Jewel Scott

2016 cohort, Duke University
Jewel Scott, MSN, FNP-C, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, at Johnson & Johnson, Inc., is interested in pursuing research that focuses on reducing health disparities. She is specifically interested in the role of psychological distress in ethnic minority women living with chronic disease. Her experiences serving vulnerable populations in urban, rural and international settings and passion for holistic health care have influenced her research interests.

Scott earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from North Carolina State University with a minor in Spanish. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University as well as a post master’s certificate in Public Health Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is currently employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Piedmont Health Services and practices at the Moncure Community Health Center in rural North Carolina. Scott has a strong commitment to community health and previously worked at a school based health center operated by Loyola University School of Nursing in Maywood, IL and in primary care at Lawndale Christian Health Center located on Chicago’s Westside. In addition, she spent 16 months as a missionary volunteer in the Dominican Republic working with women and youth in school and community settings.

Scott lives in Durham, NC.