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Nora Esther Gimpel, M.D.


Department of Family and Community Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Nora Gimpel is a professor and the Vice Chair of Community Health in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Gimpel earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine and performed her residency in family medicine at the Center of Medical Studies and Clinical Research in Buenos Aires.

She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004. In addition to her departmental roles, she is Director of the Medical School’s community health scholarly activity and distinction tracks and Director of the Community Medicine Fellowship Program. She serves on the board of the Society of Student-Run Free Clinics and on the board of the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Teen Pregnancy. 

Dr. Gimpel’s work focuses on community-based participatory research (CBPR). She has mentored numerous pre- and postdoctoral students in CBPR principles, training them to create innovative research models and culturally appropriate approaches to care for the underserved. She has published several academic articles and delivered scores of international, national, and regional presentations on CBPR and topics related to community medicine. 

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Dallas County Medical Society, the North American Primary Care Research Group, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, and Alpha Omega Alpha. She also works with numerous community service organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

In 2018, Dr. Gimpel was awarded the Dr. John L. and Louise Roan Professorship in Family Medicine. In 2016-2017, she held the Fellowship in Leadership Award from Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2015, she earned the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.