The school’s doctoral program, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, prepares students as researchers and scholars to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing health care, such as aging populations, pain and symptom science and women’s health and birth outcomes.
Corazzini will be responsible for ensuring that graduates of the doctoral program are well prepared to engage in research and scholarship that enhance the field of nursing, influence health care, and spark new approaches to scientific questions. She will oversee the recruitment, retention, and advancement of doctoral students; develop and implement new initiatives to advance their research capacity; and facilitate interprofessional interactions and learning.
Corazzini has an extensive background in nursing education and research. She joins UMSON from Duke University, where she was an associate professor with tenure in the School of Nursing, a member of the graduate faculty and senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.
Corazzini is a renowned researcher with a focus on person-centered long-term care, both domestically and globally; the organizational context of residential long-term care of older adults; and the regulation of nursing care in long-term care internationally. She served as a Fulbright Schuman Scholar from 2015 to 2016 and a senior research fellow with City University of London, Division of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, London, United Kingdom. She has authored more than 80 published research papers and more than 60 abstracts and has contributed to more than 30 research projects that have received more than $4 million in funding.
Corazzini earned a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She was selected as a HERS Fellow in 2017 and has been a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America since 2012.
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