Social Justice

Historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations face a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, and mortality, and their access to and use of care is limited. Nursing, and specifically Penn Nursing, has long focused on social justice and improving the outcomes for the most vulnerable.

An ongoing mission

Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing “Our mission has always been to make a significant impact on improving the health of all people, to be the preeminent intellectual and transformative force in improving health through nursing.” says Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing. “Social justice and inclusion are vital to achieving that mission and the need to dismantle structural racism is even more important today.”

“Nurses, through their research, practice, education, and advocacy are an important component in leading the elimination of health disparities and in achieving health equity. ” says Dr. Villarruel. “Our commitment to social justice and our work challenges dominant truths and disrupts structural inequities in health care to enhance health and quality of life for all.”

“I chose Penn Nursing due to the value this institution places on community engagement and social justice. It has challenged me to think critically and outside the box, and I’ve had the pleasure of learning not only from my instructors, but also from my cohort—everyone brings a multitude of experiences, ideas, and backgrounds.”

Faculty Spotlight on Social Justice

  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/31-charlene-compher"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg" alt="Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA, FASPEN" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,31,700,730/14721_6531928c76fb9_12136.rev.1697747596.jpg 3x" data-max-w="700" data-max-h="699" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Charlene W. Compher, PhD, RD, LDN, FASPEN </h3><p><span class="TextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">Dr. Compher’s scholarship is committed to</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">equitable</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">access to a healthy diet and evidence-based, high quality nutrition care. Nutritional vulnerability can result from food insecurity or structural racism with limited employment opportunities as well as from the impacts of unsafe neighborhood environments,</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">all resulting in</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">limited access to healthy food. The strong association between unhealthy diet and increased burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases is recognized in the US and globally. Chronic and acute diseases</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">can</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">lead to</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW250397437 BCX0">malnutrition that requires diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Compher’s research, clinical practice, and global collaborations converge to address these key concerns in vulnerable populations.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW250397437 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&lw_quot;134233118&lw_quot;:true,&lw_quot;201341983&lw_quot;:0,&lw_quot;335559739&lw_quot;:160,&lw_quot;335559740&lw_quot;:240}"></span></p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/17703-jackelyn-boyden"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg" alt="Jackelyn Y. Boyden, PhD, MPH, RN" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14946_65319394d82d0_13851.rev.1697747861.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1360" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Jackelyn Boyden, PhD, MPH, RN </h3><p style="font-weight: 400;"> Significant gaps in home-based care exist for children living with serious illness and their families, particularly for children and families living in underserved and historically marginalized and excluded communities. Through clinical education and research, Dr. Boyden will continue to work toward helping to advance care in homes and communities for every child living with serious illness and their family.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/43-cynthia-connolly"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg" alt="Pasquaney 2011" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14733_653192910ccc0_271.rev.1697747601.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1363" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Cynthia Anne Connolly, PhD, RN </h3><p> Dr. Connolly’s scholarship, grounded in historical research and social justice, explicates contentious questions such as who speaks for children and how American society decides their “best interests.” Her research shows how answers to these questions continually shape the contemporary health care delivery template and vary significantly according to children’s race, social class, ethnicity, and gender. </p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/14948-peggy-compton"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14847_6531933823efc_8576.rev.1697747768.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1800" data-max-h="1200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Peggy Compton, PHD, RN, FAAN </h3><p> As outlined in her presentation, <em>Opioid</em><em>Addiction</em><em>through the Lens</em><em>of</em><em>Social</em><em>Justice,</em> at the 2018 American Academy of Nursing “Transforming Health, Driving Policy” Conference, Dr. Compton’s contribution to social justice is to remind policy makers that addiction is the most highly stigmatized chronic disease in the US, which is imbued with moral and criminal attributions. This stigmatization is reflected in how sufferers are treated in the health care system; how health professional students are educated about the disease; how sufferers are able to access treatment; how non-evidence-based treatment options profit; and how addiction services are reimbursed. She has also actively contributed to faculty efforts to integrate social justice concepts into the required PhD-level courses.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/47-ann-osullivan"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/14737_65319292c80ea_275.rev.1697747602.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="1800" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Ann Lawrence O’Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP </h3><p> Supporting students and colleagues in official protests is my most current work in social justice and I recommend everyone read Daniel Gillion’s book on Race, Protest, and Political Change in America! He shares with all of us the power of protests and the lack of power in rioting!