Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, PhD, RN

Patricia Lussier
Assistant Dean for Student Support and Clinical Facilitation, Assistant Professor
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
(617) 726-7894
Office Location: 
Shouse- 253

Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, PhD, RN, is Assistant Dean for Student Support and Clinical Facilitation and Assistant Professor of the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions.  She is also a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at the Institute.

Pat's specialty areas in teaching and practice are in health promotion, health policy, community health nursing, history of nursing, and leadership in nursing.

She was the Institute Faculty Chair from April 2007 through August 2008.

She has served on numerous committees including the School of Nursing Faculty Committee Policy Committee, Generalist Level Committee, Advanced Practice Committee, Track Coordinators Group, and the Institute's Strategic Planning Group, Diversity Committee and Academic Council.

Pat has extensive experience in community and public health. She was the Director of Community Programs in a home health agency, Director of Clinical Services at a family planning clinic, and a clinical supervisor and consultant for community-based HIV prevention and education programs.

Research Interests

  • Program evaluation
  • Community health
  • Nursing Education


PhD, University of MA - Lowell/Boston, 2001
MS, University of MA - Worcester, 1990
BS, University of Utah, 1980
BA, Biology, Merrimack College, 1973



J. O’Sullivan and Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, Adolescent homelessness, nursing and public health policy, Policy, Politics & Nursing, 7(1) 2006, 73-77.


Sheila Davis, Inge Corless, Linda Andrist, Patricia Lussier-Duynstee and P. Daost, Capturing the role of nurses in human rights, International Council of Nurses, 2009.



Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, “Health Promotion Theories and Adolescence.” Presentation to the AHEC, Manchester, NH on October 1, 2003.

Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, “The utility of case study research methodology: Community Readiness for Needle Exchange.” Presentation to the Qualitative Research Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 1, 2005.

Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, “Executive Nurse Leadership Conference.” Presentation to the The Institute of Healthcare Leadership, Cambridge, MA on October 1, 2008.

Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, “Executive Nurse Leadership Conference.” Presentation to the The Institute of Healthcare Leadership, Cambridge, MA on October 1, 2009.


Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, Case Study as a Research Methodology, Presentation presented to the UMASS Lowell, Doctoral Nursing Program. Qualitative Research Course, on October 1, 2004.


BA, Biology, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
BSN, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
MS, Nursing Administration, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
PhD, Nursing/Health Promotion/Health Policy, University of Massachusetts, Lowell/Boston