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Translational research is an integral part of our work as a department, and faculty and students regularly have opportunities to get involved with a breadth of practice-relevant research projects. Below you will find examples of recent and ongoing projects. To download selected abstracts and full text of articles, see the links at the bottom of the previous page.

Economics, Disability and Aging Research

  • "The Impact of Demographic and Labor Force Participation Changes on the Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare Programs." Disability Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Social Security Administration, Tricia J. Johnson, PhD, Department of Health Systems Management. Abstract for download on previous page. Get more information now.
  • Do the Near Elderly Delay Care for Chronic Conditions? Rush University Committee on Research, Tricia J. Johnson, PhD. Co-Investigators: Anthony Perry, MD and Andy Garman, PsyD. Abstract for download on previous page.

Governance, Leadership, & Professional Relations

  • "What kind of CEO will your hospital need next?" Article in Trustee (2004).
  • "Why Succession Planning May Not Be on Your Board's Agenda But Should Be." Article in The Governance Institute's Boardroom Press (2005). Read abstract on Governance Institute Web site.
  • "Succession planning practices and outcomes in U.S. hospitals: A multilevel analysis of survey-based data." Health Management Research Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, Andrew Garman, PsyD, Department of Health Systems Management. Full text of article available on previous page.
  • "360-Degree feedback for leadership development in health administration." Health Management Research Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, Andrew Garman, PsyD, Department of Health Systems Management. Read press release.
  • "Worldviews in collision: Conflict and collaboration across professional lines." Working paper by Andrew Garman (faculty), David Leach, and Nancy Spector. (2005).

Patient Experiences / Perceptions

  • "Patient satisfaction data as a tool for assessing litigation risk." Press, Ganey-funded research project of Francis Fullam (faculty), Andrew Garman (faculty) and Jamila McClinton (HSM master's student). (2005-06).
  • "Patient satisfaction as a predictor of return-to-provider behavior: Analysis and assessment of financial implications." Article published in QMHC by Andrew Garman (faculty), Joanne Garcia (HSM master's student), and Marcia Hargreaves (faculty). (2004).
  • "What determines patient satisfaction with pain management?" Press, Ganey-funded research project of Andrew Garman, PsyD (faculty) and Valerie Hemmersbach (HSM master's student).

Training / Educational Innovations

  • "Changes in Nurse Satisfaction After Conducting Educational Interventions to Improve MD-RN Collaboration." Master's project of Erin Jakubek (2004).Abstract for download on previous page.
  • "The Effectiveness of a Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Physician Laboratory Ordering Patterns in the Diagnosis of Acute Pancreatitis." Master's project of Jennifer Gingrass (2004). Abstract for download on previous page.
  • "The hidden costs of employee turnover." Training simulation by Andrew Garman, Josie Corbett, Julie Benesh, and Jane Grady (all faculty). Published in Simulation & Gaming (2005).
  • "A Study of the Effect of Educational and Administrative Interventions on Physician Behavior: Reducing Demerol Use." Master's project of Jack Bailey (2004). Abstract for download on previous page.


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