Claire Regan, DNP, CRNP is a second-year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, and is an associate fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. She currently supports her mentorship team on a mixed-methods study evaluating the implementation of a multi-site randomized control trial. This project examines the impact of a nurse-led, evidence-based intervention to support older adults during transitions from acute care to community settings. She is interested in researching patient engagement and resulting health outcomes for older adults experiencing health care transitions.

Regan is a member of the Online Education Committee for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, serves as a member of the editorial board for the Geriatric Nursing Journal, and is the outgoing Treasurer for the Maryland chapter of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

Regan completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Maryland in 2020. She earned the Excellence in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing Award as well as the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Award for her work during her studies. Following graduation, she completed a one-year residency at the VA in Baltimore with a focus in geriatrics. She previously served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and continues to practice as a clinician within the long-term care setting.