Angela Frederick Amar, PhD, RN
Angela Frederick Amar, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor in the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Her research focuses on traumatic experiences, especially violence, mental health responses to trauma, and aspects of forensic nursing. Research outcomes are the identification of victims and potential victims so that services and resources to manage and avoid experiencing trauma and violence are received. Amar received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a Fontaine Fellow and a predoctoral fellow in the International Center for Research on Women, Children, and Families. She has received intramural funding at Boston College and external funding from Health Resource and Service Administration. She is certified as an Adult Advanced Practice Psychiatric nurse. Amar serves as research column editor and on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International, International Association of Forensic Nurses, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses, and Nursing Network on Violence against Women, International.