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J'Aime Jennings, PhD

J'Aime Jennings imageHealth Management and Systems Sciences
Associate Professor
485 E. Gray St., Room 113
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-3286
Office Hours by appointment
jaime.jennings@louisville.edu

CURRICULUM VITAE



Background
Dr. Jennings received her Ph.D. in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of West Georgia.

Her research primarily focuses on identifying and investigating organizational strategic initiatives that influence access to and quality of health care. Over the years, Dr. Jennings' has explored topics surrounding the integration of public health and health care through collaborative relationships, population health management in hospital settings, health delivery improvement in children's healthcare settings, social determinants of health, and the broad theme of public health services and systems research. She is the Co-Site Director for the University of Louisville's Center for Health Organization Transformation funded by the National Science Foundation. In this capacity, she conducts applied research to assist organizations in addressing their most pressing, research-related needs.

Dr. Jennings is an active member of the Academy of Management Healthcare Management Division, where she was elected to serve as Academic-at-Large on the Executive Committee. She has previously served on the AcademyHealth Membership Committee and PHSR Interest Group Advisory Board, and as Assistant Editor for the journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Courses Taught

  • Population Health & Health Disparities, Fall 2021-present
  • Healthcare Marketing, Fall 2019-present
  • Seminars in Public Health Management (Introduction to the Profession; Creating New Knowledge), Fall 2016-present
  • Introduction to Public Health Practice & Management, Fall 2016-20
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning & Marketing, Fall 2016-18

Research Interests

  • Health care strategy/strategic management
  • Public health systems and services
  • Interorganizational relationships

Honors and Awards

  • UofL Student Champion Award, 2020-2021
  • UofL Faculty Favorite Nominee, 2019-2020
  • Presidential Scholarship for AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy, 2015
  • Public Health Systems Research Scholarship at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting


Selected Publications

White, K.B.*, Resmondo, Z.N.*, Jennings, J.C., & Kelly Pryor, B.N. (2022). “Community-Based Asset Security: A Scoping Review.” Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, (In Press).

Ezekekwu, E.*, Salunkhe, S.*, Jennings, J.C., and Kelly Pryor, B.N. (2021). “Community-Based and System-Level Interventions for Improving Food Security and Nutritious Food Consumption: A Systematic Review.” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, (In Press).

Vu, G.*, Little, B.B., Jennings, J.C., Esterhay, R.J., Creel, L.M., and Gettleman, L. (2021). “Oral health-related quality of life in US adults with type 2 diabetes.” Journal of Public Health Dentistry, (In Press).

White, K.B.*, Jennings, J.C., Karimi, S., Johnson, C.E., and Fitchett, G. (2021). “Examining Factors Associated with Utilization of Chaplains in the Acute Care Setting.” Journal of Religion & Health, (Online ahead-of-print).

Vu, G.*, Little, B.B., Jennings, J.C., Esterhay, R.J., Creel, L.M., and Gettleman, L. (2021). “Links between Oral Health-related Quality of Life in US Adults and Type 2 Diabetes: Structural Equation Modeling Analysis.” Community Dental Health, 38, 1-8.

White, K.*, O’Keefe, M.*, and Jennings, J.C. (2021). “Asynchronous Telepsychiatry: A Systematic Review.” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 27(3), 137-145.

Eggen, M.B., Jennings, J.C., O’Keefe, M.*, Kelly-Pryor, B.N., and Clements, L. (2020). “Advancing Social Determinants of Health through Investments in Postsecondary Attainment and Sustaining Employment.” The Foundation Review, 12(3), 19-31.

Jennings, J.C., Landry, A.Y., Hearld, L., Weech-Maldonado, R., Snyder, S., and Patrician, P. (2019). “Organizational and Environmental Factors Influencing Hospital Community Orientation.” Health Care Management Review, 44(3), 274-284.

Jennings, J.C., Landry, A.Y., Hearld, L., Snyder, S., Weech-Maldonado, R. and Patrician, P. (2017). “Examining the Relationship between Community Orientation and Hospital Financial Performance.” Journal of Organizational Psychology, 17(2), 50-60.

