Deonni Stolldorf PhD, RN
BioDr. Stolldorf joined the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty in 2015, after completing the VA Quality Scholars 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville TN. Dr. Stolldorf's background includes Intensive Care Nursing, Nursing Professional Development, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Consultant experiences.
Her research interests include health services research with a focus on the sustainability of healthcare interventions. She has had publications in such journals as the Western Journal of Nursing Research, American Journal of Nursing, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.
- VA Quality Scholar Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System/Vanderbilt University
- PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Pre-doctoral fellowship in Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Post-Master's Certificate (Adult NP), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- M.Cur, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
- B.Soc.Sc, University of the Orange Free State, South Africa (Nursing)
Current Research/Scholarly Interests
Health services researcher and implementation scientist. Research interests focus on the implementation and sustainability of complex healthcare interventions related to transitions of care, breast cancer survivorship/ lymphedema, medication reconciliation, patient medication knowledge, and patient safety. Research methodologies of interest includes mixed-methods, implementation science, and surveys.
- Issues in Health Service Research Intervention Studies
- Measuring Outcomes: Issus in Health Research Design
- Introduction to Implementation Science
- Program Evaluation
Implementing and Sustaining Complex Interdisciplinary Healthcare Interventions: Learning from Medication Reconciliation. Principal Investigator. Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award; AHRQ; 1K01HS025486. September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2020.
A survey of staff satisfaction with pharmacy services. Principal Investigator. NCATS/NIH UL 1 TR000445 (VR52513); August 17, 2018 - February 28, 2019.
Implementing and Sustaining Medication
Reconciliation in Emergency Care Settings.
Investigator. K12 Emergency Care Research Program (K12HL133117); NIH
NHBLI and the Division of Emergency Medicine Research; July 01, 2017 - June
30, 2019; Discontinued September 30, 2017 following receipt of external K01
Medication Reconciliation Implementation in the Emergency Department. NCATS/NIH UL 1 TR000445 (VR51464); August 24, 2017 - February 24, 2018.
Implementation of a Medication Reconciliation Protocol to Improve Patient Safety. Co-Investigator; Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (1R18HS023757); September 30, 2016 - September 29, 2017. Discontinued following receipt of external funding.
Medication Reconciliation Practices:
Planning for Sustainability. Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational
Research. Pilot funding. NCATS/NIH UL
1 TR000445 (VR18043). October 18, 2016
- June 30, 2017.
The sustainability of rapid response teams. Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Pilot funding. NCATS/NIH UL 1 TR000445; 07/28/2014 - 01/25/2015
Stolldorf, D.P., Mixon, A.S., Auerbach, A., Aylor, A., Shabbir, H.F., Schnipper, J., Kripalani, S. (2020) Implementation and sustainability of a Medication Reconciliation Toolkit: A Mixed Methods Evaluation. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Koelmeyer L, Gaitatzis K, Ridner SH, Boyages J, Nelms J, Hughes TM, Elder E, French J, Ngui N, Hsu J, Stolldorf D. (2020) Implementing a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care for breast cancer related lymphedema into clinical practice: Application of the RE-AIM framework. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. (June 29, 2020)
Boehm, L., Stolldorf, D.P., Jeffery, A. (2020). Implementation Science Training and Resources for Nurses and Nurse Scientists. J Nurs Scholarsh. P.47-54. [Designated as "Editor's Choice" for issue; Recognized as a top-downloaded paper by journal for 2020]
Stolldorf, D.P., Schnipper, J., Mixon, A.S., Dietrich, M.S., Kripalani, S. (2019). A cross-sectional study of the organizational context of hospitals that participated in a multi-site mentored quality improvement project (MARQUIS2). BMJ Open
Mixon, A.S. Smith, G.R., Mallouk, M., Reyes Nieva, H., Kripalani, S., Rennke, S., Chu,E., Sridharan, A., Dalal, A., Mueller, S., Williams, M., Wetterneck,T., Stein, J.M., Stolldorf, D., Howell, E., Orav, J., Labonville S., Levin, B., Yoon, C., Gresham, M., Goldstein, J., Platt, S., Nyenpan, C., Schnipper, J.L. (2019). Design of MARQUIS2: study protocol for a mentored implementation study of an evidence-based toolkit to improve patient safety through medication reconciliation. BMC Health Services Research. 19(1), 659.
Stolldorf, D.P., Fortune-Greeley, AK, Nieuwsma, JA, Gierisch, JM, Datta, SK, Ethridge, KA, Angel, C, Millspaugh, D, Jackson, GL. (2018). Measuring sustainability of a grass-roots program in a large integrated healthcare delivery system: The warrior to soul mate program. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health. 4(2):81-90.
