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Jasmine Travers

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jasmine Travers


Jasmine Travers, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, RN, (VA Scholar) is a postdoctoral fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. At Yale, she is receiving training in a cohort of physicians and doctorally prepared nurses to become a change agent and health systems leader driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and healthcare. Prior to Yale, Dr. Travers completed a T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health and her PhD at Columbia University School of Nursing Center for Health Policy. Her current work focuses on mitigating disparities in appropriate access and use of in-home and facility-based care for older adults. She is also focused on how best to optimize health outcomes among older adults across long-term care settings. Dr. Travers’ long-term goal is to become a nurse scientist who will lead a multidisciplinary team of scholars in advancing and implementing knowledge designed to reduce health disparities experienced by vulnerable older adult populations. Her clinical experience as an Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner has provided her an appreciation of the complex health and social needs of vulnerable older adults requiring long-term services and supports. Dr. Travers is the author of over 30 publications on the topics of aging, long-term care, health disparities, workforce diversity, and infections and has presented her work at multiple regional and national health services research, gerontological, nursing, and public health conferences.