Kimberly Pasch Arcoleo '73
Kimberly Pasch Arcoleo, a member of the Rush-Henrietta High School Class of 1973, is associate professor and director of the Center for Promoting Health in Infants, Children, Adolescents & Women and associate professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Her career focuses on several areas of maternal and child health, but for the past 15 years, she has been committed to ending health disparities among minority, poor and underserved children with asthma.
After graduating from SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Dr. Arcoleo received a master’s in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Community and Preventative Medicine.
In her position as director of the Center for Promoting Health in Infants, Children, Adolescents & Women, Dr. Arcoleo promotes the highest levels of health and wellness. Through pioneering research, translational activities and transdisciplinary research educational programs, she hopes to change the health paradigm from one of treating illness to promoting health and preventing illness. She also trains and mentors undergraduate and graduate students and junior faculty, a role she finds fulfilling because she is able to prepare the next generation of researchers.
As associate professor of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, Dr. Arcoleo’s interest in children extends beyond research to improving the clinical care they receive. To further this goal, she is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to raise funds for a program that would provide the Columbus community with a mobile asthma clinic and potentially improve the health of more than 50,000 children.
Her vast experience and expertise in the field of scientific research has garnered Dr. Arcoleo numerous grants, awards, and recognitions, among them: Outstanding Researcher Award, Arizona State University President’s Award, Who’s Who in America 2009, Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award and Building Character with Grace Award.
She remembers her days at Rush-Henrietta fondly, and credits Mr. Ron Walker, her high school biology teacher, with inspiring her lifelong passion for research. She lives with her husband in Dublin, Ohio.