Carli Zegers,PhD, APRN-NP, FNP-BC
Carli Zegers has recently joined the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Sciences as an assistant professor. Dr. Zegers graduated with both her Ph.D. and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her Ph.D. is in nursing with an emphasis in health literacy, self-management strategies, and underserved populations. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the KC HealthTracks grant through the Office of Minority Health focused on developing a pipeline program for high school students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds into healthcare professions. In efforts to increase diversity in the nursing field, Dr. Zegers founded the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Diverse Nurse Federation in Nebraska. She now serves on the National Board of Directors for NAHN. Dr. Zegers is committed to improving health communication. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Communication in Healthcare. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Zegers named as an American Academy of Colleges of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson Minority Faculty Training Scholar. Most recently, she was named an American Academy of Nursing and Jonas Foundation Policy Scholar. Dr. Zegers is committed to improving health of underserved and diverse populations and communities through practice, research, health policy, and leadership.