Jonas Scholar Directory


Helen Baker

Emory University

Helen Baker received her BA in Anthropology and French from Macalester College. After spending a year teaching English in Guadeloupe, Ms. Baker went to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to complete an MSc in Demography and Health. Following her MSc, Ms. Baker worked in Thailand with an HIV/AIDS advocacy organization and then spent two years in the Peace Corps as a community health AIDS prevention volunteer in northern Togo.…

Sara Baker , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

Currently, I am Dean’s List student pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing Practice for Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Michigan-Flint and am a 2011 graduate from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. The focus of my graduate level capstone project is increasing patient satisfaction scores via cultural competency training to staff.…

Linda Banks , MSN, MS, RN

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

I am enrolled in the PhD Nursing program at University of TN, Knoxville. As a nurse and educator, I have worked in management positions in the classroom and clinical settings with clients and students across a variety of backgrounds. My expertise in nursing is medical-surgical, neurology, cardiology and orthopedics, in classroom, clinical, and distance education settings.…

Ruth Bargainer , MSN, RN, CNE

University of Texas-Arlington

Ruth Bargainer is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSC SON) in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Bargainer obtained an MSN in Nursing Education from TTUHSC SON in 2010, subsequently joining the faculty team as an Instructor. In 2013, Ruth Bargainer assumed a leadership role as Regional Program Director of the Traditional Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at TTUHSC.…

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Ariel Baria , MSN, RN-BC, GNP-BC

University of California-San Francisco

Mr. Baria completed his BSN at San Francisco State University and MSN at the University of California Los Angeles. For over 18 years, he has worked as a nurse practitioner/program coordinator in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS)/Pain Program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. Mr. Baria is pursuing his PhD degree in nursing at the University of California San Francisco.…

Jessica Barkimer , MSN, RN

Marquette University

Jessica Barkimer, MSN, RN graduated from Indiana University with her BSN in 2002 with a passion for working with the pediatric population. Working at three magnet children’s hospitals over the past 14 years has provided her with medical and surgical experiences ranging from caring for infants with congenital heart defects to educating children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.…

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Emily Barnett-Doyle , BSN, RN, CCRN, CPHQ

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Emily Barnett-Doyle earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2008). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2006) with an emphasis in management. After graduation, she worked in the medical transplant intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) where she became interested in quality of life and end-of-life care.…

Siobon Barrett ,ANCC, BC

Northeastern University

My current program is a BSN to PhD program at Northeastern University. MY BSN was also from Northeastern University. My clinical background has been in cardiac and thoracic post-operative care for the past ten years. My intended area of focus is on improving diversity in the nursing profession and better supporting interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare professionals.…

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Elvy Barroso , PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Elvy G. Barroso, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN. I work as the Professional Development Coordinator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. I also work as an Assistant Professor at the following schools: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hunter College, and New York University. I also serve as an external Clinical Preceptor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.…

Dorota Bartoszczyk , MSN, RN, OCN

University of Iowa

Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk is originally from Poland where she lived 21 years. She has been in the United States for total of 16 years now, and during this time she’s lived in four different states, with Iowa being the longest. All of her nursing education is from the College of Nursing, the University of Iowa. Dorota’s research interest area is related to barriers and difficulties nurses are challenged when providing pain management.…

Bridget Basile Ibrahim , MSN, FNP-BC

Yale University

Bridget is excited to begin pursuit of her PhD at Yale School of Nursing. Her research interests are in the realm of maternal child health and her doctoral research will be focused on health disparities in regard to access to Vaginal Birth after Cesearean section (VBAC). Bridget earned her BSN from The Johns Hopkins Universty School of Nursing and her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of California Los Angeles.…

Cecille Basilio , MSN, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles

Cecille Marie Basilio’s personal and professional experiences have nurtured a profound commitment to serve the underserved minority population, and spurred an interest in graduate study to best serve this population. Cecille earned a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman). She went back to school, and obtained her MSN degree in 2014 from Charles R.…

Basilia Basin BS, RN-BC, PhD Candidate

Oregon Health and Science University Hartford Center

I am a clinical nurse, educator, and leader with experience caring for older adults with chronic disease. Prior to nursing, I was a licensed small animal veterinary technician. My experience as a nurse and a technician provides a unique perspective, and expertise, to research the relationship between older adults and pets and their influence on decision-making.…

Randi Bates , MS, RN, PCCN, CNP, FNP-C

The Ohio State University

Randi Bates is currently a predoctoral fellow and PhD student at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She uses a life course framework for her research, which encompasses maternal-child health. Her research examines the mechanisms within early life economic disadvantage that contribute to poorer later life health. Currently, she is investigating the effects of early life stress on cognitive development.…

Tammy Bathke

University of California-Los Angeles

From 2009-2013 I served as Assistant Director of the associate degree nursing program at College of the Canyons (COC), a California Community College. Mentorship with key leaders at COC accelerated my understanding of the big picture of nursing academia. My qualifications in applying for the Jonas Leadership Fellowship include that my Master of Science in Nursing degree is in nursing education.…

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Vanessa Battista , MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, Jonas Scholar

Johns Hopkins University

Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP-PC is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the neuromuscular team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Previously, she practiced as an advanced practice nurse on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at CHOP, as well as the neuromuscular centers at both Columbia University Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Boston, before being recruited to The Boston College Connell School of Nursing to develop the Pediatric Palliative Care Masters subspecialty program.…

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Jennifer Jennifer Bauman

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Michael Baumgardner ,CCRN, CNL

University of San Diego

Michael Baumgardner has graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Biology, the Pontifical Gregorian University with a Master’s in Theology, and the University of San Diego with a Master’s in Nursing. He has obtained professional certifications in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader and as a Critical Care Nurse.…

Brittany Beasley , BSN, RN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

I am a Research Assistant for Dr. Jean McSweeney, Associate Dean for Research, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. In this role, I am involved with research, writing manuscripts, grant writing, and dissemination of research results. In a previous role I worked as a telemedicine intensive care nurse taking care of intensive care patients throughout the state of Arkansas and in Missouri.…