Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
My research focuses on building health workforce capacity, with a specific interest in improving immigrant health outcomes, especially when there is a language barrier between patients and providers. I have in-depth expertise in migration and health, as well as nursing and health workforce development.
As a global health researcher, I have worked in 34 countries and have regional expertise in Latin America. I have served as a consultant for the Migration Policy Institute and the World Bank on nursing and health workforce issues and have produced several major policy analyses with their teams.
My recent funded studies involve examining the challenges of building the capacity of the health workforce to meet the demand for geriatric services, and studying the impact of language-concordant encounters between nurses and patients receiving home care.
I have authored more than 150 publications, including 100 in peer-reviewed journals. Before entering academia full time, I worked for 11 years as a staff nurse in solid organ transplantation and served for 11 years as a staff educator in urban and rural hospitals.
PhD from Yale University
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Gerontologist. 2021 Apr 03; 61(3):e75-e84
Geriatric nursing. 2020 Mar - Apr; 41(2):165-171
International journal of nursing studies. 2019 Aug 08; 99:103394
International journal of older people nursing. 2019 Aug 02; e12262
Medical care research & review. 2019 Feb 07; 1077558719828942
Home health care management & practice. 2019 Jan 01; ?-?
International journal of nursing studies. 2018 Oct; 86:151-161
International journal of older people nursing. 2018 Mar; 13(1):