Lisa Duffy, PhD, MPH, RN, CPNP-PC

Assistant Professor
  • School of Nursing

Office: 106 C Robinson Hall
Phone: 617.373.8675

Education/degrees: PhD, MPH, RN, CPNP-PC

Certification/Licensures: Multiple Sclerosis certified Nurse (MSCN), Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN), Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Lisa Duffy has been a nurse in the department of neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital for the past 19 years. In 2002 she graduated from Boston College with her master’s degree in nursing and shortly thereafter accepted a nurse practitioner position within the department of neurology. As a nurse practitioner she has had the opportunity to work intimately with many patients and their families; personally witnessing countless numbers of parents struggle with the demands of caring for a child with a chronic neurological condition whose prognosis is uncertain. These families face constant stress, which significantly impacts the quality of life of the entire family. As a nurse practitioner she became intimately involved with these patients and their families and decided to pursue a research doctorate to be better equipped to address these issues to improve patient centered outcomes. She also completed post doctoral training as a K12 Scholar in Pediatric Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Health to further her own experience as a researcher in this field. Her current program of research is based on supporting shared-decision making among families of children with chronic illness by implementing solutions using a variety of innovative platforms.