Mirinda Tyo

Mirinda Tyo '19 she/her

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae



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2001Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Gulfport, MSASN
2004University of North Alabama - Florence, ALBSN
2011University of North Alabama - Florence, ALMSN
2019University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, MAPhD


  • NUR 250 Knowledge Foundations in Nursing
  • NUR 326 Care of Adults Acute and Chronic
  • NUR 553 Pharmacology for Advance Nursing Practice
  • NUR 455 Senior Nursing Mentorship


Research activities

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Internal Seed Grant: Identifying Factors that Promote Resilience among Direct Support Professionals during COVID-19 for Intervention Development
  • Exploring the needs of family caregivers of individuals with SUD: An E-Delphi study
  • Community Engaged Research Partnership Initiative Fellowship: Community Based Participatory Research to Promote Resilience in Families of Individuals with Substance Use Disorder
  • Theta Kappa Research Committee Grant: Exploring the Needs of Family Caregivers of Individuals with SUD During COVID-19
  • Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate’s Mastery & Attitudes (No Stigma): A stepwise simulation intervention to reduce opioid use disorder stigma in undergraduate and graduate nursing students


Research interests

  • Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Caregiver Resilience
  • Transition to Practice
  • Clinical Reasoning

Select publications

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Brown Tyo, M., McCurry, M., Horowitz, J., & Elliot, K. (2021).
    Predictors of Burden and Resilience in Family Caregivers of Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.
    Journal of Nursing Addiction, doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000412.
  • Tyo, M.B., McCurry, M., Horowtiz, J., & Elliot, K. (2021).
    Perceived stressors and support in family caregivers of individuals with OUD.
    Journal of Addictions Nursing, 40
  • Tyo, M. & McCurry, M. (2020).
    An Integrative Review of Measuring Caregiver Burden in Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
    Nursing Research, 69, 391-398.
  • Tyo, M., and McCurry, M. K. (2018).
    An integrative review of clinical reasoning teaching strategies and outcome evaluation in nursing education.
    Nursing Education Perspective, 40, 11-17.
  • Schuler, M., Tyo, M., & Barnett, K. (2021).
    Nursing student perceptions of required online educational programs utilized outside the classroom.
    Nurse Education Today, 105, 105048.

Dr. Tyo is a board-certified trauma nurse and an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has over 15 years of clinical expertise working in the emergency department caring for patients with OUD and SUD. Her program of research focuses on family members impacted by SUD, and she has published several research articles on the experiences of family members including caregiver burden and resilience. She also has seven years of combined experience teaching with simulation in her current faculty role and as a clinical educator in the emergency department.

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