Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb
Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb’s sustained passion and commitment to reducing health disparities and improving the quality of care and outcomes for cardiovascular and critical care patients is seen as a consistent thread throughout her program of research, professional practice, and teaching. Research by Dr. Himmelfarb has led to the development of effective and transferable health system and interdisciplinary team-based strategies to improve the quality of cardiovascular care. Dr. Himmelfarb’s scholarship has contributed to a greater understanding of social and cultural determinants of cardiovascular risk, particularly among black and resource-limited populations. Dr. Himmelfarb has served on numerous National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association expert panels that have generated scientific statements and national clinical guidelines to reduce health disparities and improve the quality of cardiovascular care. She has authored or co-authored over 130 publications to translate and disseminate research to both scientific and clinical audiences, thus she has informed future research and policy efforts while driving improvements in current clinical practice and patient outcomes. Dr. Himmelfarb is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.