Yale Nursing Announces Dr. Tatiana Sadak as New Deputy Dean

Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN, FAAN
October 2, 2023
Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is delighted to announce that Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN, FAAN will join the YSN community as a Professor and a Deputy Dean on November 2.
“With her extensive experience and expertise in academic administration, Dr. Sadak is an invaluable addition to our faculty at YSN,” said YSN Dean Azita Emami. “Her accomplishments as an educator, researcher, administrator, and innovator highlight her multi-faceted talents. Furthermore, her track record of partnerships with students, staff, and faculty alike exemplifies her ability to foster meaningful relationships and create an empowered, collaborative environment.”  
The Deputy Dean serves as Dean Emami’s key partner in advancing YSN’s objectives and mission. The Deputy Dean has a broad and diverse portfolio that includes operational oversight of YSN in collaboration with the Dean, the Associate Deans for Strategic Operations, Equity, Development, Student Life, Enrollment, Research, and Global Affairs/Planetary Health, and provides oversight and supervision for academic and clinical affairs and regulatory/certification oversight at YSN.
Dr. Sadak is leaving her position as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, where, among other duties, she oversees the work of the School of Nursing’s tri-campus relations, student and academic services, compliance and clinical placements units, and supervises Ph.D., DNP/MN, and undergraduate program directors, supports the Student Leadership Board, and multiple research and project teams.
As a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Sadak’s research has focused on simplifying and organizing dementia care complexity, improving access of historically marginalized populations to high-quality dementia primary care, evaluating variables affecting ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalization for people living with dementia, and improving dementia care partners’ activation, engagement in self-care, and resilience behaviors. 
Her work has garnered extensive peer recognition and made a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals. She has been a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar, a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn’s Scholar, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, and a John A. Hartford Foundation pre-doctoral scholar and post-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Sadak is the founder of the Dementia Palliative Education Network (DPEN), which sets the standards for dementia education and training in nursing and related fields and promotes antiracism and diversity. DPEN is having a powerful impact on the way all nurses are educated about dementia care, and the impact is increasing manyfold as these nurses become nurse leaders, educating other nurses and making policy at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
“I am wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting YSN in its mission and vision of providing excellence in accessible and equitable nursing education and generating groundbreaking nursing research and clinical care practices,” said Sadak. 
“I strongly believe in YSN’s commitment to becoming a pioneering national exemplar for fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, excellence and a sense of belonging within the nursing field. Recognizing the paramount importance of these values, I am eager to contribute and play a vital role in one of the nation’s leading schools of nursing.”
Welcome to Yale, Deputy Dean Sadak!