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Inge Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN

Inge Corless
Professor
Department: 
Nursing
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
Phone: 
(617) 726-8018
Office Location: 
Shouse - 209

Dr. Inge B. Corless, a Professor in the School of Nursing, is a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at the Institute.

She served as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2003-2005, President of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in 1997, and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 1983. Dr. Corless was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), on July 20, 2011, at their 22nd International Nursing Research Congress, in Cancun, Mexico. In April 2013, Dr. Corless was presented the Excellence in Nursing Research Award by the  Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and in April, 2014, Dr. Corless was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in recognition of her scholarship.

An international expert in palliative/hospice care as well as HIV/AIDS, Dr. Corless has influenced nurses and other health care providers through her teaching, scholarship, and provision of direct care.

Earlier in her career, she left the University of Michigan where she had been researching the hospice movement to co-found St Peters Hospice in Albany, NY. She was also a member of the first board of directors of the New York State Hospice Association, and served as Chair of the Research Committee both for the National Hospice Organization and subsequently for the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization.

Thereafter, Dr. Corless was appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California- San Francisco.

At the MGH Institute, Dr. Corless and her colleague Dr. Patrice Nicholas received grant funding from the Bureau of Health Professions to establish an HIV/AIDS specialization for nurse practitioners. The HIV/AIDS Certificate continues today in a distance-learning format.

Dr. Corless has been a member of the International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network since its inception with numerous published articles on the management of symptoms for HIV-infected persons. 

Her career includes extensive work in South Africa on adherence in HIV/AIDS treatment and care. Dr. Corless has led a number of groups of students and alumni of the School of Nursing for international health experiences to southern Africa, and each group has blogged about the experience:

Since 2005 these practical are part of a School of Nursing academic course that includes an international experience.


Research Interests

  1. HIV/AIDS symptom management
  2. Depression and grief in HIV
  3. Adherence
  4. Caring in nursing
  5. Health literacy

Publications

Lilienfeld E, Nicholas PK, Breakey S, Corless IB., Addressing climate change through a nursing lens within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nurs Outlook. 2018 Sep;66(5):482-494. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.06.010.  Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Corless IB, Nardi D, Milstead JA, Larson E, Nokes KM, Orsega S, Kurth AE, Kirksey KM, Woith W. Expanding nursing's role in responding to global pandemics 5/14/2018. Nurs Outlook. 2018 Jul - Aug;66(4):412-415. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.06.003. Epub 2018 Jun 28. No abstract available.

Sabone MB, Mogobe KD, Matshediso E, Shaibu S, Ntsayagae EI, Corless IB, Cuca YP, Holzemer WL, Dawson-Rose C, Baez SSS, Rivero-Mendz M, Webel AR, Eller LS, Reid P, Johnson MO, Kemppainen J, Reyes D, Nokes K, Wantland D, Nicholas PK, Lingren T, Portillo CJ, Sefcik E, Long-Middleton E. A qualitative description of service providers' experiences of ethical issues in HIV care. Nurs Ethics. 2018 Jan 1:969733017753743. doi: 10.1177/0969733017753743. [Epub ahead of print]

Webel AR, Perazzo JD, Dawson-Rose C, Smith C, Nicholas PK, Rivero-Méndez M, Solís-Báez SS, Eller LS, Johnson MO, Corless IB, Lindgren T, Holzemer WL, Kemppainen JK, Reid P, Mogobe KD, Matshediso E, Nokes K, Portillo CJ. A multinational qualitative investigation of the perspectives and drivers of exercise and dietary behaviors in people living with HIV. Appl Nurs Res. 2017 Oct;37:13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

Corless IB, Hoyt AJ, Tyer-Viola L, Sefcik E, Kemppainen J, Holzemer WL, Eller LS, Nokes K, Phillips JC, Dawson-Rose C, Rivero-Mendez M, Lipinge S, Chaiphibaalsarisdi P, Portillo CJ, Chen WT, Webel AR, Brion J, Johnson MO, Voss J, Hamilton MJ, Sullivan KM, Kirksey KM & Nicholas PK (July 2017) 90-90-90-Plus: Maintaining Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapies AIDS Patient Care STDS  31(5) 227-236.

See Curriculum Vitae for complete list.

PubMed listing of 62 Corless publications, with abstracts

Presentations

Corless, I.B., Sefcik, E., Hamilton, M.J., Lindgren, T., Dawson, C.R., Nicholas, P.K., Holzemer, W., Portillo, C., Mogobe, D., Kemppainen, J., Webel, A., Nokes, K., Rivero-Mendez, M., Cuca, Y., Winter, S., Jian, W., Matshediso, E., Sanzaro-Eller, L., Reyes, D., Johnson, M.O., Huang, E., Solis, S. & Wantland, D. (2014). Life intervenes: HIV is not #1 on the list in educating persons living with HIV. For presentation at ANAC, November, 2014.

Corless, I.B., Hoyt, A., Lindgren, T., Eller, L.S., Tyer-Viola, L., Kemppainen, J., Rivero-Mendez, M., Nokes, K.,  Philips, J.C., Sullivan, K., Dawson Rose, C.,  Chaiphibalsarisdi, P., Kirksey, K., Holzemer, W.L., Voss, J., Sefcik, E., Brion, J.,  Johnson, M.O., Cuca, Y., Iipinge, S., Portillo, C., Huang, E., Reid, P., Hickey, D.,  Chen, W.T., Webel, A., Maryland, M., Leon, M. & Nicholas, P.K. (2013). Why do  women stop taking antiretroviral medications? Eastern Nursing Research Society  25th Annual Scientific Sessions.  April 18, 2013.

Corless, I.B., Hoyt, A., Lindgren, T., Eller, L.S., Tyer-Viola, L., Kemppainen, J., Rivero-Mendez, M., Nokes, K.,  Philips, J.C., Sullivan, K., Dawson Rose, C., Chaiphibalsarisdi, P., Kirksey, K., Holzemer, W.L., Voss, J., Sefcik, E., Brion, J., Johnson, M.O., Cuca, Y., Iipinge, S., Portillo, C., Huang, E., Reid, P., Hickey, D., Chen, W.T., Webel, A., Nicholas, P.K. Why did you decide to stop taking antiretroviral medications?  Poster presentation. International AIDS Society meeting, Washington, D.C., July 24, 2012.


Education

BSN, Boston University, Boston, MA
MA, Sociology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
PhD, Brown University, Providence, RI

Postdoctoral work as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco

Curriculum Vitae