Judith Lloyd Storfjell, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Academic Practice
Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Innovation
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Storfjell's focus is on health services research, especially targeted at improving systems and processes to improve the costs and quality of care, as well as improving nursing workload management. She has pioneered the use of activity-based costing and management methodologies for determining costs of care and in improving systems for change. Her work includes both community and inpatient sites, particularly home health and acute care services. She has developed nursing activity/intervention framework useful in activity analysis as well as in workload management.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Storfjell's teaching focuses on nursing leadership and management, particularly financial, strategic, and operational management, as well as on community health and population-focused nursing. She frequently lectures on healthcare systems and healthcare economics.
Service / Practice
As Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Innovation and Associate Dean for Academic Practice, Dr. Storfjell oversees the College's Nursing Service Plan, the College's clinical practice s entities , continuing education, and entrepreneurial activities. She is provides leading leadership for the development of a variety of practice initiatives that will provide opportunities for translating translate nursing research into practice. In addition, she is positioning the College's Office of Continuing Studies to be a leader in high-tech global learning. Dr. Storfjell is a sought-after national and international consultant in healthcare management and home health care.
Dr. Storfjell has lived in three continents (Lebanon and Norway in addition to the US). She has two sons and five grandsons—all living in the Northwest—who she visits frequently. Her early years in Oregon gave her a love of mountains and hiking, and in later years, living in Michigan, she developed a love of sailing. She recently built a home on Lake Michigan (in Michigan) and loves the views—especially the sunsets. She is on the boards of an several academic medical centers, and a university, a health care system and an international NGO.
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