Heather Limper Himelhoch, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IllinoisM.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IllinoisB.S., Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Office Address
2525 West End Ave
Suite 1200, Rm 1223
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Description
Implementation science researcher with interests in healthcare delivery science and implementation science, specifically focusing on technical and operational methods of behavioral intervention to improve patient safety and quality in healthcare environments with a particular interest in cognitive factors affecting uptake of common interventions.
Research Keywords
Implementation Science, Epidemiology, Healthcare Services Research, Healthcare Delivery Science
Trumbo SP, Iams WT, Limper HM, Goggins K, Gibson J, Oliver L, Leverenz DL, Samuels LR, Brady DW, Kripalani S. Deimplementation of Routine Chest X-rays in Adult Intensive Care Units. J Hosp Med. 2019 Feb; 14(2): 83-9. PMID: 30785415, DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3129, ISSN: 1553-5606.

Limper HM, Slawsky L, Garcia-Houchins S, Mehta S, Hershow RC, Landon E. Assessment of an Aggregate-Level Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technology for Measuring Hand Hygiene Performance Among Healthcare Personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2017 Mar; 38(3): 348-52. PMID: 27989240, PII: S0899823X16002981, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.298, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Springman MK, Bermeo Y, Limper HM, Tothy AS. Developing An Analytic Approach to Understanding the Patient Care Experience. J Patient Exp [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 3(4): 151-4. PMID: 28725852, PMCID: PMC5513657, PII: 10.1177_2374373516685956, DOI: 10.1177/2374373516685956, ISSN: 2374-3735.

Limper HM, Garcia-Houchins S, Slawsky L, Hershow RC, Landon E. A Validation Protocol: Assessing the Accuracy of Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Aug; 37(8): 1002-4. PMID: 27448062, PII: S0899823X16001331, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.133, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Tothy AS, Limper HM, Driscoll J, Bittick N, Howell MD. The Ask Me to Explain Campaign: A 90-Day Intervention to Promote Patient and Family Involvement in Care in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jun; 42(6): 281-5. PMID: 27184244, ISSN: 1553-7250.

Limper HM, Caskey RN. Medicaid Managed Care: Unanswered Impact on School-Located Immunization Services. NASN Sch Nurse [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr 4/1/2016; PMID: 27037261, PII: 1942602X16638929, DOI: 10.1177/1942602X16638929, ISSN: 1942-6038.

Limper HM, Burns JL, Alexander KA. Taxi Drivers: A Target Population for the Prevention of Transmissible Disease?. J Community Health. 2016 Apr; 41(2): 207-10. PMID: 26472436, PII: 10.1007/s10900-015-0099-9, DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0099-9, ISSN: 1573-3610.

Limper HM, Burns JL, Lloyd LM, Atilano J, Alexander KA, Caskey RN. Challenges to school-located vaccination: lessons learned. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 134(4): 803-8. PMID: 25225142, PMCID: PMC4535041, PII: peds.2014-1339, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-1339, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Pineles LL, Morgan DJ, Limper HM, Weber SG, Thom KA, Perencevich EN, Harris AD, Landon E. Accuracy of a radiofrequency identification (RFID) badge system to monitor hand hygiene behavior during routine clinical activities. Am J Infect Control [print-electronic]. 2014 Feb; 42(2): 144-7. PMID: 24355492, PMCID: PMC4892498, PII: S0196-6553(13)01150-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.07.014, ISSN: 1527-3296.

Limper HM, Barton G, McGinty M, Landon E, O'Boyle C, Reddy S, Weber SG. Behavioral intention of physician trainees and medical students to practice hand hygiene. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 34(10): 1102-5. PMID: 24018929, PII: S0195941700034007, DOI: 10.1086/673146, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Appel LJ, Angell SY, Cobb LK, Limper HM, Nelson DE, Samet JM, Brownson RC. Population-wide sodium reduction: the bumpy road from evidence to policy. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 22(6): 417-25. PMID: 22626000, PMCID: PMC4847711, PII: S1047-2797(12)00097-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2012.04.003, ISSN: 1873-2585.