John Rizzo

Associate Fellow

John Rizzo, MSN, RN

  • PhD Student, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR), Penn Nursing

John Rizzo, MSN, RN is a first-year, NIH T-32 predoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Rizzo has been a nurse for eight years and has experience in emergency, trauma, critical care, and cardiac cath/EP nursing. Rizzo also has experience as a nursing clinical instructor for undergraduate students pursuing their BSN. Rizzo is the governance committee chair in the Kappa Delta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, and the PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

Rizzo is interested in researching how social determinants of health and health disparities affect health outcomes in minority and vulnerable patient populations. His research interests are inspired from his time working in critical care and in the emergency department and seeing examples of patients being disproportionately cared for. He graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2015 and received his Master’s of Science in Nursing for Family Nurse Practitioners from La Salle University in 2023.

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