Victoria Kennel, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
402-559-8830
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Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Division of Allied Health Research Development: 2015-present

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015
MA: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2012
BS: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2009

TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, 2014
TeamSTEPPS Advanced Master Training, 2015

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
CAHP 431/531, Management in Health Care
CAHP 433/533, Special Projects in Healthcare Management
Development of a Certificate Program in Quality Improvement

Scholarly Activity:
My primary research interests focus on optimizing human and organizational performance to improve patient safety and quality of care. Specific interests include:

Publications: (last 5 years)
Kennel V, Jones K J, & Reiter-Palmon R. (in press). Team innovation in healthcare. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team Creativity. Oxford University Press.

Harms M, Kennel V, & Reiter-Palmon R. (in press). Team creativity: Cognitive processes underlying problem-solving. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team Creativity. Oxford University Press.

Jones K J, Venema D M, Nailon R, Skinner A M, High R, & Kennel V. (2015). Shifting the paradigm: An assessment of the quality of fall risk reduction in Nebraska’s hospitals. Journal of Rural Health, 31, 135-145. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12088.

Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Allen J A, Jones K J, & Skinner A M. (2015). Naturalistic decision making in after-action review meetings: The implementation of and learning from post-fall huddles. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 322-340. doi:10.1111/joop.12084

Ligon G S, Friedly J, & Kennel V. (2014). Best practices for succession planning in federal government STEMM positions. Technical Report for IBM’s Center for the Business of Government.

Active Grants/Contract Support:
Co-Investigator, Pilot Study of Prospective Three-Dimensional Imaging to Decrease Unattended Bed Exits in Patients at Risk for Falls, funded by the Nebraska Research and Development (R&D) Grant Program and NG Health Ventures, 2017-2018

Co-Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, 2017-2018

Completed Grants/Contract Support:
Co-Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, 2016-2017

Co-Investigator, Producing Evidence: Coordination within a Multiteam System Makes Healthcare Safer, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1 R03 HS024630-01), 2016-2017

Co-Investigator, Implementing a Program of Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals, funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, 2015-2016

Co-Investigator, Advance Interoperable Health IT Services to Support Health Information Exchange in Nebraska, funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 2015-2017

Project Director/Principal Investigator, Implementing and Evaluating a Just Culture Collaborative, funded by The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Fund for Quality and Efficient Healthcare, 2015-2016

Co-Investigator, Succession Planning for Continuity in Government Leadership, funded by the IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2013

Research Assistant, CAPTURE Falls: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1 R18 HS021429), 2012-2015

Service:
Member, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology
Member, Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research
Member, AcademyHealth