Dr. Jennifer Carnahan’s research focuses on improving care for older adults in nursing homes, most recently focusing on transitions of care from the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting to home for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This research interest has evolved from her medical training as a geriatrician.


Internal Medicine
MPH, University of Virginia, 2009
MD, University of Virginia, 2009
MA, University of Virginia, Religious Studies, 2000
BA, New College of Florida, Anthropology and Religious Studies, 1997
nursing homes geriatrics & gerontology transitions of care skilled nursing facility quality improvement
American College of Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
American Medical Association