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 and the Quality Assurance Liason (QAL) for the Department of Pediatrics. As QAL, Jan is integrally involved in quality assurance efforts, helping to facilitate case reviews, manage event reports and better connect QA and QI efforts.

Dr. Schriefer has been an integral member of our department quality team since her arrival in 2006. Dr. Schriefer has supported many of our quality improvement efforts including the community based obesity prevention and management projects, the inpatient multidisciplinary pediatric asthma care team (IMPACT) and the acquiring diagnostics at patient-centric times (ADAPT) initiative. The IMPACT team won the 2014 URMC Board Quality Award and the 2015 Health Care Association of New York Award for Patient Safety and Quality.

Dr. Schriefer works with our pediatric surgical colleagues to help reduce surgical site infections (SSIs). Dr. Schriefer most recently joined the children's hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) team on the readmission prevention effort. She is the Project Co-Coordinator for the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV projects focused on preventing readmissions. She is a Tutor in the Mastering Medical Information course for 1st year Medical Students in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Schriefer has been a faculty member for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement collaborative since 2001. She is currently the Quality Leader for a group of 10 NICUs focused on improving the care for the micro-premature infant.

Dr. Schriefer won numerous national awards including the The USA Today / Rochester Institute of Technology Quality Cup. The Mosby Patient Care Award, URMC Board Quality Award, Health Care Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Patient Safety and Quality and the Get Well Network Clinical Innovation Award. She has a long list of publications and has presented at many national quality meetings.

Patient Care Bio

As the Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Pediatricsl, 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 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

Associate 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