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, one of her primary focuses is to coordinate the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Scholarship Academy and support member scholarship.

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.

Ms. Gabrielson is passionate about contributing to scholarship that may improve care team well-being, patient outcomes, health equity, and population health.

Scholarship areas of interest: Ms. Gabrielson finds something of interest to her in almost all scholarship ideas that you share with her – that is why she loves her job!