Janice A. Schriefer, M.B.A., Dr.P.H.

Janice A. Schriefer, M.B.A., Dr.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-4113

Professional Bio

Dr. Schriefer is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Golisano Children's Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a Tutor in the Mastering Medical Information course for 1st year Medical Students in the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She chairs the Children's Hospital Infection Prevention Committee with Dr. Timothy Stevens and Dr. Mary Caserta. She is a Consultant for EquiCenter in Mendon NY and assists in research and publications from the center which provides equine assisted therapy to children with special health care needs.

Dr. Schriefer assist with quality improvement projects in the general inpatient pediatric units, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Pediatric Emergency Department and in many of the outpatient primary care clinics. She is a Quality Improvement Advisor for the New York State Department of Health, Finger Lakes Obesity Prevention Collaborative led by Dr. Stephen Cook. Dr. Schriefer coaches the Unit Based Performance (UPP) efforts for 41400, 41600, 41800, & 42800. She is the Project Coordinator for the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV projects in asthma care, obesity prevention and management and infection prevention.

Dr. Schriefer has lead teams toward many quality awards including USA Today/RIT Quality Cup, Mosby Patient Care Award, two URMC Board Quality Awards and the Get Well Network Innovation Award. Dr. Schriefer has been on the Faculty of Vermont Oxford NICU Network (VON) since 2001. She currently leads the team of NICUs working to improve brain development in the premature infant. She has a long list of publications and has presented at many national quality meetings. Currently, Dr. Schriefer is working with the Pediatric Surgical team working to improve processes of care and outcomes for pediatric surgical patients at URMC.

Patient Care Bio

As the Director of Quality Improvement for the Golisano Children's Hospital, Dr. Schriefer oversees and facilitates quality initiatives to improve processes of care and outcomes. The scope of the projects ranges from outpatient, inpatient and across all services, programs and centers related to Pediatrics. Dr. Schriefer is extensively involved with training our medical students, residents, fellows and attending providers in quality improvement methods with the ultimate goal of having providers recognize the importance and value of incorporating quality initiatives within their practices.

Awards & Honors (Local)

URMC, Strong Star 2015
2015 Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety - IMPACT: Inpatient Multidisciplinar 2015
Distinguished Nursing Alumnus Award, Hartwick College 2014
University of Rochester Board Quality Award - Inpatient Asthma Care | University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2013
Community Health Improvement Award for Asthma Education 2011
University of Rochester Board Quality Award - Central Line Infection Reduction | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2010
Interactive Patient Care - Pediatric Clinician Get Connected Award | Get Well Network 2009
Pew Charitable Trust IOM Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy 1996 - 2004

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist (SMD) - Primary


Dr. P.H. | Public Health | University of Michigan2004
MSN | Nursing | University of Vermont1994
MBA | Business or Commerce | University of Vermont1990
BSN | Nursing | Hartwick College1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Center for Advanced Pediatric Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 2006