Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from New York University. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and currently serves as vice chair of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fulmer is nationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect which has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute for Nursing Research.
Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Fulmer served as the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing and founding Dean of the New York University College of Nursing. She has held faculty appointments at Boston College, Columbia University, Yale University and the Harvard Division on Aging. She is currently a visiting professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and adjunct Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fulmer’s clinical appointments have included the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the NYU-Langone Medical Center. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Academy of Medicine. She completed a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. She has served as the first nurse on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and as the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America. She is currently a member of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee for the Veteran’s Administration. She is a board member of Bassett Hospital, Skidmore College, and the Institute for Health Improvement.