Jyotsana Parajuli, PhD, MGS, RN

Jyotsana Parajuli, PhD, MGS, RN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Dr. Parajuli joined UNC Charlotte in August 2020. She is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and an affiliate faculty in the Gerontology Program. She has a PhD in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State (Penn State) University with a focus on aging and palliative care and a master’s degree in gerontology from Miami University. She was one of the recipients of the 2020 Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE) Student Champion Award from Penn State College of Nursing. Her research interest area and passion lie in care of older adults. Her current research focuses on palliative and end of life care in older adults with cancer. She also has extensive research experience in care of other several issues related to older adults including health disparities and social determinants of health, chronic conditions/multimorbidity, dementia, and long-term care.

She received the Faculty Research Grant from UNC Charlotte in 2021 for her research on advance care planning among older adults with cancer. She has published in several gerontology, oncology, and palliative care related peer reviewed journals such as Aging & Mental Health, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, International Psychogeriatrics, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Cancer Nursing, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Journal of Palliative Medicine etc.


Aging/Gerontology, Palliative and End of Life Care, and Oncology


PhD, 2019, Pennsylvania State University, Nursing

MS, 2015, Miami University, Gerontology

BS, 2011, Tribhuvan University, Nursing