Maria Dolce, PhD

Associate Professor

Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

508-999-8582

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Education

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

Teaching

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

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.

Focus on the social determinants of health and health related behavior which contributes to the development of chronic illness across the lifespan. A focus on vulnerable and at-risk populations and their specific chronic disease outcomes frames the teaching-learning methods of this course. A review of various health promotion theories/conceptual models and health related policy supports the student in generating theoretically driven, evidenced-based health promotion interventions for a selected group/population.

Focus on the social determinants of health and health related behavior which contributes to the development of chronic illness across the lifespan. A focus on vulnerable and at-risk populations and their specific chronic disease outcomes frames the teaching-learning methods of this course. A review of various health promotion theories/conceptual models and health related policy supports the student in generating theoretically driven, evidenced-based health promotion interventions for a selected group/population.

Explores complex political, institutional, social and economic forces impacting the higher education environment. Examines leadership challenges for nursing in higher education. Students analyze the research and scholarship of teaching exploring ways of integrating research to create innovation and change. Emphasis is on an integrated synthesis of the research on a selected issue in nursing education or area in the scholarship of teaching.

Teaching

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

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

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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