Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Rachel Pozzar, MSN, FNP-BC

Northeastern University
PhD Student

Rachel Pozzar, MSN, FNP-BC is a PhD student in the School of Nursing in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing suma cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Science in community health nursing with distinction from Boston College. At Boston College, she was a Haley Family Graduate Nursing Fellow and the recipient of the Award for Clinical Excellence in the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration and the Graduate Nurses' Association Leadership Recognition Award. She was also the co-chair of the Graduate Nurses Association. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, Rachel provides primary and urgent care to adolescent and adults in the community setting. Her clinical interests include homeless health, women's health, and cancer prevention and early detection. She is a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students completing their primary care rotations. Rachel's research interests include women's health and the underlying mechanisms of health disparities, particularly cancer disparities. She is currently enrolled in a research practicum at The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is studying the decision-making processes of women with cancer. As a doctoral student, she hopes to lay the groundwork for a program of research that will address the problem of cancer disparities while also improving the experiences and outcomes of women who have been diagnosed with cancer.