Meet the third cohort

Veronica Barcelona, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.P.H. R.N., P.H.N.A.-B.C. (c) All rights reserved.

Veronica Barcelona, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.P.H. R.N., P.H.N.A.-B.C.

Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing

Fogarty Research Fellow

Fellowship project: Using machine learning to measure racial/ethnic bias in obstetric settings

Self-selected mentor: Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I., F.I.A.H.S.I., Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Precision in Symptom Self-Management Center Director, Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program Director, Columbia University School of Nursing


Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C. (c) All rights reserved.

Dawn Bounds, Ph.D., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C.

Assistant Professor, UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing

Fellowship project: Resilience Empowered Villages in Virtual Environments (REVIVE)

Self-selected mentor: Adey Nyamathi, Ph.D., A.N.P., F.A.A.N., Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor, UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing


Grace Campbell, Ph.D., M.S.W., C.N.L., C.R.R.N., F.A.R.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Grace Campbell, Ph.D., M.S.W., C.N.L., C.R.R.N., F.A.R.N.

Assistant Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jonas Salk Healthcare Fellow

Fellowship project: Implementing early rehabilitation as the standard of gynecologic cancer care

Self-selected mentor: Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H., Annie Laurie Howard Research Distinguished Professor, Department of Behavioral Science Professor, Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Director, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


oan Carpenter, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., A.C.H.P.N., F.P.C.N. (c) All rights reserved. (c) All rights reserved

Joan G. Carpenter, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., A.C.H.P.N., F.P.C.N.

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Associate Graduate Faculty, University of Maryland Graduate School

Health Scientist, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Philadelphia

Fellowship project: Improving access to dementia palliative care in nursing homes

Self-selected mentor: Kathleen Unroe, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine


Kristen Choi, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Kristen Choi, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Nursing

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Adjunct Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Fellowship project: Mental health care and tele-mental health for LGBTQ children/youth

Self-selected mentor: Bonnie Zima, M.D., M.P.H., Professor-in-Residence for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society Associate Director, UCLA


Maya Clark-Cutaia, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C. (c) All rights reserved.

Maya Clark-Cutaia, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C.

Assistant Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Assistant Professor, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Fellowship project: Impact of sodium consumption on clinical outcomes in end-stage kidney disease

Self-selected mentor: Joyce Anastasi, Ph.D., Dr.N.P., F.A.A.N., Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, Special Studies in Symptom Management Founding Director, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing


Kate Coleman-Minahan, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C. (c) All rights reserved.

Kate Coleman-Minahan, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing

Fellowship project: Advancing reproductive justice among immigrant young adults: shaping the future of reproductive health

Self-selected mentor: Amy Levi, Ph.D., C.N.M., W.H.N.P.-B.C., F.A.C.N.M., F.A.A.N., Albers Endowed Professor of Midwifery, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of New Mexico College of Nursing


Fayron Epps, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Fayron Epps, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A.

Assistant Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Fellowship project: Caregiving while Black: optimizing outcomes for Black dementia caregivers

Self-selected mentor: Kenneth Hepburn, Ph.D., Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


Kristen Fessele, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., A.O.C.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Kristen Fessele, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., A.O.C.N.

Senior Nurse Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The New York Academy of Medicine Fellow

Fellowship project: COBRA: Cancer, Older adults, Balance and Resistance Activities for health

Self-selected mentor: Armin Shahrokni, M.D., M.P.H., Geriatrician and Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Alvin Jeffery, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.R.N.-K., F.N.P.-B.C. (c) All rights reserved.

Alvin Jeffery, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.R.N.-K., F.N.P.-B.C.

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Director, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Nurse Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, Tennessee

Fellowship project: Improving electronic health record usability with a novel customization process

Self-selected mentor: Adam Wright, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I., F.A.M.I.A., F.I.A.H.S.I., Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Michaela McCarthy, Ph.D., R.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Michaela McCarthy, Ph.D., R.N.

Health Science Specialist, Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation at the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado College of Nursing

Fellowship project: Peer IDEA: improving healthcare access for rural women veterans

Self-selected mentor: Catherine Battaglia, Ph.D., R.N., Nurse Scientist and Director, Denver Research Education and Mentor Program, Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation at the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and Associate Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Tam Nguyen, Ph.D., M.S.N./M.P.H., R.N. (c) All rights reserved.

Tam Nguyen, Ph.D., M.S.N./M.P.H., R.N.

Associate Professor, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing

Fellowship project: Transforming the paradigm for diabetes prevention among Vietnamese Americans

Self-selected mentor: Miyong Kim, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.H.A., Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement, La Quinta Centennial Endowed Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing