Joan Parise, MS, RN, ANP is the Director of Clinical Affiliations, School of Nursing.  She has extensive clinical experience in adult general medicine, intensive care, primary care, and cardiology.  As an NP she specialized in advanced heart failure and transplant, quality improvement, and clinical education.  

Joan played an integral role in the development of several multidisciplinary heart failure programs in Boston area academic medical centers.  She has led numerous clinical education programs, as well as quality and process improvement initiatives which positively impacted targeted heart failure and CMS outcome measures and readmissions.  She holds certificates in Clinical Microsystems Improvement from Dartmouth Medical School and from the National Heart Failure Training Program.  Joan is an active member of the Heart Failure Society of America and a charter member of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. 

Additional interests include preventive cardiology, heart disease in women, cardiac rhythm management, palliative care, senior care, and holistic health care.  She was certified in Therapeutic Touch through the Boston College School of Nursing.  

Joan joined the IHP in 2019.

  • BS, Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • MS, Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

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

Chapter 3, Section 1: Cardiovascular Disorders: Heart Failure. 

An analysis of the quality and effectiveness of the discharge planning process.


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

Advanced Therapies and Palliative Care for Heart Failure at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Cardiology Conference Series.

Including Heart Failure Patients in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation at Massachusetts Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Integrative Medicine & Holistic Therapies at American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting.

Implantable Device Diagnostics: Clinical Application at Greater Boston Heart Failure Nurses Consortium.
DHMC Heart Failure Quality Improvement Initiative at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cardiology Grand Rounds.

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