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.
In her first job as a staff nurse in a nursing home, Dr. Bellot noted the intense interplay of health policy and care provision in this highly regulated environment. Her passion for policy and health equity were further ignited. Today, Dr. Bellot combines her commitment to quality geriatric care, Medicare and health policy and nursing leadership by using mixed methods to explore nurse managed care of the frail elderly in a non-acute setting. As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, Dr. Bellot will analyze the population of Medicare beneficiaries served by Nurse Managed Centers and evaluate the facilitators and barriers to full integration of Nurse Managed Centers as patient-centered medical homes for Medicare beneficiaries.
Dr. Bellot thoroughly enjoys teaching graduate-level nursing students and continues to practice, providing care services to young children with cerebral palsy and pervasive developmental delays.