Susan C. Vonderheid, PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Vonderheid's interests include the organization, quality, and costs of health services to reduce health disparities, especially among low-income, ethnic minority women and their families. She is currently involved in the following main research activities: developing measures to examine the effectiveness and costs of a group visit model of prenatal care, CenteringPregnancy®; examining health care utilization and costs of maternally administered interventions for very low birth weight preterm infants; and examining the finances and business practices of nurse-managed primary care health centers.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Vonderheid teaches the master's research project course.
Service / Practice
Dr. Vonderheid serves on committees in the Midwest Nursing Centers Consortium and the National Institute for Nursing Centers, and is a reviewer for journals including Nursing Economics.
Her favorite activities include traveling, gardening, and being with her family in the great outdoors. She enjoys the diverse cultural events the Chicago Area affords, from attending the theatre to being silly at the children's museum with her daughter. She believes having a global perspective is important and hopes to increasingly travel outside the U.S. to learn about different cultures.
Unpacking Group Prenatal Care: Impact & Change Mechanisms In Diverse Settings