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Jill N. Peltzer, PhD, RN

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Associate Professor, School Of Nursing

Professional Background

Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS is an Associate Professor with tenure in the School of Nursing. Dr. Peltzer's clinical background includes advanced practice (clinical nurse specialist) in pain management andamp; internal medicine, and neurology - epilepsy and dementias, and hematology/oncology. She also spent a year in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in HIV and substance abuse prevention.

Education and Training
  • PhD, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • MSN, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • BSN, University of Kansas-Medical Center



Dr. Peltzer is a health equity researcher focusing on structural racism, stress pathways, and health outcomes among Black and African American families. She is a qualitative methodologist and uses participatory research methods that are grounded in shared power, shared decision-making, and trust. Dr. Peltzer is the Associate Director for Service at the newly launched Center for African American Health, Co-Lead of the Community Engagement Function, KU Frontiers Clinical andamp; Translational Science Institute, and the Consortium Retention and Health Equity Lead for the All of Us Heartland Consortium.

Current Research and Grants
  • Breast Cancer Inequities among Black Americans: A Concept Mapping Study, Oncology Nursing Foundation, PI
  • Connelly, L., M, Peltzer, Jill., Nicole. 2016. Underdeveloped Themes in Qualitative Research: Relationship With Interviews and Analysis.. Clinical nurse specialist CNS, 30 (1), 52-57