Roy Thompson was born and raised Jamaica and is a final year Ph.D. candidate at the Duke University School of Nursing. As a trained nurse educator with significant clinical experience, his research interests focus on international nursing migration, care or older adults, long-term care (LTC) and health policies. His current dissertation uses a multi-methods approach to: 1) examine the impact on international nurse migration on LTC health systems in the United States (US), 2) examine the mediating effects of human capital on differences in employment outcomes among Foreign Educated Nurses (FENs) and US nurses, and 3) explore the professional experiences of FENs who belong to racial and ethnic minority groups who are employed in US LTC health systems.

Mr. Thompson completed a doctoral certificate in global health at the Duke Global Health Institute and supports a variety of faculty-led initiatives across Duke University, including work in the Margolis Center for Health Policy, the School of Medicine, as well as in the School of Nursing. He continues to serve as a nursing scientist on the Worldwide Elements to Harmonize Research in Long Term Care Living Environments (WE-THRIVE) steering committee and has co-authored three peer reviewed published manuscripts with this international, multi-disciplinary team of LTC researchers. Overall, Mr. Thompson has six peer reviewed publication. Mr. Thompson is a Teaching for Equity Fellow, is an Emerging Diversity leader for Academy Health’s IRGNI and he served on a racial justice taskforce at the Duke University School of Nursing. Finally, Mr. Thompson currently serves as subject matter expert on the National Commission Against Racism in Nursing. Mr. Thompson is actively seeking post-doctoral fellowship opportunities and plans to pursue a tenure-track faculty career as a nurse scientist.

Authored by Roy Thompson, M.S.N., B.S.N., C.C.N, R.N.

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Nursing Health Services Researchers Stand Firm in the Fight for Racial Equity and Justice

Dismantling structural racism and charting a path toward achieving equity and justice in professional health services organizations remains a priority. Members from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) propose sustainable, actionable steps to strengthen diversity and inclusivity of historically underrepresented experts in the field.
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