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
View Dr. Yaeger's publications at her NCBI profile page.
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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