Lisa Duffy, PhD, MPH, RN, CPNP-PC
Faculty, School of Nursing
Office: 106 C Robinson Hall
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Education and Training:
MPH Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
PhD Boston College, Connell School of Nursing
MSN Boston College, Connell School of Nursing
BSN Fairfield University
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, CPNP-PC
American Board of Neuroscience in Nursing, CNRN
Multiple Sclerosis Nurse International Certification Board, CMSN
Child Neurology; decision making; mHealth; self-management
Principal Investigator. Testing of a decision support tool for parents of children with multiple sclerosis. Investment Drives Ideas into Action, Boston Children’s Hospital. 2016 Total Award: $8,862.
Principal Investigator. Decision making and disease modifying therapy in pediatric onset multiple sclerosis. Peabody Foundation, Inc. 2014-2016 Total Award: $200,000.
Principal Investigator. Decision making and disease modifying therapy in pediatric onset multiple sclerosis. Webster Foundation. 2014 Total Award $35,000.
Co-Investigator. (Rintell, PI). Parents of children and adolescents with MS. National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 2013 In kind.
Co-Investigator. (McCabe, PI). Fatigue and Tiredness in Hospitalized Children: Does Environment Matter? Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Neurology 2011-present. Total Award: ($15,000), Oncology Nurses Society Foundation ($25,000), Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center Resources and Services Funding (5,000) Boston Children’s Hospital, Program for Patient Safety and Quality ($10,000)
Refereed Articles (Data-based)
Hickey, J., Duffy, L. V., Hinkle, J. L., Prendergast, V., Rhudy, L. M., Sullivan, C., & Villanueva, N. E. (2019). Scholarship in Neuroscience Nursing. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 51(5), 243-248.
Cross, T. P., Shanks, A. K., Duffy, L. V., & Rintell, D. J. (2019). Families’ Experience of Pediatric Onset Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-11.
Duffy, L.V. & Vessey, J. A. (2016). A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of the Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (COPE) Program for parents of children with epilepsy and other chronic neurological conditions. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 48, 166-174.
Dale, R. C., Brilot, F., Duffy, L. V., Twilt, M., Waldman, A. T., Narula, S., … & Eleftheriou, D. (2014). Utility and safety of rituximab in pediatric autoimmune and inflammatory CNS disease. Neurology, 83(2), 142-150.doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000570.
Refereed Articles (Non-Data-based)
Duffy LV. (2011). Parental coping and childhood epilepsy: the need for future research. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43(1), 29-35. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182029846.
Duffy, L.V. (2009). The nurse’s role in treatment decisions for the child with neurological impairment. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 41(5), 1-7. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3181b2c752.
Duffy, L. (2009). Hydrocephalus. In P. Allen Jackson, J. Vessey, and N. Schapiro (Eds.), Primary Care of the Child with a Chronic Condition (5th ed). St. Louis: Mosby.
Duffy, L.V. (2011). [Review of the book Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood (3rd ed.) London]. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43(1),1.
Areas of Expertise:
Honors and Awards:
Joint Information Technology Committee Award, Boston Children’s Hospital – 2015 to present
National Research Service Award (NRSA), 1F31NR010645 – 2008 to 2011
University Fellowship, Boston College – 2006 to 2008
Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Research Associate, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurology.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Franciscan Children’s Hospital.
Professional and Community Service:
Member, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Member, American Nurses Association/Massachusetts Nursing Association
International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses
Eastern Nursing Research Society
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Epsilon Chapter