Stolldorf, D.P., Dietrich, M.S., Chidume, T., McIntosh, M., Maxwell, C. (2018). Nurse-initiated mobilization practices in two community ICUs: A Pilot Study. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing; 37(6): 318-323. PMID: 30273218.
Stolldorf, D.P., Dietrich M.S., Ridner, S.H. (2016). A comparison of the Quality of Life in Patients with primary and secondary lower limb lymphedema: A mixed-methods study. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(10), 1313-1334. PMCID: PMC5033662. doi:
Stolldorf, D.P., Mion, L.C., Jones C.B. (2016). A Survey of Hospitals That Participated in a Statewide Collaborative to Implement and Sustain Rapid Response Teams. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 38(4), 202-212. PMCID: PMC 4934380. doi:
Stolldorf, D.P., Dietrich, M., Ridner, S.H. (2016). Symptom frequency, intensity, and distress in patients with lower limb lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 14(2), 78-87. PMCID: PMC4926205.
Stolldorf, D.P., Dietrich, M. (2020, December). The Sustainability Scale for Healthcare. 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Washington, DC, Virtual (poster)
Koelmeyer L, Gaitatzis K, Ridner SH, Boyages J, Nelms J, Hughes TM, Elder E, French J, Ngui N, Hsu J, Stolldorf D. (2020, July). Implementing a prospective surveillance and early intervention model into clinical practice: Application of the RE-AIM framework. Australasian Lymphology Association. Virtual meeting. (podium)
Spalluto LB, Lewis JA, Callaway-Lane C, Stolldorf D, Prusaczyk B, Limper H, Audet CM, Vogus T, Wiener R, Slatore C, Yankelevitz D, Henschke C, Dittus R, Massion PP, Lindsell C, Kripalani S, Moghanaki D, Roumie CL. (2019, September). Organizational Readiness for Lung Cancer Screening in a Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer. Barcelona, Spain. (podium)
Stolldorf, D.P., Bonnet, K., Schlundt, D. (2019, December). Best practices for implementing complex healthcare interventions: A cluster-analysis of implementation strategies used during medication reconciliation implementation in acute care hospitals. 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Washington, DC. (podium)
Stolldorf, D.P., Limper, H. (2019, February). Conducting implementation research: Frameworks, methods, and outcomes. Southern Nursing Research Society. Orlando, FL. (podium)
Stolldorf, D.P. (2018, November). Nurse Executives' perspectives of factors impeding the adoption of nurse residency programs to advance the development of newly licensed registered nurses. International Nursing Administration Research Conference. Atlanta, GA. (podium)
Stolldorf, D.P., Mixon, A.S., Schnipper, J., Kripalani, S. (2018, June). Implementation of a Medication Reconciliation Toolkit (MARQUIS): A Mixed Methods Evaluation Study. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. (poster)
Chu, E.S., Stolldorf, D.P., Mixon, A.S., Smith, G., Dalal, A.K., Muller, S., Sridharan, A., Williams, M., Schnipper, J.L. (2018, April). Development of a Sustainment Program for the MARQUIS2 Collaborative. Society of General Internal Medicine. Denver, CO. (poster)
Mixon, A.S., Smith, G.R., Dalal, A.K., Rennke, S., Stolldorf, D., Mueller, S., Sridharan, A., Chu, E., Schnipper, J.L. (2018, April) Rationale and design of MARQUIS2: Implementing an evidence-based toolkit to Improve Patient Safety through Medication Reconciliation. Society of General Internal Medicine. Denver, CO. (poster)
Stolldorf, D.P., Vogus, T., Havens, D., Jones, C. (2017, December). A new model of sustainability: Learning from rapid response team. 10th Annual Conference on the Science of the Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA. (poster)
Stolldorf, D.P., Schnipper, J., Mixon, A., Dietrich M.S., Kripalani, S. (2017, December). Organizational readiness for change in medication reconciliation implementation. 10th Annual Conference on the Science of the Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA. (poster)
- Research in Nursing and Health (RINAH)
- Implementation Science
- Implementation Science Communications
- Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
- BMJ Open
- Chair: Academy Health Interest Group: Interdisciplinary research group on nursing issues.
- Member: Academy Health, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International
- Valere Potter Distinguished Deans Faculty Fellow (2020)
- Dean's Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Research Endeavors, Vanderbilt University (2018)
- Recipient of Provost Research Studio, Vanderbilt University (2017)
- Best abstract in the category "Research, Translation, Dissemination, Implementation and Impact", Academy Health Annual Research Meeting (2014)