Sarah Gabrielson, MPH, BSN RN is the Children’s Health Research Navigator at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and MaineHealth Children’s Health Service Line. In this role she creates educational resources for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Scholarship Academy; coordinates groups including the Children’s Health Service Line Access and Equity Special Interest Group; manages the selection process for BBCH SA membership and Faculty Resident Scholarship Program awards; and provides direct support for half of the BBCH SA members’ scholarship projects.
In previous clinical roles, Ms. Gabrielson has worked as a registered nurse with pediatric patients and their families along the continuum of care from inpatient to home health and school-based settings. Inspired to learn more about the social determinants of health she observed through her work as a pediatric home health nurse, Ms. Gabrielson earned a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service in 2019. Her other recent work experience includes participation in the tracking and evaluation team of the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network and as a researcher on a statewide epidemiological study of maternal opioid use disorder. Her recent qualitative research study of rural primary care clinician engagement in research has also given her insight into the factors that may support clinician-led research in Children’s Health at MMC and MaineHealth.
Sarah is an active member of some of the scholarship projects that she supports. She has been a team member in retrospective research on the association of neonatal head circumference with opioid exposure; neonatal resuscitation simulation and telesimulation-related educational research projects; and retrospective research and quality improvement projects on the identification and response to Adverse Childhood Experiences and associated clinical conditions.
Scholarship Areas of Interest: Ms. Gabrielson is passionate about contributing to scholarship to improve care team well-being, patient outcomes, health equity, and population health. Sarah especially enjoys supporting study design; teaching about data collection options and tools; and editing abstracts, posters and manuscripts. She finds something of interest to her in almost all scholarship ideas that you share with her – that is why she loves her job!