July 11, 2019

Jure Baloh, PhD, MHA

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Investigator and Core Faculty, Center for Implementation Research


2017 – PhD, University of Iowa, Health Services & Policy
2012 –  MHA, University of Missouri, Health Services Management
2009 –  BSc, University of Ljubljana, Business & Economics

Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Behavioral Health
  • Rural Health

Courses Taught

  • HPMT 5344 Quality Management and Performance Improvement
  • HPMT 6315 Advanced Methods for Quality and Health Outcomes Research

Recent Publications

Baloh J, Curran GM, Timko C, Grant KM, Cucciare MA. Al-Anon Intensive Referral (AIR): A qualitative formative evaluation for implementation. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2021 Jun 2;132:108520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108520 (Epub ahead of print.)

Baloh J, Zhu X, Ward MM. What influences sustainment of facilitation activities in implementation? Analysis of organizational factors in hospitals implementing TeamSTEPPS. Medical Care Research & Review. 2021;78(2):146-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558719848267

Baloh J, Reisinger HS, Dukes K, da Silva JP, Salehi HP, Ward M, Chasco EE, Pennathur PR, Herwaldt L. Healthcare Workers’ Strategies for Doffing Personal Protective Equipment. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019; 69(Supplement_3):S192-S198. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz613

Zhu X, Weigel P, Baloh J, Nataliansyah M, Gunn N, Mueller K. Mobilising cross-sector collaborations to improve population health in US rural communities: A qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2019; 9(11):e030983. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030983

Baloh J, Thom K, Perencevich E, Rock C, Robinson G, Ward M, Herwaldt L, Reisinger HS. Hand hygiene before donning nonsterile gloves: Healthcare workers’ beliefs and practices. American Journal of Infection Control. 2019; 47(5):492-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.11.015

Baloh J, Zhu X, Ward MM. Implementing team huddles in hospitals: How does the Kotter model of change apply? Journal of Nursing Management. 2018; 26:571-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12584

Baloh J, Zhu X, Ward MM. Types of internal facilitation activities in hospitals implementing evidence-based interventions. Health Care Management Review. 2018;43(3):229-37. https://doi.org/10.1097/HMR.0000000000000145