Project Director, Patient Priorities Care initiative
Yale University School of Medicine
Jessica Esterson is the project director for the Patient Priorities Care initiative at Yale School of Medicine. Patient Priorities Care, developed by a national group of stakeholders including clinicians, patients, caregivers, health system leaders, payers, and funders, is an approach to clinical decision-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. It involves a process for identifying patients’ health priorities (their health outcome goals and healthcare preferences) and clinicians translating these health priorities into care options. Jessica has provided oversight for this work through the planning and pilot phases, and is currently directing the dissemination and scaling phase of the Patient Priorities Care initiative.
Before joining the team at Yale, Jessica spent time as an associate geriatric care manager, and spent 11 years as the project director for specialty nursing initiatives at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, where she implemented geriatric best practices within national specialty nursing organizations.
Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public health from New York University.