June Andrews Horowitz, uploaded 2/3/22

June Andrews Horowitz, PhD she/her/hers

Associate Dean / Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Community

Curriculum Vitae




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1982New York UniversityPhD
1975Rutgers UniversityMS
1973School of Nursing, Boston CollegeBS


  • Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • PhD dissertation advisement
  • DNP scholarly project advisement
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project advisement




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Increased understanding of the role of the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse by working with a preceptor. Students interview, assess, diagnose children, adolescents & adults presenting with psychiatric disorders & mental health issues. Treatment plans are developed that reduce risk and promote & maximize mental health. Over the semester, students' progress to an increasingly independent role as an advanced practice nurse. Clinical issues associated with transition to the advanced practice role are discussed.


Research activities

  • Horowitz, J. (PI), Posmontier, B (Co-I), Geller, P (Co-I), & Ma, T (Co-I). (2021-2022). Momma Connect mhealth application for Women with Postpartum Depression and their Infants. Mass Ventures Acorn Innovation Grant.
  • Posmontier, B. (PI), Horowitz, J.A., Geller, P., Elgohail, M., Ma, T. (2021-2022). Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing Stratton Foundation Pilot Grant for Health Services. Mother-Baby Interaction/Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Mobile Health Technology.
  • Developing and testing a mHealth app for women with PPD and their infants


Research awards

  • $ 16,250 awarded by Massachusetts Technology Corporation for Momma Connect MHealth application for Women with Postpartum Depression and their Infants


Research interests

  • Family mental health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Mother-infant interaction
  • Intervention delivery via mHealth
  • Mental health across vulnerable populations

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Posmontier, B., Geller, P., Horowitz, J., Elgohail, M., Chiarello, L. (2022).
    Intensive perinatal mental health programs in the United States: A call to action
    Psychiatric Services, TBA
  • DiSanza, C.B., Geller, P.A., Bonacquisti, A., Posmontier, B., Horowitz, J.A., Chiarello, L.A. (2020).
    A stepped care model of patient navigation to enhance engagement with perinatal mental health care
    Health Equity, 4, 484-488.
  • Horowitz, J.A., & Posmontier (2020).
    A call to action: Reclaiming our PMH APN heritage
    Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 34, 351-354.
  • Horowitz, J. A. Posmontier, B., Chiarello, L. A., & Geller, P. A (2019).
    Introducing mother-baby interaction therapy for mothers with postpartum depression and their infants.
    Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33, 225-231.
  • Geller, P., Posmontier, B., Horowitz, J. Bonacquisti, A., Chiarello, L. (2018).
    Introducing mother baby connections: A model of intensive perinatal mental health outpatient programming.
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine,, 41, 600-613.

Dr. June Andrews Horowitz joined UMass Dartmouth in 2016 as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and Professor at the College of Nursing. She is also Professor Emerita at Boston College, where she served on the faculty of the William F. Connell School of Nursing for most of her career. Immediately prior to joining UMass Dartmouth, she served as Associate Dean for Research at the College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  Dr. Horowitz received her BS in nursing from Boston College, her MS in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, and her PhD in nursing research and theory development from New York University. In her scholarship, she has made significant scientific contributions regarding family mental health, most notably from investigations concerning postpartum depression (PPD) and maternal-infant interaction quality. Additionally, she has conducted school-based research, and has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has published and presented extensively. Dr. Horowitz is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a board certified Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. She is an Executive Board member for Mother-Baby Connections, an intensive out-patient program in Philadelphia for women who experience perinatal mental health disorders and their infants. In addition, Dr. Horowitz is President-elect, a member of the Board of Directors, and current co-chair of the Conference Planning Committee for the International Family Nursing Association.

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