Andrew Dwyer is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and an Associate Professor of Nursing at Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing. He serves on the American Academy of Nursing’s Genomic Nursing & Health Care Expert Panel, the Global Genomic Nursing Alliance Steering Group, and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Education Committee. Dr. Dwyer’s work addresses inequities in genomic healthcare.
Dr. Dwyer’s Macy Faculty Scholars project combines interdisciplinary perspectives to build critical nursing capacity to overcome disparities in the genomic era. He will develop, implement, and evaluate novel training experiences (simulations) to equip advanced practice nurses with genomic competencies needed to address genetic conditions as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic healthcare. In parallel, asynchronous faculty learning activities and resources will provide an exemplar for embedding genomic nursing competencies into nursing curricula.
Christopher Sean Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA, Barry Family/Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Nursing and Professor at Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, will serve as Dr. Dwyer’s mentor.