Olga F Jarrín, PhD, RN
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Claire M. Fagin Fellow; Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact Information
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Room 384 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
tel: (215) 746-0555
email: ojarrin@nursing.upenn.edu

Olga F. Jarrín, PhD, RN is a health services researcher with a focus in gerontological nursing outcomes. Dr. Jarrín received her BS in Nursing (2002), MS in Nursing (2007), and PhD in Nursing (2010) from the University of Connecticut. Immediately after completing her PhD, she entered a T32 postdoctoral fellowship (T32NR007104) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She then received a K99-R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K99HS22406-01) to build her program of research in patient-centered home health care outcomes, with a focus on improving the design and delivery of care for older adults. Dr. Jarrín is a member of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, the Center for Integrative Science in Aging, and the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health (all within Penn Nursing) and is affiliated with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Center for Home Care Policy and Research.

Dr. Jarrín's program of research focuses on the comparative effectiveness of different models of home health care, with the goal of improving outcomes of care for older adults. Her research is funded by the NIH, AHRQ and multiple private philanthropic foundations. Dr. Jarrín is a co-investigator on the 2015 RN4CAST-US Study, the largest survey of Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses in the United States.

• Currently Funded Grants

• Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
• Center for Integrative Science in Aging
• NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health


Dr. Jarrín was selected as a 2012-2015 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Claire M. Fagin Fellow and a 2011 American Nurses Foundation Scholar. In 2011 she received the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Mu Chapter, Award for her dissertation and in 2014 was appointed to Sigma Theta Tau International’s Next Generation Leaders International Task Force. She is Chair of the Gerontological Society of America Health Science Section Membership Committee and also serves on the Editorial Board of Hispanic Health Care International, the journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. She is a reviewer for the American Nurses Foundation Grant program, and for several top journals in the fields of nursing and gerontology.

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