Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Centennial Professor of Health Policy in the Faculty of Nursing

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Center for Health Policy

Dr. Stone is one of the few nurse researchers among other interdisciplinary researchers (economists, hospital epidemiologists, and health services researchers) who deeply understand the complications and rigor of conducting real world comparative and economic evaluations in the context of improving the quality of care and specifically preventing healthcare-associated infections. Dr. Stone has a long history of conducting research in this area and has been the prinicipal investigator on many federal and foundation supported grants. This expertise and her sustained scholarly efforts in this area have been recognized and improved healthcare in a variety of ways.

She has served on a number of important policy making committees (e.g., she co-chaired two National Quality Forum Technical Advisory Panels and she served as an expert for the Massachusetts Expert Panel on Healthcare-Associated Infections and California Health Department). Additionally, her work on the cost of healthcare-associated infections have been cited in major publications including important reports written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (guidelines and a burden of illness study) and the Health and Human Services Healthcare-Associated Infections Action Plan.

These activities have contributed to recent changes in health policy (e.g., federal and state legislation mandating that hospitals report both process and outcome data related to healthcare-associated infections) as well as the type of data the hospitals are collecting. Dr. Stone is passionate about conducting policy relevant research and educating the next generation of nurse and interdisciplinary scientists.

Gender

  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MPH, Harvard University
  • PhD, University of Rochester
  • RN, State University of New York

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Scientist, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research, ENRS
  • Distinguished Contribution to Columbia School of Nursing
  • Distinguished Alumna of Rochester School of Nursing
  • Elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • New York State Distinguished Nurse Researcher

Research

Research Interests

  • infection prevention and control
  • Patient safety
  • Cost and quality outcome assessment in healthcare delivery as it relates to nursing care delivery
  • palliative and end of life care

Grants

COMPARATIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH TRAINING FOR NURSE SCIENTISTS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

CENTER FOR IMPROVING PALLIATIVE CARE FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS WITH MCC (CIPC) (Federal Gov)

Aug 8 2018 - May 31 2023

INFECTION PREVENTION IN HOME HEALTH CARE (INHOME) (Federal Gov)

Sep 21 2017 - Jun 30 2021

PRECISION IN SYMPTOM SELF-MANAGEMENT (PRISSM) CENTER (Federal Gov)

Aug 16 2016 - May 31 2021

STUDY OF INFECTION MANAGEMENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE AT END-OF-LIFE (SIMP-EL) (Federal Gov)

May 1 2017 - Mar 31 2021

HOME HEALTH AGENCIES IN THE CHANGING POLICY ENVIRONMENT (Private)

May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS FOR NHSN ADOPTION IN NURSING HOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 20 2016 - Sep 19 2017

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 1994 - Feb 28 2017

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: HIT-HAI (Federal Gov)

Mar 6 2013 - Dec 31 2016

MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS AND ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS IN NURSING HOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2014 - Sep 29 2016

MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT ORGANISM INFECTION AND ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS IN NURSING HOMES (Private)

Apr 1 2015 - Apr 1 2016

HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS IN HOME HEALTH CARE (Federal Gov)

May 13 2013 - Oct 31 2015

COMPARATIVE AND COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSES OF HAI REDUCTION IN NURSING HOMES (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2014

JONAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE PROGRAM (Private)

Aug 1 2012 - Jul 31 2014

JONAS NURSE LEADERS SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Private)

Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2014

PREVENTION OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIOUS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS REFINED (P-NICER) (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2006 - May 31 2014

REGULAR AND OFF-SHIFT NURSING: IMPACTS ON PATIENT OUTCOMES AND COST OF CARE (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2012 - Jan 31 2014

QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LEGAL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (Private)

Jun 1 2013 - Oct 31 2013

TRAINING NURSE SCIENTISTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY & TRANSLATION AL RESEARCH IN THE UNDERSERVED (TRANSIT) (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2013

CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN THE UND (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 2007 - Jun 30 2013

JONAS NURSING SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH (Private)

Jul 15 2008 - Jul 14 2012

JONAS CENTER FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE JONAS NURSING SCHOLARS G RANT (2010-2012) (Private)

Jul 1 2010 - Jun 30 2012

NURSE EDUCATION PRACTICE AND RETENTION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2006 - Jun 30 2012

QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LEGAL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (CDC) (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2011 - May 31 2012

QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LEGAL INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS(RWJF ) (Private)

Dec 1 2011 - May 31 2012

UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGING ICP ROLE (Private)

Sep 1 2008 - Jan 1 2011

INTERDISCIPLINARY NURSING QUALITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE (Private)

Sep 1 2008 - Sep 30 2010

EXPLORATORY STUDY USING QUEUEING THEORY TO IMPROVE NURSE STA FFING EFFECTIVENESS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2007 - Sep 29 2009

CMS CHANGES IN REIMBURSEMENT FOR HAIS: SETTING A RESEARCH AG ENDA (Federal Gov)

Feb 17 2009 - Aug 31 2009

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH:ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE(RMI) (Federal Gov)

Sep 20 2004 - Jul 31 2009

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN RISK IN HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2004 - Jun 30 2009

Selected Publications

  • Travers, J., Dick, A.W., Stone, P.W. (2017). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Receipt of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination Among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents.  Health Services Research.

  • Herzig CTA, Dick AW, Sorbero M, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M., Cohen CC, Larson EL, Stone PW. (2017). Infection Trends In US Nursing Homes, 2006-2013. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.;18(7) 635, e9-635.e20

  • Cohen CC, Dick A, Stone PW (2017). Isolation Precautions Use for Multidrug-resistant Organism Infection In Nursing Homes. Journal of American Geriatric Society.  65(3):483-489

  • Liu, H., Furuya, E. Y., Dick, A., Herzig, C. T., Larson, E., Reagan, J., & Stone, P.W. (2016). Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in US Adult Intensive Care Units. Health Services Research