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Jenna Brager: Doctoral Nursing Students

Jenna Brager, PhD, BSN-RN, MS

PhD Alumni
Jenna Brager
Advisor(s): Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN
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Jenna Brager, PhD, BSN-RN, MS, a Registered Nurse by training, specializes in mobile health (mHealth), Informatics, and Pediatric/Adult Mental and Behavioral Health. Jenna has been recognized for her innovative research in technology and has been granted the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Research Award (2017), APNA Board of Directors Scholar Award (2017), JHU-Personal Connected Health Alliance Award (2017), and the mHealth Summit Award (2015 & 2016). 

 She is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMMS), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). 

Inspired by the prevalence of social, emotional, and behavioral issues among children in the United States, Jenna proposed to evaluate ezParent, a tablet-based delivery of the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) to determine its impact on strengthening parenting skills, promoting positive familial relationships, and reducing child behavioral issues. Understanding how parents of young children perceive and engage with mHealth interventions will allow more tailored interventions to be developed.


Dissertation Focus

Behavioral health and information technology, substance use/addiction

Major Achievement(s)

Poster Presentation at the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions May 2014

Ancheta, I., Levenson, J., Tuason, T., Ancheta, C., Battie, C., & Palaniappan, L. (2013). International diabetes federation (IDF), harmonizing and national cholesterol education program’s adult treatment panel III (NCEP/ATP III) definition for metabolic syndrome: Which of these criteria best captures the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among filipino women?