Wendy M. Novicoff, Ph.D.

Public Health Sciences

Wendy M. Novicoff, Ph.D.

Wendy Novicoff 

Wendy M. Novicoff, Ph.D. is a health services researcher employing both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, with special expertise in outcomes evaluation, program design and evaluation, and performance improvement in hospitals and health systems.  She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and she has taught quality and performance improvement to groups both within UVA and around the country, including serving as Faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  Dr. Novicoff is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Sciences Division of Patient Outcomes Research, and she also has a faculty appointment with Orthopaedic Surgery, where she leads clinical outcomes research projects with residents and faculty.  She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, and she has presented more than 100 abstracts at national and international conferences. 


Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences and Orthopaedic Surgery
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Research Methods, 1998

P.O. Box 800717
Tel: 1-434-924-9914

Fax: 1-434-924-8437
Email: wmn2v@virginia.edu

Health System West Complex Room 3181


Expertise: Qualitative and quantitative research methods, outcomes research

Research Interests: Quality data and reporting, performance improvement, program evaluation, project management, integration of research methods, outcomes analysis

Teaching Responsibilities: Quality Management (Six Sigma and Lean), Program Evaluation, Community Health Assessment and Strategic Planning

Other Information: Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Sensei

Recent Publications:

1.        Enfield KB, Schafer K, Zlupko M, Herasevich V, Novicoff WM, Gajic O, Hoke TR, Truwit JD.  A comparison of administrative and physiologic predictive models in determining risk adjusted mortality rates in critically ill patients.  PLoS One 2012;7:e32286.

2.        Keene RR, Hillard-Sembell DC, Robinson BS, Novicoff WM, Saleh KJ.  Occupational hazards to the pregnant orthopaedic surgeon.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93:1411-1415.

3.        Patel P, Robinson BS, Novicoff WM, Dunnington GL, Brenner MJ, Saleh KJ.  The disruptive orthopaedic surgeon: implications for patient safety and malpractice liability.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011;93:1261-1266.

4.        Jones-Quaidoo S, Novicoff WM, Park A, Arlet V.  The "Shadow Sign:" a radiographic differentiation of stainless steel vs. titanium spinal instrumentation in spine surgery.  J Pediatr Orthopaedics 2011;31:875-877. 

5.        Yang S, Jones-Quaidoo SM, Eager M, Griffen JW, Reddi V, Novicoff WM, Shilt J, Bersusky E, Helton D, Ouellet J, Arlet V.  Right adolescent idiopathic thoracic curve (Lenke 1 A and B): Does cost of instrumentation and implant density improve radiographic and cosmetic parameters?  Eur Spine J 2011;20:1039-1047.

6.        Froelich JM, Milbrandt JC, Novicoff WM, Saleh KJ, Allan DG.  Surgical simulators and hip fractures: s role in residency training?  J Surg Educ 2011;68:298-302.

7.        Novicoff WM*, Saleh KJ.  Defining gender disparities in joint replacements.  Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011;469:1824-1828.

8.        Abel MF, Herndon SK, Sauer LD, Novicoff WM, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI.  Selective versus nonselective fusion for idiopathic scoliosis: does lumbo-sacral takeoff change?  Spine 2011;36:1103-1112.

9.        Bjorgul K, Novicoff WM, Brevig K, Ahlund O, Wiig M, Saleh KJ.  Patients with bilateral procedures can be included in total hip arthroplasty research without biasing results.  J Arthroplasty 2011;26:120-123.

10.     Bjorgul K, Novicoff WM, Andersen ST, Brevig K, Thu F, Wiig M, Ahlund O.  Learning curves in hip fracture surgery.  Int Orthop 2011;35:113-119.