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Sarah Mollman

Sarah Mollman


Associate Dean of Research (Rapid City)

Office Building


Mailing Address

Nursing Graduate and Doctoral Program Office
1011 11th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701


PhD in Nursing from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2018)
MS in Nursing Education from SDSU (2011)
BS in Nursing from SDSU (2000)

Academic Interests

Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Oncology; End-of-Life & Palliative Care; Educational Strategies
Evidence-Based Practice, Research

Academic Responsibilities

Undergraduate Research & Evidence-Based Practice
Graduate Health Policy, Legislation, Economics, & Ethics

Committee Activities

CON Research & Scholarship Sub-Committee
SDSU University Research Council

Awards and Honors

College of Nursing Researcher of the Year 2021
College of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence 2018
Tish M Smyer Dissertation Award 2018

Professional Memberships

American Association of Colleges of Nursing - Research Leader Network
Sigma Theta Tau; American Nurses Association; South Dakota Nurses Association

Area(s) of Research

Palliative Care: Educational Strategies & Early Palliative Care Intervention Adaptation
Educational Research: Intentional Learning

Applications of Research

Recent Publications:
Berke, C., Mollman, S., Skoglund, A., Pravecek, B., Perrenoud, M., & Stewart, C. (2023). New ways to impact primary palliative care practices using online continuing education. Palliative Care & Social Practice.

Mollman, S., Gierach, M., & ^Sedlacek, A. (2023). Palliative care knowledge following an interdisciplinary palliative care seminar. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Mollman, S. & Varilek, B. (2023). Healthcare professionals’ perspectives of cancer care delivery in American Indian, rural, and frontier populations. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 65(5), e657.

Mollman, S., Berke, C., Anderson, D., Walstrom, B., Minton, M., Sinclair, S., Kerkvliet, J., & Hawkins-Taylor, C. (2022). Access to palliative care services: Innovative development of a statewide network. Journal of Palliative Medicine 26(1), 47-56.

Bechthold, A.C., Azuero, A., Pisu, M., Pierce, J.Y., Williams, G.R., Taylor, R.A., Wells, R., Curry, K., Reed, R.D., Harrell, E.R., Gazaway, S., Mollman, S., Engler, S., Puga, F., Bakitas, M.A., & Dionne-Odom, J.N. (2022). The Project ENABLE Cornerstone randomized controlled trial: Study protocol for a lay navigator-led, early palliative care coaching intervention for African American and rural-dwelling advanced cancer family caregivers. Trials, 23(1), 452.

Mollman, S., Walstrom, B., Kerkvliet, J., Berke, C., Hawkins-Taylor, C., & Anderson, D. (2022). Pragmatic digital approaches for conducting focus groups in rural and frontier areas: Weathering the storms. SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online.



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