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 Professor and Chairperson for Advanced Practice at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions Graduate Program in Nursing and Nurse Administrator at Brigham and Womenç—´ Hospital. She is a certified adult nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in adult health. Dr. Nicholasprimary 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 is 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 is the Regional Coordinator for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, which includes responsibilities for nursing in southern Africa and the Netherlands.

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 Masterç—´ 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Layde JB, Nicholas P. Chief residencies in psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry 2007; 31:258-60. 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
  • 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, Corless IB, Webster A, McGibbon CA, Davis SM, Dolan SE, Paul-Simon A. A behavioral-medicine program in HIV. Implications for quality of life. J Holist Nurs 2003; 21:163-78. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Kemppainen JK, Holzemer WL, Nokes KM, Eller LS, Corless IB, Bunch EH, Bain CA, Kirksey KM, Davis SM, Goodroad BK. Self-care management for neuropathy in HIV disease. AIDS Care 2003; 14:763-71. PubMed
  • Kirksey KM, Goodroad BK, Kemppainen JK, Holzemer WL, Bunch EH, Corless IB, Eller LS, Nicholas PK, Nokes K, Bain C. Complementary therapy use in persons with HIV/AIDS. J Holist Nurs 2002; 20:264-78. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Bunch EH, Kemppainen JK, Holzemer WL, Nokes KM, Eller LS, Portillo CJ, Butensky E, Nicholas PK, Bain CA, Davis S, Kirksey KM, Chou FY. Self-care for fatigue in patients With HIV. Oncol Nurs Forum 2002; 29:E60-9. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Nicholas PK, Nokes KM. Issues in cross-cultural quality-of-life research. J Nurs Scholarsh 2001; 33:15-20. PubMed
  • Cobb JL, Glantz MJ, Nicholas PK, Martin EW, Paul-Simon A, Cole BF, Corless IB. Delirium in patients with cancer at the end of life. Cancer Pract 2002; 8:172-7. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Nicholas PK. Long-term continuum of care for people living with HIV/AIDS. J Urban Health 2000; 77:176-86. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Bakken S, Nicholas PK, Holzemer WL, McGibbon CA, Inouye J, Nokes KM, Turner JG, Powell-Cope GM, Brown MA, Portillo CJ. Predictors of perception of cognitive functioning in HIV/AIDS. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2000; 11:19-26. PubMed
  • Corless IB, Abrams D, Nicholas PK, McGibbon CA. The use of complementary and alternative therapies. AACN Clin Issues 2000; 11:4-6. PubMed
  • Nicholas PK, Leuner JD. Hardiness, social support, and health status: are there differences in older African-American and Anglo-American adults? Holist Nurs Pract 1999; 13:53-61. PubMed
  • Holzemer WL, Corless IB, Nokes KM, Turner JG, Brown MA, Powell-Cope GM, Inouye J, Henry SB, Nicholas PK, Portillo CJ. Predictors of self-reported adherence in persons living with HIV disease. AIDS Patient Care STDS 1999; 13:185-97. PubMed
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