Dr. Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb is an associate professor of health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as a clinician, researcher and nurse educator at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research focuses on patient safety and cardiovascular care.
She serves as the deputy director of the Research Participant and Community Partnership Core of the Institute for Clinical Translational Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Dennison-Himmelfarb’s current research bridges scientific research and clinical practice, and develops and tests interdisciplinary and health information technology-based approaches. Her work focuses on reducing system and provider barriers to the implementation of cardiovascular guidelines in acute, primary care and community settings.
She received her B.S. from Texas Woman’s University. She earned her M.S. from Johns Hopkins and received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Dr. Dennison-Himmelfarb is a member of the faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. She is the current president of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association as well as a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension and the American Nurses Association. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Her work has been recognized with several awards, including the Health Education & Behavior Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award and the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Teaching Innovation Award.