Jackelyn Boyden, PhD, MPH, RN

Jackie Boyden, PhD, MPH, RN, is post-doctoral research fellow working with Dr. Chris Feudtner’s research lab and the palliative care (PACT) team at CHOP.

Jackie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan, her Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She has a clinical background in pediatric intensive care, community-based long-term care, and community-based hospice and palliative care.

Combining her clinical interests in pediatrics, community-based care, and palliative/hospice care, Jackie’s research goal is to improve the outcomes of palliative and hospice care provided to children with serious illnesses and their families who are residing at home. In particular, she is currently developing a method for evaluating real-time, parent-reported feedback on their experiences with care received from their palliative or hospice care teams, and optimizing the feedback of this information to the clinical team in a manner that is timely and useful for informing the clinical care of each child and family.

She received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F32 individual post-doctoral fellowship award for her post-doctoral study, entitled “Home-based Experiences of Hospice and Palliative Care for Children and Caregivers (EXPERIENCE) Project,” and is expecting to complete her post-doc in the Fall of 2022.