• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health

Health Sciences Building T-410C (office)
Box 357262
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

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Sarah Gimbel, an Associate Professor in the Department of Child, Family and Population Health Nursing, co-directs the UW’s Center for Global Health Nursing, and holds an adjunct position in the Department of Global Health. She is an established dissemination research with extensive experience leading complex, multi-country implementation research in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research expertise includes the development and testing of interventions to strengthen health systems and improve the reach and quality of health services. She has ongoing projects in Mozambique, Kenya and Peru, and works in the areas of HIV/AIDS, hypertension and primary health care.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BSN (University of Washington)
  • MA (School of International Training (Vt))
  • BA (Kenyon College)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Health Technologies
  • Homelessness
  • Implementation Science
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Nursing
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Telemedicine
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health

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. 2018

GIMBEL, S, Micek M, Lambdin B, Lara J, Karagianis M, Cuembelo F, Gloyd S, Pfeiffer J, Sherr K. An assessment of routine primary care health information system data quality in Sofala Province, Mozambique. Pop Health Metric. 2011 May 13;9:12. PMCID: PMC3112390

GIMBEL S, Voss J, Rustagi A, Mercer MA, Zierler B, Gloyd S, Coutinho M, Cuembelo M, Sherr K. What does high and low have to do with it? Exploring performance classification as a means of identifying health system factors associated with effective prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV delivery in central Mozambique. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Mar 2014 24;17:18828. PMCID: PMC3965711

GIMBEL S, Mwanza M, Nisingizwe MP, Michel C, Hirschhorn 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. PMCID: PMC5763292

Kawakyu N, Nduati R, Munguambe K, Coutinho J, Mburu N, DeCastro G, Inguane C, Zunt A, Abburi N, Sherr K, GIMBEL S. Development and Implementation of a Mobile Phone-Based Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV Cascade Analysis Tool: Usability and Feasibility Testing in Kenya and Mozambique. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 May 13;7(5):e13963. doi: 10.2196/13963. PubMed PMID: 31094351; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6535976