Faculty & Staff

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Teri Aronowitz, PhD, FNP

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
  • Telephone: 617.287.7493
  • Office Location: S-03-11

Areas of Expertise

Promoting Resilience in Urban at-Risk Minority Youth, Sexual Health Issues, Mother-Daughter Sexual Communication, Sexual Assault


PhD, University of Rochester
MSN, University of Massachusetts Amherst
FNP, East Carolina University
BSN, Vermont College
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Teri Aronowitz has served as a nurse practitioner in urban settings for more than 25 years. Her clinical and research interests focus on promoting sexual health, and she has authored several publications in this area. Currently, Professor Aronowitz is beginning a collaborative relationship with Dr. Pavlovich in the Pediatric Department at Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center. She has developed and will be testing the LUMBA project, a mother/preadolescent daughter randomized controlled trial aimed at increased sexual communication to delay sexual debut. Additionally, Professor Aronowitz will be exploring the geopolitical differences between the Dutch and Cuban models of sexual education in an effort to influence policy in the United States. She will remain an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and will continue to practice per diem at BU Student Health Services.

Teaching Expertise
Advanced Health Assessment, Health Promotion, Human Sexuality

Awards and Accomplishments
Distinguished Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society
Fellow, Maternal Child Health Bureau, Leadership Education in Adolescent Health, University of Rochester
Teacher of the Year, University of Manitoba
Clinical Nurse Specialist Trainee Grant, VA Medical Center Northampton, MA
Margaret Tutterly Award for the Improvement of Women’s Position in Society, Vermont College
Reviewer, Journal of Family Nursing & RINAH
Executive Editor, Journal of American College Health
Research Committee Chair, By-Laws Committee, Sigma Theta Tau, Omicron Chapter