Kathy Sabo joined the MGH Institute School of Nursing faculty in 2008. She teaches in the prelicensure programs. Sabo is the Director at the Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness, a student-led clinical learning environment that provides free health resources to community clients. Sabo engages in interprofessional activities at the Impact Practice Center, such as the faculty lead for various client wellness groups. Sabo's research focus is nursing education specifically preparing future providers in health promotion.

  • BA, Biology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • MSN, Family and Community Health, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Research Interests

  • Nursing education
  • Health promotion in community-dwelling older adults
  • Role of healthcare providers in promoting older adult health
  • Interprofessional education 

Sabo, K., Pittman, R., & Smith, L. (2022, September 13). Interprofessional Wellness Groups: A Model for Success (virtual podium presentation). NEXUS Virtual Summit 2022. National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Sabo, K., Wong, John, & Lopez, R. (2023, January 10). Loneliness and unmet needs of older adults living in publicly supported housing. MGH Institute of Health Professions Scholarship Day Poster Session, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA.

*Sabo, K. (2021, March 25-26). Caregiver self-care needs and practices: an integrative review. (virtual poster presentation). Eastern Nursing Research Society 33rd Annual Virtual Scientific Session, Leesburg, VA., United States.

Worek, A., Sabo, K., Eddy, E., Plummer, L., Baldwin, J., Reidy, P., Hildebrand, M., Riotte, M., & Wong, J. (2022). Students Tele-All: Self-Efficacy and Self-Reflection as Measures of Student Success in Telepractice Training Across Health Professions. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 12(5), 302. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12050302.

Sabo, K. Chin, E., Sethares, K., Hunter Revell, S., & Nicholas, P. (2022). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of primary healthcare providers with assessing and supporting older informal caregivers. Geriatric Nursing, 44, 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.02.004.

Sabo, K., Starodub, R., Smoller, S., Quinn, L., Kelly, D., Flaherty, K., & Nicholas, P. (2022). Occupational heat stress: An overview for nurse practitioners. Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 34(3), 597-603. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000665

Brown, M., Swales, S., & Sabo, K. (2021). Implementing a Telehealth Supportive Counseling Center with PMHNP Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(11); 651-654. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20210914-02

Sabo, K., & Chin, E. (2020). Self-care needs and practices of the older adult caregivers: An integrative review. Geriatric Nursing, 42(2), 570-581. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.10.013.

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Awards and Honors

Academic Nursing Early Career Scholarship Award, 2023

Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing

Inge Corliss Research Award, 2021

Sigma Theta Tau International Upsilon Lambda Chapter

Alexandra Paul Simon Mentoring Award, 2020

Sigma Theta Tau International Upsilon Lambda Chapter