ACADEMICS

  • Stephanie Chalupka 

    Contact Information
    Office ST-222D
    508-929-8129
    schalupka@worcester.edu

    Education
    A.S., Quinsigamond Community College
    B.S., Worcester State College
    M.S., Boston College
    Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Courses Taught
    NU 933: Nursing, Health and the Environment
    NU 925: Nursing Research
    NU 951: Nursing Leadership
    NU 961: Nursing Science I
    NU 966: Nursing Science II
    Research
    Dr. Stephanie M. Chalupka is Associate Dean for Nursing at Worcester State University. Dr. Chalupka also holds an appointment as a Visiting Scientist in Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty a Worcester State University, she was a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Chalupka also served as the Associate Director, Center for Health and Disease Research/Division of Preventative Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

    Dr. Chalupka has worked for more than two decades to reduce and prevent harmful exposures and health risks to children and underserved, disproportionately impacted low income, minority, and tribal communities, and support community efforts to build healthy, sustainable green neighborhoods. She was the recipient of the 2004 University of Massachusetts President’s Award for Public Service in recognition of her work with refugee and immigrant populations.

    Dr. Chalupka is the author of over 70 publications in environmental and occupational health. She has presented papers on environmental health at numerous national and international nursing, occupational health, and public health conferences. Dr. Chalupka developed the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Core Curriculum in Environmental Health for Nurses. This program has trained over 2,500 nurses across the U.S. in environmental health competencies. Dr. Chalupka’s work in environmental health nursing education has been recognized by the National Environmental Educational and Training Foundation and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry as a national model for innovative methods and excellence in environmental health education.

    As Principal Investigator of the Environmental Protection Agency-funded research project Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professionals Serving Minority and Low-Income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks, Dr. Chalupka provided professional development programs, in collaboration with state and local health departments throughout New England, to over 1,800 pediatric and obstetric providers. This project provided professional development programs in collaboration with state and local health departments to more than 1,800 pediatric providers, 72 nurse faculty members at nine schools of nursing and over 800 student nurses at 9 schools of nursing. In addition, training was been provided to community health outreach workers throughout New England. Her efforts have reached the healthcare providers of more than 75,000 children.

    Dr. Chalupka’s research addresses environmental health issues arising in regions with concentrated immigrant and refugee populations and older substandard housing. She was the Co-Principal Investigator of Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children’s Health in Diverse Communities. Funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, this four-year project provides assessment, remediation and education for low-income, immigrant, and refugee families living in homes with environmental hazards. In addition, training and technical assistance was provided to 75 institutional partners, 500 first-time home buyers and 75 housing activists. The impact of remediation and educational interventions on health, behavior, exposure, and safety outcomes were evaluated.

    Dr. Chalupka serves on the editorial advisory board or as a peer-reviewer for many publications including the Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, American Journal of Nursing, Research in Nursing & Health, International Nursing Review, American Journal of Infection Control, Journal of the American Public Health Association and the French-language nursing journal Revue des Soins Infirmiers et Traitements. Dr. Chalupka also served as an Education and Research Center (ERC) Site Visitor for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

    Dr. Chalupka serves as an environmental health nursing expert consultant to the International Council of Nurses. As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) National Conversation on Public Health & Chemical Exposures, Dr. Chalupka served on the Education & Communication Work Group and the Health Professions Capacity Building Group. She is a member of the Senior Advisory Council of Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, which works to promote laws and policies that prevent harm to human health from toxic chemicals; of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production’s Toward Tomorrow Advisory Board; and of the National Environmental Education Foundation’s Health and Environment Advisory Committee.

    Dr. Chalupka was the 2012 recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award given by the international coalition of hospitals and health care systems, Healthcare Without Harm, for her work in promoting environmental health and sustainability in nursing education and healthcare. Dr. Chalupka was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Scholar in recognition of her research to reduce and prevent harmful environmental exposures and health risks to children and underserved, disproportionately impacted low income, minority, and tribal communities. Dr. Chalupka has recently been appointed to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee.
    Publications
    Refereed Publications
           
             Chalupka S. (2014). Climate change and health. American Journal of Nursing, 114(8):67-9.

