Kathy Sliwinski BSN, RN is a first-year nursing PhD scholar. She is a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and she is also a Fontaine Society fellow. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan with a minor in Population Health in a Global Context. Kathy is particularly interested in studying patient-provider language discordance and better understanding how health services research can be utilized to improve health outcomes for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). She seeks to examine language discordance by taking a systemic approach. She is also interested in health policy and the incorporation of healthcare research into policy making.