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Rebecca Trotta, PhD, RN 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Rebecca L. Trotta, PhD, RN is the Director of Nursing Research and Science at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Dr. Trotta oversees nursing research initiatives and provides leadership for advancing nursing research capacity and the translation of evidence into practice. Dr. Trotta received her doctorate in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and her dissertation focused on palliative care for frail older adults in the nursing home setting. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Trotta practiced as a geriatric nurse practitioner and a clinical nurse in cardiac intermediate care. Dr. Trotta’s program of research focuses on care of older adults in the acute care setting. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a $1.5 M grant from the Health Resources Administration aimed at developing a nurse-led interprofessional care model to address the needs of older adults in the acute care setting.