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Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FNAP

Research Director for Department of Nursing, Frances A. Matsuda Chair in Women's Health & Professor

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 412
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-4917
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Holly Fontenot is a Professor and the Francis A. Masuda Chair in Women’s Health at the UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. She is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has extensive experiences as an educator mentoring the next generation of nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing scholars.

To address current health care challenges, she is committed to fostering nurses to become leaders of clinical and scientific teams, unleash their creativity and utilize innovative strategies to engage marginalized communities, promote health in multicultural environments, and actively disseminate nursing scholarship to multidisciplinary audiences.

Dr. Fontenot’s scholarly focus is on promotion of health for women and adolescents. Her work, in collaboration with colleagues across disciplines seeks to address health disparities and answer questions with direct clinical applications. Her key areas of interest include adolescent and young adult vaccination, cancer prevention (with a particular focus on HPV associated cancers), sexual health, and LGBT health. Notably, her research teams have been funded by both federal and foundation grants, including the National Institute of Health, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society.

She is an Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA. Dr. Fontenot is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Adult/Child Combined Immunization Workgroup and is nursing leader at the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. Prior to joining UH she was an Associate Professor and Director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Boston College. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Her work has produced numerous publications, multimedia products, and she one of the editors/authors of Protocols for Nurse Practitioners in Gynecologic Settings.

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