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

Office: (585) 273-3048
Administrative: (585) 276-4113
Fax: (585) 276-1128

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.

Research Bio

Dr. Schriefer participates in research studies in the following areas: care of children with respiratory illness, reduction of hospital acquired infections using quality improvement bundles, the use of simulation based team training to improve teamwork and communication between providers, the use of severity scoring tools for hospitalized patients with asthma, the use of a learning collaborative for improving quality in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and primary care for obesity management and prevention.

Dr. Schriefer's primary research colleagues at URMC are Stephen Cook MD MPH, Jeffrey Horbar MD from Vermont Oxford Network (VON) and Louis Halamek MD from Stanford University and the Center for Advanced Pediatric Education (CAPE). She has assisted on research grants in the area of reducing smoke exposure for hospitalized children with Karen Wilson MD MPH and has worked on a HRSA grant in the area of epilepsy care for children as part of a Maternal Child Health Grant. Dr. Schriefer collaborated with researchers and grant evaluators from John Snow Incorporated. Dr. Schriefer collaborated with Rita Dadiz DO on a HRSA funded grant to study teamwork and communication in the delivery room simulation lab and the surgical delivery rooms at URMC.

Currently, Dr. Schriefer is involved in a Community Partnership grant with Julie Christiansen MSW PhD at Equicenter in Mendon NY studying the impact of leisure activities for children with special health care needs.

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

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 May
Biondi EA, Gottfried JA, Dutko Fioravanti I, Schriefer JA, Aligne CA, Leonard MS. "Interobserver reliability of attending physicians and bedside nurses when using an inpatient paediatric respiratory score." Journal of clinical nursing. 2015 May; 24(9-10):1320-6. Epub 2014 Nov 25.
Schriefer J, Christiansen J, Atkinson SA. (2015). "A great idea: Staff Satisfaction Survey. Strides – Journal for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (Path Inc.). Summer: 46-48. http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=264059". 2015; .
Houliares, D, Taylor-Brown, S, Werth, K, Benotti, L, Schriefer J, Friedlander, J. (2105). "Using Quality Improvement Methods to Enhance Volunteer Experiences at EquiCenter. Strides – Journal for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (Path Inc.). Winter: 41-4.5 http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=243228". 2015; .
Jee S; Szilagyi M; Schriefer J; Conn A; Weld J; Scribano P; Sigor L; Foreky H; Arnold-Clark J; Carmach A; Chrtraus C; LaRene A; Harmon D; Hodges K; Scahill M; Tonniges T; Shropshire D; Meister S. "Quality improvement learning collaborative to examine foster care guideline. Children and Youth Services Review." 2015; 59: 84-89.
Lisa M. Lowenstein; Kristen Brown; Donna Barrows; Tara Foti; Lori Scholer; Carla LeVant; and Jan Schriefer. "Continuous Quality Improvement in a Level IIIB NICU to Increase Human Milk Use at Day of Life 14, Day of Life 28, and Discharge." ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2014; 6(3): 137-143.

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