Sandra J. Engberg

Professor Emeritus
Health Promotion & Development


My research interests include gerontology, women`s health and urinary incontinence. My research has focused on interventions for urinary incontinence in women, men with prostate cancer and homebound elders. Studies include clinical trials examining the efficacy of acupuncture for women with urinary incontinence and biofeedback-assisted pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in older men and women including homebound elders. I have also examined the cost-effectiveness of providing behavioral therapies for urinary incontinence in older adults.


I have also taught courses in global health, physical assessment, geriatric management, women’s health, research methods, evidence-based practice, manuscript writing, I have taught BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD students and have chaired PhD dissertation and DNP project committees


My professional service focuses on urinary incontinence. I am currently the Continence Section Editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. I am the director of the International Continence Society Institute School of Nursing.  I served as a Department Chair and as Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education in the School of Nursing. I had a joint appointment as a visiting professor at the Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel for 12 years.