Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Ron Gimbel, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Ron Gimbel, Ph.D.

Director, Clemson Rural Health
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact: 864-656-1969 or rgimbel@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Gimbel?

Gimbel arrived to Clemson as the Department Chair/Head, Public Health Sciences in July 2014 and held the position until July 2021 when he stepped off to serve as Director, Clemson Rural Health. Working with a talented leadership team, Dr. Gimbel is seeking to expand the university's leadership in rural health statewide. The Clemson Rural Health organization operates rural health clinics, a fleet of mobile health units, telehealth services, remote patient monitoring, and other technologies. The team seeks to reduce premature death rate, reduce preventable hospitalization, and enhance overall wellness in underserved and rural communities. Clemson Rural Health is an academic unit that supports health professions student experiences / mentoring and is currently developing the SC Rural Primary Care Research Network that will host clinical, translational, and population-health research in underserved and rural communities.

For more information, see his College Profile.

How Dr. Gimbel’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Gimbel is an active researcher with interest in projects at the intersection of health services research, medical informatics, and population health. Specifically, projects that leverage technologies to improve access to health care, shape decision making (patients to clinicians), and ultimately improves health outcomes. He also leads a variety of interdisciplinary sponsored projects to advance the goals of Clemson Rural Health. Dr. Gimbel devotes substantial attention to mentoring his leadership team and graduate students.


Health Research Expertise Keywords

Health Informatics, Mobile Health, Clinical Decision-Making, Patient Safety, Quality of Care, Evidence-Based Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science