Jessica Rearden, PhD, RN is an oncology nurse and a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) Postodoctoral Fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her research examines the influence of cancer care delivery on patient outcomes, particularly for vulnerable and medically underserved populations. She received a BSN from Cedar Crest College and an MS and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. As a predoctoral fellow, she was supported on the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) for the Centers for Health Equity and Global Women’s Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her clinical experiences as a nurse in hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a clinical research nurse/supervisor in the Abramson Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Unit have greatly informed her research. Dr. Rearden’s dissertation, titled “Examining Opportunity for Cancer Clinical Trial Participation Among Under-represented Groups” was supported by an individual fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Nursing Research, as well as by the American Nurses Foundation/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.