Mary McCurry

Mary Mccurry, PhD


College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult




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University of Massachusetts AmherstBS in Zoology & Psychology
Bristol Community CollegeADN
University of Massachusetts DartmouthMSN
Boston CollegePhD in Nursing





Focuses on conceptual and methodological issues employed in health care research. Emphasizes two and three-way analyses of variance (ANOVA); multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA); repeated measures analysis of variance; linear regression models for continuous and binary outcomes; nonlinear regression models analyzing both epidemiologic and clinical data; path analysis; and factor analysis. Examines violations of model assumptions (multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, measurement error) with an emphasis on nursing and health care questions and concrete tasks facing an investigator planning and executing a study. Students use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for data mining and statistical analyses.


Research Interests

  • Teaching with technology/ millennial learners
  • Family caregivers
  • Decision-making
  • Nursing philosophy and theory

Select publications

  • Tyo, M., McCurry, M. K., Horowitz, J., Elliott, K.
    Predictors of Resilience and Burden in Family Caregivers of Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder
    Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • Tyo, M. & McCurry, M.
    An Integrative Review: Measuring Caregiver Burden in Family Caregivers of Care Recipients with Substance Abuse Disorder (SAD)
    Nursing Research
  • Corey, K., McCurry, M., Sethares, K., Bourbonierre, M., Hirschman, K., & Meghani, S.
    The Post-caregiving Health Model: A theoretical framework for understanding the health of former family caregivers of persons with dementia
    Advances in Nursing Science
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