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Dr. Stacy Farr

Dr. Stacy Farr (Ph.D., Health Services Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.P.H., The University of Kansas School of Medicine) brings more than 10 years of experience managing research and policy projects and conducting mixed methods program evaluations on a variety of health-related topics. Her research areas include: quality of care, quality measurement, and public reporting; patient safety; outcomes research; mental health and chronic health conditions; caregiving; and aging, long-term care, and Alzheimer’s disease. She brings expertise in experimental and quasi-experimental qualitative and quantitative research design; education and outreach; technical assistance; and policy implementation.

Dr. Farr has significant experience with national mixed-methods program evaluation. She currently serves as Project Director for the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration Evaluation and plays a key role on a number of other IMPAQ evaluations. She is an experienced project manager and has served as task leads on multiple projects at IMPAQ, including: Medicare Data Sharing Program (ACA 10332-Qualified Entity Certification Program); Longitudinal Program Evaluation of HHS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) National Action Plan; and Evaluation of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model I Initiative

Prior to joining IMPAQ International, Dr. Farr was a Service Fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality where she: served as a project officer on the national evaluation of the CHIPRA quality demonstration grants; conducted research on trends over time on quality and racial and ethnic disparity measures by insurance status; and examined out of pocket expenditure burdens for families with cancer or depression. Prior to AHRQ, during her doctoral studies, she was teaching public health and health policy methods courses and conducting research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to Hopkins, she was at the University of Kansas, where she worked on Alzheimer’s disease, exercise, and caregiving research and was a clinical psychometrician an Alzheimer’s disease and memory clinic. Dr. Farr also brings clinical experience as a youth counselor. 

Dr. Farr has presented and published in a variety of national venues, including the peer-reviews journals Medical Care and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Farr, S. (2014, June). Intersections Between Federally-Sponsored QI Initiatives: Implications for HAI Improvement​Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Farr, S. (2014, June). The Qualified Entity Certification Program: A Change Agent for HealthcarePoster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Farr, S. (2015, June). Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates in Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Farr, S., Gall, E., Weinberg, D.A., Battles, J.B., Chen, P., Mendel, P. & Kahn, K.L. (2014, June). Data System Inventories for Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance and Adoption of Patient Safety Practices in Multiple Care Settings. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Battles, J. B., Farr, S. & Weinberg, D. A. (2014). From research to nationwide implementation: The impact of AHRQ's HAI prevention programMedical Care, 52(2), S91-S96.