Valerie K. Sabol, RN, PhD, MBA
Clinical Professor and Chair for the Division of Healthcare in Adult Populations
Duke University School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner at Duke University Medical Center
Faculty Associate, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine
Valerie K. Sabol, RN, PhD, MBA is a Clinical Professor and Chair for the Division of Healthcare in Adult Populations at the Duke University School of Nursing. She is board-certified as both an Adult Acute Care and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She actively practices as a nurse practitioner at Duke University Medical Center with the Endocrinology Inpatient Consultation Service and the Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic. She is currently co-facilitator of the Duke School of Medicine’s interprofessional humanities elective, Moral Movements in Medicine.
With a deep understanding of the complexities of movement exacerbated by normal aging, chronic disease, and obesity, her interest in our older population incorporates medical ethics and health care disparities. Her clinical and research focus includes respectful, safe-patient handling and mobility across care settings that prevent pressure injuries and improve care outcomes.
Professor Sabol has served on editorial boards for critical care, geriatric, and obesity-focused journals and is past president of the Gerontology Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). She has authored/co-authored national clinical practice guidelines, toolkits, and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.