Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Jolie Crowder, MSN, RN, CCM

University of Virginia
PhD Student

Jolie Crowder, MSN, RN, CCM is a PhD student at the University of Virginia (UVA). She received her RN diploma from Richmond Memorial School of Nursing, then went on to complete the RN-BSN program at Syracuse University and received her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Virginia. She graduated from both programs with honors. Her MSN focus was health systems management, with an emphasis on quality improvement initiatives. Crowder has worked in a variety of positions since graduating with her MSN, including positions in health policy, aging and public health program development and evaluation, and health care quality improvement advocacy at the national level. Crowder is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Southern Nurses Research Society. She serves as a graduate teaching assistant at UVA as well as continues part-time work in the private and nonprofit sectors. In recent years, she worked for a small nonprofit whose mission was to improve the well-being of elder American Indian and Alaska Natives, which triggered her deep interest in the population. Her doctoral research is on elder abuse in the American Indian and Alaska Native population; focused on the intersection of the fields of aging, abuse, disadvantaged populations and health policy.