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Jacqueline Nikpour, PhD, RN

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research, Penn Nursing

Jacqueline Nikpour, PhD, RN is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Nursing Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar. Dr. Nikpour’s research centers around the roles, value, and outcomes of nurses in community-based settings, and nursing resource allocation by health systems to address patients’ unmet social needs. Her dissertation work was the first to examine how chronic pain management differed between primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants among veterans. Dr. Nikpour also works with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Sheps Center for Health Services Research in partnership with the North Carolina Board of Nursing, and she is currently leading a study examining the supply and distribution of nurses across the state in community-based settings compared to measures of population health needs. While at Duke, Dr. Nikpour was a Margolis Scholar in Health Policy & Management and a James B. Duke Fellow. Her work has previously been funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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