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Heidi Fantasia is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, Solomont School of Nursing at University of Massachusetts Lowell and a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner.

Her clinical practice has primarily been in public health, providing sexual and reproductive healthcare to underserved women and men. Dr. Fantasia is a NIH-funded researcher with interests including the intersection of violence and the reproductive health of women, including violence screening, women’s experiences of violence, issues surrounding sexual consent and coercion, and human trafficking. Dr. Fantasia is the current editor for Nursing for Women’s Health and previously served on the editorial advisory boards for Nursing for Women’s Health and the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Additionally she served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health from 2018-2021. She is the author of over 100 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, books, and book chapters that focus on women’s health throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Fantasia received a BSN from Salem State College and MS and PhD from Boston College. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston College prior to joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts.


Heidi Fantasia


Associate Professor & Department Chair

University of Massachusetts Lowell


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