Jody Eblen, APRN, is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, she received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. After moving to the Charleston area, she worked as a Registered Nurse on the general medicine floor in the MUSC hospital. She soon realized that she wanted to be able to do more for her patients and earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from MUSC's College of Nursing. For the last decade she has worked in private practice in the field of Geriatrics with a focus on patients with dementia and the challenges this presents for caregivers. Her clinical interests and passions also include the care of adult patients of all ages with chronic medical conditions, including sickle cell disease.