Caroline Madrigal is a health services researcher working to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents. Dr. Madrigal graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 and served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar while completing her Ph.D. in Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University. During her doctoral studies, she worked on refining the measurement of residents’ preferences for care and linking the fulfillment of residents’ preferences to their overall satisfaction with care. Dr. Madrigal’s research is informed by her work as a direct care provider and registered nurse in the nursing home setting. Her research interests span across the long-term care continuum with a particular passion for understanding and improving nursing home residents’ care experiences.  

Dr. Madrigal is a 2019 AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellow. Her host site is the Department of Veterans Affairs in Providence.