Dr. Stolldorf is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and conducts health services research with special emphasis on Implementation Science and organizational systems. Dr. Stolldorf conducts research on the implementation and sustainability of complex healthcare interventions, with a focus on medication safety interventions. She uses mixed-methods, quantitative, qualitative, and implementation science methods as well as instrument development using e-Delphi methods.

Prior to coming to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Dr. Stolldorf was a post-doctoral fellow in the VA Quality Scholars program where she focused on examining the sustainability of rapid response team and participated in quality improvement initiatives surrounding these teams in the VA system. Dr. Stolldorf completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC where she completed a T32 pre-doctoral fellowship in Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes. Since joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Stolldorf has led research to evaluate the relationship between contextual factors and organizational readiness for change and the implementation of medication reconciliation interventions. She has also evaluated nurse residency programs and participated in instrument development research related to the quality of life of breast cancer survivors.   

Dr. Stolldorf is the Principal Investigator on a current AHRQ funded K01 award. She briefly served as a co-investigator on the AHRQ-funded Multicenter Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS2) prior to receiving a K12 trainee grant by the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Institutional K12 Program. During her K12 award, Dr. Stolldorf investigated patient involvement in medication discussions during Emergency Department visits. She relinquished the K12 funding after 3 months in lieu of the K01 award. She is currently investigating the implementation and sustainability of the MARQUIS Toolkit for implementing medication reconciliation interventions.

Authored by Deonni Stolldorf, Ph.D., R.N.

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