Tarik Khan

Associate Fellow

Tarik Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

  • PhD Student, Penn Nursing

Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC is the Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and is a Philadelphia family nurse practitioner who serves on the frontlines of the pandemic while completing his PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Khan lectures on primary care for patients with developmental disabilities and health policy advocacy at the School of Nursing, and his current research focuses on improving health care outcomes for vulnerable populations. Khan currently serves as Chairperson of Enabling Minds, a non-profit in Haiti that serves children with developmental disabilities. Khan has won several awards for his advocacy, including NACDD’s Champions of Equal Opportunity Award for Advocacy, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Healthcare Award, and Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: Community Leader Award. He also has been cited by Philadelphia City Council and The Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Khan has provided his analysis on topics ranging from health disparities to nursing advocacy for the White House and outlets ranging from BBC News, CNN, Good Morning America, AM Joy, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, Healthline, Politico, and The Joe Madison Show. Khan is also a frequent guest on the local news to discuss health care issues affecting the community.

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