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Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Dean & Professor

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 402
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-8522
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Mary G. Boland is Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. At the University of Hawaii, she is committed to shaping the future of nursing education and scholarship for Hawaii and the Pacific region. Today, the school is increasing enrollments and adding a master’s entry track to address the shortage of entry level practitioners and develop leaders in nursing; conducting research to identify and address significant chronic health programs; and deepening our relationships with our local and global communities. We are leading the way in use of technology to remove geographic distance as a barrier to graduate education. Master and doctoral programs are designed using technology to address the needs of rural students living in underserved communities throughout Hawaii and the United states. Under her leadership, the school is a partner in campus efforts to foster collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Prior to joining the University of Hawai’i, Dr. Boland served as associate dean and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Nursing at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has extensive academic research and administrative experience, and was the co-founder and director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center, an innovative interdisciplinary endeavor within the School of Nursing and New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Boland is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society. Active in global health issues, she has worked extensively with the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received a doctoral degree in public health from the Mailman School at Columbia University, a master’s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.


DrPH, Columbia University
MS, Seton Hall University
BS, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Practice

Vulnerable families, HIV/AIDS, and Health Care Delivery Systems

Recent Publications

Nigg, C. R., Qureshi, K., Inouye, J., Sy, A., Sullivan, K., & Boland, M. G. (2012). Evaluation of an emerging research center: Lessons learned. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 3(1), 1-7. doi: 10.3844/ijrnsp.2012.1.7

Inouye, J., Boland, M., Nigg, C., Sullivan, K., Leake, A., Mark, D., & Albright, C. L. (2011). A Center for Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses in Diverse Groups. Hawaii Medical Journal, 70(1), 4-8.

Boland, M., Kamikawa, C., Inouye, J., Latimer, R., & Marshall, S. (2010). Partnership to build research capacity. Nursing Economics, 28(5), 314-321, 336.

LeVasseur S, Wang CY, Mathews, B. Boland MG. (2009). Generational differences in registered nurse turnover. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 10(3), 212-223.

Boland, M. & Storm, D. (2009). Children and HIV Prevention and Management. In Durham, J. and Lashley, F. (Eds.) Person with HIV/AIDS: Nursing Perspectives, 4th Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Storm DS, Boland MG, Gortmaker SL, He Y, Skurnick J, Howland L, Oleske J. (2005). Protease inhibitor combination therapy, severity of illness, and quality of life among children with perinatally acquired HIV-1 infection. Pediatrics, 115(2), e173-182.

Weglarz M and Boland M. (October 2005) Family-centered nursing care of the perinatally infected mother and child living with HIV infection. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10 (4), 161-170.

Funded Grants

Center for ‘Ohana Self-Management of Chronic Illnesses Hawai‘i
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
Funded September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2012 for $1,459,920

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