Christine W Hartmann, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Bryn Mawr College
MS, Bryn Mawr College

Dr. Hartmann works as a research health scientist at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at the Bedford VA Medical Center and is a research associate professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health. Her research uses mixed-methods approaches to improve nursing home safety, quality, and person-centeredness of care. Her current, PI-funded research portfolio comprises numerous large VA studies, all focusing on improving the quality of care in VA community living centers (CLCs–i.e., nursing homes).One uses a positive deviance approach to help understand how CLCs succeed at transforming their culture to be more person-centered. Another centers on the measurement and improvement of CLC staff attitudes and beliefs about safety and how these interact with the implementation of person-center care. Dr. Hartmann also is a co-PI of the VA's Improving Safety and Quality through Evidence-Based De-Implementation of Ineffective Diagnostics and Therapeutics QUERI program and PI of a CLC-based project within that program. She also co-directs the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care's Center for Ongoing National CLC/SVH Excellence through Research and Training (CONCERT), which is currently conducting a national rollout of products from Dr. Hartmann's grants. She is a former VA Health Services Research and Development service career development award recipient. She has previously taught graduate courses in introductory statistics and research methods and currently teaches seminars on effective writing and presenting. Vanderbilt University Press published her memoir, So Far Away: A Daughter’s Memoir of Life, Loss, and Love in 2011. She has published 3 romantic suspense novels (Limitless Publishing); her work appears in two short story anthologies; and she is working on a non-fiction account of individuals’ experiences living with glaucoma (under contract with Vanderbilt U Press). She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.S.S. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

2011 Mount Holyoke College: Dole Fellowship (for writing of book, Losing Sight, Gaining Vision: People Living with Glaucoma)
2009-2014 VA Health Services Research & Development : Career Development Award
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  1. Pimentel CB, Mills WL, Palmer JA, Dillon K, Sullivan JL, Wewiorski NJ, Snow AL, Allen RS, Hopkins SD, Hartmann CW. Blended Facilitation as an Effective Implementation Strategy for Quality Improvement and Research in Nursing Homes. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019 Jul/Sep; 34(3):210-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30480614.
  2. Mills WL, Pimentel CB, Snow AL, Allen RS, Wewiorski NJ, Palmer JA, Clark V, Roland TM, McDannold SE, Hartmann CW. Nursing Home Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing a Quality Improvement Intervention. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar 06. PMID: 30852172.
  3. Helfrich CD, Hartmann CW, Parikh TJ, Au DH. Promoting Health Equity through De-Implementation Research. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 1):93-96. PMID: 30906155.
  4. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, McDannold S, Clark V, Hartmann CW. Nursing Home Senior Managers and Direct Care Staff: Are There Differences in Their Perceptions of Safety Climate? J Patient Saf. 2019 Feb 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30747858.
  5. Carey K, Zhao S, Snow AL, Hartmann CW. The relationship between nursing home quality and costs: Evidence from the VA. PLoS One. 2018; 13(9):e0203764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30231033.
  6. Lindsey Jacobs M, Lynn Snow A, Allen RS, Hartmann CW, Dautovich N, Parmelee PA. Supporting autonomy in long-term care: Lessons from nursing assistants. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Mar - Apr; 40(2):129-137. PMID: 30122402.
  7. Hartmann CW. Rational Suicide in Older Adults: Not an Ageist Concept by Default. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Aug; 66(8):1648. PMID: 30095159.
  8. Hartmann CW, Mills WL, Pimentel CB, Palmer JA, Allen RS, Zhao S, Wewiorski NJ, Sullivan JL, Dillon K, Clark V, Berlowitz DR, Snow AL. Impact of Intervention to Improve Nursing Home Resident-Staff Interactions and Engagement. Gerontologist. 2018 07 13; 58(4):e291-e301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29718195.
  9. Mills WL, Pimentel CB, Palmer JA, Snow AL, Wewiorski NJ, Allen RS, Hartmann CW. Applying a Theory-Driven Framework to Guide Quality Improvement Efforts in Nursing Homes: The LOCK Model. Gerontologist. 2018 05 08; 58(3):598-605. PMID: 28651351.
  10. Snow AL, Jacobs ML, Palmer JA, Parmelee PA, Allen RS, Wewiorski NJ, Hilgeman MM, Vinson LD, Berlowitz DR, Halli-Tierney AD, Hartmann CW. Development of a New Tool for Systematic Observation of Nursing Home Resident and Staff Engagement and Relationship. Gerontologist. 2018 03 19; 58(2):e15-e24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28499032; DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw255;.
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Culture change
Long-term care
Nursing homes
Patient/resident safety
Quality of care
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