Jacqueline Nikpour is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and a rising third-year PhD student at Duke University School of Nursing. Jacqueline’s primary research interest is in primary care transformation and the roles of nursing under value-based healthcare. Her dissertation focuses on primary care providers’ prescribing patterns for chronic musculoskeletal pain, with an emphasis on nurse practitioners. Additionally, Jacqueline works with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Sheps Center for Health Services Research to examine the supply and demand of RNs and LPNs in population health-based settings.

Jacqueline’s career interest centers around primary care transformation to focus on population health outcomes, as well as the roles of the nursing workforce in systems transformation. Jacqueline’s work has been funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.