Linda Norman graduated from the University of Virginia with a BSN and MSN in Adult Health Nursing. She received her DSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been involved in nursing education for 35 years, serving in administrative positions for the past
Brant Oliver is an ANCC dual board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC), certified multiple sclerosis specialist (MSCN), educator, and healthcare improvement scientist. He holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, a
I come to healthcare improvement by way of health services research. My reason for doing this kind of work is to make things better for patients. I have experience in both epidemiology and mixed methods research (esp. qualitative methods). I am the co-PI on the
As the inaugural St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research (2013-18), Dr. Jeffs is focusing on gaining insight into what are the most effective interventions to improve care transitions and health care system performance. Foundational to her research program is the use of
Rory McQuillan is a Staff Nephrologist at University Health Network and a Clinician in Quality and Innovation and Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Toronto. His academic interests utilize his training in medical education and quality improvement. He has studied the utility of
I am involved in the interprofessional training of psychologists in primary care and other integrated care settings. My interests include the integration of psychology in interdisciplinary medical home teams, the processes and outcomes associated with team development, and relational aspects of patient-centered care. I have
My research and practice focus on the psychosocial and physiological adaptations to aging in the context of family. Areas of interest include caregiving, diabetes, and, especially currently, the impact of hearing loss. My quality improvement work focuses on implementing systems in primary care to enhance
I am a geriatrician and palliative medicine doctor and I focus on 1) individualizing prevention in older adults, 2) diabetes care in frail older adults and 3) how quality indicators can help and unintentionally harm older adults.
Robert Dittus is the Albert and Bernard Werthan Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health and Health Care, Senior Associate Dean for Population Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Geriatric
Dr. Mosher is a general internist with a hospital-based practice at the Iowa City Veterans Administration. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. An alumna of the VA Quality Scholars Program, Dr. Mosher has led
Dr. Scott-Cawiezell has worked in the field of patient safety with particular emphasis on how organizations build capacity to create and sustain improvement. She has worked with the nurse fellows since the addition of nurses to the VAQs program.
Dr. Peralta is the Nurse Senior Scholar for the Veterans Quality Scholars program at Greater Los Angeles.
Lisa Rubenstein is the Director of the VA Quality Scholars Program at Greater Los Angeles, Director of the VA QUERI Center for Implementation Practice & Research Support, Professor of Medicine and Public Health at VA Greater Los Angeles and UCLA, and a Senior Natural Scientist
A former laboratory bench researcher and clinic/department administrator, my current research interests are eclectic and include: health services and implementation research related to quality measurement and improvement, especially diabetes-related and applications of complexity theory. However, as has often been the case in the past, exactly
Dr. Dolansky is an Associate Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University and Director of the QSEN Institute (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses). She has co-published two books on quality improvement education, co-authored several book chapters and articles
Research interests include clinical reasoning, medical education, faculty development, decision analysis, clinical prediction rules, outcomes research, and cultural competence. With over 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals, he has designed, conduct, analyze, and publish studies using the spectrum of research design (case reports, case-series, cross-sectional, cohort,
Dr. Patricia A. Patrician is the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the faculty in August 2008, after retiring from a 26-year career with the US Army Nurse Corps. She teaches in the PhD program, mentors pre-
I am the Section Chief for Quality Medicine at the Atlanta VAMC. In that role I lead clinical quality improvement initiatives for Medical Service. I also mentor the Internal Medicine Chief Resident for Quality and Patient Safety and work collaboratively to develop and implement graduate
Dr. Clevenger’s work focuses on models of care that support or challenge the care of older adults and persons with dementia. Specific projects include reducing inappropriate prescriptions for older adults discharged from the emergency department and implementation of primary palliative care in multiple settings including