Jemima A. Frimpong

Program Head and Associate Professor of Business, Organizations and Society; Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS Rutgers University; MPH University of Arizona; MSc & PhD University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton Schoool)

Research Areas: Adoption of Innovation; Decision Making; Health Care Organizations; Organizational Behavior

Jemima A. Frimpong is an organizational scholar and a health services researcher. Her program of research examines organizational structures and processes, and how the interaction of these factors influence performance. She is particularly interested in: 1) how managerial attributes, including decision-making processes, affect the adoption of innovations, and service delivery practices; and 2) developing and testing interventions to improve performance, both at the organization and client levels. 

Centering organizations as the unit of analysis, Frimpong’s research has examined settings including hospitals, federally qualified health centers, substance use disorder treatment programs, and community-based organizations, both in the US and internationally. Frimpong has worked extensively on the integration of services, and implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare organizations. She has served as principal investigator on several grants from the US National Institute of Health. Frimpong is currently the principal investigator of a cluster-randomized trial of a practice-coaching intervention designed to accelerate the adoption and sustainability of testing services in substance use disorder treatment programs.

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