Jane Flanagan

Nurse Scientist MGH
Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
aging; breast cancer survivorship; cancer; chronic illness; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; copd; healthcare delivery; nursing; outcomes research

Jane Flanagan, PhD, ANP-BC is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Adult Gerontology Graduate Program at Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA.She is the Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, serves as a member on the Board of Directors in the International Association of Human Caring (IAHC) and as the President of the Society of Rogerian Scholars.

Dr. Flanagan also serves as the NICHE coordinator at MGH.She has conducted clinical research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to investigate the patient’s perception of illness including those undergoing surgery and those with chronic illnesses such as COPD, cardiac issues, and cancer.

The broad focus of her work is aimed at assessing and addressing co morbidities and unmet health needs of adults and older adults as they transition across the healthcare continuum.

Currently, she is involved in research developing healing interventions aimed at improving the outcomes of older women with chronic co morbid illness who are breast cancer survivors, caregivers and initiating long-term endocrine-based therapies. Dr. Flanagan has presented and published her work broadly.