Volume Co-Editors

Jennifer L. Hefner, PhD, MPH, The Ohio State University
Dr. Hefner is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, having received both her Master of Public Health and PhD in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on applying management and organizational theories to the study of healthcare transformation in hospital settings. Currently, Dr. Hefner is working on understanding management strategies that are effective in reducing healthcare-associated infections, evaluating healthcare quality measures and studying the impact of patient portals on healthcare workflow.
Ingrid M. Nembhard, PhD, MS, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Nembhard is the Fishman Family President’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on how the characteristics of health care organizations, their leaders, and their staff members contribute to their ability to implement new practices, engage in continuous organizational learning, and ultimately improve quality of care. She received her PhD in Health Policy and Management, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, from Harvard University through a joint program between Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She received her MS in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University School of Public Health, and she earned her BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics and in Psychology at Yale University.

Series Editor

Timothy R. Huerta, PhD, MS, The Ohio State University
Dr. Huerta is a nationally recognized expert in systems design and evaluation with over 120 peer reviewed publications and presentations. In 2013, Dr. Huerta was brought to The Ohio State University to develop research capacity in health service delivery. He is the co-director of the Institute for the Design of Environments Aligned for Patient Safety (IDEA4PS), an AHRQ-funded learning laboratory. Dr. Huerta was the among the first visiting faculty fellows at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) where he helped to create the specifications for the Public Health infrastructure of the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (CA-BIG) and he completed an NCI post-doctoral fellowship focused on systems science, where he helped to develop the 20th NCI Tobacco Monograph on Systems Science. His ongoing research explores novel methods for making data more meaningful, impactful and useful. He currently has as dual appointment in the Departments of Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics.

Associate Editor

Alison M. Aldrich, MSI, MPH, The Ohio State University
Alison is a senior research data analytics specialist for CATALYST. She received a Master of Science in Information degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Health from Wright State University. Alison worked for several years as an academic health sciences librarian. She provides research and publication support for CATALYST, as well as leadership for the PCORI taxonomy project.

Assistant Editor

Tyler Griesenbrock, BA, The Ohio State University
Tyler is the scientific editor for CATALYST. He spent 10 years as an editor, designer, and web producer in the newspaper industry, and with CATALYST, he serves as a writer, editor, website manager, and multimedia creator. Tyler received a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Dayton.