Rebecca Wright

Rebecca J. Wright

PhD, BSc (Hons), RN

Rebecca Wright has worked in health care since 2004. Her program of research focuses on principles of justice and equity within palliative care, and development and application of qualitative, participatory methodologies within a diverse range of settings and with vulnerable populations. She was a nurse at St. Christopher’s Hospice in London and a research assistant at King’s College London on local, national, and international projects. Dr. Wright earned her doctoral degree in nursing research and her bachelor’s degree from the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. Her doctoral research demonstrated mechanisms or improving clinical practice in the emergency department (ED) through partnership with older adults with palliative care needs using the methodology Experience-based Co-design (EBCD). Dr. Wright works with national and international interprofessional and transdisciplinary teams from schools of nursing, medicine, and public health, and local Baltimore community members to advance participatory, co-design approaches to improve experiences of access and delivery to palliative and end-of-life care. She is a founding member of the Palliative Interprofessional Collaborative for Action Research (PICAR), and a founding member of the Qualitative Core at the JHSON. Her current research applies an equity and access focus and approach to improving palliative care in a range of settings. She is working with clinical and supportive care staff across inpatient, outpatient, and ED settings, and partnering with Black, Korean, and Puerto Rican populations specifically, as well as those with palliative and end-of-life needs more broadly.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging

Specialties and Expertise
  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • Disabilities
  • Disparities
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Emergency
  • End of Life
  • Equity
  • Ethics
  • Family
  • Gerontology
  • Global
  • Interprofessional
  • Pain/Symptom Management