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University of Phoenix College of Nursing Dean Dr. Raelene Brooks featured speaker at Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Summit

By Sharla Hooper

Brooks to speak on health disparities and how personalization can empower healthcare providers to serve as patient advocates

University of Phoenix College of Nursing Dean Raelene Brooks, Ph.D., RN, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Virtual Summit held June 5-6, organized by the Glenn Llopis Group (GLLG). University of Phoenix is the event sponsor. Brooks will open Day 2, themed Patients as Consumers, in a conversation with moderator Glenn Llopis, on “Health Disparities and Leading Change through Collaboration and Innovation.”

“Patients deserve personalized, empowered care by their healthcare providers,” states Brooks. “Healthcare providers are experts in their field and when committed to the very best patient care and experience, they can be powerful and collaborative advocates working alongside patients and other providers. I look forward to sharing insights from our own experience training and empowering our nursing students to also be patient advocates.”   

Acknowledging the multifaceted aspects of patients' values, fears, and family dynamics, and multicultural patient populations can pave the way for a more inclusive and effective approach to personalized treatments. In her session, a conversation with Summit moderator Glenn Llopis, Brooks will help attendees understand how personalization can empower healthcare providers to advocate confidently for unique patient needs through collaboration and innovation.

The Summit offers a wide range of keynotes from experts in the field, as well as practical conversations covering topics such as patient centricity, consumerism in healthcare, data analysis, digital transformation, inclusive patient care systems, and population health management. Attendees can gain valuable insight into the latest developments in healthcare from experienced professionals and learn from top healthcare leaders why industry’s transformation must account for what matters to both employees and patients and how their symbiotic relationship directly impacts health outcomes. This Summit will explore time-sensitive, groundbreaking topics that have been neglected due to outdated leadership standards.

In her role as Dean, Brooks has overall accountability for the College of Nursing curriculum and all other academic components including faculty approval and oversight, student satisfaction and retention, academic policy and standards, and program evaluation. Prior to serving as Dean, Brooks was the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs at the University of Phoenix. As a nursing researcher, she studied the long-term outcomes and weight regain in the bariatric surgery population. She has several publications in the areas of critical care and nursing education.

A registered nurse for over 25 years, Brooks has practiced extensively in the areas of intensive care, trauma, and critical care in the UC Healthcare System. Completing a master’s in science of nursing education in 2000, she went on to complete her doctorate in Nursing Science with the University of San Diego in 2018. She is a Doris Howell Scholar and an active member of several professional nursing associations including American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League of Nursing, and Association for Critical Care Nursing. In 2023, she was named to the “Who’s Who in Healthcare: Industry Leaders” List by AZ Business magazine.

Learn more and register here for the Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Virtual Summit.

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