Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice


Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) White, APRN, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. Her research agenda broadly focuses on understanding how frail medically-complex older adults receive healthcare, and how factors affecting the nursing and primary care workforces impact quality outcomes in long-term care. She has assisted in the construction of large data systems of nursing home electronic health records to examine various aspects of COVID-19 management, treatment, and outcomes among nursing home residents and staff during the pandemic, and to support observational and interventional research in nursing homes more broadly. Dr. White completed an AHRQ T32 postdoctoral fellowship at Brown in the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, and an NINR T32 predoctoral fellowship in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In addition to her research, Dr. White is a board-certified adult geriatric primary care nurse practitioner with extensive clinical experience in nursing homes and community-based long-term care.  She currently practices at the PACE Organization of Rhode Island.

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