Raquel Y. Reynolds, PhD, RN, MSN, PHCNS-BC

Raquel Reynolds
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
(617) 643-2915
Office Location: 
Shouse - 221

Dr. Reynolds is an adult health nurse and public health clinical nurse specialist dedicated to health promotion and health education. After 25 years of experience in acute care, outpatient, home health, rehabilitation settings, Dr. Reynolds knows and understands nursing care delivery in a variety of settings.

Dr. Reynolds began teaching in 2005 and has taught adult health, evidence based practice, public/community health nurse, capstone both in clinical, skills lab, and in the classroom in various colleges and universities.

She has recently added online teaching in the teaching and learning courses at the Health Professions Education program at the MGH Institute. Dr. Reynolds has served on the steering committee of the School of Nursing's Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health since its inception.

Research Interests

The relationship between work stress and metabolic health outcomes in adults. The association of health literacy and health outcomes.


ADN, Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK
BSN, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
MSN, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
PhD, Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


Nicholas, P. K., Breakey, S., Tagliareni, E., Tuck, I., Neal-Boylan, L., Ladd, E., Corless, I. B., Reynolds, R. Y., Simmonds, K., & Lussier-Duynstee, P. (In press, 2019). Advancing a School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health. Annual Review of Nursing Research.

Reynolds, R. (2019). Prevalence and Characteristics of Prediabetes in Workers in Industry. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Under revision: JAN-2019-0612.

Reynolds, R., Smoller, S., Allen, A., Nicholas, P. (2019). Health literacy and health outcomes in persons living with HIV disease: A systematic review. AIDS and Behavior, online, p. 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10461-019-02432-9

Reynolds, RY. (2017). Prevalence and characteristics of prediabetes in workers in industry. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas ScholarWorks. University of Texas Libraries.

Garcia, A.A., Zuniga, J., Reynolds, R., Cairapoma, L., & Sumlin, L. (2015). Evaluation of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes Scale with Mexican Americans. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(3), 279-286.

Curriculum Vitae