Faculty & Staff

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Mary M. Aruda, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP

  • Clinical Assistant Professor Family Nurse Practitioner, University Health Services
  • Telephone: 617-287-5951
  • Office Location: S-03-23

Areas of Expertise

Health Promotion Over Lifespan, Adolescent Health and Sexuality, Families and Children with Special Health Care Needs, Early Identification and Management of Lupus


PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell
MSN, Boston University
BSN, Cornell University
Cert., University of Massachusetts Boston (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Aruda’s research has focused on unprotected sexual activity in adolescent females and identified a new motivator, fertility fears in at-risk populations. In addition, she has assessed parental concerns for their children with special health care needs. She serves as Chair of the Content Expert Panel for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners for the American Nurses Credentialing Center and serves as a HRSA reviewer for the Maternal Child Health Bureau. Dr. Aruda is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over twenty years of clinical experience in Adolescent Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, where she was also nursing faculty in the Maternal Child Health Bureau’s Leadership Education in Adolescent Health multidisciplinary training program. Dr. Aruda continues a long standing relationship as an educational consultant with Boston’s anti-poverty agency, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Boston Family Planning Program. She was recently appointed to the board of the Lupus Foundation of New England.

Teaching Expertise
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Awards and Accomplishments
Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners