Christina R. Whitehouse, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CDCES, FADCES, Contributing Writer
Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Christina is an Assistant Professor at Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, and Adult Health-Gerontologic Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She has more than 15 years of experience as an advanced practice nurse working to improve transitions in care for older adults and their family caregivers. As a Certified Diabetes Education and Care Specialist she has a particular interest in improving the care for those living with diabetes.
Christina is a first generation college student who received bachelor’s degrees from Temple University (anthropology) and Villanova University (nursing). She obtained a masters degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, where she returned to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health within the College of Nursing. She is active in many local and national professional organizations and serves on the research committee for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). During the COVID pandemic she developed the program, Villanova ReachOut, a volunteer program that partners college students with community dwelling older adults for social discussions via telephone and/or videoconference.
In her free time, you can find Christina at a sporting event for one of her 3 children, running with Daisy, her Labrador, or seeing one of her favorite bands play in concert.