SarahAnn M. McFadden, PhD, RN, CPN

Assistant Professor

Office Location: Ramstad Hall - 303

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington
  • BSN, Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • BS, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • International Papillomavirus Conference, Development and evaluations of an online continuing education module to increase healthcare provider self-efficacy to make strong HPV vaccine recommendations to East African immigrant families. , Barcelona, Spain (July 2020)
  • APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Trends in homeschooling rates following elimination of nonmedical exemptions to childhood immunizations., Denver, CO (October 2021)
  • APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, State-level policies and toddler immunization completion: A secondary data analysis., Philadelphia, PA (November 2019)
  • Academy Health Research Conference, Exploration of data collection methods for county-level toddler immunization coverage, Washington, DC (June 2019)
  • Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, Inconsistency in toddler immunization completion coverage data, San Diego, CA (April 2019)


Dr. McFadden is a registered nurse with experience in both public health and pediatrics. She is passionate about vaccination and has spent the last 5 years researching vaccine acceptance and policy as well as COVID-19. She is a PLU alum and is excited to work with PLU students, sharing her experiences as both a nurse and a researcher.

Scholarly Interests

Vaccine Acceptance, Vaccine Policy, Public Health, COVID-19, Health Equity