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Jillian Rose '04 — Patient advocate

Providence College Podcast interviews graduate Jillian Rose, LCSW, MPH, director of community engagement, diversity and research at HSS.

Rose explains that her interest in health stemmed from growing up in Guyana. She migrated when she was 11 years old and had a chance to see the broken healthcare system first hand. "Being around that type of environment really inspired me to pursue a career in looking at how do I best educate people about your own health and how do I help to motivate others and negotiate the healthcare system."

She talks about her education at Providence and how that shaped her career after stumbling into the social work field. She references one class she took that looked at the ecological model of how a person is provided care in a healthcare setting and how their own neighborhood impacts their lives. 

Listen to the full podcast at Providence.edu.