Faculty & Staff

Linda G. Dumas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing


photo of Linda Dumas

Areas of Expertise

Sociology, Urban Community, Geriatrics/Long Term Care, Workforce Diversity


PhD, MA, MSN, BSN, Boston University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Linda Dumas' research interest is in providing excellent educational resources to a diverse urban population of nursing students so they may graduate with the skills to provide exceptional service and better represent the populations served by the nursing workforce. Furthermore, she seeks resources for improved access to underserved populations. Dumas has been an urban nurse since the beginning of her nursing career. Her early practice was at Boston City Hospital as a staff nurse, where she set up two Clinical Research Centers. In 1999, she became an adult nurse practitioner with a specialty in long-term care. She is currently an independent provider credentialed by Medicare, Mass Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. She has a small geriatric practice in several area nursing homes where she works with nursing home residents and their families. Dumas has served on the Board of the Harbor Health Services for six years. The Board oversees six community health centers, including Neponset HC in Dorchester and Geiger Gibson HC in Columbia Point. She received tenure with distinction in urban service in 1991. She is involved with the Schweitzer Foundation, Project Care and Concern, Madison Park High, and has partnerships with local schools and area hospitals as Project Director for two Workforce Diversity grants  for the years 2003-06 and 2007-10.

Teaching Expertise
Urban Community Nursing, Health Assessment, Pharmacology, Chronic Illness, Social Gerontology

Awards and Accomplishments
HRSA, Workforce Diversity Grant