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Darina V. Petrovsky, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Nursing Science
School of Nursing
Core Member, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research


Before joining Rutgers University in Summer 2021, Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing funded by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship (F32 AG060630). She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Prior to her doctoral work, she received a Masters in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University (2011) and a Bachelors of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan (2009). Her unique background in music training and nursing science has positioned her well to launch her research career with the goal of improving the lives of older adults living with dementia using non-pharmacologic approaches. She is a recipient of a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23 AG073618-01) which will provide her with the expertise necessary to initiate a successful and independent program of research – with the goal to improve sleep and behavioral symptoms in persons living with dementia and their caregivers using music-based interventions. She was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellow (F31 AG055148) and her past accomplishments include being selected as a 2014-2016 National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Patricia G. Archbold Scholar and 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarinaPetrov

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/darina.petrovsky%20(molkina).1/bibliography/public/

Lab website: https://sites.rutgers.edu/petrovsky-lab/