Jessica Hope, RN, MSN, WHNP
Clinical Research Coordinator
Immunology & Rheumatology, Stanford School of Medicine

A former women’s health nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood, Jessica Hope now applies her passion for public health to preventing chronic disease through individual behavior change as well as greater systems change. At Stanford she has been a study coordinator for three different PIs, working on nutrition interventions, nutrition assessment, and the microbiome, as well as a member of the steering committee for the Stanford Food Institute’s upcoming Food Systems Symposium. Jessica has been advocating plant based diets for over 15 years.

Before getting involved in lifestyle medicine, Jessica worked in reproductive health policy at the Population Council and Princeton University’s Office of Population Research, where her work included bringing emergency contraception from being an off-label use of prescription birth control pills to being a commercially viable product available to all American women.

Jessica received her master’s from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and her bachelor’s from Princeton, where she was on the varsity women’s crew team. She intentionally prioritizes interpersonal connections, particularly hours with friends, which they usually spend hiking and laughing. Her husband is an athletics coach at Princeton, and they have two children in college who prize their sleep and avoid eating any food with a long list of ingredients.