Dr. Antonia Makosky, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Makosky teaches in the Direct Entry Program. She is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Makosky completed her Masters in Public Health at Boston University in 1990, and her Masters in Nursing at the IHP in 1997. Since then, she has practiced as a home care and hospice nurse, and as a Nurse Practitioner in Homeless Shelters, Internal Medicine, and Community Health Center settings. She also cared for patients at the Partners Isolation Hotel in Revere early during the pandemic. 

Dr. Makosky has taught at the IHP since 2007 and enjoys precepting students at her practice at the MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center. Professional interests include equity and inclusion, global and immigrant health, as well as LGBTQIA health. Prior to NP school Dr. Makosky served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo DRC. Since becoming an NP Dr. Makosky has worked in several additional global health settings, for short term volunteer work as well as longer term assignments with Doctors without Borders. Dr. Makosky serves as School of Nursing Representative on the Institute’s JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Council, and on the Antiracism, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center


  • BA, Psychology and Anthropology, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • MPH, Health Services, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston
  • MS, Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston
  • DNP, Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston
  • Global Health
  • Immigrant Health
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Primary Care

Dr. Makosky has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Makosky's publications on ResearchGate or in her CV. 

Introducing the language of antiracism during graduate school orientation. 

Themes from Using OSCE to Teach Cultural Humility to Nurse Practitioner Students. 

Creating interprofessional learning in practice. 

Using simulation with therapeutic communication to integrate cultural humility for nurse practitioner students. 


See ResearchGate Profile


In addition, Dr. Makosky regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Continental Collaboration: Establishing and Nurturing an 8000-mile Network for Indo-American Interprofessional Education at Collaborating Across Borders. 

Advancing an interprofessional health care partnership: The Crimson Care Collaborative at National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). 

Advancing an Interprofessional Healthcare Partnership: The Crimson Care Collaborative at AACN Master’s in Education Conference.

Learning and Working Together: Developing Interprofessional Education and Training in the Primary Care Setting at Society for General Internal Medicine Interprofessional Education Workshop. 

Implementing an inclusive training exercise for clinical instructors at Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies. 

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Awards and Honors

Award for Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice, Crimson Care Collaborative, 2018

This award honors an individual or team that has distinguished itself in advancing interprofessional education or practice (IPE/P) within, or in collaboration with, MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016

This award honors a distinguished Institute faculty member who has excelled in meeting the excellence in teaching criteria and is recognized by students, faculty colleagues, and other members of the community. It is given to a faculty member who best exemplifies creativity in teaching, is receptive to evaluation, is responsive to the individual learning needs of students, is a mentor to students and faculty alike, and is recognized and respected by professional colleagues.