Jennifer Wild is a nurse who cares for patients receiving chemotherapy or immunotherapy for cancer. She serves as a nurse navigator, educating patients and their families about conditions and treatments, providing symptom management, coordinating with multiple departments and providers, and supporting her patients throughout the treatment process. She is certified in oncology nursing.
Since joining UCSF in 2015, Wild has worked on many projects, including improving the chemotherapy education process for patients and redesigning a training program for new nurses.
Wild has a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. She earned her master's degree in health policy at UCSF, where she studied health disparities and conditions that increase liver cancer risk, such as viral hepatitis infections, alcohol use and other drug use. With the goal of reducing the number of people who develop liver cancer, she seeks to increase awareness and improve public policies that lead to inequity and poor health environments. She is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Wild has trained in improv comedy in Chicago and once managed an improv theater in San Francisco, where she led an initiative to improve diversity on the stage. She and her spouse were married at the Taco Bell Cantina in Las Vegas.
University of Illinois, BSN, 2009