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Danielle Scala

Danielle Scala

Teaching Assistant - Graduate (509) 494-7912 Watson Hall 237 200 University Pkwy, Yakima, WA 

Danielle has been a practicing nurse for seven years. She started her career in acute care where she worked in various areas including medical-surgical, orthopedics, and labor and delivery. Her acute care experience helped her build foundational knowledge for her nursing practice. Her passion has always been in public health. Danielle worked for the Seattle Public School District for three years as a school nurse, an  invaluable experience that served as a guide for her journey into nursing education and leadership.


  • BSN, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon
  • MSN, University of Arizona, Arizona

Research Interests

Public health research including fall prevention in the elderly, nutrition education and obesity prevention in youth.

Methodological Strengths

Research that uses a team-based approach including direct key informant interactions. Peer to peer article research reviews.