The PhD in nursing program seeks to prepare scholars to be research scientists, educators, and leaders who improve health across the life span with a concentration on urban, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Graduates are expected to lead interdisciplinary research initiatives that advance nursing science through knowledge development and scholarly inquiry.
Students will study with nursing faculty whose research programs address questions that extend across the broad health spectrum, from illness and self-management through health promotion. Collectively, the faculty have expertise in a variety of research interests, such as health issues of women, children, and families; HIV; cancer; mental health; depression; substance abuse; and perinatal injury.
In addition, students will have an opportunity to study with faculty from other Northeastern departments. Our close collaborations with the university’s Institute on Urban Health Research, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, as well as with several Boston area academic health centers, provide opportunities to work across disciplines and to access populations and sites essential for completing a dissertation. Visit the Northeastern University Faculty Research site for more information.