Joanne Spetz, PhD

PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Institute for Health Policy Studies
+1 415 502-4443

Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Associate Director for Research at the Healthforce Center at UCSF and the Director of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center for Long-Term Care. Her fields of specialty are economics of the health care workforce, shortages and supply of registered nurses, organization and quality of the hospital industry, impact of health information technology, effect of medical marijuana policy on youth substance use, and the substance use disorder treatment workforce.

Joanne's teaching is in health care financial management, health economics, and quantitative research methods. She teaches in the UCSF-UC Hastings Health Policy and Law, UCSF-UC Berkeley Masters in Translational Medicine, and UCSF Master of Science in Health Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) programs. She also serves on dissertation committees and mentors post-doctoral scholars.

Joanne is an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She received a Mentorship Award from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues of AcademyHealth. Joanne was a member of the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing and a consultant to the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing. She frequently provides testimony and technical assistance to state and federal agencies and policymakers. Joanne received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University after studying economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Publications: 

Pediatric Workforce Issues.

Dental clinics of North America

Mertz E, Spetz J, Moore J

Schmidt et al. Respond.

American journal of public health

Schmidt LA, Jacobs LM, Spetz J

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Spetz J, Dudley N, Trupin L, Rogers M, Meier DE, Dumanovsky T

The effect of prior healthcare employment on the wages of registered nurses.

BMC health services research

Yoo BK, Kim M, Lin TC, Sasaki T, Ward D, Spetz J

Young People's More Permissive Views About Marijuana: Local Impact of State Laws or National Trend?

American journal of public health

Schmidt LA, Jacobs LM, Spetz J

Wage Growth for the Health Care Workforce: Projecting the Affordable Care Act Impact.

Health services research

Parente ST, Feldman R, Spetz J, Dowd B, Baggett EE

The Nursing Profession, Diversity, and Wages.

Health services research

Spetz J

Differences in Innovative Behavior Among Hospital-Based Registered Nurses.

The Journal of nursing administration

Dy Bunpin JJ, Chapman S, Blegen M, Spetz J

Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Spetz J, Skillman SM, Andrilla CH

Effect of Prior Health-Related Employment on the Registered Nurse Workforce Supply.

Nursing economic$

Yoo BK, Lin TC, Kim M, Sasaki T, Spetz J

Ongoing Attention to Injurious Inpatient Falls and Pressure Ulcers.

JAMA internal medicine

Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin CS

Future Demand For Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic And Utilization Changes.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Spetz J, Trupin L, Bates T, Coffman JM

How many nurse practitioners provide primary care? It depends on how you count them.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Spetz J, Fraher E, Li Y, Bates T

Defining competencies for education in health care value: recommendations from the University of California, San Francisco Center for Healthcare Value Training Initiative.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Moriates C, Dohan D, Spetz J, Sawaya GF

The economics of preventing hospital falls: demonstrating ROI through a simple model.

The Journal of nursing administration

Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin C

Comparison of Nurse Staffing Measurements in Staffing-Outcomes Research.

Medical care

Park SH, Blegen MA, Spetz J, Chapman SA, De Groot HA

Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians.

The American journal of managed care

Coffman JM, Spetz J, Grumbach K, Fix M, Bindman AB

What do health care unions do?: A response to Manthous.

Medical care

Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J

Creating a dashboard to track progress toward IOM recommendations for the future of nursing.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Spetz J, Bates T, Chu L, Lin J, Fishman NW, Melichar L

Scope-of-practice laws for nurse practitioners limit cost savings that can be achieved in retail clinics.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Spetz J, Parente ST, Town RJ, Bazarko D

Identifying potential predictors of a safe attending physician workload: a survey of hospitalists.

Journal of hospital medicine

Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ

Demand for temporary agency nurses and nursing shortages.

Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing

Seo S, Spetz J

How can we obtain data on the demand for nurses?

Nursing economic$

Spetz J, Kovner CT

Developing a model for attending physician workload and outcomes.

JAMA internal medicine

Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ

The value of reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcer prevalence: an illustrative analysis.

The Journal of nursing administration

Spetz J, Brown DS, Aydin C, Donaldson N

Using minimum nurse staffing regulations to measure the relationship between nursing and hospital quality of care.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Spetz J, Harless DW, Herrera CN, Mark BA

Baccalaureate education in nursing and patient outcomes.

The Journal of nursing administration

Blegen MA, Goode CJ, Park SH, Vaughn T, Spetz J

California's minimum nurse staffing legislation: results from a natural experiment.

Health services research

Mark BA, Harless DW, Spetz J, Reiter KL, Pink GH

Predictors of students' success in community college nursing programs.

The Journal of nursing education

Seago JA, Keane D, Chen E, Spetz J, Grumbach K

Patient turnover and the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes.

Research in nursing & health

Park SH, Blegen MA, Spetz J, Chapman SA, De Groot H

Isoniazid vs. rifampin for latent tuberculosis infection in jail inmates: toxicity and adherence.

Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

White MC, Tulsky JP, Lee JR, Chen L, Goldenson J, Spetz J, Kawamura LM

What determines successful implementation of inpatient information technology systems?

