Dr. Joanne F. Costello

Joanne Costello
Department, Office, or School
Zvart Onanian School of Nursing
  • Professor


B.S.N. Saint Anselm College, 1981
M.P.H. Tulane University, 1986
M.N. Louisiana State University, 1987
PhD University of Rhode Island, 2007

Professional Associations

Board of Directors, Haitian Humanitarian Network
Board of Trustees, Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island ​​​

Selected Publications

Costello, J., Carpentier, M., Sliney, A., MacLeod, C., Young, K., & Flanigan, T. (2016). Evaluation of a nurse-initiated routine HIV testing pilot on a medical-surgical unit, MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 25 (1), 36-43.

Lavall, K. & Costello, J. (2015). Assessment of the public’s knowledge of venous thromboembolism. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 33, pp. 68-71.

Costello, J.F., Sliney, A., MacLeod, C., Carpentier, M., Garofalo, R., & Flanigan, T. (2013). Implementation of routine HIV testing in an acute care hospital in Rhode Island: A nurse initiated opt-out pilot project. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24, 460-468.

Costello, J. (2013). Roles and strategies of diabetes support group facilitators: An exploratory study. The Diabetes Educator, 39, 178-186.

Byrd, M., Costello, J., Gremel, K., Schwager, J., Blanchette, L., & Molloy, T. (2012). Political astuteness of baccalaureate nursing students following an active learning experience in public policy. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 1-11. 


COLL 101 The College Experience
NURS 370 Public & Community Health Nursing
NURS 511 Population/Public Health Nursing I
NURS 590 Global Health Experience: Haiti
NURS 709 Population Health

Areas of Interests

Public Health/Health Policy/Health Equity
Chronic Disease/Diabetes Management/HIV and AIDS/Lead Poisoning/Opiate Addiction/Overdose