</p><p> When a clinician working with adolescent parents I spent hours making sure our Public School District made a place for them in the educational system! Without an education for all there is no social justice.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/17644-katelin-hoskins"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg" alt="Katelin Hoskins, PhD, MBE, CRNP" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14945_65319393bd0f6_13413.rev.1697747860.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2500" data-max-h="2500" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Katelin Hoskins, PhD, MBE, CRNP </h3><p style="font-weight: 400;"> To advance the justice-related elements of implementation science, I am leading a qualitative study that aims to better understand how to characterize, identify, and mitigate the negative unintended consequences of well-intentioned implementation research, with an emphasis on equity considerations (e.g., conceptualization of relational harms and subsequent ethical obligations to redress).</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/59-salimah-meghani"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 3x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png" alt="Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, FAAN" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2700,1800/14749_65319296d9297_11131.rev.1697747607.png 3x" data-max-w="2700" data-max-h="1800" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Salimah H. Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN </h3><p> Dr. Salimah H. Meghani’s research focuses on investigating disparities in pain and symptom management in seriously ill individuals as a complex clinical and social phenomenon. She incorporates a discourse on disparities in the two palliative care courses she teaches at Penn Nursing at undergraduate and graduate levels where the topic of social justice and racial bias in health and access are brought to light and interrogated in an open and safe way. All students complete a Race Implicit Assessment Test (IAT) for their own personal understanding of where they stand and any blind spots.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/13-lea-ann-matura"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg" alt="Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, CRNP" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14710_65319287c5dfc_224.rev.1697747591.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1638" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN </h3><p> Dr. Matura’s research includes people who are diagnosed with serious, life-limiting disorders. Empirically, her work shows how people are affected by their illness. Through her advocacy work, she speaks with lawmakers to encourage their support for legislation to improve the health and funding for nursing research.</p><p> Dr. Matura was also a member of our SON’s Social Justice Task Force (SJTF). This task included faculty and PhD students to ensure social justice principles were reflected throughout our PhD program. Dr. Matura is committed to the ideals of social justice tenets.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/7125-janet-deatrick"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg" alt="Pasquaney 2011" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/14802_653192c0a7be8_3101.rev.1697747648.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN </h3><p> Throughout Dr. Deatrick’s career, her research, research training, teaching, and practice have been committed health equity and participatory strategies to understand the lived experiences of individuals, families, and communities who have been under resourced, underserved, and inappropriately served by our society and health care system. She continues to develop methods to foster the inclusion of youth, young adults, their families, and communities in research; to pioneer novel qualitative and quantitative research methods; to create mixed methods designs for potentially vulnerable populations; and to co-create and implement interventions for at risk populations. She is an advocate for and expert in culturally sensitive care, training, and research. She served as Associate and Co-Director and then Director of the Center for Health Equity Research (formerly Center for Women, Children, and Families and the Center for Health Disparities Research) and of the Center’s T32 Training Grant regarding vulnerable populations from 1998-2016 and the Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practices from 2013-2016.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/126-patricia-pawlow"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg" alt="headshot" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14774_653192b1c5e80_14378.rev.1697747633.jpg 3x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="784" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Patricia Pawlow, PhD, ACNP-BC </h3><p><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">Dr. Pawlow</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">contribute</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">s</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">to</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">Penn’s School of Nursing</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">culture of equity and inclusion through</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph"></span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">her</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph"></span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">various roles and responsibilities. As the Biobehavioral Health Science Department Vice Chair,</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">she</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">contribute</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">s</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">to thoughtful retention and promotion of faculty and staff</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">who</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">enrich our community with diverse perspectives. As</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">Director of</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">the AGACNP program</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">,</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph"></span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">she</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">incorporate</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">s</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">an admission process that values a holistic review of applicants</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">,</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">and as a teacher</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">,</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph"></span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">she</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">provides</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph"></span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">a forum that welcomes</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">the</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">sharing of individuals’</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">unique</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW72879273 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="x_paragraph">knowledge and experience in a respectful manner.  </span></p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/17587-carmen-alvarez"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg" alt="Carmen Paula Alvarez, PhD, CRNP, CNM, FAAN" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2133,3200/14939_6531939141b80_13303.rev.1697747857.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Carmen Alvarez, PhD, CRNP, CNM, FAAN </h3><p> A thriving and diverse healthcare workforce is essential for meeting and exceeding the needs of marginalized populations. Dr. Alvarez led several projects to uncover the personal and work-related stressors experienced by frontline healthcare workers serving marginalized populations in Maryland, Puerto Rico, and Ghana, during the COVID-19 pandemic. In all settings, healthcare leadership often miss opportunities to support those who serve the patients. Dr. Alvarez continues to work with academic and community partners in Puerto Rico and Ghana to optimize support for frontline workers during the pandemic and beyond.</p><p> Building the evidence to eliminate health disparities is equally as important as building a diverse cadre of skilled researchers and practitioners. To this end, Dr. Alvarez is deeply committed to issues of diversity and inclusion in nursing. She served as a committee member for the National Academies of Medicine (NAM) to assess the Campaign for Action’s progress on the 2010 Future of Nursing (FON) recommendations in key areas —scope of practice, education, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, diversity, and workforce data. Dr. Alvarez also served as the national co-chair for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee for the Campaign for Action. She led a committee of diverse nurse leaders to develop strategies to advance the recommendations of the NAM report.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/16557-maria-logrippo"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg" alt="Maria Torchia LoGrippo, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., N.E.-B.C." width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,236,2133,2368/14921_653193850cf93_11126.rev.1697747845.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2133" data-max-h="2132" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, RN, MSN, NE-BC, ANEF </h3><p><span class="x_il">LoGrippo’s</span> doctoral work focused on perceptions of trust and stress among English and Spanish speaking pregnant women receiving care from certified <span class="x_il">nurse</span> midwives. This community-based research helped to inform her future work to improve access and equity through nursing leadership and education. She is committed to working with leaders at Penn to deliver action oriented approaches for advancing social justice throughout the curriculum and providing real solutions for addressing health equity and access.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/44-terri-lipman"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14734_653192915c855_3049.rev.1697747601.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN </h3><p> Throughout Dr. Lipman’s career, her practice, teaching and research have been committed to health equity and community engagement and are grounded in social justice. Her research is focused on the identification of racial disparities in the treatment and outcomes of children with diabetes, and developing innovative strategies- through addressing social determinants of health- to reduce disparities in marginalized, vulnerable children who are at the highest risk for morbidity and mortality. She is also studying provider bias and the impact of structural racism in the provision of diabetes care. Her data have demonstrated that diabetes outcomes cannot be improved if there are significant unaddressed social barriers impeding the delivery of complex and demanding care in the home.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/55-connie-scanga"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/19/width/200/height/200/crop/1/14745_6531929565fa3_282.rev.1697747605.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1463" data-max-h="2048" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Connie B. Scanga, PhD </h3><p> In recent years, Dr. Scanga has coordinated and taught the Nursing Pre-first Year Program (PFP) course, “The Biological Basis & Introduction to Nursing Roles in Diabetes Mellitus.” PFP is an academically rigorous and intensive four-week summer program preceding New Student Orientation which provides an opportunity for participating students to get an academic and social edge, while quickly becoming familiar with campus resources and the Penn community. Each year’s participants are students who are the first in their families to attend college; income-eligible students; students underrepresented in their field of study; and/or from large urban high schools and small rural communities. In addition to her involvement with PFP, Dr. Scanga also serves with a small group of faculty from across the undergraduate schools at Penn on the Faculty Advisory Group which meets regularly to discuss strategies to enhance academic success of students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree or come from modest financial circumstances.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="row"><div class="col-sm-4 mb-sm-5"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/18884-daniela-golinelli"><img src="/live/image/gid/58/width/200/height/200/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,800/15559_PROFILE-1.jfif" alt="" class="lw_image" width="200" height="200"/></a></span></div><div class="col-sm-8 ps-sm-0 mb-5"><h3> Daniela Golinelli, PhD, MS </h3><p><span style="color: black;">Dr Golinelli has worked on several research projects assessing the disparities in risky behaviors, health outcomes, and access to care of racial and sexual minorities.</span></p></div></div>

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