Graduate Student, Nursing (Affiliate)
My research focuses on the interprofessional care of community-dwelling older adults and how this care model could prevent emergency department visits and hospitalizations. I’ve worked as a Graduate Assistant in the School of Nursing since 2015 with an interprofessional team on a HRSA funded project, GOT! Care. This program provided an interprofessional learning opportunity for students in various disciplines to work together in partnership with faculty to assess and form a plan of care for an older adult living in the community. My dissertation will focus on the cost reduction in the form of decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations incurred by a local hospital from these older adults that participated in GOT! Care and the experiences of hospital administrators and clinicians that participated in this program. I hope to illuminate some of the facilitators and barriers to this model of care. These results will assist in informing a new interprofessional service line for older adults that I will be assisting with. As a Graduate Assistant I also assisted in the preliminary design of an mHealth application to promote HPV vaccination uptake and co-authored a systematic review of factors influencing vaccination among immigrant parents in the US.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Minor in Gerontology: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2014.
Kim, K., & LeClaire, A. (2017). A systematic review of factors influencing human papillomavirus vaccination among immigrant parents in the united states. Health Care for Women International, , 1-23. doi:10.1080/07399332.2017.140
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