Nancy L. Chernett, MA, MPH
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-6369 fax
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
- A home-based intervention to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in older African Americans: A randomized trial
- Identification of and beliefs about depressive symptoms and preferred treatment approaches among community-living older african americans
- A community-integrated home based depression intervention for older African Americans: Descripton of the Beat the Blues randomized trial and intervention costs
- The tailored activity program to reduce behavioral symptoms in individuals with Dementia: Feasibility, acceptability, and replication potential
- Harvest health: Translation of the chronic disease self-management program for older African Americans in a senior setting
PMA - Audiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Instructor, Jefferson School of Population Health
Research Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson School of Health Professions, 2006
Research and Clinical Interests
older adults; cultural competence; chronic disease self-management; family caregiving
Ms. Chernett has had a diverse career in health care as a clinician, program developer, and project director. During the past 20 years she has worked exclusively with programs serving older elders and family caregivers. As Project Director in the Jefferson Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health (CARAH) Ms. Chernett has worked with primary investigators to develop and manage NIH funded studies in research infrastructure development, dementia family caregiving and for two National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) funded studies in which Jefferson is collaborating with an urban senior center in Philadelphia (Center in the Park) to develop, evaluate and implement evidence-based programs that support mental health and well-being of African American older adults, and provide field based cultural competency training opportunities for graduate health care students. She was a co-investigator for the U.S. Administration on Aging-funded program Harvest Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Older African Americans.
Ms. Chernett and her colleagues from the OT Department and the Jefferson School of Population Health have developed and implemented an interdisciplinary course entitled Cultural Humility and Competence in Health Professions and Population Health.