Associate Clinical Professor

Brenda Douglas, PhD, RN, CNE



PhD Northeastern University
MSN Northeastern University
BSN Eastern Mennonite University

Board Certifications

Registered Nurse, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing

Research Interests

Self-management in older adults, Nursing and Interprofessional Simulation, Nursing Skill Competency

Areas of Expertise

Self-management in Older Adults; Nursing & Interprofessional Simulation; Nursing Skill Competency


Douglas, Brenda (May 2016). Self-Management of Hypertension Lifestyle Behaviors Using a Smartphone EMA/I App with Older Adult Black Women. P20 Pilot Study in Guthrie, B., Jimison, H., Pavel, M. & Sceppa, C. NUCare Northeastern Center for Technology in Support of Self-Management and Health. Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) P20NR015320. 48,816. PI

Douglas, Brenda, Mayville, Mary, & Rickles, Nathaniel (May 2014). An Interactive, Online Module for Interprofessional Communication to Promote Patient Safety. Center for Teaching and Learning through Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Funded $10,012. Co-Principle Investigator

Selected Publications

Douglas, B., & Howard, E. (June 2015). Predictors of Self-Management Behaviors in Older Adults with Hypertension. Advances in Preventive Medicine. Peer-reviewed. Abstract URL:

Douglas, B., Fitzpatrick, D., Golub-Victor, A., & Lowe, S. M., (March, 2014). Should my patient use a mechanical lift? Algorithm and case application. Home Healthcare Nurse 32 (3), p. 172-180. Peer-reviewed. Article URL:

Lowe, S. M., Douglas, B., Fitzpatrick, D., & Golub-Victor, A. (September, 2013). Should my patient use a mechanical lift?  Part I: A review of the literature.  Home Healthcare Nurse 31 (8), p. 427-32. Peer-reviewed. Abstract URL:

Honors and Awards

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service and Commitment to Excellence, April 2018
Massachusetts Association of the Colleges of Nursing Innovative Teaching Award, May 2016
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service to the School of Nursing, September, 2015
Spirit of Nursing Award, School of Nursing Senior Class, May, 2015
Nominee, 2014 Northeastern University Excellence in Teaching Award, January, 2015

Professional & Community Service

Reviewer, Sage Open, 2014
Governance Chair, Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Epsilon Chapter, 2010 – 2018

  • Faculty Counselor, 2011 to 2012
  • Governance Co-chair, 2009 to 2010
  • President, 2005 to 2009

Member, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), 2005 to 2013
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Regional Awards Committee, 2010 to 2011
Member, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN), 2002 to 2011

Contact Information


401D Robinson Hall


[email protected]



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