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    Joanne Spetz, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentIHPS (Health Policy Studies)
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-4443

       Biography 
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      American Academy of Nursing2011Fellow

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      Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Associate Director for Research Strategy at the UCSF Center for the Health Professions and the Director of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center. Her fields of specialty are labor economics, public finance, and econometrics. She has led research on the health care workforce, organization of the hospital industry, impact of health information technology, effect of medical marijuana policy on youth substance use, and quality of patient care. Joanne's teaching is in the areas of quantitative research methods, health care financial management, and health economics.

      Joanne is a member of the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing and was a consultant to the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing. She frequently provides testimony and technical assistance to state and federal agencies and policymakers. Joanne received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University after studying economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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      1. Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J. What do health care unions do?: a response to manthous. Med Care. 2014 May; 52(5):393-7.
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      2. Spetz J, Bates T, Chu L, Lin J, Fishman NW, Melichar L. Creating a Dashboard to Track Progress Toward IOM Recommendations for the Future of Nursing. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2013 Aug; 14(3-4):117-24.
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      3. Spetz J, Bates T. Is a baccalaureate in nursing worth it? The return to education, 2000-2008. Health Serv Res. 2013 Dec; 48(6 Pt 1):1859-78.
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      4. Spetz J, Gates M, Jones CB. Internationally educated nurses in the United States: Their origins and roles. Nurs Outlook. 2014 Jan-Feb; 62(1):8-15.
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      5. Spetz J. The research and policy importance of nursing sample surveys and minimum data sets. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2013 Feb; 14(1):33-40.
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      6. Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin C, Donaldson N. The value of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence: an illustrative analysis. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Apr; 43(4):235-41.
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      7. Spetz J, Harless DW, Herrera CN, Mark BA. Using minimum nurse staffing regulations to measure the relationship between nursing and hospital quality of care. Med Care Res Rev. 2013 Aug; 70(4):380-99.
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      8. Blegen MA, Goode CJ, Park SH, Vaughn T, Spetz J. Baccalaureate education in nursing and patient outcomes. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Feb; 43(2):89-94.
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      9. Seago JA, Keane D, Chen E, Spetz J, Grumbach K. Predictors of students' success in community college nursing programs. J Nurs Educ. 2012 Sep; 51(9):489-95.
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      10. White MC, Tulsky JP, Lee JR, Chen L, Goldenson J, Spetz J, Kawamura LM. Isoniazid vs. rifampin for latent tuberculosis infection in jail inmates: toxicity and adherence. J Correct Health Care. 2012 Apr; 18(2):131-42.
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      11. Spetz J, Burgess JF, Phibbs CS. What determines successful implementation of inpatient information technology systems? Am J Manag Care. 2012 Mar; 18(3):157-62.
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      12. Blegen MA, Goode CJ, Spetz J, Vaughn T, Park SH. Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. Med Care. 2011 Apr; 49(4):406-14.
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      13. Spetz J, Kovner CT. How should we collect data on the nursing workforce? Nurs Econ. 2011 Mar-Apr; 29(2):97-100.
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      14. Seago JA, Spetz J, Ash M, Herrera CN, Keane D. Hospital RN job satisfaction and nurse unions. J Nurs Adm. 2011 Mar; 41(3):109-14.
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      15. Waneka R, Spetz J. Hospital information technology systems' impact on nurses and nursing care. J Nurs Adm. 2010 Dec; 40(12):509-14.
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      16. Spetz J, Ash M, Konstantinidis C, Herrera C. The effect of unions on the distribution of wages of hospital-employed registered nurses in the United States. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Jan; 20(1-2):60-7.
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      17. Chapman SA, Wides CD, Spetz J. Payment regulations for advanced practice nurses: implications for primary care. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2010 May; 11(2):89-98.
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      18. Spetz J, Herrera C. Changes in nurse satisfaction in California, 2004 to 2008. J Nurs Manag. 2010 Jul; 18(5):564-72.
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      19. Spetz J. The importance of good data: how The National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses has been used to improve knowledge and policy. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2010; 28:1-18.
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      20. Spetz J, Keane D. Information technology implementation in a rural hospital: a cautionary tale. J Healthc Manag. 2009 Sep-Oct; 54(5):337-47; discussion 348.
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      21. Chapman SA, Spetz J, Seago JA, Kaiser J, Dower C, Herrera C. How have mandated nurse staffing ratios affected hospitals? Perspectives from California hospital leaders. J Healthc Manag. 2009 Sep-Oct; 54(5):321-33; discussion 334-5.
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      22. Donaldson N, Shapiro S, Scott M, Foley M, Spetz J. Leading successful rapid response teams: A multisite implementation evaluation. J Nurs Adm. 2009 Apr; 39(4):176-81.
