Olga F. Jarrín Montaner joined the ARTZ Philadelphia Board in 2021.
Olga Jarrín is an assistant professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is Director of the Rutgers School of Nursing Minority Nurse Leadership Institute and the Community Health and Aging Outcomes Laboratory, where her research focuses on understanding how environmental factors (including structural and systemic racism) impact access to health care services and health outcomes among older adults and their family caregivers. She currently leads two large research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging focused on improving late life care quality and outcomes for people living with advanced illness including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and completed postdoctoral fellowships in gerontological nursing and nursing outcomes research at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She also co-founded the Latino Nurses Network and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the International Association of Latino Nurse Faculty.
“I am honored and excited to serve on the board of ARTZ Philadelphia and to be part of the good work happening to connect people living with dementia and their care partners to the arts in new and familiar ways.”