Kaveri Roy, DNP, RN joined the School of Nursing faculty as Assistant Professor in August 2015. She has acute care, management, education, and community health experience in the areas of emergency nursing and hospice and palliative nursing. In 2014, Dr. Roy earned her DNP in Public Health Nurse Leader track at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

At the MGH Institute, Dr. Roy currently teaches first semester Pathophysiology to all prelicensure students. She has taught Medical/surgical Nursing, Health Assessment, and Community Health nursing. Dr. Roy is a also a Scholarly Project advisor in the areas of hospice and palliative care, public health, and social justice. In, 2021, she received one of the IHP's highest accolades, the Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has also received the Advisor of the Year Award twice, and the Pillars of Excellence Award for Collaboration. Dr. Roy is also a TEAL Fellow. Dr. Roy is the Chair of the School of Nursing Policy Committee. She is also on the CCRC in the Faculty Senate. Dr. Roy serves as the advisor to the Student Group, Students for Equity and Antiracism (SEA).

Dr. Roy's areas of research are palliative care and social justice in education. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses Association. She has served on two local boards- Healthy Waltham, as Vice-President, and the Boston Area Gleaners, as Treasurer. She has also served on Massachusetts Department of Health committees on palliative care and cancer survivorship.

  • BS, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California San Diego
  • RN, Mass Bay Community College
  • DNP, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • End-of-life decision making
  • Hospice and palliative care education
  • Development and evaluation of hospice nurse residencies
  • Student mentorship
  • First-generation/underrepresented student support and success

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

Social justice in nursing education: A way forward.

Medical aid in dying: What every nurse needs to know. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the trajectory. 

Frequently asked questions about palliative care. 


see researchgate profile 



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

Monagle, J. & Roy, K. Making Clinical Judgements through a Lens Of Inclusivity. International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP): Spain. Accepted. 2022

Hunt, K., Bernstein, S., Roy, K. Changing the Climate: Highlighting Moral Courage in Nursing Education. NLN Summit. Poster presentation. Accepted. 2022

Cox, R. & Roy, K. (Podium). Incorporating intersectionality in nursing education. AACN Diversity Symposium. Accepted. 2021

Roy, K. Hunt, K., Sakai, K., & Fletcher, K. (Poster). Addressing the hidden curriculum in nursing education. AACN Diversity Symposium. Accepted. 2021

Sakai, K., Kanazawa, C., King, C., Campbell, N., Lanni, J., Breakey, S., Hunt, K., Simmonds, K., Swales, S., Roy, K. & Reidy, P. (Podium). JEDI curriculum integration: Bridging the gaps in nursing education programs. Social Justice Conference, Boston, MA. Accepted. 2021

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Awards and Honor

Advisor of the Year, 2022, 2021

Awarded by MGH Institute of Health Professions Student Organization

Pillars of Excellence Award, 2022

Team and Individual awards. Awarded by Mass General Brigham.

Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2021

This award honors a distinguished Institute 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.

NERBNA Excellence in Leadership Award, 2021

Awarded by New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA)