Kyle Durrant »
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Mr. Durrant is a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate in the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. He received his MSN in Nursing Practice from Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) in 2018 and a BS in Public Health from the University of Washington (UW) in 2014. Some of his achievements include being named a Sackler Institute Scholar by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, a Global Fellow by CUSON, and receiving the Rattlinggourd Award from the UW School of Public Health.
Mr. Durrant is currently working as a Medical-Surgical/Telemetry Float Pool Registered Nurse at Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Before moving to New York City, Mr. Durrant worked for a tribal epidemiology center where he helped evaluate morbidity and mortality caused by acute and chronic lower respiratory diseases among urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the United States. He also worked as a Research Assistant within the Pulmonary Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, studying the link between Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome in human subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and/or a history of heavy smoking.
Mr. Durrant is interested in addressing health disparities experienced by LGBTQIA+ and AI/AN veterans in his future career in primary care through research, advocacy, and policy change.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar – Suicide Prevention
Dissertation: Anticipated Dissertation Title:
“Preventing Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans”