Dr. Patricia Reidy joined the nursing faculty at MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2004 and is the Director of Community Engagement, School of Nursing.

She has been instrumental in promoting interprofessional education and practice at the MGH Institute. As Principal Investigator she has received over $ 4.1 million dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce to lead initiatives in team-based care for persons living with multiple chronic conditions , support academic-clinical partnerships with MGH Institute in behavioral health and a student-faculty collaborative practice. The Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC) is an interprofessional student-faculty collaborative practice providing primary care with underserved populations across Greater Boston. In 2019 , CCC received the prestigious United States Public Health Services/Interprofessional Education Collaborative National Award for their work addressing public health issues in the community. 

Dr. Reidy was named a Distinguished Fellow and Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in 2013 and received the Institute's Nancy T. Watts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. In 2020, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. 

She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with extensive clinical, managerial, and teaching experience in community health centers. 

  • RN, Fall River Diploma School of Nursing
  • BSN, Fitchburg State College
  • MS, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • DNP, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Her scholarship interests include interprofessional education and collaborative practice; workforce development, simulation, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity in nursing education. 

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Awards and Honors

Excellence in Research Mentoring Award, 2023

First given in 2020, the purpose of this award is to honor a MGH Institute of Health Professions faculty who has excelled as mentor. Mentoring could include research mentoring, professional development and research networking, and guidance on integrating teaching and research. Faculty research mentors at the associate or professor rank are eligible.

Award for Excellence in Advancing Interprofessional Education and Practice, 2022

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.