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Providenza Loera Rocco, JD, MSW, MBE

Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Bioethics
Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Urban Bioethics Program

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.