Health Services Research and Workforce


Donna Fabry

Sharon Hewner

Janice Jones
Linda Steeg

The Health Services Research (HSR) and Workforce Scholarly Team pursues multidisciplinary research to examine the impact of social and workforce factors, financing and organizational systems, health technologies on health care organizations, and health outcomes.  Delivery of and access to health care, as well as consideration of quality and cost and their contribution to the outcomes of such services, defines this field of inquiry.

Health services researchers at UB School of Nursing are studying:

  • Early career nurses
  • Relationships of the nursing workforce to health care outcomes
  • Nursing workforce policy (mandatory overtime regulations)
  • Evaluation of community health improvement intervention
  • Impact of care transition model
  • Healthcare costs in end of life

Past and current research has been funded from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the John R. Oishei Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, and Niagara Hospice.