Scholars

Each of these nurses is poised to become an exemplary nurse leader who will transform health care in communities and nationwide, help build a Culture of Health, and inspire the next generation of nurses.

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Jamie Rausch
2017 cohort, Ohio State University

Jamie Rausch, BSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in researching type II diabetes, including wound healing in diabetic patients and adherence to medication regimens.

She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Columbus State Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University.

Rausch began her career at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio working with orthopedic surgical patients and trauma progressive care patients. She was also a travel nurse for American Mobile. While traveling, Rausch worked on a variety of units, including: neurology, cardiology, oncology, bariatrics, trauma and emergency room. Her most recent work was in the operating room at Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Ohio.

Rausch lives in Marysville, Ohio.

Pamela Recto
2015 cohort, University of Texas at Austin

Pamela Recto, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in studying health literacy among first time postpartum adolescent mothers. During the immediate postpartum period, mothers are taught newborn and maternal care. The amount of information can be overwhelming as adolescent mothers transition into their role of becoming a parent. One of Recto’s primary goals is to explore whether health care providers are communicating the plan of care in ways that are meaningful and simple to the new mother.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While completing her master’s degree, Recto also minored in Education.

Recto currently works as a clinical assistant professor for the University of Texas Health Science Center in the baccalaureate nursing program. Prior to teaching, Pamela worked as a registered nurse in the Mother-Baby unit at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

Recto lives in San Antonio, TX.

Tiffany Reed
2017 cohort, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tiffany Reed, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in the social determinants of health and societal influences that impact the health outcomes of disadvantaged populations. She specifically would like to explore the relationship between epigenetics and psychosocial factors that predispose premenopausal women to symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. Her goal is that this research will provide interventions, improve quality of life, and contribute to equitable and sustainable policy changes in women and adolescent health.

Reed earned her Bachelor of Science in the community health sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Science in Nursing from DePaul University.
She is currently working in the health research department at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Reed resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Jada Reeves
2016 cohort, Wayne State University

Jada Reeves, BSN, MSN, NP-C, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar will attend Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with the support of a collaboration of Michigan funders. Her focus will be on high-risk sexual behavior among African American adolescents. She is interested in expanding upon and identifying new knowledge that explains the “concept of repeat offenders,” the unknown barriers that exist among African American adolescents between the ages of 11-18 years old that lend to recurrent sexually transmitted infections.

Reeves earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Eastern Michigan University and her Master of Science degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Previously, Reeves served as Site Supervisor at a University of Michigan Health System School Based Health Center. She was a primary care provider at the Center for Family Health Teen Center at Parkside in Jackson, MI. She was also a family nurse practitioner at the Corizon Prison Health system.

Reeves lives in Ypsilanti, MI.