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Sarah Iribarren PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Healthcare Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Global to Local

Dr. Sarah Iribarren’s program of research focuses on developing innovative patient-centered approaches to bridge gaps between patients and health care professionals to improve clinical outcomes. In particular, her efforts have focused on TB and HIV prevention and treatment management within low- and middle-income settings and amongst disadvantaged populations. Dr. Iribarren is currently the Principal Investigator of an NIH K23 (K23NR017210) to develop and pilot test the TB-Treatment Support Tools mobile intervention and MPI on an NIH R01 (R01AI147129) to further refine the intervention and evaluate its impact by a randomized controlled trial. She is also a co-investigator on a PAHO funded study to understand the utilization of health services and the needs for sexual and reproductive health of Venezuelan migrant women in Quito, Ecuador. She is also providing support to a HRSA grant to enhance the BSN curriculum and create modules related to health informatics and patient and provider-centered technologies to assist in managing chronic & substance-use conditions. During doctoral studies, Dr. Iribarren was a Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar in Argentina, where she worked with research teams and regional and national leaders to understand the challenges of TB management, particularly within vulnerable populations.



  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 2016
  • PhD, University of Utah, 2013
  • BSN, University of Washington, 2003
  • BS Biology, University of Washington, 1997

Awards and Accolades

  • Dean’s Fellowship for Priority Initiatives. Marian VanSteenvoort Endowment for Excellence

What classes do you teach?

  • NMETH 523 Project Management and System Analysis for Health Informatics
  • NMETH 61X Mixed Methods Research for Health Sciences


  • NURS 405 Care in Illness
  • NSG 525 Managing Clinical Effectiveness within Care systems


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity

Research Centers

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