Jennifer Early, RN, MSHA

Jennifer Early
  • Interim director of community-engaged research
  • Phone: (804) 827-2001
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Jennifer Early works in VCU's Division of Community Engagement as the interim director of community-engaged research to support and advance community-engaged research (CEnR) as part of the university's strategic effort to align university-wide community engagement and impact. She assists in the identification, development and dissemination of CEnR resources for faculty, staff, students and community partners.

Having worked in community health over the past decade, Early is interested in advancing the role of academic health centers as they interact with their surrounding communities to impact population health. Early is a doctoral candidate in VCU's Health Service and Organization Research program. She also has research interests in how organizational structure impacts individual and organizational performance.

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  • Doctoral Candidate, Health Services Organization and Research, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Master of Science in Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University