Amber Kimball

2016 cohort, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amber Kimball, BSN, RN, is pursuing her PhD in nursing with a focus on communication barriers in healthcare settings and healthcare access for those with disabilities. Kimball is well aware of the challenges endured by hard of hearing patients related to obtaining and consolidating health information in acute care settings. She was diagnosed profoundly deaf at 3 years old and received the unilateral cochlear implant in the summer of 1994. This experience prompted Kimball to conduct an IRB approved research study at Wake Forest Baptist Health which investigates overcoming communication barriers between healthcare professionals and hard of hearing patients.

Kimball earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Guilford Technical Community College and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University.

Kimball has two years of acute care experience in research and medical/surgical/telemetry at both Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is also a member of the board of directors for the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL).

Kimball lives in Winston Salem, NC.