Schuyler Perez de Salmeron '14 BSN, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG
Nurse Practitioner, COVID-19 Response/ Racial Equity Rapid Response Team
Chicago Department of Public Health
May 5, 2020
In addition to working in critical care, I am working for Chicago Department of Public Health as part of the COVID-19 Response/ Racial Equity Rapid Response Team. My role is to assess COVID positive patients in Chicago hospitals and the community to evaluate for eligibility for quarantine/isolation housing. This involves working on a multidisciplinary team that consists of public health officials for the city of Chicago, social workers, and the mayor.
I first discovered my passion for public health while at Villanova. During my two Villanova trips to Waslala, Nicaragua gave me the opportunity to work on multidisciplinary tele-health related projects with Villanova engineers and local healthcare workers. These experiences helped me to understand how truly multidisciplinary health and healthcare are. I am using this thinking when I assess my patients and help the processes we currently have in place to evolve with the needs of our patients. I love being able to contribute to COVID efforts through Chicago and I feel very inspired by the work we are doing at the Chicago Department of Public Health.