Jessica Castner

Professor, University at Albany
President, Castner Incorporated 

Dr. Castner served as the 2021-22 Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence at the National Academy of Medicine where she engaged in a prominent role in developing health policy related to climate change and disasters, environmental health, clinician wellbeing, and artificial intelligence applications at the federal level with interprofessional collaborators. She is an international expert in emergency nursing, a distinction achieved for pioneering policy-informing research at the nexus of environmental health, data science, and emergency population health outcomes. A board-certified emergency nurse and asthma educator, Dr. Castner has led multiple organizational development and change initiatives to overcome barriers for women in science, advance diversity and inclusion, and enhance trauma-informed cultural competence. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency and has received numerous accolades for education and research innovations.

Dr. Castner's recent research has been generously supported by the American Nurses Association, American Nurses Foundation, American Academy of Nursing, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Small Business Administration (SBA).