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

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Immigrant Health
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Primary Care


Makosky, A., Pittmann, R., and Mohammed, C. Cross Continental Collaboration: Establishing and Nurturing an 8000-mile Network for Indo-American Interprofessional Education. Collaborating Across Borders. Indianapolis, IN 2019

Reidy, P., and Makosky, A. Advancing an interprofessional health care partnership: The Crimson Care Collaborative. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Atlanta, GA 2019

Reidy, P., and Makosky, A. Advancing an Interprofessional Healthcare Partnership: The Crimson Care Collaborative. AACN Master’s in Education Conference, Tampa, FL 2019

Weinstein, A., Reidy, P., Shea, K., Makosky, A., Cohen, M., Simon, L. Collin, CR, John, Merson, J., Williams, R. Learning and Working Together: Developing Interprofessional Education and Training in the Primary Care Setting. Society for General Internal Medicine Interprofessional Education Workshop. Boston, MA 2017

Makosky, A. Implementing an inclusive training exercise for clinical instructors. Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies. Breckenridge, CO 2017

Cahn, P. S., Makosky, A., Truong, K. A., Young, I., Boutin Jr, E. R., Chan-Smutko, G., ... & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2022). Introducing the language of antiracism during graduate school orientation. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 15(1), 1.

Ndiwane AN, Makosky A, Flaherty K, Truong K, Young I. (2020). Themes from Using OSCE to Teach Cultural Humility to Nurse Practitioner Students. Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal, 1 (3), 69–75.DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20170817-11

Makosky, A. (2019). Case study: Peripheral Arterial Disease. In Neal-Boylan, L. Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner. In press. 

Weinstein A, Reidy P, Simon L, Makosky A, Merson J, Williams R, Collin A, and Cohen M. (2018). Creating interprofessional learning in practice. The Clinical Teacher, 15, 1-9. doi: 10.1111/tct.12966 

Ndiwane AN, Baker NC, Makosky A, Reidy P, and Guarino AJ. (2017) Using simulation with therapeutic communication to integrate cultural humility for nurse practitioner students. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(9), 567-571. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20170817-11

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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.