Wendy M. Novicoff, Ph.D.


Wendy M. Novicoff, Ph.D.

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.