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Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE

Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Bioethics

Providenza Loera Rocco
Contact Information

Contact Information

About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Hospital discharge planning and care coordination for older adults
  • Nursing home transitions
  • Independent living for older adults and people with disabilities with professional and community supports
  • Disaster legal services
  • Legal and ethical issues in end-of-life care

Research Interests

  • Health disparities among older adults
  • Pain management disparities among older adults in end-of-life
  • Physician assisted suicide
  • The village movement and aging-in-place


Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Research, Temple University Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • JD, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • MBE, Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • BA, Political Science, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, 2004


  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation

Loera, P. (2016, Nov. 30). Impeding the Vote. Impakter.

Loera, P. (2017, Jan. 11). Hungry for Change. Impakter.