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College of Nursing Faculty

Jane Zapka, ScDJane Zapka, ScD
Research Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 876-1604
Fax: (843) 792-1741
zapka@musc.edu

Jane Zapka, ScD has been an Adjunct Graduate faculty member at the CON for several years while her Professor appointment is in the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology. She has served on several Doctoral Committees, provided course guest lectures dealing with research methods and consulted with faculty on their grant proposals, manuscripts, and community activities.

Dr. Zapka has particular expertise in primary and secondary prevention services, palliative and end-of-life services, patient-caregiver-provider communication, and other health services research and quality improvement studies.  Her methodological skills in research design, theory based intervention planning, survey research, systems interventions and program evaluation make her a valuable asset as the CON continues to build a strong research portfolio.

Dr. Zapka earned a bachelor’s in biology from Skidmore College, a master’s in public health from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public health.  She had a similar faculty support relationship and adjunct appointment at the University of Massachusetts/Worcester Graduate School of Nursing and in June 2000 received the State Award for Excellence-Nurse Practitioner Advocate from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.