Graduate Faculty, University of Nebraska: 2018-present
Assistant Professor, Division of Allied Health Research Development: 2015-present
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 431/531/631, Management in Health Care
CAHP 433/533, Special Projects in Healthcare Management
Development of a Certificate Program in Quality Improvement
My primary research interests focus on optimizing human and organizational performance to improve patient safety and quality of care. Specific interests include:
- Assessment and optimization of individual and team performance
- Team reflection and learning
- Social and technological interventions to improve patient safety and safety culture
- Leadership development
Publications: (last 5 years)
Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Kaufman J. Individual creativity in the workplace. New York, NY: Elsevier. In press.
Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Kaufman J, eds. Individual creativity in the workplace. New York, NY: Elsevier. In press.
Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, de Vreede T, de Vreede GJ. The role of structure and instruction on creative idea evaluation and selection. In Lebuda I, Glaveanu V, eds. Palgrave handbook of social creativity research. Palgrave. In press.
Allen JA, Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Jones KJ. Setting the safety norm stage!: Ideal safety norms precipitate good leader behaviors and outcomes in post-fall huddles. Journal of Organizational and Leadership Studies. Online first June 19, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1548051818781820
Reiter-Palmon R, Kennel V, Allen J, Jones KJ. Good catch!: Using interdisciplinary teams and team reflexivity to improve patient safety. Group & Organization Management: Teamwork and Teamwork Training in Healthcare. Online first April 16, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1059601118768163
Kennel V, Jones K J, & Reiter-Palmon R. Team innovation in healthcare. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team Creativity. Oxford University Press; 2017:307-336.
Harms M, Kennel V, & Reiter-Palmon R. Team creativity: Cognitive processes underlying problem-solving. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team Creativity. Oxford University Press; 2017:61-86.
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:
Principal 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-Principal Investigator, CAPTURE Falls: Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls Phase 3, funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, 2015-2019
Visit the CAPTURE Falls program website at https://www.unmc.edu/patient-safety/capturefalls/
Completed Grants/Contract Support:
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, 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
Member, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology
Member, Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research