Sarah Slone is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and an assistant professor of nursing at University of South Carolina. She has expertise in cardiovascular and implementation research. Her current research examines patient and provider factors that influence diagnostic testing referral patterns for patients presenting with acute chest pain. She has worked on studies focused on assessing quality of life in school-aged children with asthma, impact of same day discharge on patients status post percutaneous coronary intervention, and various device studies. She earned her BSN from the University of South Carolina, her MSN-FNP from Georgetown University, and her DNP from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Alpha Xi chapter. Currently, she serves on the ACC CV Team Education Committee and is president of the PhD Students Organization. Sarah was one of the first undergraduate nursing students to receive the Magellan Scholar Program Grant Award through the UofSC Office of Research. In 2021, she was selected as a fellow in diagnostic excellence by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.