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Current Scholars

Here are our remarkable Hillman Scholars who are training today to change the face of modern nursing tomorrow.

“My long-term goal is to create evidence-based programs to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations in the United States as well as in developing countries.”

“We know exercise is one of the most powerful tools of preventative medicine. But is it powerful enough to have protective effects through several generations?”

“In low-middle income countries, frontline nurses are severely infected and affected by viral hemorrhagic fever epidemics.”

“Early identification of developmental and behavioral concerns in children facilitates timely intervention to improve longitudinal outcomes. Developing culturally appropriate psychometric tools and screening strategies is critical to accessible healthcare and reduces health disparities.”

“My work aims to understand sexually transmitted diseases from a structural perspective, exploring how racism, homophobia, and poverty effect HIV treatment and prevention among sexual minority men of color.”

“PICU Nurses are present with families during profound, life-altering experiences; including the end of a child’s life. My research seeks to generate knowledge to better understand these experiences and the complex array of factors that influence them in order to ease suffering, promote nurse-family engagement, and facilitate meaningful end-of-life care for pediatric patients and their families.”

“I’m searching for ways to help people navigate increasingly complex healthcare systems that don’t involve increased co-pays and cost sharing.”

“My experiences working as a nurse with some of the most vulnerable patients in our health system have illuminated something not taught in physiology or medical textbooks: inequality itself is a cause of illness and death. Inequality has a geographic dimension in America; one’s zip code may have a greater impact on health than one’s genetic code.”

“Not all patients are treated fairly or equally within the healthcare system. I am working to address these disparities to better patient outcomes in the hospital and home.”

“My work focuses on understanding social relationships of adolescents and emerging adults at end-of-life.”

“The resiliency of LGBTQ+ elders inspires me. My research aims to offer real improvements to the health and wellness of this underserved population.”

“As I’m getting more familiar with the nuances of the issues surrounding how to best support parents of children with disabilities, my career may take a turn toward being more involved in policy, which is not something I ever thought I could see myself doing. I could impact a lot of families in a meaningful way, to try to increase the resources we have and increase access to those resources.”

“Education is key to reconfiguring the meaning of human milk as medicine and supporting the lactation needs of diverse families.”

“My work is focused on socioeconomic factors and pediatric outcomes, specifically looking at critically ill populations, and how socioeconomic factors can affect illness severity and health related quality of life.”

“My work focuses on building clinical decision support to improve discharge planning through better post-acute care referrals.”

“Play and social interaction are fundamental parts of who we are, because we all grow up doing both. Today, the communities we are part of may not be face to face, and the games we play may take all sorts of forms, but both have the ability to give us experiences that entertain, teach, and inspire.” 

“To develop innovative practices when caring for LGBTQ+ elders, my research will explore the perspectives of LGBTQ+ elders regarding their health and healthcare experiences.”

“My work, focused on fertility decisions among queer women, at heart is about how people make health-related decisions in relationship and particular sociohistorical contexts.”

“The poor health of people with serious mental illness drives my research to understand and address their needs.”

“Studying clinicians’ moral processes addresses issues of quality care delivery for people who use substances while pregnant or lactating.”