colby-sawyer faculty

Shari L. Goldberg, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Nursing & Public Health
(603) 526-3995 |

Joined the faculty in 2002. Teaches the senior nursing capstone courses, community and public health nursing, and the introduction to public health. Appointed to the State of N.H. Public Health Improvement Services Council. Participates in a national effort aimed at integrating public health into undergraduate liberal arts education. The 2009-2010 recipient of the policy research fellowship at George Mason University's Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population health
  • Women's health
  • Public health in liberal education
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data analysis

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Goldberg, S. & Mawn, B. (2014). Predictors of food insecurity among older adults in the United States. Public Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/phn.12173

  • Goldberg, S. (2014, November). Collective impact: Academic-Community partnerships for promoting workplace wellness. Roundtable discussion at the American Public Health Association's 142nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

  • Goldberg, S., & Joy, J. (May 2014). Partnership with community: Geriatric concepts in a senior nursing capstone experience. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, Falmouth, MA.

  • Goldberg, S. (2012, October). Food insecurity among older adults: A social ecological approach. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association's 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  • Mawn, B. & Goldberg, S. (2012). Trends in the nursing doctoral examination process: A national survey. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(3), 156-162.

  • Goldberg, S. (2009). Connectivity among community health collaboratives: A descriptive study. Core dimensions of connectivity among a health care network were measured using the Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships (PARTNER) evaluation tool.

  • Goldberg, S. (November 2008). “The educated citizen and public health.” Panelist at the American Association of Colleges & Universities conference, Engaging Science, Advancing Learning: General Education, Majors, and the New Global Century, Providence, R.I. .

  • Goldberg, S. (June 2008). “Demographic Data in Community Assessment.” This teaching module was created for the quantitative literacy initiative at Colby-Sawyer College, funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • Goldberg, S. (February 2008). “Global health in nursing.” Presentation for the Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research Conference, Austin, Tex.

  • Goldberg, S. (February 2008).“Promoting safe medication administration.” This teaching module was created for the quantitative literacy initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.

  • Goldberg, S. (2007). “Supporting psychosocial, family, cultural, and spiritual health.” In Hauschildt, J. (Ed.). Fundamentals for Nursing. Overland Park, Kan.: Assessment Technologies Institute.

  • Goldberg, S. (2007). “Nursing management of sexually transmitted diseases.” In Lewis, S. Heitkemper, M. and Dirksen. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (7th Ed). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby.


  • Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2013

  • M.S. in Nursing, Boston College, 1987

  • B.S. in Nursing, University of New Hampshire, 1984