Joanne O'Sullivan Oliveira

Dr. O'Sullivan Oliveira graduated from Boston College Connell School of Nursing in 2003 with a Doctorate of Philosophy and in 1997 with a Masters of Science in Nursing and board certification as a family nurse practitioner.

Dr. O'Sullivan Oliveira was a national health corps scholar and is a recipient of the NIH Health disparities research award investigating "risk factors for homelessness and substance use/abuse in adolescents". She was also awarded a $10,000 research fellowship grant to conduct this study.

She is currently employed by Curry College as a Professor in Nursing and holds an appointment at Boston Children's Hospital as a Nurse Scientist/Researcher She also holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Boston College Connell School of Nursing and Northeastern University's Bouve School of Health Sciences. Her teaching, research and clinical practice focus is in the area of transitioning; homelessness and substance use /misuse.

Dr. O'Sullivan Oliveira has attended intense training in Motivational Interviewing at University of New Mexico: Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA)  in Basic and Advanced Motivational Interviewing Training as well in: Healthcare Applications of Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing trainers (MINTEE) network.

Dr. O'Sullivan Oliveira is an invited guest lecturer and presenter to many forums and yearly at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the author of multiple research publications/posters. Dr. O'Sullivan Oliveira is also a reviewer for many Nursing research journals as well as a leader and member in many organizations such as:  Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL)-MA & RI; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi and Theta-at-Large Chapters; National League of Nursing (NLN); American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA) and the Motivational Interviewing of Trainers (MINT).

Joanne O'Sullivan Oliveira

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