Stacy Farr, Ph.D., MPH

Teaching Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-1703
farrst@umkc.edu

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Biography:

Stacy L. Farr, PhD, MPH, is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. As a trained health services researcher in health policy and public health, she brings years of experience managing research and policy projects and conducting mixed methods program evaluations on a variety of health-related topics. Dr. Farr received her BS from Nebraska Wesleyan University; MPH from the University of Kansas School of Medicine; and PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Prior to joining UMKC, Dr. Farr was Project Director for the Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration Evaluation and to this day, plays a key role on a number of IMPAQ contracts evaluating and enhancing public programs and policies. Dr. Farr was a Service Fellow at the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ). Prior to that, she taught and conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was an AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) recipient. Prior to Hopkins, Dr. Farr was at the University of Kansas, where she worked on Alzheimer’s disease, exercise, and caregiving research and was a clinical psychometrician in an Alzheimer’s disease and memory clinic.

Dr. Farr has presented and published in a variety of national venues, including the peer-reviewed journals Medical Care and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  She also participates on various local and national advisory boards focused on bringing an evidence-based perspective in health services research, health policy, and public health.

Her teaching, research, and policy interests include: quality of care, quality measurement, and public reporting; patient safety and outcomes research; mental health and chronic health conditions; and caregiving in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. She also brings expertise in experimental and quasi-experimental qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design; education and outreach; technical assistance; and policy implementation.

Publications and Presentations

  • Clark-Shirley L., Farr S., Cataife G., Zapata D., Chen P., Gale B., Siers M., Pedersen S., Gall E., Bertane C., & Kauffman K. (2016). “Evaluation of Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Program – Phase II Demonstration Networks Report.” Prepared by IMPAQ International under Contract No. HHS-500-2011-00013T. Columbia, MD: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Cataife G., Zapata D., Farr S., Chen P., Gale B., Siers M., Pedersen S., Gall E., Bertane C., Clark-Shirley L., & Kauffman K. (2016). “Evaluation of Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Program – Phase II Draft Cost Report on Demonstration Networks.” Prepared by IMPAQ International under Contract No. HHS-500-2011-00013T. Columbia, MD: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Farr, S. (2015, June). Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates in Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wilson C., Tucker M., Carta, C., Bozzolo, C., Mendel, P., Gall, E., Farr, S., Chen, P., Kahn, K.  (2014). “Phase II of a Longitudinal Program Evaluation of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections:  Annual Report.” Prepared by Insight Policy Research under Contract No. GS-10F-0136X. Arlington, VA:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Battles JB; Farr SL; Weinberg D. From Research to Nationwide Implementation: The Impact of AHRQ’s HAI Prevention Program. Medical Care. 2014, Feb; 5(2 Suppl 1).
  • Farr, S. (2014, June). Intersections Between Federally-Sponsored QI Initiatives: Implications for HAI Improvement. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Farr, S. (2014, June). The Qualified Entity Certification Program: A Change Agent for Healthcare. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Farr, S., Gall, E., Weinberg, D.A., Battles, J.B., Chen, P., Mendel, P. & Kahn, K.L. (2014, June). Data System Inventories for Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance and Adoption of Patient Safety Practices in Multiple Care Settings. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Bernard D; Fang Z; and Farr SL.  National Estimates of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure Burdens among Nonelderly Adults with Cancer: 2001-2008. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011. 29(20):2821-6.