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Sharon Kimmel, PhD

Full Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise

  • Research design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Data management
  • Program integration and reorganization
  • Health Administration
  • Training and mentoring
  • Change management   


  • Ph.D., Lehigh University
  • M.H.A., University of Scranton
  • B.S., Texas State University
  • Advanced Study Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Drexel University


  • Role of Basic Research in Industrial Innovation: An Empirical Investigation

Selected Publications

  • “Tobacco Screening Multicomponent Quality Improvement Network Program: Beyond Education,” Academic Emergency Medicine Journal (2009)
  • “A Standardized Orientation Course of Central Line Placement Leads to Persistent Knowledge Improvement,” Annals of Emergency Medicine 50(3) (Supplement) (2007)
  • “Survival Curve Analysis of Cerclage Versus No Cerclage in Patients with Prior Preterm Birth: a Summary of Patient-level Data from Four Randomized Trials,” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 195 (Supplement 6):S115 (2006)
  • “Nonpunitive medication error reporting: Three-year findings from one Hospital’s Primum Non Nocere Initiative.”  Journal of Nursing Administration. July/August 2006, Vol. 36, No. 7/8 pp 370-376.
  • Episiotomy Rates in Private vs. Resident Service Deliveries – A Comparison.” Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist.   March 2006

Selected Professional Experience

  • Director, Oncology Quality & Data Management, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
  • Director, Oncology Clinical Trials & Data Management, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
  • Director Resident Research, Division of Health Studies, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
  • Senior Research Scientist, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
  • Business Communications Program Coordinator & Instructor, Lehigh University