Research Associate

Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2010–present Veterans Health Administration, MidWest Mountain Veterans Engineering Resource Center (MWM VERC)
  • 2008–present Research Associate, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2008–10 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services & VA ORH RHRC-CR
  • 1999–2008 Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation Coordinator, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department


  • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence, 2004
  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington, 1994
  • MN, Advanced Community Health Nursing, University of Washington, 1990

Research Interests

Quality improvement; health services such as dual care, transitions in care, reliability in health care services provision, international health, maternal/child health, personal health record, electronic health record

Selected Publications

  • Elliott, Lee & Sluti, Donald G. (2005). Process Improvement: A Tool Kit for Healthcare. Ann Fetrick, Managing Editor; Lincoln, NE: Leston QE, LLC.
  • Fetrick, Ann; Christensen, Mary; & Mitchell, Carol. (2003, May/June). Does Public Health Nurse Home Visitation Make a Difference in the Health Outcomes of Pregnant Clients and Their Offspring? Public Health Nursing, 20(3), 184-189.
  • Fetrick, Ann. (1994). “Return to Work Intentions and Health Status of Postpartum Women of Finland.” PhD diss., University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington.
  • Fetrick, Ann. (1990). “The Stability of Health Beliefs about Breast Cancer.” Masters Thesis, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington.

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Baldrige National Quality Award
  • Edgerton State (Nebraska) Quality Award
  • American Society for Quality

contact Ann Fetrick
Ann Fetrick, PhD

984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-8436
Fax: 402-559-9695