Nora Gimpel, M.D.

Nora Gimpel, M.D.

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Dr. John L. and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Biography

Nora Gimpel, M.D., is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Community Health in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Gimpel earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and performed her residency in family medicine at the Center of Medical Studies and Clinical Research in Buenos Aires.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004. 

In addition to her departmental roles, she is Director of the Medical School’s community health scholarly activity and distinction tracks and Director of the Community Medicine Fellowship Program.

She serves on the board of the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics and on the board of the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Teen Pregnancy. 

Dr. Gimpel’s work focuses on community-based participatory research (CBPR). She has mentored numerous pre- and postdoctoral students in CBPR principles, training them to create innovative research models and culturally appropriate approaches to care for the underserved. She has published several academic articles and delivered scores of international, national, and regional presentations on CBPR and topics related to community medicine. 

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Dallas County Medical Society, the North American Primary Care Research Group, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha. She also works with numerous community service organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

In 2018, Dr. Gimpel was awarded the Dr. John L. and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine. In 2016-2017, she held the Fellowship in Leadership Award from Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2015, she earned the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Buenos School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health (1999-2000), Family Medicine
  • Residency - CEMIC Center of Medical Studies and Clinical Research (1993-1996), Family Medicine
  • Medical School - Medical Doctor University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine (1985-1992)
  • Internship - Postgraduate Lister Institute (1996-1996), Family Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Argentine Association of Family Medicine, Annual Congress of Family Medicine Mendoza, Argentina (1999-2000), Member of the Scientific Abstract Review Committee
  • North American Primary Care Research Group ( NAPCRG) (2006), Member and Scientific Abstract Reviewer
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (2006)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) (2009)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2016)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2016)
Honors & Awards
  • 1st Place Innovation in Health Science Education Award 2010-2010, UT System Annual Conference on Innovations in Medical Education
  • Public Health Award 2013-2013, Texas Academy Family Physicians
  • Outstanding Physician-PA Partnership 2014, Texas Academy of Family Physicians
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor 2014, UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)
  • Communitarian Award 2014, UTSW
  • 3rd Place Innovation in Health Science Education Award 2005-2005, UT System Annual Conference on Innovations in Medical Education
  • LEAD Leadership Emerging in Academic Department 2016-2017, The LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Fellowship in Leadership Award 2016-2017, This award recognizes and supports the development of outstanding mid-career physician leaders
  • Aesculapius Teaching Award 2010-2010, Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Dr John L and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine 2018
  • Exemplary Teaching Award 2015-2015, Outstanding teaching award from Texas Academy Family Physicians
  • Certificate of Clinical Effectiveness 1999-2000, 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
Books & Publications
Research
  • Public Health
  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Community-based Participatory Research