Jackson, J. R., Jennings, J. C., Golembiewski, E., Brown-Podgorski, B. L., and Menachemi, N. (2017). “Black Doctoral Graduates in Health Administration: Factors Associated with Pursuing an Academic Career.” Journal of Health Administration Education, (Accepted for publication).

Jennings, J. C., Landry, A. Y., Hearld, L.R., Snyder, S.W., Weech-Maldonado, R., and Patrician, P.A. (2017). “Examining the Relationship between Community Orientation and Hospital Financial Performance.” Journal of Organizational Psychology, 17(2), 50-60.

Benitez, J.A., Creel, L.M., and Jennings, J.C. (2017). “Who and Where are Kentucky's Remaining Uninsured?" Medical Care, 55(3), 215-219.

Benitez, J.A., Creel, L.M., and Jennings, J.C. (2016). “Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansion Showing Early Promise on Coverage and Access to Care.” Health Affairs, 35(3), 528-534.

Selected Conference Presentations

Jennings, J.C., Silvera, G. and Edwardson, N. “Organizational Determinants of Health Conceptualizing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare Management.” Professional Development Workshop at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2021. (Delivered virtually).

Vu, G., Little, B.B., Esterhay, R.J., Jennings, J.C., Creel, L.M., and Gettleman, L. (2021). Links between Oral Health-related Quality of Life in US Adults and Type 2 Diabetes: SEM Analysis. Poster presentation accepted at National Oral Health Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2021 (Delivered virtually).

White, K.B.*, Resmondo, Z.N.*, Jennings, J.C., Creel, L.M., & Kelly Pryor, B.N. “Exploration of Interorganizational Collaboration to Improve Social Connection.” Poster presentation accepted at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2021. (Will be delivered virtually due to COVID-19).

Jennings, J.C., and Miller, C. “Social Connection and Well-Being: Combating Isolationism in the Academy.” Professional Development Workshop accepted at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, August 2020. (Conference held virtually in response to COVID-19).

Ezekekwu, E.*, Salunkhe, S.*, and Jennings, J.C. “Systematic Review of Effective Community-Based and System Level Interventions for Improving Food Security.” Poster presentation accepted at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2020. (Conference held virtually in response to COVID-19).

Jennings, J.C., O’Keefe, M.*, Broers, M., and Wojcik-Marshall, J. “Telehealth Pilot Program for Burn Wound Care: A Case Study.” Poster presentation accepted at American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2020. (Conference postponed in response to COVID-19).

Jennings, J.C., O’Keefe, M.*, Broers, M., and Wojcik-Marshall, J. (2019). “Telehealth Pilot Program for Burn Wound Care: A Case Study.” Poster presentation at SMA Southern Region Burn Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Cotton-Nessler, N.C, Prosper, P., Ellis, K.M., Rice, D., Jennings, J.C., Lawong, D., Hart, C. and Stewart, M. (2019). “Growing the Seeds of Inclusive Practices.” Professional Development Workshop at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jennings, J.C., Miller, C., and Silvera, G. (2018). “Combatting Isolationism: Strategies for Improving Your Academic and Personal Well-being.” Professional Development Workshop at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Creel, L.M., Jennings, J. C., Lester, C., and Bush, M. (2017). “Impact of Hospital Scheduling on Follow-up Appointments after Failed Newborn Hearing Screening.” Poster presentation at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Jennings, J. C. (2016). “Examining the Relationship between Community Orientation and Hospital Financial Performance.” Podium presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Jennings, J. C. (2016). “Community Demographics and Readmission Rates: The Moderating Role of Hospital Community Orientation.” Podium presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Creel, L.M., and Jennings, J. C. (2016). “Trends in Hospital Health Promotion Services before and after the ACA.” Organizational and Environmental Factors Influencing Hospital Community Orientation.” Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jennings, J. C., Landry, A.Y., Hearld, L.R., Weech-Maldonado, R., Snyder, S.W., and Patrician, P.A.(2016). “Examining the Relationship between Community Orientation and Hospital Financial Performance.” Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Jennings, J. C., Landry, A. Y., Hearld, L., Patrician, P., Snyder, S., and Weech-Maldonado, R. (2015). “Community Demographics and Hospital Readmission Rates: Moderating Role of Community Orientation.” Podium presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

(*) = mentored student

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