Faculty & Staff

Teri Aronowitz, PhD, FNP, FAAN

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing


photo of Teri Aronowitz

Areas of Expertise

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


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

Dr. Aronowitz’s overarching goal as a scholar and researcher is to advance the science of sustainable, evidenced-based care for sexual health promotion, and she has authored several publications in this area. To date, she has studied mother-daughter relationships [African-American & Palestinian women], healthcare providers and their clients [homeless youth, children at risk for human trafficking, incarcerated individuals], peer to peer advocacy [college student peer Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and substance misuse intervention, PrEP for at-risk populations, debunking of deeply held myths about sexuality and gender roles. Her goal is primary prevention of HIV, Human Papilloma Virus [HPV], Hepatitis B Virus [HBV], and Hepatitis C Virus [HCV] infections in high-risk populations in the United States [college students and HPV prevention] and sub Saharan Africa [particularly in Malawi] to prevent cancers that are caused by these infections. She is also an experienced clinician trained in colposcopy, for cervical cancer screening. 

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
Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing