Deonni Stolldrof, RN, MCUR, PhD

Dr. Stolldorf is a 2015 graduate of the Nashville VA Quality Scholars Program and serves as an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). Dr. Stolldorf teaches in the PhD program at VUSN and serves as dissertation chair and member of several dissertation committees. She is the current past Chair of the AcademyHealth-affiliated nursing HSR interest group-Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI)- and serves as member of one of the AcademyHealth Paradigm Project workgroups on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Stolldorf conducts health services researcher with special emphasis on implementation research and organizational systems. She has expertise in implementation science, mixed-methods research, qualitative research and instrument development. She has led research to investigate contextual factors, assess implementation strategies and outcomes, develop sustainability measures, and assess intervention clinical outcomes and sustainability focused on patient safety (medication reconciliation, rapid response teams, patient medication knowledge). Dr. Stolldorf is currently a dual-PI on a PCORI-funded study to evaluate the effects of a tailored implementation approach on implementation and clinical outcomes of an intervention to improve outcomes in acute heart failure patients following emergency department discharge. She is also investigating caregiver needs and barriers and facilitators of hospital at home programs and is part of a research team examining perceptions and measures related to social determinants of health in healthcare settings.