Jasmine Travers is a postdoctoral fellow in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and was selected as a Dean’s distinguished postdoctoral fellow for academic diversity. Her research focuses on health disparities among vulnerable aging populations and the acquisition of health promotion and illness prevention services for these groups. Her predoctoral work examined infection control and racial/ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among nursing home residents and was awarded the pre-dissertation student research award from the Gerontological Society of America. During her current fellowship, she is examining barriers to accessing and utilizing long-term services and supports for racial/ethnic minority older adults as well as how best to optimize health promotion and illness prevention efforts for these groups.
Dr. Travers received her PhD in Nursing from Columbia University where she was invited to serve as a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar for two years.