             Anderko, L., Chalupka, S &  Anderko, C. (2014). Climate change: An ecocentric Values-Based Caring Approach. International Journal for Human Caring, 2(18):33-37.

             Chalupka, S. (2014). Reducing workplace exposure to 1-bromopropane
    Workplace Health & Safety, (62), 3, 128.

             Chalupka, S. (2013). Updated recommendations for the management of health care personnel occupationally exposed to human immunodeficiency virus, Workplace Health & Safety, (61)11:504

             Anderko, L & Chalupka, S.& Anderko, C. (2013). Climate change: An ecocentric values based caring approach. Accepted for publication by International Journal of Human Caring on December 1, 2014.

             Anderko, L & Chalupka, S. (2013). Unrelenting climate means our elders are in peril. Healthy Aging,34(6):13.

             Chalupka, S. (2013). Preventing noise-induced hearing loss in firefighters Workplace Health and Safety, 61(9):420

             Chalupka, S. (2013). Hepatitis C testing guidelines-accurately identifying current infection. Workplace Health Safety, 61(7): 324.

             Anderko, L., Chalupka, S., Gray, W. & Kesten, K. (2013). Greening the ‘Proclamation for Change’: Healing through sustainable health care environments American Journal of Nursing 113(4):52-59.

             Chalupka, S. (2013). Medical surveillance for workplace exposure to hazardous drugs.  Workplace Health and Safety, 61(2):92.
     
             Anderko L, Otter A, Chalupka S, Anderko C, Fahey C. (2013). Web-based environmental health education: Fish facts. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(3):121-127.

             Chalupka, S. (2012). Management of occupational exposure to advanced nanomaterials. Workplace Health and Safety.60(12):556.

             Chalupka, S. (2012). Occupational silica exposure in hydraulic fracturing.
    Workplace Health Safety. 60(10):460.

             Chalupka, S. (2012). Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial infarction, stroke risk, and overall cardiovascular mortality. AAOHN Journal: Workplace Health Safety, 60(8):372.

             Chalupka, S. (2012). Feeling sleepy? You are not alone.  Workplace Health & Safety, 60(6):284.

             Chalupka, S. (2012). Overtime work as a predictor of a major depressive episode. Workplace Health & Safety, 60(4), 192.

             Anderko, L. Chalupka, S. M., Afzal, B.M. (2012). Climate change and health: Is there a role for the healthcare sector?  Catholic Health Association of the United States. Available at: http://www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/general-files/9c161534f9e94b3bb2f34a3cc191e97f1-pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=0

             Chalupka, S. & Moynihan, M. (2012). Traumatic nail gun injuries in the workplace, Workplace Health & Safety, 60(2), 92.

             Chalupka S, (2011). Soy isoflavones for the prevention of menopausal symptoms and bone loss-a safe and effective alternative to estrogen?
    AAOHN Journal, 59(11), 504.

             Chalupka, S. (2011). Trenching and excavation-preventing workplace fatalities, AAOHN Journal, 59(9):408.

             Chalupka, S. (2011).  Lockout and tagout procedures to prevent occupational injury and fatality, AAOHN Journal, 59(7), 324.

             Chalupka, S (2011). Workplace obesity prevention programs.  AAOHN Journal, 59(5), 236.

             Chalupka, S (2011).  Selective estrogen modulators for the primary prevention of breast cancer.  AAOHN Journal, 59, (1), 50.

             Galligan, C., Chalupka, S, Laramie, A., Davis, L. (2011).  Prepackaged procedure trays and sharps safety standards, Nursing Management, 42 (3), 50–52.

             Chalupka, S. (2011). Internet-based outpatient telerehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty.  AAOHN Journal, 59(3),144.