The American journal of managed care

Spetz J, Burgess JF, Phibbs CS

Immigration and contract problems experienced by foreign-educated nurses.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Pittman P, Herrera C, Spetz J, Davis CR

Comparison of patient outcomes in Magnet® and non-Magnet hospitals.

The Journal of nursing administration

Goode CJ, Blegen MA, Park SH, Vaughn T, Spetz J

Staffing changes before and after mandated nurse-to-patient ratios in California's hospitals.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Serratt T, Harrington C, Spetz J, Blegen M

Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals.

Medical care

Blegen MA, Goode CJ, Spetz J, Vaughn T, Park SH

Hospital RN job satisfaction and nurse unions.

The Journal of nursing administration

Seago JA, Spetz J, Ash M, Herrera CN, Keane D

How should we collect data on the nursing workforce?

Nursing economic$

Spetz J, Kovner CT

The effect of minimum nurse staffing legislation on uncompensated care provided by California hospitals.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Reiter KL, Harless DW, Pink GH, Spetz J, Mark B

Hospital information technology systems' impact on nurses and nursing care.

The Journal of nursing administration

Waneka R, Spetz J

Payment regulations for advanced practice nurses: implications for primary care.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Chapman SA, Wides CD, Spetz J

Changes in nurse satisfaction in California, 2004 to 2008.

Journal of nursing management

Spetz J, Herrera C

Implications of the California nurse staffing mandate for other states.

Health services research

Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Cimiotti JP, Clarke SP, Flynn L, Seago JA, Spetz J, Smith HL

Do wages matter?: a backward bend in the 2004 California RN labor supply.

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Tellez M, Spetz J, Seago JA, Harrington CM, Kitchener M

Information technology implementation in a rural hospital: a cautionary tale.

Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives

Spetz J, Keane D

How have mandated nurse staffing ratios affected hospitals? Perspectives from California hospital leaders.

Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives

Chapman SA, Spetz J, Seago JA, Kaiser J, Dower C, Herrera C

Leading successful rapid response teams: A multisite implementation evaluation.

The Journal of nursing administration

Donaldson N, Shapiro S, Scott M, Foley M, Spetz J

California's minimum-nurse-staffing legislation and nurses' wages.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Mark B, Harless DW, Spetz J

Evaluating success. Strategies and challenges for understanding IT implementation in a rural hospital.

Journal of healthcare information management : JHIM

Spetz J, Keane D

Job and industry turnover for registered and licensed vocational nurses.

The Journal of nursing administration

Spetz J, Rickles J, Chapman S, Ong PM

Nurses working outside of nursing: societal trend or workplace crisis?

Policy, politics & nursing practice

Black L, Spetz J, Harrington C

How many nurses per patient? Measurements of nurse staffing in health services research.

Health services research

Spetz J, Donaldson N, Aydin C, Brown DS

Minority nurses' experiences on the job.

Journal of cultural diversity

Seago JA, Spetz J

Hospital demand for licensed practical nurses.

Western journal of nursing research

Spetz J, Dyer WT, Chapman S, Seago JA

College students' perceptions of nursing: a GEE approach.

Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.)

Seago JA, Spetz J, Keane D, Grumbach K

The nursing shortage: is it really about image?

Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives

Seago JA, Spetz J, Alvarado A, Keane D, Grumbach K

Changes in service availability in california hospitals, 1995 to 2002.

Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives

Kirby PB, Spetz J, Maiuro L, Scheffler RM

How can employment-based benefits help the nurse shortage?

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Spetz J, Adams S

California's minority majority and the White face of nursing.

The Journal of nursing education

Seago JA, Spetz J

Public policy and nurse staffing: what approach is best?

The Journal of nursing administration

Spetz J

California's minimum nurse-to-patient ratios: the first few months.

The Journal of nursing administration

Spetz J

Nurse staffing and hospital ownership in California.

The Journal of nursing administration

Seago JA, Spetz J, Mitchell S

Are gatekeeper requirements associated with cancer screening utilization?

Health services research

Phillips KA, Haas JS, Liang SY, Baker LC, Tye S, Kerlikowske K, Sakowski J, Spetz J

Out-of-pocket expenditures for oral contraceptives and number of packs per purchase.

Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)

Phillips KA, Stotland NE, Liang SY, Spetz J, Haas JS, Oren E

NAPNES board of directors position paper regarding supply, demand, and use of licensed practical nurses.

The Journal of practical nursing

Seago JA, Spetz J, Chapman S, Dyer W, Grumbach K

The future of the nurse shortage: will wage increases close the gap?

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Spetz J, Given R

Minimum staffing ratios: the California workforce initiative survey.

Nursing economic$

Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J, Rosenoff E, O'Neil E

Minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care hospitals in California.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Coffman JM, Seago JA, Spetz J

Registered nurse pre-licensure education in California.

Nursing economic$

Seago JA, Spetz J

Measuring shortages of hospital nurses: how do you know a hospital with a nursing shortage when you see one?

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Grumbach K, Ash M, Seago JA, Spetz J, Coffman J

Hospital registered nurse shortages: environmental, patient, and institutional predictors.

Health services research

Seago JA, Ash M, Spetz J, Coffman J, Grumbach K

Maintaining an adequate supply of RNs in California.

Image--the journal of nursing scholarship

Coffman J, Spetz J