Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP

tarikk@nursing.upenn.edu

Doctoral Student, School of Nursing

Tarik Khan is currently a PhD student in nursing at The New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania. He lectures on primary care for patients with developmental disabilities and also on health policy advocacy at the School of Nursing, and his current research focuses on improving health care outcomes for family caregivers of older adults with cognitive impairment. He is currently the Vice-President of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and serves as Chairperson of Enabling Minds, a non-profit in Haiti that serves children with developmental disabilities. Khan is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner and has won several awards for his advocacy, including The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Healthcare Award and Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Community Leader Award. Khan is under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Naylor, Dr. Karen Hirschman, and Dr. Matthew McHugh and holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Master’s in Nursing from LaSalle University.