             Galligan, C. Chalupka, S., Laramie, A. Davis, L. (2010). Do your procedure trays meet sharps safety standards? OR Nurse, 4  (6 ), 11–14.

             Chalupka, S. (2010).  Preventing bedbug infestation.  AAOHN Journal, 58. (11), 500.

             Chalupka, S. (2010). Control banding for risk management of source chemical agents and other occupational hazards.  AAOHN Journal, 58, (9), 404. 

             Brisbois, M & Chalupka, S. (2010). Overtime work: Related to increased risk of incident CHD? AAOHN Journal, 58, (7), 312. 

             Renholm, D & Chalupka, S. (2010). The psychological impact of disaster on emergency response workers, victims and communities, Healthcare Ledger,7, (6), 18-26.

             Chalupka, S. (2010). Bisphenol A: A precautionary approach. AAOHN Journal, 58, (4), 168.

             Reidy, J., and Chalupka, S. (2010). Gestational Diabetes: What’s next? AAOHN Journal, 58, (2), 80.

             Chalupka, S.  & Chalupka, A., N. (2010). The impact of environmental and occupational exposures on reproductive health.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 39, (1), 84-102.
    Selected as CNE Feature.

             Chalupka, S. (2009). Gestational weight gain to promote optimal outcomes. .  AAOHN Journal, 57, (12), 532.
        
             Quinn, M., Markkanen, P., Galligan, C., Kriebel, D., Chalupka, S., Kim, H., Gore, R., Sama, S., Laramie, A., and Davis, L. (2009). Sharps injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures among home health care nurses and aides. American Journal of Public Health, 99, (S3), S710-S717.

             Chalupka, S. (2009). Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid in primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.  AAOHN Journal, 57. (11), 480.

             Chalupka, S. (2009). Challenges in hearing conservation: The hearing-impaired worker. AAOHN Journal, 57, (8), 348

             Chalupka, S. (2009). Using aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults. AAOHN Journal, 57, (7), 300.

             Galligan, C., Chalupka, S., Laramie, A.,  Davis, L. (2009).  Procedure trays: A call to action for sharps safety, Nursing 2009, January, 13-15.

             Chalupka, S. (2009). Cold stress in the work environment. AAOHN Journal, 57, (1), 40.

             Markkanen, P., Chalupka, S., Galligan, C., Sama, S., Gore, R., Kim, H., Bello, A., Kriebel, D., and Quinn, M. (2008). Studying home health care nurses and aides: research design and challenges. Journal of Research in Nursing 13(6), 480-495.

             Chalupka, S. (2008) Herpes zoster in the workplace, AAOHN Journal, 56, (9), 404.

             Chalupka, A. and Chalupka, S. (2008). Acute occupational exposure to hydrogen sulfide, AAOHN Journal, 56, (7), 324

             Chalupka, A. and Chalupka, S. (2008). Metal fume fever.  AAOHN Journal, 56, (5), 224.

            Chalupka, S., Markkanen, P. K., Galligan, C.J., & Quinn, M.M. (2008). Needlestick and sharps injury prevention: Are we reaching our goals? Viewpoint, 30, (2), 1-15. Selected as CNE Feature.

             Chalupka, S., Markkanen, P., Galligan, C.J., Quinn, M. (2008). Sharps injuries and bloodborne pathogen exposures in home healthcare. AAOHN Journal, 56, (1), 15-30.
    Selected as CNE Feature.

             Quinn, M., Markkanen, P., Galligan, C., Chalupka, S., Kim, H., Sama, S., Gore, R., Kriebel, D., Bello, A., Davis, L., Laramie A. & Firsova, N.. (2007). Sharps injuries and blood exposures among home healthcare workers, Occupational. Environmental. Medicine: OEM Online 2007;64;e6. Available at: http://oem.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/64/12/e6

             Markkanen, P. , Quinn, M.M., Galligan, C. Chalupka, S., Davis, L., Laramie, A.  (2007). There's no place like home: A qualitative study of the working conditions of home healthcare providers, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49, (3), 327-337.

