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Jonas Doctoral Scholars

Current Jonas Scholar

Lina Hixson, RN, M.S.N.




Jonas Alumni

Gwen McGhan, RN, Ph.D.

  • mcghan_gwen2010–2012 Jonas Foundation Scholar





Rachel Wion, M.S., RN

  • wion2012–2014 Jonas Foundation Scholar
  • Research Interest: HIV prevention and treatment in adults age 50 and older; factors involved in HIV prevention for online daters age 50 and older
  • Adviser: Dr. Susan Loeb




Hartford Alumni Scholars

Erin Kitt-Lewis, M.S., RN




Nikki Hill, Ph.D., RN

  • hill-cnr-spotlightResearch Interests: Older adults at risk for cognitive decline; personalized interventions for individuals with cognitive complaints; interventions using mobile technology





Andrea Yevchak-Sillner, Ph.D., GCNS-BC, RN






Hartford Scholars

Liza Behrens

  • behrensResearch Interests: Older adults, delirium, transitions of care, ethics and clinical decision making
  • Adviser: Dr. Ann Kolanowski




Ashley Clark





Elise Colancecco, M.S.N., RN

  • colanceccoResearch Interests: Functional outcomes in the older adult trauma patient; hip fracture, including functional outcomes of older adults following hip fracture injury
  • Adviser: Dr. Ann Kolanowski




Daniel Eaton




Justina Ferguson





Caroline McDermott, B.S.N., RN

  • carolinemcdermottResearch Interests: Dementia care, long-term care environment, aging
  • Adviser: Dr. Donna Fick




Allison Miller

Julie Ross, M.S.N., RN