Associate Fellow

Helena Addison, MSN, RN

  • PhD Student, Penn Nursing

Helena Addison, MSN, RN is a registered nurse and a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Addison is passionate about advancing health equity by improving mental health symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in trauma-exposed and marginalized populations. Her current research is focused on how incarceration history influences mental health symptom severity, health-related qualify of life, health-seeking behaviors, and engagement in health care in formerly incarcerated Black men. Addison is a Penn Presidential PhD fellow and a Jonas 2021–2023 Scholar. She completed her nursing degree through the Master’s Entry in Nursing Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

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