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Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb: Faculty Directory

Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN

Associate Professor
Director, Office of Science and Innovation
Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb
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"This is a great time to be a nurse. It is increasingly recognized that nurses have a unique understanding of health care systems, and provider and patient issues. We’re leading efforts to solve challenging problemsto make a difference in patient outcomes."

A clinician, researcher, and nurse educator at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb is committed to improving cardiovascular care for high-risk, underserved populations. Her current research—which bridges scientific research and clinical practice and develops and tests interdisciplinary and health information technology-based approaches—focuses on reducing system and provider barriers to the implementation of cardiovascular guidelines in acute, primary care, and community settings. She has been principal investigator/co-investigator on many NIH- and foundation-funded trials testing interdisciplinary models of care and other strategies to reduce cardiovascular health disparities among high-risk urban populations and black South Africans.

Dr. Dennison Himmelfarb is also an associate professor at the School of Medicine’s Division of Health Sciences Informatics and a core faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She directs the the Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Care Quality and Safety, an innovative program that prepares a select group of nursing students for leadership at the bedside and in other care settings. In addition, she is a deputy director of the Research Participant and Community Partnership Core of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). 

Complete List of Published Work in Google Scholar:

  • Google Scholar H-index = 28
  • Google Scholar i-10 index = 43
  • Google Scholar citations (3929 total; 3256 in the past 5 years)

Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography:

















Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cardiovascular risk management; chronic illness management; self-care; quality of care and patient safety; interdisciplinary teamwork; provider behavior; decision support; evidence-based practice; implementation science
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