             Chalupka, S. M. (2006). Pediatric Environmental Health:  Keeping America’s Children Out of Harm’s Way. Viewpoint, 28, (6), 1-18.

             Backus, A. S. N.; Hewitt, J. B.; Chalupka, S. M. (2006). Using a Site Visit to a Contaminated Location as a Focus for Environmental Health Education for Academic and Public Health Nurses. Public Health Nursing, 23 (5),  410-432.

             Chalupka, S. M.  (2005). Tainted water on tap: What to tell patients about preventing illness from drinking water. American Journal of Nursing 105, (11), 40-52.  Selected as CNE Feature.

             Chalupka, S.M. (2005).  Environmental health: An opportunity for health promotion and disease prevention. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, 53, (1), 13-30.
       
             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Conducting an Environmental Exposure History: Foundation Block Series.  Atlanta, GA: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Core curriculum in environmental health,
    Module 1: Introduction to environmental health (2004). Atlanta, GA: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
        
             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Core curriculum in environmental health,
    Module 2: Environmental hazards and susceptible populations. (2004). Atlanta, GA: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Core curriculum in environmental health,
    Module 3: Environmental exposures through air. (2004). Atlanta, GA: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Core curriculum in environmental health,
    Module 4 :Environmental exposures through water. (2004). Atlanta, GA: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S.M. (2004). Core curriculum in environmental health,
    Module 5: Environmental exposures through pesticides. (2004). Atlanta, GA: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S. M. (2003). An ounce of prevention: A primer on the human health and the environment. Occupational Hazards.
    Available at: http://ehstoday.com/columns/ehs_imp_36089
       
             Chalupka, S. M. (2002). Core curriculum in environmental health for nurses. Atlanta, GA: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

             Chalupka, S. M. (2002). Introducing nursing students to environmental health problems: Assessment, study, and evaluation.  In Nurses and Environmental Health: Success Through Action (p.6-7).  Washington, D.C.:  National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.

             Chalupka, S. M. (2001).  Essentials of environmental health:  Enhancing your occupational health nursing practice (Part II).  Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, 49, (4), 194-214. Selected as CNE Feature.

             Chalupka, S. M. (2001). Essentials of environmental health:  Enhancing your occupational health nursing practice (Part I).  Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, 49, (3), 137-155.
    Selected as CNE Feature.

             Chalupka, S. M. (1999).  The AIDS cocktail:  Getting the right mix.  Office Nurse: Journal of the American Association of Ambulatory Care Nursing, 12, 4-11.

             Chalupka, S. M. & Gillon, B. (1989).  When your patient has an epidural catheter.   RN,  52, (12), 70-77.

             Chalupka, S. M. & Gillon, B.  (1989).   RN master care plan:  The patient with an epidural catheter.  RN, 52, (12), 76-77. 

    Selected Non-Refereed Publications

             Anderko, L.  & Chalupka, S.  (2014). Building resilience against climate change: Highlighting the health benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Atlantic Community.org.   Available at: http://www.atlantic-community.org/-/highlighting-the-health-benefits-of-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions

             Chalupka, S. & Hamiliton, S.   (2014)  Planning for community change.
    In G. A. Harkness & R. DeMarco (Eds.), Community and public health nursing: Evidence for practice, second edition in press. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

             Chalupka, S. & Hamiliton, S.   (2011)  Planning for community change.
    In G. A. Harkness & R. DeMarco (Eds.), Community and public health nursing: Evidence for practice, 133-159. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

             Chalupka, S., Markannen, P. , Galligan, C. & Quinn, M. (2008). Use of sharps’ devices with and without safety features: Massachusetts home healthcare nurses. Mass Nurse. Available at: http://www.massnurses.org/news-and-events/archive/2008/p/openItem/1338

             Hoppin, P., Stillman, L., Chalupka, S., Duda, F., Nethersole, S., Mannix, L., Reid,M., Rosenberg, E., Sadof, M., Sandel, M. (2008). What the health sector needs to implement best practices for asthma: A perspective from providers. Boston, MA: The Medical Foundation. Available at: http://asthmaregionalcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2008_WhatHealthSectorNeeds_ConsensusStatement.pdf

             Afzal, B.,  Anderko, L., Blackburn, E., Butterfield, P., Chalupka, S., Choiniere, D., Hubbard, C., Mood, L., Paranzino, G., Rogers, B. (2008). Climate change and health: A resource guide. Resources for health care providers to take action now.
       
