Executive Team


PhD Prepared Faculty

Amy Vogelsmeier


  • Associate Professor
  • John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas

Vogelsmeier Amy

Dr. Vogelsmeier is a patient safety health services researcher with a focus on nursing home safety and systems improvement. A core theme of her research is understanding the unique contribution of long-term care registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses to improved resident outcomes. Dr. Vogelsmeier also has a research emphasis in nursing home medication safety practices including medication reconciliation and technology implementation.

  • Helen E. Nahm Endowed Chair, Sinclair School of Nursing, 2023-2025
  • Developing improved guidelines for nursing home-associated viral respiratory infections: Learning from the COVID-19 experience — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, R01 2021-2025
  • Missouri Quality Initiative-Nursing Home Payment Reform- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Role: Co-Investigator, Practice Intervention co-lead, 2016- 2020
  • Evaluation of IdentRx Point-of-Care Medication Administration Safety System (Phase II), NIH/NINR SBIR, Role: PI of Sub-contract/Site Coordinator 2015-2019
  • Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Role: Co-investigator, Practice Intervention Co-Lead, 2012-2016
  • Nursing Home Nurses Sensemaking to Detect Medication Order Discrepancies, National Council State Boards of Nursing, Role: PI, 2013-2015
  • Pilot Study of the IdentRx Point-of-Care Medication Administration Safety System (Phase I), NIH/NINR SBIR, Role: PI of Sub-contract/Site Coordinator 2013-2014
  • Senior Investigator Award, Midwest Nurses Research Society, Health System, Policy & Informatics Research Interest Group, 2020
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, 2016
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2015
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Galambos, C., Petroski, G., Crecelius, C., Alexander, G. L., & Rantz, M. (2021). Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative in Sustaining Changes in Nursing Home Care: Six-Year Trends of Reducing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging25(1), 5-12.
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Wang, Yan, Wakefield, B., Galambos, C., & Mehr, D. (2021). Testing Re-Engineered Discharge Program Implementation Strategies in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Clinical Nursing Research 30(5), 644-653.
  • Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Crecelius, C., Alexander, G. L., Rollin, L., & Rantz, M. (2021). Enhancing Physician Relationships, Communication, and Engagement to Reduce Nursing Home Residents Hospitalizations. Journal of Nursing Care Quality36(2), 99-104.
  • Kolanowski, A., Cortes, T. A., Mueller, C., Bowers, B., Boltz, M., Bakerjian, D., Harrington, C., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Wallhagen, M., Fick, D…. & Gerdner, L. (2021). A Call to the CMS: Mandate Adequate Professional Nurse Staffing in Nursing Homes. AJN The American Journal of Nursing121(3), 24-27.
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Boren, W., Martin, N., Kist, S., Rantz, M. Miller, S. (2020). A coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Missouri. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 35(4), 287-292
  • Farag, A., Vogelsmeier, A., Knox, K., Burant, C., Perkhounkova, E., (2020). Predictors of Nursing Home Nurses’ Willingness to Report Medication Near-Misses. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 46(4):21-30.
  • Popejoy, L. L., Wakefield, B., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Lewis, A., Huenke, D., Mehr, D. (2020).  Reengineering skilled nursing facility discharge: Analysis of reengineered discharge implementation.  Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Apr/Jun;35(2):158-164
  • Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A.A., Wakefield, B.J., Galambos, C., & Mehr, D. (2020) Adapting Project RED to Skilled Nursing Facilities. Clinical Nursing Research, 29(3):149-156.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S., Shumate, S., Pritchett, A., Mueller, J., & Rantz, M. (2020). Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents: The role of the MOQI intervention support team. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Jan/Mar;35(1):1-5
  • Orique, S., Despins, L., Wakefield, B., Erdelez, S., & Vogelsmeier, A. (2019). Perception of clinical deterioration cues among medical-surgical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nov;75(11):2627-2637. (Senior advising author)
  • Liang, C., Miao, Q., Kang, H., Vogelsmeier, A., Hilmas, T, Wang, J., Gong, Y. (2019). Leveraging patient safety research: Efforts made fifteen years since To Err is Human. Studies in Health Technologies and Informatics. Aug 21:264,983-987. doi: 10.3233/SHTI190371
