Rachel Jantea, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Geriatric And Palliative Medicine
McGovern Medical School, UT Health Houston
Dr. Jantea is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UTHealth in Houston, TX. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, her MS in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and MD from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Geriatrics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and joined the faculty of the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in 2019. She currently serves as the Director of Education for the UTHealth Consortium on Aging and Core Faculty in the Center for Interprofessional Collaboration, where she directs several interprofessional curricular activities with a focus on aging.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health disparities in certain populations, specifically where there are barriers created by technology or increased risk of exposure to the virus. Health inequity is most evident in the geriatric population where a combination of chronic disease, an inability to quickly assimilate the nuances of telemedicine, and social isolation have created measurable declines in functional status in many older patients.Four health universities in the Houston area saw this as an opportunity to train an interprofessional (IP) geriatrics workforce to provide team-based…