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Heidi Collins Fantasia

Associate Professor of Nursing, UMass Lowell

Heidi Collins Fantasia, Ph.D., is an associate professor and department chair in the Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience providing women’s health care in public and private settings. Her research interests include the intersection of violence and reproductive health, including physical and sexual violence and human trafficking. She has numerous publications and presentations related to women’s health issues including sexual risk behaviors, sexually transmitted infections, and intimate partner violence. Dr. Fantasia is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health from 2019-2021. Fantasia is the editor for the journal "Nursing for Women’s Health" and the lead editor and author for "Protocols for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings."


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Nursing , UMass Lowell