Jennifer Bellot, Ph.D., R.N., M.H.S.A.

Jennifer Bellot, Ph.D., R.N., M.H.S.A., is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s in health services administration (public health) at the University of Michigan. She earned a PhD in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, studying culture change initiatives in nursing homes and their effect on nursing staff.


Nalo Hamilton, Ph.D., R.N., W.H.N.P./A.N.P.-B.C.

Dr. Nalo Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing and a Board Certified Women’s Health and Adult Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Hamilton received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Oakwood University, PhD in Biochemistry from Meharry Medical College and a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Since her doctoral studies, Dr.

Sarah Szanton, Ph.D., C.R.N.P., F.A.A.N.

Sarah Szanton, Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, studies health disparities in older adults, working to eliminate health and quality-of-life differences for seniors across socioeconomic and racial lines.  A goal of Dr. Szanton’s research is to help seniors “age in place.” 


Andrea Wallace, Ph.D., R.N.

Dr. Andrea Wallace is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Her research interest is in finding means of improving outcomes for those living with chronic illness, particularly for vulnerable patient populations. Her current focus is on examining how interventions aiming to improve diabetes self-management support can be feasibly implemented during routine primary care service delivery.

Laura Larsson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.

Laura Larsson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N. is interested in environmental health research and is currently researching renters as a vulnerable population. She enjoys teaching public health nursing and pharmacotherapeutics. Dr. Larsson serves on the Gallatin City County Board of Health. In that role she is working to improve local air quality and promoting a prevention agenda to enhance the quality and quantity of years of rural Montanans.

Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N.P., F.A.A.N.

Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N.P. is an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing. She received a BSN from Arizona State University, an MSN from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. A Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, the primary aim of her clinical practice is to improve the health of women, their families and communities. As nurse scientist, Dr.

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