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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Jessica Trimmer, PhD, MS, MPH

Scholar, 2023

Jessica Trimmer is a health services researcher with interests in dementia, long-term care, and variations in health care delivery and outcomes. Jessica received her doctoral training in health services research and policy at the University of Rochester. Her doctoral dissertation examined quality of end-of-life care for nursing home residents with dementia and the impact of nursing home patient safety culture on end-of-life care outcomes. She also holds an MPH with a specialization in population health analytics, and an MS and BA in statistics.   

As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Jessica worked with Dr. John Cagle to manage an NIH-funded study of an intervention program among long-stay nursing home residents with cognitive impairment. She is currently principal investigator for an NIH/NIA K99 Award, “Promoting the ‘Good Life’ among Nursing Home Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: The Role of Special Care Units.” This study will ultimately lead to an embedded pragmatic clinical trial to further our understanding of quality dementia care among residents with dementia.

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