For over 20 years I have been consistently involved in community service, as an educator, a clinician, researcher and a leader. Community-based approaches and access to under-represented populations not only enrich the experience of well-established physicians, it offers an invaluable opportunity to expose medical and non-medical trainees to a population health approach to healthcare; building upon the traditional approach to medical education and training. Community health training programs aim to address issues of population-based health and interdisciplinary teamwork while providing students with community-based experiences and a broader understanding of the social and cultural background of health and disease.

In the past 15 years I’ve developed an infrastructure that can provide trainees the opportunity to learn the principles of population medicine, community-based disease prevention, care of the underserved, and culturally appropriate approaches to health problems. I mentored pre and postdoctoral students in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) using my expertise in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health. I am currently directing the four components (Community Action Research Track (CART), Community Health Fellowship Program (CHFP), Community Action Research Experience (CARE), Community Medicine Fellowship) of the community action research training pipeline developed at the Division of Community Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) Dallas. In addition, I have developed very strong collaborative relationships throughout the academic and surrounding Dallas community. More than thirty community partners have participated in service learning opportunities with UTSW medical students, residents and fellows. I strongly believe that collaborative practice across disciplines improve the quality of care provided and bring an opportunity to creatively address health disparities.


Medical School
Medical Doctor University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine (1992)
CEMIC Center of Medical Studies and Clinical Research (1996), Family Medicine
Postgraduate Lister Institute (1996), Family Medicine
Buenos School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health (2000), Family Medicine

Research Interest

  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Public Health


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Community action research track: Community-based participatory research and service-learning experiences for medical students.
Gimpel N, Kindratt T, Dawson A, Pagels P Perspect Med Educ 2018 Jan
AOA 2017 Fellows in Leadership complete successful year and are prepared to serve.
Richard Byyny, Brian Clyne, Gimpel N, Susan Lane. The Pharos 2018 Winter 12-19
Community action research experience (CARE): training family physicians in community based participatory research.
Gimpel N, Pagels P, Kindratt T Educ Prim Care 2017 Feb 1-6
Community health fair with follow-up.
Squiers JJ, Purmal C, Silver M, Gimpel N Med Educ 2015 May 49 5 526-7
'Don't Be Scared': Demystifying Statistics in Postgraduate Medical Education.
Kindratt T, Raza A, Anderson J, Evans DJ, Gimpel N Educ Prim Care 2015 Jan 26 1 53-54
Training Family Medicine Residents in Effective Communication Skills While Utilizing Promotoras as Standardized Patients in OSCEs: A Health Literacy Curriculum.
Pagels P, Kindratt T, Arnold D, Brandt J, Woodfin G, Gimpel N Int J Family Med 2015 2015 129187
Knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding in an african american male population.
Jolly L, Pagels P, Woodfin G, Silver M, Kindratt T, Gimpel N J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2013 Nov 42 6 664-71
Health literacy Objective Structured Clinical Exam for family medicine residents.
Pagels P, Kindratt T, Arnold D, Brandt J, Woodfin G, Gimpel N Med Teach 2013 Oct 35 10 874-5
Health Literacy, Health Information Seeking Behaviors and Internet Use Among Patients Attending a Private and Public Clinic in the Same Geographic Area.
Gutierrez N, Kindratt TB, Pagels P, Foster B, Gimpel NE J Community Health 2013 Jul
Churches as targets for cardiovascular disease prevention: comparison of genes, nutrition, exercise, wellness and spiritual growth (GoodNEWS) and Dallas County populations.
Powell-Wiley TM, Banks-Richard K, Williams-King E, Tong L, Ayers CR, de Lemos JA, Gimpel N, Lee JJ, Dehaven MJ J Public Health (Oxf) 2013 Mar 35 1 99-106


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Dr John L and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine
  • Aesculapius Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teaching Award (2016-2016)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Fellowship in Leadership Award
    This award recognizes and supports the development of outstanding mid-career physician leaders (2016-2017)
  • LEAD Leadership Emerging in Academic Department
    The LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills. (2016-2017)
  • Exemplary Teaching Award
    Outstanding teaching award from Texas Academy Family Physicians (2015-2015)
  • Communitarian Award
    UTSW (2014)
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
    UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) (2014)
  • Outstanding Physician-PA Partnership
    Texas Academy of Family Physicians (2014)
  • Aesculapius Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teaching Award (2013)
  • Public Health Award
    Texas Academy Family Physicians (2013-2013)
  • 1st Place Innovation in Health Science Education Award
    UT System Annual Conference on Innovations in Medical Education (2010-2010)
  • Aesculapius Teaching Award
    Outstanding Teaching Award (2010-2010)
  • 3rd Place Innovation in Health Science Education Award
    UT System Annual Conference on Innovations in Medical Education (2005-2005)
  • Certificate of Clinical Effectiveness
    2 years Program organized by Buenos Aires University - Argentina, Harvard School of Public Health USA, Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires Argentina. Field of study: EBM, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical Research, Public Health (1999-2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2016)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (2006)
  • Argentine Association of Family Medicine, Annual Congress of Family Medicine Mendoza, Argentina (1999-2000)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2016)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group ( NAPCRG) (2006)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) (2009)