Keitra Thompson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC (VA Scholar) completed her doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Receiving her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Emory University, Keitra completed an accelerated bachelors in nursing and subsequent masters in nursing focused on family primary care at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In 2017, her commitment to high-quality primary care across the lifespan led her to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center wherein she completed a yearlong post-graduate advanced practice provider fellowship in the Family Medicine Department.
Throughout her undergraduate and graduate matriculation, Keitra has been actively involved in both quantitative and qualitative research projects, volunteerism, and advocacy. She has a background in psychiatric-community health nursing, correctional healthcare, adolescent wellness, and women’s health. Her doctorate work focused on the integration of trauma-informed reproductive health services into an urban family drug court program.
Career Interests: As a clinician and researcher, Dr. Thompson strives to provide person-centered, holistic care for adult and pediatric patients in the face health inequity, substance use, and community level trauma. She foresees a career centered on academic outcomes research and clinical practice that will shape the production and implementation of policies that affect the most vulnerable of society.
Research Interests: Research interests include primary health care and chronic disease management, integrated models of care in non-traditional clinical settings, reproductive health and family planning, correctional health care and criminal justice system outcomes, and the mental and physical effects of individual and community level trauma.