Kimether promotes an evidence-based approach to primary care, and enjoys improving patients’ health literacy, thereby empowering them to advocate for their right to good health. She has coordinated and contributed to local, State, and Federal studies and programs with foci including: improving education, training, and employment outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities; improving rehabilitation outcomes of adults with traumatic brain injuries; advocating independence for individuals with developmental disabilities; reducing unsafe sexual behaviors among women, youth, and persons with HIV; and encouraging organ and tissue donation. She also has extensive experience in the independence care of people with disabilities, palliative care of people with illnesses, community-based service delivery, and public health education.
She earned a BS in Public Health from Temple University, and a BSN from the University of Maryland, as well as a Masters in Public Health from Emory University. After establishing strong expertise in managing research and evaluation projects, she gained the courage to pursue nursing with the purpose of being a leader in bridging the gap between research and clinical practice. Kimether completed her Senior Practicum at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on their Maternal and Infant Care Center, joined the VA Palo Alto Health Care System through their RN New Grad Program in the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, and is now working as a traveling rehabilitation nurse in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She enjoys incorporating multiple research and evaluation skills into her nursing practice including health education and promotion, qualitative research, measurement development, health outcomes research, cultural competency, fostering and maintaining a positive, team-driven environment, managing health programs, translating complex research methodologies and findings into easy-to-understand health education for the general community.