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Frances Medaglia


Associate Professor

Frances Medaglia has over 40 years of experience in the field of health care delivery. A certified adult nurse practitioner, Dr. Medaglia holds a PhD in Health Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University, a Master’s degree in Gerontological Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a BSN from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has worked most of her career in the public health arena first delivering primary care services to older adults and then as Public Health Nurse Advisor within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Her more than 30 year tenure with the state health department included introducing the role of the nurse practitioner to the state’s largest public health hospital, coordinating the statewide asthma surveillance program for the CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking initiative and as the Assistant Director for Policy & Research with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Dr. Medaglia served for 12 years as a member of the MDPH Institutional Review Board/ Health Utilization Review Committee. Here at RMU she teaches DNP 650 Epidemiology and Population Health, DNP 660 and NUR 710 Quality Improvement in Healthcare. Dr. Medaglia is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nurses. She serves on the Boards at Youville House/Youville Place, and the Boston Museum of Science Volunteer Service League. Dr. Medaglia is an active member of the Burlington (Massachusetts) Medical Reserve Corp (MRC).