Project Title/Research Interests: Integrating MediCare DPP in a Parish Nurse Program of a Safety Net Health System

O. Kenrik Duru, MD, MSHS

Dr. Kia Skrine Jeffers is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine Department of General Internal Medicine/Health Services Research and UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Skrine Jeffers earned her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University, and her Master’s and doctoral degrees in Nursing from UCLA. She is a practicing community-based nurse. Her research focuses on the impact of intersecting psycho-, bio-, behavioral and life course experiences on type 2 diabetes risks among African American seniors; diabetes prevention and self-management interventions; and, healthcare policies that impact equity and access for underresourced populations.