Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD
University of Florida
Jeanne Stacciarini is the Associate Dean For Diversity, Inclusion And Engagement & Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the Unversity of Florida. Her research interests are in the area of mental health promotion and health disparities in minorities, rural and international populations. She also uses social health determinants and social network analysis to develop community-based interventions for diverse groups.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Black healthcare providers and health-related students are underrepresented compared to their overall population in the United States. Pipeline programs are essential for retention of Black students in the health professions. Black students at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) generally face several challenges, namely a lack of institutional support, connections, and role models. Combined with systemic racism, these overlapping issues fail to encourage a sense of belonging at their institutions. To overcome these challenges, the interprofessional (including six colleges) “Keys to Success…