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Crecelius, G., Bin, G., & Rantz, M. (2019). Analyzing hospital transfers using INTERACT Acute Care Transfer Tools: Lessons from MOQI. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 67:1953-1959.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S., Harrell, R., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M. (2019). Avoiding nursing home to hospital transfers: Rethinking avoidability. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(3), 189-193.
  • Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Canada, K., Minner, D., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M. (2019). Advanced practice registered nurses quality improvement efforts to reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(1), 4-8.
  • Anbari, A., Vogelsmeier, A, & Dougherty, D. (2019). Patient Safety Communication among Differently Educated Nurses: Converging and Diverging Meaning Systems. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(2): 171-190. (Senior advising author)
  • Mueller, C., Duan, Y., Vogelsmeier, A., Anderson, R.A., McConnell, E. & Corazzini, K. (2018). Interchangeability of Licensed Nurses in Nursing Homes: Perspectives of directors of nursing. Nursing Outlook, 66(6): 560-569 doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.09.004.
  • Rantz M.J., Popejoy L., Vogelsmeier A., Galambos C., Alexander G., Flesner M., Murray C., Crecelius C., Ge B., & Petroski G. (2018). Impact of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on Quality Measures: The Missouri Quality Initiative Experience. Journal of American Medical Director Association. Jun;19(6):541-550.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Crecelius, C., Orique, S., Alexander, G. & Rantz, M. (2018). APRN Conducted Medication Reviews for Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(1), 83-85.
  • Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C. Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Murray, C., & Crecelius, C. (2017). Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations and Improving Quality in Nursing Homes with APRNs and Interdisciplinary Support: Lessons Learned. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Jan/Mar, 33(1), 5-9.
  • Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., Petroski, G. (2017). Successfully Reducing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents: Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(11), 960-966.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Anderson, RA., Anbari, A., Ganong, L., Farag, A., & Niemeyer, M. (2017). A qualitative study describing nursing home nurses sensemaking to detect medication order discrepancies. BMC Health Services Research, 17:531 DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2495-6
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Flesner, M., Alexander, G., Lueckenotte, A., Lyons, V., & Rantz, M. (2017). The APRN Role in Changing Nursing Home Quality: The Missouri Quality Improvement Initiative. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(3), 196-201.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L. & Crecelius, C. (April 2020). CMS Demonstration Project to Reduce Hospitalizations: Role of the APRN. Presented at the Post Acute Long Term Care – American Medical Directors of America Virtual Annual Conference. (National).
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S., Harrell, R., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M. November, 2018). Uncovering root cause analysis of hospital transfers for long-stay nursing home residents: MOQI experience. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Boston, MA. (International)
  • Vogelsmeier, A. (2018, September). Distance presentation titled, Nursing Leadership in U.S. Nursing Homes: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be. 1st International and 3rd National Nursing Congress: From Traditionality to Professionality. Turkey (International)
  • Vogelsmeier, A. (2018, June). MOQI: Hospital-Nursing Home Partnerships and the APRN Role. Presentation at the 2018 Long Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology Summit. Washington, DC (National).
  • Hudson, N., Vogelsmeier, A., Alexander, G., & Feifer, R., (2018, June). Panelist for LTPAC in ACOs & New Payment Models, moderated by Larry Wolf at the 2018 Long Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology Summit. Washington, DC (National).
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M. (November 2016). APRN efforts to reduce medication-related risks in nursing home residents. Paper presentation at the Gerontologial Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (International).
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Anderson, R., Ganong, L., Oderda, L., Farag, A., Anbari, A., & Niemeyer, M. (2016, October). Nursing home nurses sensemaking to detect medication order discrepancies: A mixed-methods study. Paper presentation at the 2016 NCSBN Scientific Symposium: From Data to Decision Making. Chicago, IL (National)

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