Senior Fellow

Heather Brom, PhD, RN

  • Research Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing

Heather Brom, PhD, RN is a Research Assistant Professor in Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a health services researcher focused on improving the health outcomes for individuals with complex medical and social needs. She accomplishes this by (1) examining how variations in organizational factors and policies impacting nurses and nurse practitioners (such as scope of practice, and health system practices and policies) influence outcomes of care and (2) by collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement multi-level solutions (such as system-level interventions and best practices of systems) to achieve health equity. She has conducted this research through multi-level, mixed methodologies that leverage data from a range of sources (e.g., large-scale surveys, interviews, electronic health records (EHR), clinical registry data, hospital discharge files, and ambulatory claims data).

She earned a PhD in Nursing from The Ohio State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

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