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Kathleen Becker: Faculty Directory
Kathleen L. Becker, DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP
“The value of patient-centered interprofessional education and practice to enhance collaboration, build teams, and improve patient outcomes is foundational for all health disciplines.”
As a clinician, scholar, and nurse educator, Kathleen Becker is committed to providing primary care services to complex, community-dwelling, underserved populations. As a nurse practitioner, she has worked interprofessionally in high-functioning teams providing integrated, person-centered care to the homeless population at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore and, most recently, to frail, inner-city, homebound elders through the CAPABLE program. “To provide optimal care to these complex populations, each discipline must perform to its full scope of practice.” Dr. Becker is currently collaborating with physicians, pharmacists, and chaplains to develop and test curricula for students and trainees to learn “with, from, and about one another” in the provision of patient- and family-centered care. Dr. Becker is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and has been recognized for her work to enhance diversity in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Becker coordinates the Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at the school and teaches in the master’s and doctoral programs.