Academic Title

Clinical Professor, Nursing

Research Interests
  • Family Health
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Nursing Education
  • Men in Nursing
Research Summary

I am a board-certified Maternal-Newborn Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of experience. I am a certified Nurse Educator and have worked in Nursing Education for over 15 years. My recent research focuses on men’s experiences with partners who have postpartum depression as well as sexual behaviors of college students. I have also explored the experiences of male nursing students.

  • Ph.D., Nursing: Health Promotion, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • MSN, Nursing Education, Salem State University
  • BSN, Nursing, Rush University
Areas of Expertise
  • Nursing
  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • Nursing Education
Recent Publications

Ierardi, J. A., Fantasia, H. C., Mawn, B.E. & Driscoll, J.W. (2019). The experience of men whose partners have postpartum depression. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(6), 434-444.
doi: 10.1177/1078390319849102p110.1177/1078390319849102

Fantasia, H. C., Sutherland. M.A., Fontenot, H. & Ierardi, J. A. (2014). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about contraceptive and sexual consent among college women. Journal of Forensic Nursing10(4), 199-207.
doi: 1097/JFN0000000000000046