Jaclyn Portanova, PhD, MSG, RN (VA Scholar) earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from University of California, Los Angeles, and her master’s degree in gerontology from University of Southern California. She pursued doctoral training at University of Washington, where she earned her PhD in nursing science. While at University of Washington, she received aging and informatics training as a T32 predoctoral research fellow. Her clinical experiences include working as a registered nurse in geriatrics and public health. Throughout her training, Jaclyn has had the opportunity to present her work at national conferences and publish in her field. Her dissertation focused on designing tools to improve pain and symptom management for patients who had mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Career Interests: Dr. Portanova envisions a career exploring the ways that the social determinants of health impact one’s incidence of persistent pain, response to treatment of persistent pain, and ability to manage the consequences of persistent pain.
Research Interests: Examining pain and symptom trajectories and creating informatics tools that improve patient outcomes.