Maria Dolce, PhD

Associate Professor

Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult



Dion 202A


2009New York UniversityPhD
1985New York UniversityMA
1979New York UniversityBS


  • Interprofessional education
  • Nursing research
  • Nursing leadership
  • Nursing education




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Focus on the pivotal role of theory and theoretical thinking in the exploration, development and advancement of knowledge for nursing practice. Broad areas explored include concept and theory evolution within nursing and related science, and the relationship between concepts, theory, research and practice. Graduate students engage in elucidating the distinctive perspectives of the nursing discipline in promoting health, guiding persons through health care experience and shaping the health care environment.
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Address concepts and theories of health care leadership including transformation, collaboration, and management. This course provides students the opportunity to examine the politics of organizations, explore authentic leadership and its influence on leading and following, and identify disruptive innovations and strategies to manage them in complex organizations. The course prepares students for practice in an expanded role to lead change in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals.
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Research Activities

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Nurse Practitioner-Dentist Model for Primary Care, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Co-Investigator, Center for Integrating Primary Care and Oral Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine


Research Interests

  • Interprofessional collaborative practice models
  • Medical-dental integration
  • Oral-systemic health of older adults

Select publications

Dolce, M. C., Haber, J., Savageau, J. A., Hartnett, E., & Riedy, C. A. (2018).
Integrating oral health into nurse practitioner graduate programs: Results of a U.S. survey
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(11), 638-647.

Dolce, M. C., Parker, J. L., Scott, J., Ramos, C. R., & Da Silva, J. D. (2019).
The adaptation and implementation of a medical-dental electronic health record in an academic dental center.
Applied Clinical Informatics Open, 3(01), e37-e43.

Dolce, M. C., Parker, J. L., Savageau, J. A., & Da Silva, J. D. (2019).
Patient experience among older adults in an academic dental center.
Journal of Dental Education, 83(9), 1039-1046.

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