Jamie M. Smith, PhD, RN, is an early career nurse-scientist passionate about addressing health disparities among aging adults. She obtained her PhD from the Rutgers University, School of Nursing, where she was a Jonas Nurse Scholar. Her research interests are focused on how structural determinants and policy decisions influence the availability and effectiveness of care delivery. Dr. Smith seeks to inform practical interventions and support equitable social and health policies. Additionally, Dr. Smith is a dedicated educator; she is an Instructor in the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.