Meet the third cohort

2022 cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellows (c) UC Regents. All rights reserved.Fellowship dates:

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025

The 2022 cohort is comprised of 12 Betty Irene Moore Fellows.

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

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

Program-appointed mentor: Rose L. Horton, R.N.C.-O.B., N.E.A-B.C., F.A.A.N., Founder and CEO of NotOnMyWatch Consulting Partners and Executive Director of Women and Infant Services at Emory Decatur Hospital


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

Assistant Professor, UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing

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

Program-appointed mentor: Robin Stevens, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


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

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

Program-appointed mentor: Alice Bonner, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Adjunct Faculty and Director of Strategic Partnerships, CAPABLE Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Fellowship National Advisory Council member)


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

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

Program-appointed mentor: David G. Stevenson, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, Vice Chair for Education in Health Policy, and Director of Health Policy Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Kristen Choi, Ph.D., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C., 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

Kristen Choi, Ph.D., P.M.H.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N. (c) All rights reserved.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

Program-appointed mentor: Margarita Alegría, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harry G. Lehnert, Jr. and Lucille F. Cyr Lehnert Endowed Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute Chair


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

Inaugural Evelyn Lauder Associate Dean for Nurse Practitioner Programs, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (as of Jan. 22, 2024)

During fellowship dates July 1, 2022-Jan. 21, 2024:

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 

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

Program-appointed mentor: LaVerne A. Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Kidney Fund


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

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

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

Program-appointed mentor: Stephanie Toti, J.D., Senior Counsel and Project Director, The Lawyering Project


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

Inaugural Karen and Ronald Hermann Endowed Chair in Caregiver Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (as of Jan. 2, 2024)

During fellowship dates July 1, 2022-Jan. 1, 2024:

Associate Professor and Director of Community and Research Engagement

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

Fayron Epps, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (c) All rights reserved.Fellowship project: Caregiving while Black: optimizing outcomes for Black dementia caregivers

Self-selected mentors: Kenneth Hepburn, Ph.D., Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Angela Amar, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.E.F., F.A.A.N., Professor and Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Program-appointed mentor: Rita B. Choula, M.A., Senior Director of Caregiving, AARP Public Policy Institute


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

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

Program-appointed mentor: Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H., Senior Vice President of Research at LeadingAge and Co-Director of LeadingAge LTSS (Long-Term Services and Supports) Center at the University of Massachusetts at Boston


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

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

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

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

Program-appointed mentor: Patricia C. Dykes, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.M.I., Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital


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

Dates of fellowship participation: July 1, 2022 - Oct. 15, 2023

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

Program-appointed mentor: Sally Haskell, M.D., Deputy Chief Consultant for Clinical Operations and National Director of Comprehensive Women’s Health in the Office of Women’s Health, Veterans Health Administration, Director of the Veterans Administration Connecticut Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health and Professor at Yale School of Medicine


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

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

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

Program-appointed mentor: George L. King, M.D., Director of Research, Senior Vice President and Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. Professor of Medicine in the Field of Diabetes at Harvard Medical School