Patricia Reid Ponte, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC

Nurse Scholar in Residence
Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In January, 2017, Dr. Reid Ponte transitioned into a Nurse-Scholar-in-Residence position within the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Nursing and Patient Care Services Research after serving as the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Executive Director of Oncology Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, since 2000.

Prior to her SVP/CNO role, she held leadership roles at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center where she began her career as a primary nurse.

Dr. Reid Ponte is President of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board of Directors, a past chair of the ANCC Commission on Magnet, and a past president of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives. She is an active member in the American Academy of Nursing, where she currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee. 

Dr. Reid Ponte teaches the Health Care Quality course in the DNP programs at Simmons College in Boston and at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMB), where she is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

She was a co-principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute-funded Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center-UMB U54 project grant, which funds a post-doctoral nursing fellowship program in oncology and health disparities.

She is an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Nursing, an active alumni member and a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.

Dr. Reid Ponte was a co-founder of the Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD) Institute, an innovative academic practice collaborative initiated by DFCI, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation aimed at pooling knowledge, expertise, and resources to identify, quantify and develop exemplary leadership in care delivery.

Dr. Reid Ponte has conducted research in patient safety and patient- and family-centered care and has published extensive non empirical work in nursing leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, and health care practice environments.

Dr. Reid Ponte received both her Doctorate of Nursing Science and Masters in Nursing Science from Boston University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Reid Ponte was a 2001-2004 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Executive Fellow. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and completed the Health Care Quality Advanced Training Program (ATP) at Intermountain Health Care in 2008.
Updated January, 2017