Director of Community and Global Initiatives Chair of the Acute & Chronic Care Faculty Community
Joyce Pulcini has led or overseen service learning trips for students to Haiti, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Uganda and has developed Global Health Courses for graduate and undergraduate students. As Director of Community and Global Initiatives, the school has greatly increased its international reach in service learning trips which now have increased to about eight trips per year which provide nursing students with rich international community health experiences. Her other area of research is in school health for children with asthma and school nursing. She was a founding member of the Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network in 2004, an organization which is still in operation and fosters research productivity with practicing school nurses. She is currently involved with two community grants around coordination of care for children with asthma and their families. Her second grant was the Rodham Institute Academic Community Development Award for 2016, entitled, Engaging communities to enhance coordinated asthma care.