Lisa Duffy, PhD, MPH, RN, CPNP-PC
Faculty, School of Nursing
Office: 106 C Robinson Hall
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
Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse, MSNICB, International – 2010 to present
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, AANN, National – 2004 to present
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (CPNP-PC), PNCB – 2002 to present
Registered Nurse, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing – 1996 to 2018
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)
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.doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000199.
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.
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:
K12 Scholar, Boston Children’s Hospital, Program in Pediatric Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (2014 to 2016)
Certified Multiple Sclerosis Nurse, Multiple Sclerosis Nurse International Certification Board (MSNICB) (2010 to present)
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse, American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) (2004 to present)
Professional and Community Service:
Member, American Nurses Association (ANA) Department of Health Policy, Advisory Committee of the Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel, January 2018 to present
Member, AANN Clinical Science: Research, Evidence Based Practice and Quality Committee, 2017 to present
Member, International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, 2013 to present
Member, Nurse Scientific Review Committee, Boston Children’s Hospital, Other, Scientific Review of Research Protocols, 2014 to 2017
Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society, 2013 to present
Member, Association of Child Neurology Nurses, 2010 to 2016
Member, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2008 to 2009
Member, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Special Focus Groups for Neuromuscular and Pediatrics, 2004 to present
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Chi Chapter, 2002 to present
Research Review Panels, Data Safety Monitoring Boards, Advisory Boards, and Consultations
Reviewer, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 2016 to present
Reviewer, Boston Children’s Hospital, Investment Drives Evidence into Action Funding Program, 2016
Member, Nurse Scientific Review Committee, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2014 to present
Reviewer, Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Patient Services Research Funding Program, 2010 to 2012
Practice/Policy Review Panels, Advisory Boards, and Consultations
Nurse Practitioner Peer Review, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010 to present
Co-Chair, Advanced Practice Nurse Council, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010 to 2012
Editor, AANN/ARN Care of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Practice Guideline, 2009
Member, Staff Nurse Council, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2009
Manuscript Review Panels
Member, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 2016 to present
Member, Epilepsia, 2011 to present
Member, Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, 2009 to present
Other Professional Community Activities
Director, Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Family Event, 2015
Co-Director, Michael J. Bresnan Neurology Course, Cambridge, MA, 2014
Nurse Scientist, Neurology Quality Triad, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2013-2014
Tri-Chair, Sharing and Caring: Advanced Practice Nurses Building Bridges Across the Continuum of Pediatric Healthcare, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010