilton MJ, Corless IB, Sefcik E, Kirksey KM, Eller LS, Kemppainen J, Dole PJ, Nicholas PK, Reynolds NR, Bunch EH, Holzemer WL, Wantland DJ, Tsai YF, Rivero-Mendez M, Canaval GE. Age-related effects on symptom status and health-related quality of life in persons with HIV/AIDS. Appl Nurs Res 2011; 24:10-6. PubMed
  • Brion JM, Dawson Rose C, Nicholas PK, Sloane R, Voss JG, Corless IB, Lindgren TG, Wantland DJ, Kemppainen JK, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Kirksey KM, Sanzero Eller L, Hamilton MJ, Holzemer WL, Portillo CJ, Rivero Mendez M, Robinson LM, Moezzi S, Rosa M, Human S, Maryland M, Arudo J, Viamonte Ros A, Nicholas TP, Cuca Y, Huang E, Bain C, Tyer-Viola L, Zang SM, Shannon M, Peters-Lewis A, Willard S. Unhealthy substance-use behaviors as symptom-related self-care in persons with HIV/AIDS. Nurs Health Sci 2011. PubMed
  • Crankshaw T, Corless IB, Giddy J, Nicholas PK, Eichbaum Q, Butler LM. Exploring the patterns of use and the feasibility of using cellular phones for clinic appointment reminders and adherence messages in an antiretroviral treatment clinic, Durban, South Africa. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2010; 24:729-34. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Voss J, Wantland D, Lindgren T, Huang E, Holzemer WL, Cuca Y, Moezzi S, Portillo C, Willard S, Arudo J, Kirksey K, Corless IB, Rosa ME, Robinson L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Human S, Rivero-Mendez M, Maryland M, Nokes KM, Eller L, Kemppainen J, Dawson-Rose C, Brion JM, Bunch EH, Shannon M, Nicholas TP, Viamonte-Ros A, Bain CA. Prevalence, self-care behaviors, and self-care activities for peripheral neuropathy symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Nurs Health Sci 2010; 12:119-26. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Wantland D, Bhengu B, McInerney P, Ncama B, Nicholas PK, McGibbon C, Wong E, Davis SM. HIV and tuberculosis in Durban, South Africa: adherence to two medication regimens. AIDS Care 2009; 21:1106-13. PubMed
  • Tyer-Viola L, Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Barry DM, Hoyt P, Fitzpatrick JJ, Davis SM. Social responsibility of nursing: a global perspective. Policy Polit Nurs Pract 2009; 10:110-8. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Lindgren T, Holzemer W, Robinson L, Moezzi S, Kirksey K, Coleman C, Tsai YF, Sanzero Eller L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik EF, Canaval GE, Rivero Mendez M, Kemppainen JK, Bunch EH, Nicholas PK, Nokes KM, Dole P, Reynolds N. Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy. Clin Nurs Res 2009; 18:172-93. PubMed
  • Reynolds NR, Sanzero Eller L, Nicholas PK, Corless IB, Kirksey K, Hamilton MJ, Kemppainen JK, Bunch E, Dole P, Wantland D, Sefcik E, Nokes KM, Coleman CL, Rivero M, Canaval GE, Tsai YF, Holzemer WL. HIV Illness Representation as a Predictor of Self-care Management and Health Outcomes: A Multi-site, Cross-cultural Study. AIDS Behav 2009; 13:258-67. PubMed
  • Willard S, Holzemer WL, Wantland DJ, Cuca YP, Kirksey KM, Portillo CJ, Corless IB, Rivero-Méndez M, Rosa ME, Nicholas PK, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Kemppainen J, Canaval G, Robinson L, Moezzi S, Human S, Arudo J, Eller LS, Bunch E, Dole PJ, Coleman C, Nokes K, Reynolds NR, Tsai YF, Maryland M, Voss J, Lindgren T. Does "asymptomatic" mean without symptoms for those living with HIV infection? AIDS Care 2009; 21:322-8. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Adejumo O, Nokes KM, Ncama BP, Bhengu BR, Elston E, Nicholas TP. Fulbright Scholar opportunities for global health and women's health care in HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Appl Nurs Res 2009; 22:73-7. PubMed
  • McInerney PA, Ncama BP, Wantland D, Bhengu BR, McGibbon C, Davis SM, Corless IB, Nicholas PK. Quality of life and physical functioning in HIV-infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Nurs Health Sci 2009; 10:266-72. PubMed
  • Ncama BP, McInerney PA, Bhengu BR, Corless IB, Wantland DJ, Nicholas PK, McGibbon CA, Davis SM. Social support and medication adherence in HIV disease in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Int J Nurs Stud 2008; 45:1757-63. PubMed
