Barbara Wolfe

Barbara Wolfe, MSN ‘87, PhD, APRN, FAAN is Dean and Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing. She was previously the Associate Dean for Research at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and held a faculty appointment in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe is internationally known for her work on women with eating disorders. Her research focuses on the relationship between biological correlates of clinical symptoms and the implications for intervention and relapse prevention. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and widely disseminated through publications and national and international presentations.

Dr. Wolfe is a past President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She’s served on numerous national committees including the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) Eating Disorders Workgroup and is a former chair of the National Institutes of Health Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section. She is currently a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Journal of Eating Disorders. She is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, and a past recipient of APNA’s Psychiatric Nurses of the Year Award. Dr. Wolfe is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and member of the Eating Disorder Research Society and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing.

The Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association proudly claims Barbara Wolfe as a distinguished alumnus.