Public health partnerships, quality improvement within the public health setting, strategic management, public health preparedness, health information technology, and health care quality issues such as patient satisfaction and access to care
- 2012 Most Outstanding Doctoral Student, UAB School of Public Health
- 2012 Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society
- 2011-2012 Assistant Editor, Advances in Health Care Management
- 1st Place Recipient of 2009 Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Annual Essay Contest
- 2007 Lister Hill Policy Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
- DrPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
- MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
- MPhil, University of Stellenbosch, Department of Journalism, Republic of South Africa
- BA, Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Anthropology
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., Savage, G.T., Ginter, P.M., Sen, B., and Beitsch, L.M. “Using Resource Dependency Theory to Measure the Environment in Health Care Organizational Studies: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Health Care Management Review (In Press).
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., Ginter, P.M., Sen, B., Savage, G.T., and Beitsch, L.M. “Environmental Factors and Quality Improvement in County and Local Health Departments” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2013, 19(3): 240-249.
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., Braden, B., Taylor, D.M., Manzella, B., and Ouimet, C. “Relationship between Food Safety and Critical Violations on Restaurant Inspections: An Empirical Investigation of Bacterial Pathogen Content” Journal of Environmental Health, 2013, 75(6): 68-73.
Welty, E., Yeager, V.A., Ouimet, C, and Menachemi, N. “Patient Satisfaction among Spanish-Speaking Patients in a Public Health Setting” Journal for Healthcare Quality, 2012, 34(5): 31-38.
Mazurenko, O., Gupte, G., and Yeager, V.A. “International Medical Graduates and Health Information Technology Use in the United States” Advances in Health Care Management, 2012, 12(1):121-140.
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., Braden, B., Taylor, D.M., Manzella, B., and Ouimet, C. “Relationship between Food Safety and Critical Violations on Restaurant Inspections: An Empirical Investigation of Bacterial Pathogen Content” Journal of Environmental Health, 2012, 32(2):73-80.
Menachemi, N., Yeager, V.A., Duncan, W.J., Katholi, C.R., and Ginter, P.M. “A Taxonomy of State Public Health Preparedness Units: An Empirical Examination of Organizational Structure” Journal of Public Health Management, 2012, 18(3):250-258.
Menachemi, N., Yeager, V.A., Taylor, D.M., Braden, B., McClure, L.A., and Ouimet, C. “Characteristics of Restaurants Associated with Critical Food Safety Violations” Food Protection Trends, 2012, 32(2):22-29.
Taylor, D., Yeager, VA, Ouimet, C, and Menachemi, N. "Using GIS for Administrative Decision Making in a Local Public Health Setting" Accepted for publication in Public Health Reports, May/June 2012, 127(3): 347-353.
Menachemi, N., Yeager, VA., Bilello, L., Harle, C., Sullivan, C., and Siler-Marsiglio, K. “Florida Physicians Seeing Medicaid Patients Show Broad Interest in Federal Incentives For Adopting Electronic Health Records” Health Affairs, 2011, 30(8):1461-1470.
Yeager, V.A. and Menachemi, N. “Text Messaging in Health Care: A Systematic Review of Impact Studies” Advances in Health Care Management, 2011, 11(1): 235-261.
Duncan, W.J., Yeager, V.A., Rucks, A.C., and Ginter, P.M. “Surviving Organizational Disasters” Business Horizons, 2011, 54(2):135-142.
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N. McCormick, L.C., and Ginter, P.M. “The Nature of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Literature 2000-2008: A Quantitative Analysis” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2010,16(5):441-449.
Yeager, V.A., Menachemi, N., and Brooks, R.G. “EHR Adoption among Doctors Who Treat the Elderly” Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2010, 16(6):1103-7.
Yeager, V.A. “Emergency Response, Public Health and Poison Control: Logical Linkages for Successful Risk Communication and Improved Disaster and Mass Incident Response” Homeland Security Affairs, 2009, Volume V, Number 3.
McCormick, L.C., Yeager, V.A., Rucks, A.C., Ginter, P.M., Hansen, S., Kazzi, Z.N, and N. Menachemi. “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Bridging Public Health Academia and Practice” Public Health Reports, 2009, 124(2):344-349.
Valerie Yeager’s research applies a health services research perspective to various settings and issues ranging from public health departments to physician practices and from access to care to quality improvement. Much of her work is conducted at the system or organizational level and is part of a nationally growing area of research called public health systems and services research (PHSSR). Recent studies have examined public health partnerships and quality improvement in local public health settings. Other research has focused on the use of health information technology such as health information exchange, electronic health records, and SMS across various settings, locations, and populations. Dr. Yeager has also served as an investigator on studies that examined, for example, state and local barriers to utilizing public health emergency response funds during disasters, the organization and structure of public health departments, and the impact of the 2010 Gulf oil spill on the healthcare sector in Alabama.
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