Institution: Yale University
Grant Title: Understanding the Implementation of New Practices in Health Care Organizations
Grant Number: K01 HS018987
Duration: 4 years (2010-2014)
Total Award: $488,400
Project Description: There are three main aims for this research:
- Characterize implementation leaders behaviors, and develop hypotheses about the relationship between their behaviors and implementation success.
- Examine relationships between workforce engagement, implementation success, and clinical performance.
- Examine the impact of hospitals use of various learning activities on implantation success and clinical performance.
Career Goals: Dr. Nembhard is an Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Yale University School of Management. She received her PhD in health Policy-Management from Harvard University and then did a Post-doc in Healthcare Management at the Harvard Business School. The grantee's long-term career goal is to become an independent researcher who improves patient safety and quality of care through theoretical and empirical research on how aspects of organizational behavior and management affect the implementation of new practices in health care organizations and clinical outcomes.
Progress to Date: The grant has just started.
Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:
- Certification of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 2004
- Harvard Business School Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, 2006
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, 2008, 2009
- Finalist, Teacher of the Year Award, Yale School of Public Health, 2009
K-Generated Publications: None thus far.