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      23. Spetz J, Keane D. Evaluating success. Strategies and challenges for understanding IT implementation in a rural hospital. J Healthc Inf Manag. 2009; 23(1):62-7.
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      24. Spetz J, Rickles J, Chapman S, Ong PM. Job and industry turnover for registered and licensed vocational nurses. J Nurs Adm. 2008 Sep; 38(9):372-8.
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      25. Spetz J, Donaldson N, Aydin C, Brown DS. How many nurses per patient? Measurements of nurse staffing in health services research. Health Serv Res. 2008 Oct; 43(5 Pt 1):1674-92.
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      26. Spetz J. Nurse satisfaction and the implementation of minimum nurse staffing regulations. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2008 Feb; 9(1):15-21.
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      27. Seago JA, Spetz J. Minority nurses' experiences on the job. J Cult Divers. 2008; 15(1):16-23.
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      28. Spetz J, Jacobs J, Hatler C. Cost effectiveness of a medical vigilance system to reduce patient falls. Nurs Econ. 2007 Nov-Dec; 25(6):333-8, 352.
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      29. Spetz J, Dyer WT, Chapman S, Seago JA. Hospital demand for licensed practical nurses. West J Nurs Res. 2006 Oct; 28(6):726-39.
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      30. Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W. Can the use of LPNs alleviate the nursing shortage? Yes, the authors say, but the issues--involving recruitment, education, and scope of practice--are complex. Am J Nurs. 2006 Jul; 106(7):40-9; quiz 50.
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      31. Seago JA, Spetz J, Keane D, Grumbach K. College students' perceptions of nursing: a GEE approach. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2006 May; 19(2):56-74.
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      32. Seago JA, Spetz J, Alvarado A, Keane D, Grumbach K. The nursing shortage: is it really about image? J Healthc Manag. 2006 Mar-Apr; 51(2):96-108; discussion 109-10.
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      33. Spetz J, Adams S. How can employment-based benefits help the nurse shortage? Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Jan-Feb; 25(1):212-8.
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      34. Seago JA, Spetz J. California's minority majority and the White face of nursing. J Nurs Educ. 2005 Dec; 44(12):555-62.
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      35. Spetz J. The cost and cost-effectiveness of nursing services in health care. Nurs Outlook. 2005 Nov-Dec; 53(6):305-9.
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      36. Spetz J. Public policy and nurse staffing: what approach is best? J Nurs Adm. 2005 Jan; 35(1):14-6.
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      37. Spetz J. California's minimum nurse-to-patient ratios: the first few months. J Nurs Adm. 2004 Dec; 34(12):571-8.
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      38. Spetz J. Hospital nurse wages and staffing, 1977 to 2002: cycles of shortage and surplus. J Nurs Adm. 2004 Sep; 34(9):415-22.
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      39. Seago JA, Spetz J, Mitchell S. Nurse staffing and hospital ownership in California. J Nurs Adm. 2004 May; 34(5):228-37.
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      40. Phillips KA, Haas JS, Liang SY, Baker LC, Tye S, Kerlikowske K, Sakowski J, Spetz J. Are gatekeeper requirements associated with cancer screening utilization? Health Serv Res. 2004 Feb; 39(1):153-78.
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      41. Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W, Grumbach K. NAPNES board of directors position paper regarding supply, demand, and use of licensed practical nurses. J Pract Nurs. 2004; 54(2):4.
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      42. Phillips KA, Stotland NE, Liang SY, Spetz J, Haas JS, Oren E. Out-of-pocket expenditures for oral contraceptives and number of packs per purchase. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2004; 59(1):36-42.
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      43. Spetz J, Given R. The future of the nurse shortage: will wage increases close the gap? Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Nov-Dec; 22(6):199-206.
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      44. Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J, Rosenoff E, O'Neil E. Minimum staffing ratios: the California workforce initiative survey. Nurs Econ. 2003 Mar-Apr; 21(2):65-70.
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      45. Coffman JM, Seago JA, Spetz J. Minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care hospitals in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Sep-Oct; 21(5):53-64.
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      46. Seago JA, Spetz J. Registered nurse pre-licensure education in California. Nurs Econ. 2002 May-Jun; 20(3):113-7, 125.
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      47. Grumbach K, Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J. Measuring shortages of hospital nurses: how do you know a hospital with a nursing shortage when you see one? Med Care Res Rev. 2001 Dec; 58(4):387-403.
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      48. Seago JA, Ash M, Spetz J, Coffman J, Grumbach K. Hospital registered nurse shortages: environmental, patient, and institutional predictors. Health Serv Res. 2001 Oct; 36(5):831-52.
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      49. Spetz J, Smith MW, Ennis SF. Physician incentives and the timing of cesarean sections: evidence from California. Med Care. 2001 Jun; 39(6):536-50.
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      50. Spetz J. What should we expect from California's minimum nurse staffing legislation? J Nurs Adm. 2001 Mar; 31(3):132-40.
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      51. Spetz J, Baker L, Phibbs C, Pedersen R, Tafoya S. The effect of passing an "anti-immigrant" ballot proposition on the use of prenatal care by foreign-born mothers in California. J Immigr Health. 2000 Oct; 2(4):203-12.
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      52. Coffman J, Spetz J. Maintaining an adequate supply of RNs in California. Image J Nurs Sch. 1999; 31(4):389-93.
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