Senior Vice President & CNO
Brown Alpert Medical School
ANGELLEEN PETERS-LEWIS, PhD, RN Dr Peters-Lewis is an Executive Director of Women's and Newborn's Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In this role, she is responsible for maternal child health and women's health nursing which includes: Labor and Delivery, critical care obstetrics, the neonatal intensive care unit,mother-baby units, nurse midwifery practice, and gynecological oncology services. Dr. Peters-Lewis is passionate about nursing practice and has spent the majority of her career in nursing leadership roles. An experienced educator and trainer as well as practitioner, she is esteemed by her colleagues for her excellent blend of assessment, clinical, and consultative skills. She headed the “Best Nursing Team in New England, 2006," as designated by Advance for Nurses, and has received many similar accolades. Dr Peters-Lewis is also a researcher with a deep interest in continually furthering understanding of inner-city, multicultural environments and the interplay between culture, environment and health. Her doctoral dissertation, “How the Strong Survive: Health as Expanding Consciousness and the Life Experience of Black Caribbean Women," is reflective of her work in racial and ethnic disparities in health care and culturally competent care. Dr. Peters-Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in 1993, and took her first nursing job as staff nurse in the oncology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Over the next few years she became involved in community health nursing, at first while still nursing at MGH, later assuming a full-time role at the Boston VNA, and has worked as a nurse practitioner in correctional facilities. Dr Peters-Lewis returned to school, earning a Master's degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization at Northeastern and worked as nurse practitioner at Harvard-Vanguard Medical Associates. She returned to MGH as nursing director in the endoscopy units and perioperative services, and remained there until assuming her current position at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She earned a PhD in Nursing at Boston College in 2006. She has been a Massachusetts Nursing Association Scholar, Ferebee Scholar, Bank of New England Scholar and Muriel S. Snowden Scholar and an Associate Nurse Scientist, Yvonne Munn Center for Nursing Research. She is an active mentor of nurses in research, and teaches nursing research at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has played a vital role as clinical instructor for nursing students at several area colleges. Dr Peters-Lewis currently teaches The Science of Nursing, the 1st nursing course in the doctoral program at Northeastern University with a focus on Urban Health and Health Disparities. Her past and present professional affiliations include Fellow, Health Disparities Solution Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Advisory Board, Roxbury Community College Nursing School; Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Dr Peters-Lewis serves as a trustee at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Although Dr Peters-Lewis has had numerous accomplishments during her career, she is proudest of being a wife to her husband Leroy and mother to her 3 children…Riis, Taylor, and Treasure.