Faculty Expert Profile

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb

  • Associate Dean of Research
  • Sarah E. Allison Professor for Research and Self-Care


  • School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translation Research

Languages spoken

  • English

Himmelfarb works to reduce health disparities and improve the quality of care and outcomes for cardiovascular and critical care patients.

Her research has led to the development of effective and transferable strategies to improve the quality of cardiovascular care. Her work has also contributed to a greater understanding of social and cultural determinants of cardiovascular risk, particularly among black and resource-limited populations.

Her recent research has examined expanding the role of nurses to improve hypertension care and how social determinants increase the risk and outcomes of cardiovascular disease.

She leads the Research Participant and Community Partnership Core, a program at Johns Hopkins that has enhanced research participant experience and promoted best practices for research participant recruitment and retention and community-engaged research.

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