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Deonni Stolldorf

Assistant Professor

Dr. Stolldorf is a healthcare systems researcher with a focus on the sustainability of innovations. Her work seeks to understand and improve the sustainability of innovations in hospitals to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care. She draws on Organization Theory and Implementation Science in the development of research proposals and uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Dr. Stolldorf trained as a nurse in South Africa and as a nurse practitioner in the United States. She holds degrees from the University of the Free State and Johannesburg University (South Africa) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently completed the VA Quality Scholary Fellowship Program; Nashville TN.


Current Research Interests

  • Sustainability of innovations in healthcare organizations
  • Nurse residency programs
  • Quality improvement: Transitions of care and rapid response teams


Professional Organizations

  • Academy Health
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives