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Sarah Gimbel PhD, MPH, BSN, FAAN

Co-director, Center for Global Health Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health

Dr. Gimbel, an implementation scientist, has worked in resource limited countries for over 20 years, including six years when she was seconded into the Ministry of Health in Mozambique as a technical advisor for AIDS treatment roll out. Her research is informed by her extensive experience working within public health settings in low income settings, and she strives to provide accessible models, tools and approaches for frontline health workers and managers to improve the quality and reach of their clinical care services. Her clinical areas of interest include HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, and oneHealth. She currently leads a R01 from NHLBI/NIH in Mozambique (R01HL142412) and is a co-investigator on three additional R01s, two in Mozambique (R01HD092449/NICHD, R01MH113435/NIMH) and one in Peru (R01NS080645/NINDS).


  • BA, International Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MA, International & Intercultural Management, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

What classes do you teach?

  • NURS 581, Global Health Nursing (Odd years Autumn Quarter)
  • NMETH 594A, Innovations in Health Service Delivery (Odd years Winter Quarter)

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The dedication of students and the perspectives of innumerable nursing scientist peers.


  1. Gimbel S, Chilundo B, Kenworthy N, Inguane C, Citrin D, Chapman R, Sherr K, Pfeiffer J. Donor data vacuuming: audit culture and the use of data in global health partnerships. Medicine Anthropology Theory.
  2. Gimbel S, Kawakyu N, Dau H, Unger J. A missing link: HIV/AIDS-related mHealth interventions for health workers in low- and middle- income countries. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. In press.
  3. Gimbel S, Mwanza M, Nisingizwe MP, Michel C, Hirschorn L, et al. Improving data quality across three sub-Saharan African Countries Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR): Results from the African Health Initiative. BMC Health Services Research. 2017,17(Suppl 3):828.
  4. Gimbel S, Kohler P, Mitchell P, Emami A. Creating academic structures to promote nursing’s role in global health policy. International Nursing Review. 2017 Mar; 64(1): 117-125.
  5. Gimbel S, Rustagi A, Robinson J, Kouyate S, Countinho J, Nduati R, Pfeifer J, Gloyd S, Sherr K. Evaluation of a systems analysis and improvement approach to optimize pMTCT using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 2016 Aug 1;72 Suppl 2:S108-16.



Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity

Research Centers

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