This series on Organizational Approaches to Implement Rapid Change in Hospitals to Respond to Public Health Emergencies is edited by Dr. Erick Guerrero, PhD, from I-Lead Institute at Santa Monica, USA & Dr. Jemima A. Frimpong, PhD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, USA. It seeks theoretical and empirical papers on ways in which hospitals and other health care organizations, may be able to confront current (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic), ongoing (e.g. HIV, opioid overdose), and upcoming epidemics affecting population health. The purpose of this series is to advance Systems, Organizations, and the Implementation Sciences by developing and testing frameworks that lead to a responsive, coordinated, reliable and effective public health system.
Dr. Erick Guerrero completed his Ph.D. at University of Chicago in 2009 and was granted tenure at University of Southern California in 2016. His sub-fields and areas of research are implementation and organization science, healthcare disparities and delivery of culturally responsive and evidence-based practices. Since 2018, Dr. Guerrero has been serving as the Founder and Research Director at the I-LEAD Institute, Research to End Healthcare Disparities Corp. Dr. Guerrero has published more than 60 peer-review articles in management, cultural competence and evidence-based practices. He is currently leading research studies in effective drug prevention and treatment, as well as integration of primary and behavioral care in the United States, Mexico and some European countries.
Dr. Frimpong is Associate Professor of Management and Organization, with expertise in the adoption of innovation in health care organizations, implementation of innovation, treatment practices, decision making, quality of care, and patient outcomes. Her research focuses on the complex dynamics of decision making, and the intersection of information processing and discrimination. Her research has been published in top health services and and health policy journals such as Medical Care, Health Services Research, The American Journal of Public Health, and Health Care Management Review. Dr. Frimpong recently launched a program of research to investigate the impact of biases (encompassing stereotyping and prejudice) on decision making and outcomes, both at the individual and organizational levels.
- Implementation Science
- Organizational Science
- System Science
- Leadership development
- Macro Social Work Practices
- Socio-technical approaches
- System Redesign
- Performance management
- Clinical and disease management
- Organizational learning; teamwork and coordination
- Organizational design and culture; service-line management
- Organizational cognition
- Health equity
- Evidence-based practices
- Organizational change
- Value-based health care
- Organizational behavior and healthcare