Sharon Kimmel, Ph.D.

Director, Assessment & Full Professor, School of Business

Sharon Kimmel PhD photo

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Methodology
  • Data Management & Analysis


  • Ph.D., Applied Social Research, Spring 2000
  • Management of Technology Track
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
  • Advanced Studies Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (ASCE): Principles and Methods for Public Health in the 21st Century.  May 2006 Drexel University, School of Public Health.  Philadelphia, PA
  • MHA, Health and Human Resource Administration, Fall 1985
  • University of Scranton, Scranton PA
  • BS, Community Health Education and Sociology, Spring 1980
  • Texas State University, San Marcos TX (Previously Southwest Texas State University)


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

Research Areas of Interest

  • Academia
  • Business
  • Health Care

Certifications and/or Licenses

  • Project Management Professional (PMP). Project Management Institute. February 2013
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).  Society of Clinical Research Associates, Inc. (SoCRA) October 2009

Selected Publications

  • Kimmel S., Smith S., Sabino J., Gertner E, Dostal J., Greenberg, MR.  Tobacco Screening Multicomponent Quality Improvement Network Program: Beyond Education.  Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. November 2009, Vol. 16, No. 11 pp 1186-1192.
  • Miller A., Kane B., Rupp V., Kimmel S., Yaich S.  A Standardized Orientation Course of Central Line Placement Leads to Persistent Knowledge Improvement.  Annals of Emergency Medicine. 50(3) (Supplement):S17, September 2007.
  • Keeler S., Rust O., Berghella V., Althuisius S., To M., Kimmel S.  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, December 2006.
  • Potylycki, MJ, Kimmel S., Ritter, M, Capuano, T. Gross, L, Riegel-Gross, K., Panik, A. 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.
  • Argueles, P., Weiss, P., Koller, C., Kimmel, S., Hess, L., Electronic Residency Application Service Scores: Do They Correlate with the Rank Order List for the Match? Presented 11th Annual Ottawa Conference on Medical Education, Barcelona, Spain. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. June 2006, Vol. 51, No 6 pp 471-474.
  • George, A., Waxman, A., Scott, C., Kimmel, S.  Adolescent Sexual Behavior: "Hooking up" and its clinical Implications.  Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Abstracts and Papers presented at the ACOG 54th Annual Clinical Meeting, May 6-10, 2006.  (Supplement): 2S, April 2006
  • Goode, K., Weiss, P., Koller, C., Kimmel, S., Hess, L.,   Episiotomy Rates in Private vs. Resident Service Deliveries – A Comparison. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist.   March 2006
  • Rust, Orion A., Robert O. Atlas, Sharon R. Kimmel, William E. Roberts, and L. Wayne Hess.  Does the presence of a funnel increase the risk of adverse perinatal outcome in a patient with a short cervix?  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  April 2005, 192(4).
  • Cohen-Katz J., Wiley S., Capuano, T., Baker, D., Kimmel, S.  The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Nurse Stress and Burnout, Part II.  Holistic Nursing Practice, January/February 2005 (authorship correction March/April 2005)
  • Bond, William F., Deitrick, Lynn, Arnold, D., Kostenbader, M., Barr, G., Kimmel, S., Worrilow, C.  Using Simulation to Instruct Emergency Medicine Residents in Cognitive Forcing Strategies.    Academic Medicine. May 2004, 79(5):438-446.
  • Kearney, Shannon, Israel, H. Ververeli, K, Kimmel, S., Silverman, B., Schneider, A.  The Food Challenge Risk Index: Predicting Positive Open Food Challenges to Milk, Egg and Peanuts in Children.  Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.  February 2004.  113(2).
  • Rust, Orion, Atlas R., Meyn, J., Wells, M., Kimmel, S.  Does cerclage location influence perinatal outcome?  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  December 2003.  189(6):1688-1691.
  • Murphy RX, Wahhab S, Rovito PF; Harper G; Kimmel SR; Kleinman LC; Young MJ. Impact of immediate reconstruction on the local recurrence of breast cancer after mastectomy.  Annals of Plastic Surgery (United States), Apr 2003, 50(4) p333-8
  • Rust O, Atlas R, Fischl S, Depuy A, Kimmel S, Hess LW. Does cerclage therapy improve perinatal outcome in patients with a history of previous preterm birth and cervical changes on 2nd trimester transvaginal ultrasound? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002; 187:S58.
  • Rust O, Atlas R., Wells M., Kimmel S., Does cerclage location influence perinatal outcome?  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  185 Supplement 6:S111, December 2001.  

Selected Professional Experience

Northcentral University, La Jolla, CA - May 2013 – Current

  • Director, Assessment
  • Dissertation Chair
  • Professor
  • Research Block Course Lead

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown PA - July 2001 – 2013
Positions held during tenure.

  • Director, Oncology Quality & Data Management
  • Director, Oncology Clinical Trials & Data       
  • Director, Resident Research
  • Sr. Research Scientist, Division of Health Studies

Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA - August 2000 – June 2007

Adjunct Instructor

Cognitive Speech Rehab, Inc., Daytona Beach FL - July 2000 – February 2008

Research Consultant and Primary Researcher

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey PA - August 2001 – February 2008

Assistant Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences

Competitive Strategies, Inc., Bethlehem PA - 1996 – 1997

Research Scientist

D.E. Willard & Associates, Easton PA - 1990 – 1995

Financial Administrator (Ophthalmic Practice)

Easton Hospital, Easton PA - 1982 - 1989

Positions held during tenure:

  • Assistant Director, Medical Records and Utilization Review/DRG Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Analyst