Destiny Simon, MHA
Program Coordinator, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Thomas Jefferson University
Destiny Simon, MHA is the Program Coordinator for the Jefferson Student Interprofessional Complex Care Collaborative and a managing editor for the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education's biannual newsletter. She is a first generation college student and obtained her Masters in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University. Destiny is interested in research regarding health disparities among African Americans and is skilled in program development, curating events and content creation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Individuals with complex medical and social needs are acutely vulnerable to the fragmented healthcare system. Social and economic factors, physical environments, and structural racism can further compound health and healthcare inequities. Prior experiences of bias due to race, nativity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, health literacy, and disability may influence current interactions with systems and providers, leading to missed care, poor experiences, and adverse outcomes. The next generation of healthcare professionals must be prepared to care for individuals with complex social…