  • Wantland DJ, Holzemer WL, Moezzi S, Willard SS, Arudo J, Kirksey KM, Portillo CJ, Corless IB, Rosa ME, Robinson LL, Nicholas PK, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik EF, Human S, Rivero MM, Maryland M, Huang E. A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Efficacy of an HIV/AIDS Symptom Management Manual. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008; 36:235-46. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Voss JG, Nicholas PK, Bunch EH, Bain CA, Coleman C, Dole PJ, Eller LS, Hamilton MJ, Holzemer WL, Kemppainen JK, Kirksey KM, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Tsais YF, Reynolds NR, Wantland DJ, Mc Gibbon C, Davis SM, Mendez MR, Valencia CP. Fatigue in HIV/AIDS patients with comorbidities. Appl Nurs Res 2008; 21:116-22. PubMed
  • Nicholas PC, Kim D, Crews FT, Macdonald JM. 1H NMR-based metabolomic analysis of liver, serum, and brain following ethanol administration in rats. Chem Res Toxicol 2007; 21:408-20. PubMed
  • McInerney PA, Nicholas PK, Wantland D, Corless IB, Ncama B, Bhengu B, McGibbon CA, Davis SM, Gallagher DM. Characteristics of anti-tuberculosis medication adherence in South Africa. Appl Nurs Res 2007; 20:164-70. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Voss JG, Corless IB, Lindgren TG, Wantland DJ, Kemppainen JK, Canaval GE, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Bain CA, Kirksey KM, Eller LS, Dole PJ, Hamilton MJ, Coleman CL, Holzemer WL, Reynolds NR, Portillo CJ, Bunch EH, Tsai YF, Mendez MR, Davis SM, Gallagher DM. Unhealthy behaviours for self-management of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. AIDS Care 2007; 19:1266-73. PubMed
  • Westwater C, Schofield DA, Nicholas PJ, Paulling EE, Balish E. Candida glabrata and Candida albicans; dissimilar tissue tropism and infectivity in a gnotobiotic model of mucosal candidiasis. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2007; 51:134-9. PubMed
  • Westwater C, Balish E, Warner TF, Nicholas PJ, Paulling EE, Schofield DA. Susceptibility of gnotobiotic transgenic mice (Tgepsilon26) with combined deficiencies in natural killer cells and T cells to wild-type and hyphal signalling-defective mutants of Candida albicans. J Med Microbiol 2007; 56:1138-44. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Mauceri L, Slate Ciampa A, Corless IB, Raymond N, Barry DJ, Viamonte Ros A. Distal sensory polyneuropathy in the context of HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2007; 18:32-40. PubMed
  • Layde JB, Nicholas P. Chief residencies in psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry 2007; 31:258-60. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Leuner JD, Hatfield JM, Corless IB, Marr KH, Mott MK, Cross-Skinner S. Using the Cancer Rehabilitation Questionnaire in patients with colorectal cancer. Rehabil Nurs 2006; 31:106-13. PubMed
  • Coleman CL, Eller LS, Nokes KM, Bunch E, Reynolds NR, Corless IB, Dole P, Kemppainen JK, Kirksey K, Seficik L, Nicholas PK, Hamilton MJ, Tsai YF, Holzemer WL. Prayer as a complementary health strategy for managing HIV-related symptoms among ethnically diverse patients. Holist Nurs Pract 2006; 20:65-72. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK. Women and HIV. Symptoms and quality of life in women. BETA 2005; 17:32-6. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Kirksey KM, Kemppainen J, Nicholas PK, McGibbon C, Davis SM, Dolan S. Lipodystrophy-associated symptoms and medication adherence in HIV/AIDS. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2005; 19:577-86. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Agius CR. Toward safer IV medication administration: the narrow safety margins of many IV medications make this route particularly dangerous. J Infus Nurs 2005; 28:25-30. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Agius CR. Toward Safer IV Medication Administration: The narrow safety margins of many IV medications make this route particularly dangerous. Am J Nurs 2005; 105:25-30. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Kirksey KM, Corless IB, Kemppainen J. Lipodystrophy and quality of life in HIV: symptom management issues. Appl Nurs Res 2005; 18:55-8. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Nicholas PK, McGibbon CA, Wilson C. Weight change, body image, and quality of life in HIV disease: a pilot study. Appl Nurs Res 2004; 17:292-6. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK. XVI International AIDS Meetings: reflections on health and human rights. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2007; 18:83-4. PubMed
  • Holzemer WL, Human S, Arudo J, Rosa ME, Hamilton MJ, Corless I, Robinson L, Nicholas PK, Wantland DJ, Moezzi S, Willard S, Kirksey K, Portillo C, Sefcik E, Rivero-Méndez M, Maryland M. Exploring HIV stigma and quality of life for persons living with HIV infection. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2009; 20:161-8. PubMed
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