             Chalupka, S. (2008). Through UMass-Lowell degree program, Zimbabwean student enhances experience Thursday, March 20, 2008 • Bay State Banner, p. 13.

             Reed, J. F., Bekemeier, B., Bender, K., Benedict, M., Bridge, E., Chalupka, S. , Connelly, K., Couig, M. P., Greiner, P. ,Kelly, G., Kub, J.,Kulbok, P. (2007). Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association:

             Coffey, D., Chalupka, S., Estabrook, T., Mizula, B., Palermo, R., Sanborn, W. (2004).  Emergency response awareness for workers responding to chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive mass casualty incidents. Lowell, MA: The New England Consortium.
    Honors and Grants
    Selected Grants and Gifts

    2014 Fairlawn Foundation Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program                                                         
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $15,000

    2012 Gift from Bet Key Wong (MSN 2013) to endow the
    Dr. Stephanie Chalupka Fund for Innovation and Research in Public Health Nursing
    Gift: $30,000

    2013 Fairlawn Foundation Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program                                                         
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $20,000

    2012 Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    New Pathways in RN-BS Education
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $50,000

    2012 Greater Worcester Community Foundation
    The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Improving Patient Outcomes
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $60,000

    2012 Fairlawn Foundation Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program                                                         
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $20,000

    2011 Worcester City Hospital Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship Endowment Gift
    Gift: $40,000

    2011 Fairlawn Foundation Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program                                                         
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $20,000

    2010 Fairlawn Foundation
    Building Capacity in Nursing Education
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award:  $112,000
           
    2008 United States Department of Housing and Urban
    2011 Development
    Healthy Homes for All: Improving Children's Health in Diverse Communities
    David Turcotte and Stephanie Chalupka, Co-Principal Investigators
    Award: $897,940
               
    2005-2007 United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Strengthening the Capacity of Health Professionals
    Serving Minority and Low-Income Communities to Better Identify, Manage, and Prevent Environmental Health Risks Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $150,000

    2005 University of Massachusetts Lowell Committee of
    Federated Centers and Institutes
    Advancing Collaborative Approaches to Chronic Disease Across Disciplines: Research and Outreach on Asthma and Environment
    Stephanie Chalupka and Polly Hoppin, Co- Principal Investigators
    Award: $2,250

    2003 World Health Organization Conference Travel Grant
    Award: $4,000

    2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
    Identification of Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries and the Use of Safe Needle Devices Among Home Health Care Workers, Margaret Quinn, Principal Investigator
    Stephanie Chalupka, Co- Principal Investigator
    Award: $2,200,000     

    2003 National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences
    Administrative Supplement for Weapons of Mass Destruction Related Worker Education and Training Program, Craig Slatin, Principal Investigator; Stephanie Chalupka, Training Design Consultant
    Award: $191,123

    2003 New York Community Trust, The Greater Boston
    Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Body Burden Study.
    Tom Webster, Principal Investigator; Joel Tickner, Co-Investigator;
    Stephanie Chalupka, Study Design Consultant and Lactation Consultant  
    Award: $90,000

    2003 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Partners Conference Travel Grant
    Award:  $1,000

    2002 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Cross-Cultural Approaches to Healthy Homes,
    Linda Silka, Principal Investigator;
    Stephanie Chalupka, Co-Investigator;  Frank Singleton (Lowell Health Department), Co-Investigator
    Award:  $164,748

