UMass Boston

Laura Hayman

Department Chairman
Quinn Administration Floor 02

Areas of Expertise

Child and Adolescent Health, Prevention of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease, Health Promotion Across the Life Course, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health


BSN: Nursing: University of Pennsylvania
MSN: Nursing of Children: University of Pennsylvania
PhD: Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development: University of Pennsylvania

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Hayman’s program of research and scholarship has focused on prevention of obesity and risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children, adolescents and families.  In collaboration with colleagues from several disciplines, her recent and ongoing clinical, community-based, and translational research includes life course behavioral medicine approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, and research and policy initiatives designed to reduce health disparities and promote health equity. She is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Medical School.

Teaching Expertise

Development and Health Promotion across the Life Course
Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health

Awards and Accomplishments

Fellow, American Heart Association
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
American Heart Association National Meritorious Achievement Award
American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Distinguished Achievement Award
Sigma Theta Tau (SIGMA) International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame