Jocelyn Bessette Gorlin, PhD
Associate Professor, Nursing
Jocelyn is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in hematology (bleeding disorders) for over 25 years, first at Boston Children’s Hospital then at the Children’s Hospital Minnesota (CHM). She was one of the first nurse practitioners at Boston Children’s Hospital and was on the forefront of the pediatric AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, caring for children with hemophilia and AIDS. Her research interest involves understanding quality of life in families raising a child with severe chronic illness. She coordinated National Public Radio's StoryCorps® Legacy at CHM, where she led a group of healthcare team members to interview families who are raising a child with hemophilia or sickle cell disease. She loves working with students and hopes to continue to involve students in special projects, curriculum development, and research at St. Kate's.Jocelyn obtained her BSN from Villanova University, MSN from Yale University, and PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is the mother of three daughters, who are all reflective women, and a big rescue flat coat retriever named Jesse. With her husband, she has been involved in medical outreach work in several countries. He has helped to establish blood banks in developing countries and together they have educated healthcare providers about bleeding disorders. In her spare time, she loves oil painting landscapes, gardening, and cross-country skiing. Her family participates in the annual Minneapolis Loppet race each year!