    2002 Helene Fuld Health Trust Academic Leadership Grant
    Award: $1,000

    2002 Health Resources and Service Administration Public Health Workforce Development Grant
    Environmental Health Professional Development Program for the Public Health Nurses of the Vermont Health Department
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award:  $1,000

    2001 University of Massachusetts Lowell, Council on Teaching, Learning, & Research as Scholarship
    Baccalaureate Nursing Program Curriculum Assessment Workshop
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator  
    Award: $500

    2001 Council on Teaching, Learning, & Research as Scholarship Nursing In the Afternoon: Promoting Academic Success and Retention in First and Second Year Nursing Students
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator
    Award: $1,000

    2001 Nightingale Institute for Health and the Environment Conference Grant for: Environmental Health Nursing Summit
    Stephanie Chalupka, Principal Investigator  
    Award: $3,100

    2001 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control/American Association of Occupational Health Nurses for development of a national core curriculum in environmental health nursing, Cooperative Agreement No. U50/ATU 487537-04.
    Marilyn Edmonds, Principal Investigator;
    Stephanie Chalupka, Co-Investigator
    Award: $16,000

    1997 Association of Occupational and Environmental Health
    Clinics Research Grant  
    Environmental Health in Nursing Education:  A Survey of National League for Nursing Accredited Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the United States.
    Award: $1,000

    1997 Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Phi Chapter Research Grant   
    Environmental Health in Nursing Education:  A
    Survey of National League for Nursing Accredited Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the United States,
    Award: $500

    Selected Professional Honors and Awards

    2001 Appointed to US Environmental Protection Agency
    Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee

    2012 Charlotte Brody Award
    Healthcare without Harm/Practice Green Health

    2012 George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award
    (University Award)
    Worcester State University

    2011 Inducted as a Distinguished Scholar of the
    National Academy of Practice

    2011 Occupational Health Nursing Excellence Award
    Massachusetts Association of Occupational Health Nurses

    2011 Extraordinary Dedication Award
    Worcester State University

    2007 Salute to Nurses: Nursing Faculty Achievement Award
    Boston Globe

    2006 Fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Health
    Nursing
    American Academy of Occupational Health Nursing
           
    2005 Environmental Health Nurse Luminary Award
    American Nurses Association
           
    2005 Honors: Invited Delegate to Protecting Children from Uncertain and Established Chemical Threats
    World Health Organization
        
    2005 Pinning Speaker
    Endicott College

    2004 University of Massachusetts President’s Award for Public Service

    2003 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
    For Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant
    United States Congress

    2002 Invited member of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and National Institute for Nursing Research Roundtable on Environmental Health and Nursing.

    2002 Departmental Teaching Excellence Award
    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    2002 University Faculty Recognition Award
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    National Collegiate Athletic Association/ National Consortium for Academics & Sports/Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society

    2002 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow
    Supported by the Helene Fuld Health Trust

    2002 Appointed to International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/US Public Health Service

    2002 Appointed to US Environmental Protection Agency
    Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee
               
    2001 Outstanding Professional Achievement Alumni
    Award
    Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

    2001 Outstanding Nurse Educator
    Merrimack Valley Nursing Task Force

    2001 University Faculty Recognition Award
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    National Collegiate Athletic Association/ National Consortium for Academics & Sports/Northeastern University Center for Sport in Society
        
    1999 Invited member of the National Strategic Planning
    Taskforce on  The Nursing Workforce and 
    Environmental Health sponsored by
    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
        
    1997 Association of Occupational and Environmental Health Clinics Research Grant for: Environmental Health in Nursing Education:  A Survey of National League for Nursing Accredited Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the US

    1997 Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Phi Chapter Research
    Grant for:  Environmental Health in Nursing Education: 
    A Survey of National League for Nursing Accredited
    Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the United States.
               
    1982 Sigma Theta Tau (Boston College)

    1981 Federal Nurse Traineeship (Boston College)

    1980 Hiatt Scholar (Worcester State College)