Sarah Abrams, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean, Curriculum & Operations

Sarah AbramsOffice: 105 Rowell, 211 Rowell
Phone: (802) 656-3061

Dr. Sarah Abrams is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Operations and focuses on undergraduate and graduate curricular issues, curriculum planning and oversight of Honors College and Interprofessional (NH) coursework. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing and was coordinator of the Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) and Interim Coordinator of undergraduate nursing programs. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in public health and geriatric care. Her current research activities dovetail with service interests in public health nursing, global health, and the improvement of systems to serve the health care needs of underserved populations. She collaborates with other faculty on measuring outcomes of international educational and service collaborations. Dr. Abrams is also a historian of nursing with a focus on the development of public health nursing education.


PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Nursing
MS, Yale University, Community Health Nursing Clinical Specialist
BA, California State University, Sacramento, History/Political Science

Courses Taught
Scholarly Presentations
Elder Care Workshops Conducted
Educational and Service Projects (Grant Applications Submitted/Approved/Obtained)
Honors and Awards

Dean's Award for Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UVM, 2007
Outstanding Contribution to Medical Social Work, Alameda County Medical Center, 1999
Tennessee Nurses Association, Region 5, Award for Gerontological Nursing, 1994
Nurse of the Year Service, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, 1994
History of Medicine Research Grant, University of California San Francisco, $1500, 1991
Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Eta Chapter Research Grant, $1600, 1991
President's Research Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California, San Francisco, 1991
Teresa Christy Award (Nursing History), American Nurses Foundation, Washington, DC $2700, 1991
Regents Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1988