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Jacinta Staples, MSN, RN

Jacinta Staples is the Director, Community-Clinic Collaborations in the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is responsible for developing and coordinating innovative programs that connect Lurie’s clinical expertise to the community, such as the Mobile Health Program, community COVID-19 vaccination event, and Chicago school-based COVID-19 testing. Additionally, she helps to strengthen alignment with Federally Qualified Health Center partners. She also serves on the President’s Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Jacinta has worked at Lurie Children’s for nearly 13 years in various roles and departments, including Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation, Clinical Informatics, Nursing Administration, and the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities.

Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Resurrection University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Elmhurst University, and is, currently, enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program for Advanced Public Health Nursing at Rush University.

Jacinta is adjunct faculty in Pediatric Nursing Clinical and Community & Public Health Clinical at Oak Point University. She is also an active member of American Organization for Nursing Leadership, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.