Ingrid Nembhard, PhD, MS

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Health Care; Health Services Administration; Health Services Research; Quality of Health Care

Research Summary

Professor Nembhard’s research focuses on organizational learning in health care, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of intra- and inter-organizational relationships, leadership behavior, team learning strategies and project management on quality improvement efforts and clinical outcomes. She integrates knowledge of organizational behavior, organizational theory and health services research to answer questions about managing learning, change and innovation within health care delivery organizations. Her research combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies to investigate issues in health care management.

Extensive Research Description

  • Organizational Learning and Quality Improvement via Interorganizational Relationships among Health Care Delivery Organizations
  • Effects of Teamwork, Team Learning Strategies and Project Choices on Neonatal Intensive Care Units’ Performance Improvement
  • Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Activities

  • Innovating in health care versus other industries United Kingdom (2013 - 2015)

    Differing impact of human and organizational capital in health care relative to other industries

  • Role of incentives in knowledge exchange in organizations United Kingdom (2013 - 2015)

    Differing effects of market versus relational incentives on knowledge exchange

Selected Publications

  • Improving organizational climate for quality and quality of care: does membership in a collaborative help?

    Nembhard IM, Northrup V, Shaller D, Cleary PD. Improving organizational climate for quality and quality of care: does membership in a collaborative help? Medical Care 2012, 50 Suppl:S74-82. 2012

  • All teach, all learn, all improve?: the role of interorganizational learning in quality improvement collaboratives.

    Nembhard IM. All teach, all learn, all improve?: the role of interorganizational learning in quality improvement collaboratives. Health Care Management Review 2012, 37:154-64. 2012

  • Deliberate Learning to Improve Performance in Dynamic Service Settings: Evidence from Hospital Intensive Care Units.

    Nembhard, I.M. and Tucker, A.L. Deliberate Learning to Improve Performance in Dynamic Service Settings: Evidence from Hospital Intensive Care Units. Organization Science, 2011, 22(4): 907-922. 2011

  • Why Does the Quality of Health Care Continue to Lag? Insights from Management Research

    Nembhard, I.M., Alexander, J., Hoff, T. and Ramanujam, R. Why Does the Quality of Health Care Continue to Lag? Insights from Management Research. Academy of Management Perspectives, 2009, 23(1), 24-42. 2009

  • Learning and improving in quality improvement collaboratives: which collaborative features do participants value most?

    Nembhard IM. Learning and improving in quality improvement collaboratives: which collaborative features do participants value most? Health Services Research 2009, 44:359-78. 2009

  • Implementing New Practices: An Empirical Study of Organizational Learning in Hospital Intensive Care Units.

    Tucker, A.L., Nembhard, I.M., and Edmondson, A.C. Implementing New Practices: An Empirical Study of Organizational Learning in Hospital Intensive Care Units. Management Science 53(6):894-907, 2007. 2007

  • Making it Safe: The Effects of Leader Inclusiveness and Professional Status on Psychological Safety and Improvement Efforts in Health Care Teams

    Nembhard, I.M. and Edmondson, A.C. Making it Safe: The Effects of Leader Inclusiveness and Professional Status on Psychological Safety and Improvement Efforts in Health Care Teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior 27(7):941-966, 2006. 2006

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Ingrid Nembhard, PhD, MS
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 308
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Health Policy & ManagementPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034