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Andrew A. Dwyer


Assistant Professor

Boston College


Dr. Dwyer is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 20+ years of experience in endocrinology and translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston and the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, Masters in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and PhD from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, external Faculty Nurse Scientist in the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at the MGH and Researcher in the Harvard Reproductive Endocrine Sciences Center. His clinical focus is reproductive endocrinology and he specializes in genetics and disorders of growth/puberty. He has worked in interprofessional research teams and has contributed to the discovery of 17 genes underlying Kallmann syndrome and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. He has authored/co-authored >100 articles and he presents internationally. He holds leadership positions in several professional organizations including the Global Genomic Nursing Alliance, International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Endocrine Nurses Society, Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau International (Alpha Chi). He previously served as Vice-Chair of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrine Nursing and a nursing board member of the European Society of Endocrinology. In 2018, he was named a Dinstinguished Fellow in the National National Academies of Practice. Dr. Dwyer’s research utilizes patient engagement and digital solutions to address key challenges in genetic literacy and disparities in genomic healthcare.

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