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Jennifer O’Hora, PhD

Jennifer O’Hora, PhD

Jennifer O’Hora, PhD obtained her BA in Political Science with minors in Economics and History in 2009 and earned her PhD in Health Policy and Administration in 2015 from The Pennsylvania State University. She was a post-doctoral researcher supporting the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s Quality Improvement Initiatives. Dr. O’Hora also provided support for mobile app interventions for mental health and palliative care for Drs. Armen Arevian, Ken Wells, and Thomas Strouse. Her primary research interests are health care quality improvement, delivery system change, and organizational culture and management.



Hearld, L.R., Alexander, J.A., Bodenschatz, L., Louis, C.J., & O’Hora, J.L. (2013). Decision-Making Fairness and Consensus Building in Multi-sector Health Care Alliances: A Mixed Methods Analysis. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 24(2), 139-161

Mittler, J.N., O’Hora, J.L., Harvey, J.B., Press, M.J., Volpp, K.G., & Scanlon, D.P. (2013). Turning Health Reform’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Policies into Results: Early Insights from the Field. Population Health Management, 16(4), 255-260.

Hearld, L.R., Alexander, J.A., Beich, J., Mittler, J.N., & O’Hora, J.L. (2012). Barriers and Strategies to Align Stakeholders in Health Care Alliances.  American Journal of Managed Care, 18(6), S148-155.



O’Hora, J.L., Arevian, A., Mango, J., Jones, L., Jones, F., Banner, D., Jones, A., Williams, P., Booker-Vaughns, J., Hernandez, N., Wells, K., Miranda, J. B-RESILIENT: Addressing Disparities in Mental Health Through Community App Development. UCLA Behavioral Health Center of Excellence: Poster presentation. 

O’Hora, J.L. & Mittler, J.N. Deciphering the Role of Organizational Culture in Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation. Academy of Management: Paper presentation. (August 2015)

O’Hora, J.L., & Mittler, J.N. (2014). Examining the Role of Organizational Culture in Realizing Patient-Centeredness. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting: Poster presentation. 

O’Hora, J.L., & Mittler, J.N. (2013). Operational Challenges to Patient Centered Medical Home Implementation. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting: Poster presentation. 

O’Hora, J.L., Mittler, J.N., Harvey, J.B., & Scanlon, D.P. (2012). The Likely Effects of Readmission Policies: What Policymakers and Practitioners Need to Know. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting: Poster presentation.

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