Maryellen Brisbois

Maryellen Brisbois, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Community



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St. Vincent Hospital School of NursingDiploma
Assumption CollegeBS
Worcester State CollegeMS
University of Massachusetts WorcesterPhD


  • Community Nursing




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Analyze the philosophical underpinnings and development of qualitative research methods. Critically examine qualitative research designs, data collection and methods for analysis and interpretation of findings from a variety of disciplines. Critically examine evaluation criteria and ethical concerns related to qualitative research with human subjects.
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Research activities

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Cancer Care, Symptomology and Disparities
  • Global Health Interventions Among Vulnerable Groups
  • Impact of Global Service Learning


Research interests

  • Global Health
  • Health and Health Care Disparities
  • Chronic Illness
  • Global Service Learning
  • Social Determinants of Health

Select publications

  • Murphy, J.M., Chin, E.D., Westlake, C., Asselin, M. & Brisbois, M.D. (2021).
    Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse spirituality, stress, coping, spiritual well-being and intent to leave nursing: A Mixed method study
    Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • Brisbois, M.D. & Pereira H.R. (2019).
    Bridging the Atlantic: Optimizing health of vulnerable community aggregates through international student exchange
    Education for Health, 32, 3, 136-140.
  • Pereira, H. R., Brisbois, M.D., Silva, H.O., & Stover, C.M. (2018).
    Learning beyond expectations: Evaluation of an international nursing student exchange.
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8, 2, 72-82.
  • Brisbois, M. D., Oliveira, H.O., Pereira, H. R., & Sethares, K.A. (2016).
    Self-perceived health and quality of life among Azorean deportees: a cross sectional descriptive study
    Springerplus, 5,1
  • Brisbois, M. (2014).
    An interpretive description of chemotherapy-induced premature menopause among Latinas with breast cancer
    Oncology Nursing Forum, 4, E282-289.

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