Dr. Frimpong's research focuses on the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based practices in health care organizations. Her research interests include: 1) development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that improve quality of care and patient outcomes; and 2) understanding and addressing organizational-level determinants of inequalities in treatment practices and outcomes. Her current research is in the field of substance abuse treatment and focuses on hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV testing and treatment. Dr. Frimpong examines innovative and effective approaches to increasing HCV and HIV testing, linking patients to care, and retention in care. In addition to merging principles of organizational behavior and health services research, her research integrates quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
PhD, 2009, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business
MSc, 2007, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business
MPH, 2003, University of Arizona
BS, 2001, Rutgers University
Honors & Awards
Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2006-2009
Frameworks for Global Health Fellowship (NIH-Fogarty / U of Pennsylvania), 2006 ? 2007
Wharton Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Award, 2006 ? 2007
Areas of Expertise
Community Programs and Outreach, Disparities / Inequalities in Health, Healthcare Management, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Addiction/Drug Abuse, Addiction/Drug Abuse Treatment, Infectious Disease and Drug Use
Lee C, Ayers SL, Kronenfeld JJ, Frimpong JA, Rivers PA, Kim SS. The importance of examining movements within the US health care system: sequential logit modeling BMC Health Serv Res. 10 269 2010
Frimpong J.A; Helleringer S; Awoonor-Williams J.K; Aguilar T.; Phillips J.F; Yeji F. The complex association of health insurance and maternal health services in the context of a premium exemption for pregnant women: a case study in Northern Ghana. Health Policy and Planning 2013; doi: 10.1093/heapol/czt086
Frimpong J.A., Helleringer S., Awoonor-Williams J.K., Yeji F., Phillips J.F. (2011). Does supervision improve health worker productivity? Evidence from the Upper East Region of Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 16 (10): 1225-1233.
Frimpong J.A., Bradford, J; Stewart, LM; Singh, KP; Rivers, P.A., Sejong, B. (2013). Health information technology capacity at federally qualified health centers: a mechanism for improving quality of care. BMC Health Services Research. 13:35
Frimpong J.A. Missed opportunities for hepatitis-C testing in outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. American Journal of Public Health. 103(6):1028-1030.
Helleringer S, Kohler H-P, Frimpong J.A, Mkandawire J Increasing Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling Among the Poorest in Sub-Saharan Countries Through Home-based Testing and Counseling JAIDS 51 185 - 193 2009
Avogo, W., Frimpong, J.A., Rivers, P.A., Kim, S.S. The Effects of Health Status on the Utilization of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Health Education Journal 67 258-274 2008
Ayers, S.L, Kronenfeld, J.J., Kim, S.S., Frimpong, J.A., Rivers, P.A. Geographic Disparities in Adult Mental Health Utilization and Need for Service Research in the Sociology of Health Care 25 201-223 2008
Kim, S.S., Frimpong, J. A., Rivers, P.A. and Kronenfeld J.J. Effects of Maternal and Provider Characteristics on Up-to-Date Immunization Status of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months American Journal of Public Health 97 259-266 2007