Jennifer Palmer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MS, Boston University

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Dr. Jenny Palmer is a study coordinator with the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research.

Dr. Palmer’s current research assesses the implementation of an advance care planning video education program in two large U.S. nursing home systems. She is also conducting research that examines the intersection of dementia, spiritual care, and palliative care.

Dr. Palmer conducted her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Yale University, her master’s studies in Speech-Language Pathology at Boston University, and her doctoral studies in Health Services Research at Boston University.

After her clinical fellowship in a skilled nursing facility, she worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist on the Stroke Unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She then served as a Research Associate at Tufts Medical Center’s Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies. Most recently, she served as Project Director at the Bedford, MA Veterans Administration Medical Center for a study that developed observational tools to promote nursing home residents’ quality of life; these tools are now being adopted for use across the VA’s nursing homes nationally. Dr. Palmer has volunteered in leadership positions within the Gerontological Society of America’s Emerging Scholars and Professionals Organization.

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  1. Sokas C, Yeh IM, Coogan K, Bernacki R, Mitchell S, Bader A, Ladin K, Palmer JA, Tulsky JA, Cooper Z. Older adult perspectives on medical decision making and emergency general surgery: "It had to be done." J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Oct 07. PMID: 33038427
  2. Pimentel CB, Mills WL, Snow AL, Palmer JA, Sullivan JL, Wewiorski NJ, Hartmann CW. Adapting Strategies for Optimal Intervention Implementation in Nursing Homes: A Formative Evaluation. Gerontologist. 2020 May 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32449764
  3. Palmer JA, Smith AM, Paasche-Orlow RS, Fitchett G. Research Literature on the Intersection of Dementia, Spirituality, and Palliative Care: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 07; 60(1):116-134. PMID: 31923556
  4. Palmer JA, Parker VA, Barre LR, Mor V, Volandes AE, Belanger E, Loomer L, McCreedy E, Mitchell SL. Understanding implementation fidelity in a pragmatic randomized clinical trial in the nursing home setting:a mixed-methods examination. Trials. 2019 Nov 28; 20(1):656.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31779684
  5. Loomer L, Volandes AE, Mitchell SL, Belanger E, McCreedy E, Palmer JA, Mor V. Black Nursing Home Residents More Likely to Watch Advance Care Planning Video. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Mar; 68(3):603-608. PMID: 31660609
  6. Loomer L, McCreedy E, Belanger E, Volandes AE, Mitchell SL, Palmer JA, Mor V. Proxies Viewing Decision Support Video in Nursing Home Report Higher Advance Care Planning Engagement. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 11; 20(11):1467-1469. PMID: 31588025
  7. Palmer JA, Parker VA, Mor V, Volandes AE, Barre LR, Belanger E, Carter P, Loomer L, McCreedy E, Mitchell SL. Barriers and facilitators to implementing a pragmatic trial to improve advance care planning in the nursing home setting. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jul 29; 19(1):527.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31357993
  8. Pimentel CB, Mills WL, Palmer JA, Dillon K, Sullivan JL, Wewiorski NJ, Snow AL, Allen RS, Hopkins SD, Hartmann CW. Blended Facilitation as an Effective Implementation Strategy for Quality Improvement and Research in Nursing Homes. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019 Jul/Sep; 34(3):210-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30480614
  9. Loomer L, McCreedy E, Belanger E, Palmer JA, Mitchell SL, Volandes AE, Mor V. Nursing Home Characteristics Associated With Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Video Intervention. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 07; 20(7):804-809.e1. PMID: 30852167
  10. Mills WL, Pimentel CB, Snow AL, Allen RS, Wewiorski NJ, Palmer JA, Clark V, Roland TM, McDannold SE, Hartmann CW. Nursing Home Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing a Quality Improvement Intervention. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 07; 20(7):810-815.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30852172
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