Inez Tuck PhD, MBA, MDiv, RN, FAAN

Inez Tuck
Dean and Professor, Nursing
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
(617) 643-4547
Office Location: 
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Inez Tuck, PhD, MBA, MDiv, RN, FAAN, has joined the MGH Institute School of Nursing as Professor and Dean. She is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at the Institute.

Dr. Tuck comes to the Institute from North Carolina A&T State University, where she was professor and dean in the university’s School of Nursing. For more than three decades, she served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and North Carolina Central University. 

Dr. Tuck’s academic work has focused extensively on integrative health, the role of spirituality in recovery and coping with serious illness, and the development of nurse leadership. In addition, she has worked to develop successful interventions for families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to homicide.

Dr. Tuck has received extensive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and HRSA. Additionally, she has served on several national and regional nursing leadership committees and boards. Her publication list includes dozens of articles in refereed journals, two books, and several important monographs and book chapters. 

She currently is on the Board of Trustees of Cone Health Hospital Network in Greensboro, NC, and recently served on the Board of Directors of the Cone Health Foundation.

Dr. Tuck has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University-Greensboro, Master of Nursing from the University of Florida-Gainesville, PhD from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, MBA from the University of Tennessee, and Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University.


Journals, Refereed (*denotes data-based publications)

Tuck, I. (2014). Does the concept of dignity warrant further research, and can the work be moved forward? Research in Gerontological Nursing. (Guest editorial).

* Tuck, I., Anderson, L. B. & Baliko, B. (2014) Under review in Global Qualitative Nursing Research. Thriving after the Homicide Death of a Family Member: A Post-Intervention Review.

Tuck, I. (2014). Introduction to this Special Issue of Spirituality and Mental Health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(4)236-237. Invited Guest Editor.

Tuck, I. & Anderson, L.B. (2014). Forgiveness, Flourishing, and Resilience: The Influences of Expressions of Spirituality on Mental Health Recovery. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(4), 277-282.

*Robins, J., McCain, N.L., Elswick Jr., R. K. Walter, J. M. Gray, D. P. & Tuck, I. (2013). “Psychoneuroimmunology-Based Stress Management during Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Early Breast Cancer,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, Article ID 372908, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/372908

*Tuck, I. (2012) A critical review of a spirituality intervention. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34(6), 712-735. doi: 10.1177/0193945911433891.


BSN, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University-Greensboro
MN, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, University of Florida-Gainesville
PhD, Child Development and Family Relations, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
MBA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
MDiv, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA

Curriculum Vitae