Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN is a clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Her research focuses on interprofessional education and collaborative practice in primary care and patient safety and quality improvement practices in nursing homes. Currently, she is the PI and for SPLICE (System-transforming, Patient-centered, Interprofessional, Community-based Education) a HRSA funded project on interprofessional education and collaborative practice in primary care.
Bakerjian was a Pat Archbold Predoctoral Scholar and a Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSF where she was also an assistant adjunct professor. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing in 2006 and a Masters in Science of Nursing in 1992, both from UC San Francisco School of Nursing and an Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her doctoral study, “Utilization of Nurse Practitioners in Nursing Homes: A Comparison with Physicians,” received the 2006 Dissertation of the Year Award at UC San Francisco.