Dr. Kia Skrine-Jeffers

Dr. Kia Skrine-Jeffers (Kaiser/UCLA CSTI Scholar) is a community-based Registered Nurse with a background in both art and science. She received her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University and has appeared in many stage and television productions. She entered the field of nursing through the Master's Entry Clinical Nurse program in the UCLA School of Nursing, where she also obtained her doctoral degree. Dr. Skrine Jeffers was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholar, a UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute Summer Training Fellow, a Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar, and was a recipient of the four-year Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship and Kaiser Permanente/Deloras Jones Scholarship. In addition, she has worked on three research projects with the Los Angeles Community-Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (LA CAPRA), was a collaborator on the development of the Ethnocultural Gerontological Nursing Model with the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Science, and is a member of the UCLA Public Health Critical Race Working Group.