Daniel Nagel, RN, PhD
Dr. Nagel’s current research work is focused on the evaluation of services and outcomes of community health centres, with a view to enhancing access to health care in the community setting. In collaboration with two colleagues, Prof. Jamie Penner (College of Nursing) and Dr. Gayle Halas (Rady Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Nagel is launching the development and implementation of innovative community-based health programs that integrate experiential learning and interprofessional practice for healthcare students with a view to creating a model for a "student-infused" community health centre. Dr. Nagel’s expertise includes qualitative and mixed method approaches to health research, systematic reviews, community health, work with at-risk populations, and curriculum development.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Nagel had 15 years of clinical experience spanning acute medical/surgical nursing, intensive care, and community health. He started his community health career with palliative home respite and the home IV program before becoming a primary care nurse with community health centres in Vancouver, B.C. Situated near Vancouver’s downtown core, the focus of Dr. Nagel’s community practice was vulnerable and marginalized populations, including the LGBTQ2S+ community, street youth, persons using drugs, homeless, and persons in the sex trade.
Dr. Nagel taught community health and community development at Douglas College in 2005 while maintaining clinical practice in home care and ambulatory care. Dr. Nagel’s PhD dissertation focus was nurses’ use of telehealth technology in delivery of health care; however, his research and education interests have returned to community health with a particular interest in access to healthcare services, at-risk populations, harm reduction, and educational preparation of undergraduate students in health care.