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Jaclyn Portanova Frenz, Ph.D., MHS, MSG, RN (she/her)


My dissertation focused on designing tools to improve pain and symptom management for patients who had mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.  I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University where I earned a Master’s in Health Sciences and received training in population health, health policy, teaching and leadership. My clinical experience includes working as a registered nurse in geriatrics and public health.

Education and training

    • Ph.D., University of Washington
    • M.H.S., Yale University
    • M.S., University of Southern California
    • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship

    • National Clinician Scholars Program, 2019-2021
    • T32 Aging and Informatics Pre-doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research, 2016-2019

Memberships and associations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau

Areas of interest

  • community health, leadership, health policy



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