Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN

Nancy Reynolds

Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20514

phone: 203-737-2313
fax: 203-785-6455



Dr. Nancy R. Reynolds is the Independence Foundation Professor and Interim Director of Global Health at the Yale University School of Nursing.  Dr. Reynolds is an internationally recognized expert in the area of illness behavior, especially medication adherence of persons living with HIV, with over 150 peer-reviewed papers and published abstracts.  Dr. Reynolds has led several interdisciplinary, multi-site trials to develop and test interventions using low cost cell phone technology to extend health care services and improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations living with HIV. Recently, she has conducted projects to enhance adherence and mental health outcomes of women and children living with HIV in India and Ghana.  Dr. Reynold’s is the director of an ongoing T32 training grant in chronic illness self-management (NINR), has sponsored several F31 and K awards and provided mentorship to faculty and students in the U.S., India, Ghana, Russia, Thailand, and China.  Her work has been sponsored by NIH, AHRQ, USAID, and the Clinton Foundation.

Dr. Reynolds has served on multiple NIH review panels and is a standing member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section [BSCH].  She serves on the NIH, DAIDS Cross Network Behavioral Advisory Committee (HANC), the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) and the Yale-China Association Health Committee.  She was a founding member and former president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in central Ohio, an elected member of the Outcomes Committee of the National AIDS Clinical Trials Group and Chair of the Adherence Subcommittee.  She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Ohio Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Trustee of the Yale-China Association and Fellow of the CIC Academic Leadership Program.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Paintsil, E. & Reynolds, N.R. (Co-PI’s). A bioecological pediatric HIV disclosure intervention in Ghana - “SANKOFA” NIH, NICHD,  R01HD074253.

Reynolds, N.R. (PI).  Preventing & Treating HIV Co-morbidities in India: Multi-tiered Strategy for Women. NIH, NIMH, R21MH100939.

Reynolds, N.R. (PI).  Research Training: Self and Family Management. NIH, NINR, T32NR008346

Reynolds, N.R. (PI). Integrating HIV and Depression Self Care to Improve Adherence in Perinatal Women. NIH, NIMH, R21MH098667.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Reynolds, N.R., Satyanarayana, V., Duggal, M., Varghese, M., Liberti, L., Singh, P., Ranganathan, M., Jeon, S., Chandra, P.S. (2016).  MAHILA: A protocol for evaluating a nurse-delivered mHealth intervention for women with HIV and psychosocial risk factors in India.  BMC Health Services Research, 16(a):352.

Robbins GK, Cohn SE, Harrison LJ, Smeaton L, Moran L, Rusin D, Dehlinger M, Flynn T, Lammert S, Wu AW, Safren SA, Reynolds NR. (2016). Characteristics associated with virologic failure in high-risk HIV-positive participants with prior failure: a post hoc analysis of ACTG 5251.  HIV Clinical Trials, 17(4):165-72.

Browning KK, Wewers ME, Ferketich AK, Diaz P, Koletar SL, Reynolds NR. (2016). Adherence to Tobacco Dependence Treatment Among HIV-Infected Smokers. AIDS and Behavior, 20(3):608-21.

Reynolds NR, Ofori-Atta A, Lartey M, Renner L, Antwi S, Enimil A, Catlin AC, Fernando S, Kyriakides TC, Paintsil E. (2015). SANKOFA: a multisite collaboration on paediatric HIV disclosure in Ghana.  AIDS, Suppl 1:S35-45.

Gross R, Zheng L, La Rosa A, Sun X, Rosenkranz SL, Cardoso SW, Ssali F, Camp R, Godfrey C, Cohn SE, Robbins GK, Chisada A, Wallis CL, Reynolds NR, Lu D, Safren SA, Hosey L, Severe P, Collier AC. (2015).  Partner-Focused Adherence Intervention for Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy: A Multinational Randomized Trial (ACTG A5234).  Lancet HIV, 2(1):e12-e19.

Paintsil E, Renner L, Antwi S, Dame J, Enimil A, Ofori-Atta A, Alhassan A, Ofori IP, Cong X, Kyriakides T, Reynolds NR. (2015).  HIV knowledge, stigma, and illness beliefs among pediatric caregivers in Ghana who have not disclosed their child’s HIV status.  AIDS Care, 27 Suppl 1:18-27.

Petersen ML, LeDell E, Schwab J, Sarovar V, Gross R, Reynolds N, Haberer JE, Goggin K, Golin C, Arnsten J, Rosen MI, Remien RH, Etoori D, Wilson IB, Simoni JM, Erlen JA, van der Laan MJ, Liu H, Bangsberg DR. (2015). Super Learner Analysis of Electronic Adherence Data Improves Viral Prediction and May Provide Strategies for Selective HIV RNA Monitoring. Journal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 69(1):109-18.

Catlin AC, Fernando S, Gamage R, Renner L, Antwi S, Tettey JK, Amisah KA, Kyriakides T, Cong X, Reynolds NR, Paintsil E.  (2015). Sankofa pediatric HIV disclosure intervention cyber data management: building capacity in a resource-limited setting and ensuring data quality. AIDS Care, 27, Suppl 1:99-107.

Reynolds, N.R. (2015). Optimizing Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy.  (Eds, Joseph J. Eron, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Kathleen E. Squires) in Practice (3rd ed.). Clinical Care Options: San Francisco.

Grey M, Schulman-Green D, Knafl K, Reynolds NR. (2015). A revised Self- and Family Management Framework. Nursing Outlook, 63(2):162-70.

Erlen JA, Tamres LK, Reynolds N, Golin CE, Rosen MI, Remien RH, Banderas JW, Schneiderman N, Wagner G, Bangsberg DR, Liu H. (2015).  Assessing Usual Care in Clinical Trials.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(3):288-98.

Simoni JM, Huh D, Wang Y, Wilson IB, Reynolds NR, Remien RH, Goggin K, Gross R, Rosen MI, Schneiderman N, Arnsten J, Golin CE, Erlen JA, Bangsberg DR, Liu H. (2014). The validity of self-reported medication adherence as an outcome in clinical trials of adherence-promotion interventions: Findings from the MACH14 study.  AIDS and Behavior, 18(12):2285-90.

Ferketich, A.K., Diaz, P., Browning, K.K., Lu, B., Koletar, S.L., Reynolds, N.R., Wewers, M.E. (2013). Safety of Varenicline Among Smokers Enrolled in the Lung HIV Study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15(1), 247-254.

Wilson IB, Bangsberg DR, Shen J, Simoni JM, Reynolds NR, Goggin K, Gross R, Arnsten JH, Remien RH, Erlen JA, Liu H; Multisite Adherence Collaboration on HIV 14 Investigators. (2013). Heterogeneity among studies in rates of decline of antiretroviral therapy adherence over time: results from the multisite adherence collaboration on HIV 14 study. Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 64(5), 448-54.

Liu H, Wilson IB, Goggin K, Reynolds N, Simoni JM, Golin CE, Rosen MI, Gross R, Wagner G, Remien RH, Schneiderman N, Erlen JA, Arnsten JH, Bangsberg DR. (2013). MACH14: A Multi-Site Collaboration on ART Adherence among 14 Institutions. AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 127-141.