John Rizzo, MSN, RN is a first-year, NIH T-32 predoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 and Master of Science in Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioner in 2023 from La Salle University. John has been a nurse for 8 years and has experience in emergency, trauma, critical care, and cardiac cath/EP nursing. John also has experience as a nursing clinical instructor for undergraduate students pursuing their BSN. John is the governance committee chair in the Kappa Delta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, and the PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. John is interested in researching how social determinants of health and health disparities affect health outcomes in minority and vulnerable patient populations. His research interests are inspired from his time working in critical care and the emergency department and seeing examples of patients being disproportionately cared for.