Sara Arter

PhD, RN Miami University Department of Nursing

Sara Arter is an Assistant Professor at Miami University Department of Nursing. Her career focuses on mitigating effects of the opioid epidemic on children and families through policy and innovative education and research approaches. Her ability to address complex social issues using diverse strategies is reflected through her appointment as chair of the Ohio Registered Nurses Association Public Policy Committee and award nominations for development of a design thinking course. She is a Principal Investigator on a study funded by the Ohio Attorney General to use machine learning on a linked dataset to explore interactions between social determinants and health of children with prenatal opioid exposure.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Arter will create and test a novel educational intervention to support nursing students’ ability to examine the influence of personal values and development of ethical decision-making while providing care to mothers with substance use disorder and their children. 

Brooke Flinders, DNP, RN, APRN-CNM, Professor of Nursing and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Miami University College of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences, serves as Dr. Arter’s mentor.