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Sarah Gimbel RN, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Co-director, Center for Global Health Nursing
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health
Senior Technical Advisor, Health Alliance International

Sarah Gimbel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing, holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Global Health, acts as a senior technical adviser at Health Alliance International, a non-governmental organization and co-directs the SON’s Center for Global Health Nursing. She specializes in implementation research focusing on intervention development and testing to strengthen health systems (quality improvement, process flow mapping, cascade analysis, improving quality and use of routine data) and the evaluation of implementation processes to identify drivers of success. She is currently PI on two grants—a NIH-funded study to test the usability and feasibility of a smart-phone based decision support tool for nurses managing HIV-infected pregnant women and their newborns in Mozambique and Kenya, and a 4-year prospective evaluation of the Gavi Alliance in Mozambique which seeks to understand and quantify barriers to, and drivers of, immunization program improvement.



  • BA, Kenyon College, 1993
  • BSN, School of Nursing, University of Washington
  • MPH, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • PhD, School of Nursing, University of Washington

What classes do you teach?

  • NMETH 533 Appraisal and Translation of Evidence for Practice

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I love working in an environment where our mission is to advance nursing science and practice through generating knowledge and preparing future leaders to address health.


Family and Child Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity

Research Centers

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