Marcie Gawel, MSN, RN, MS, BS

Lecturer in Nursing



Marcie Gawel, MSN, RN, MS, BS is lecturer in the pediatric course, community course and simulation at Yale University School of Nursing. Marcie was awarded Pediatric Preceptor of the Year and honored with Recognition for Exemplary Performance from Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Marcie received a Master of Science in Education from Southern Connecticut State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Saint Joseph. 

Marcie with a  began her career in the medical field as an emergency medical technician while completing a Master of Science in Education, with a focus in health science. She went on to teach health education for grades K-8 for the Hartford Board of Education. Once obtaining her nursing degree, Marcie gained substantial leadership experience, which included charge nurse in Yale New Haven’s Pediatric Emergency Department, Clinical Nurse III (based on a CN I-CN III model), served on multiple committees and worked as a sexual assault nurse examiner. Additionally, Marcie worked on international and national research projects through Yale University including; Improving Pediatric Care Through Simulation (ImPACTS); pediatric transition project through the Clinical Healthcare, Innovation, Redesign, and Learning (CHIRAL) Center; the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) project for the state of Connecticut. Currently, Marcie is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) for Yale New Haven Hospital.  

Her professional associations include Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

Research Interests

Scholarly areas of interest includes abuse, violence, injury prevention, emergency nursing care, and in situ simulation.

Selected Publications

Walsh, B., Auerbach, M., Gawel, M., Brown, L., Byrne, B., Calhoun A. Community-based in-situ simulation: Bringing simulation to the masses. Advances in Simulation.4 (30) 2019. 

Violano, P., Aysseh, N., Lucas, M., Gawel, M., Morrell, P., Norway, C., Alfano, A., Bechtel, B. Feasibility of providing child restraint devices after a motor vehicle crash in a pediatric emergency department. Traffic Injury Prevention. Jan 2019. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2018.1496243

Cicero, M., Golloshi, K., Gawel, M., Parker, J., Auerbach, M., Violano, P. A tabletop school bus rollover: Connecticut –wide drills to build pediatric disaster preparedness and promote a novel hospital disaster readiness checklist. Disaster Medicine Journal. DOI: 10.5055/ajdm.2019.0000

Gawel, M., Emerson B., Giuliano J., Rosenberg A., Minges K., Feder S., Violano P., Morrell            P., Petersen J., Christinson-Lagay E., Auerbach M.  A qualitative study of multidisciplinary providers’ experiences with the transfer process for injured children and ideas for improvement. Pediatric Emergency Care. Jan 2018.

Chang, TP, Doughty CB, Mitchell D, Rutledge C, Auerbach M, Frisell K, Jani P, Kessler DO, Wolfe H, MacKinnon RJ, Dewan M, Pirie J, Lemkw D, Khattab M, Nagamuthu C, Walsh CM; INSPIRE Investigators. Collaborators: Travis Whitfill, MPH, Marcie Gawel, MSN, Danny Castro, DO, Anthony Scalzo, MD, Jim Gerard, MD, Vartan Pahalyants, Charmin Gohel, Ta Raymond, MD, IIana Harwayne-Gidansky, MD. Leveraging quick response code technology to facilitate simulation-based leaderboard competition. Simulation Healthcare, Feb 2018. DOI: 10.1097/SIH.000000000000281. PMID: 29373385.

Campbell-Britton M., Ouellet G., Minges K., Gawel M., Hodshon B., Chaudhry S., CarTransitions Between Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities: Perspectives of Sending and Receiving Providers. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. In Press, June, 2017.

Whitfill T., Gawel M., Auerbach M. A simulation-based quality improvement initiative improves pediatric readiness in community hospitals. Pediatric Emergency Care. In Press, June 2017.

Walsh, B., Gangadharan, S., Whitfill, T., Gawel, M., Auerbach, M. Safety threats during the          care of infants with hypoglycemic seizures in the emergency department: A multicenter, simulation-cased prospective cohort study. Journal of Emergency Medicine, August 2017.

Gangadharan, S, Tiyyagura, G, Gawel, M, Walsh, B, Brown, L, Lavoie, M, Tay, K, Auerbach, M. A Grounded Theory Qualitative Analysis of Inter-professional Providers’ Perceptions on Caring for Critically Ill Infants and Children in Pediatric and General Emergency Departments. Pediatric Emergency Care. October 2016 

Gangadharan S., Walsh, B., Whitfill, T., Gawel, M., Auerbach, M. Safety threats related to dextrose administration in a simulated pediatric patient with a seizure. Critical Care Medicine, Dec 2016. 

Alphano, A., Auerbach, M., Bechtel, K., Bilodeau, K., Gawel, M., Koziel, J., Whitfill, T., Tiyyagura, G. Development of a child abuse checklist to evaluate prehospital provider performance. Prehospital Emergency Care 21(2): 1-6, October 2016.

Auerbach, M., Whitfill, T., Gawel, M., Kessler, D., Brown, L. Differences in the quality of pediatric resuscitative care across a spectrum of emergency departments. JAMA Pediatrics, August, 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1550  

Kessler D., Walsh B., Whitfill T., Gangadharan S., Gawel M., Brown L., Auerbach M. Disparities in Adherence to Pediatric Sepsis Guidelines Across a Spectrum of Emergency Departments; a multicenter, cross sectional observational study. Journal of Emergency Medicine. August 2015.

Ogochukwu Chime, N., Katznelson, J., Gangadharan, S., Walsh, B., Lobner, K., Auerbach, M., Gawel, M., Brown, L. Comparing practice patterns between pediatric and general emergency medicine physicians. Pediatric Emergency Care. October 2015. 

Tiyyagura G., Gawel M., Koziel J., Asnes A., Bechtel, K. (2015). Barriers and facilitators to detecting child abuse and neglect in general emergency departments. Annals of Emergency Medicine. DOI:

Auerbach M., Roney L., Aysseh A., Gawel M., Koziel K., Barre K., Caty M., Santucci K., (2014).  In situ pediatric trauma simulation: Assessing the impact and feasibility of an interdisciplinary pediatric in situ trauma care quality improvement simulation program. Pediatric Emergency Care, 30 (12), pp. 1-8. 

Emerson B., Auerbach M., Grossman M., Ciaburri R., Gawel M. Johnston L., Pettker C., Raab C., Caty M., Roney L., Sudikoff S., & Santucci K. In-Situ Simulations to Reduce Risk at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital: A Pilot. JAZ conference, May, 2014.