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Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN

Core Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research; Assistant Professor School of Nursing Rutgers University

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Before joining Rutgers University in Summer 2021, Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing funded by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship (F32 AG060630). She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Prior to her


Sophia Geisser, BS

Research Project Coordinator, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Sophia Geisser graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University in 2020 with a BS in Integrative Neuroscience and a BA in Theatre Dance. Her personal biography describes the process of uniting her interests. Her research thesis considered the efficacy of the Luigi Jazz Dance Technique, its promise as a form of Dance Movement Therapy, and


Juliette DeMaria

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Juliette DeMaria is a junior in the Nursing program at Rutgers University New Brunswick. She was accepted into the Honors Nursing program her sophomore year, where students are granted the opportunity to participate in nursing research. Outside of the classroom, Juliette is a peer mentor for the nursing school. As a peer mentor, she provides


Shannon O’Connell

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Shannon O’Connell is currently a junior nursing student at Rutgers University New Brunswick. She is a member of the nursing honors program and is excited to be a part of this research team. At Rutgers, Shannon also studies Theatre Arts and is involved with student theatre companies on campus. Her love of the performing arts


Alumnus

Isabella Ciccone, BA, MPH (previous Research Assistant) Zoe Geisser, BA candidate (previous Research Intern)