Sadak Named Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


The UW School of Nursing announces the appointment of Dr. Tatiana Sadak to serve as Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, effective May 15, 2022.

“Dr. Sadak brings to the task a unique combination of experiences that include academic program leadership, rapport with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, a record of fostering innovative initiatives, a demonstrated ability to create and sustain productive partnerships, and extensive knowledge of curriculum-related matters from having served as director of both the undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Executive Dean Azita Emami.

Dr. Sadak’s clinical work, education, research, and policy efforts focus on identifying and applying innovative methods for optimizing care for people living with dementia and their families. She leads local, national, and international initiatives for developing a dementia-capable healthcare workforce.

Dr. Sadak received her BA from Seattle Pacific University (1997), her BSN, PMHNP, and PhD from the University of Washington School of Nursing (UW SoN) (2006, 2008, 2011). She completed John A. Hartford, Robert Wood Johnson, Cambia Health, and Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation fellowships (2013, 2017, 2020, 2022) and oversees the recently-launched UW Dementia and Palliative Care Network. Dr. Sadak is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. She is recognized as the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing in 2019, a Professional Nursing and Health Care Council distinguished nurse educator in 2021, and the Western Institute of Nursing Geriatric Nurse Educator in 2022.