Allison Snyderman, PhD

Assistant Attending Outcomes Research Scientist

Allison Snyderman

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Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Allison Lipitz Snyderman is a health services researcher in the Health Outcomes Research Group and Center for Health Policy and Outcomes. Her research centers around safety, quality, and overuse of cancer care. Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Snyderman served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she also received her PhD.   Prior research activities include an evaluation of a large-scale quality improvement initiative / infection-prevention effort using Medicare claims data, and analyses related to patient falls, healthcare information technology adoption, and quality-based reimbursement initiatives through her consulting work with the Maryland Hospital Association.


  1. Kazandjian VA, & Lipitz-Snyderman A.  HIT or Miss: The Application of Healthcare Information Technology to Managing Uncertainty in Clinical Decision-making.  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010; no. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01483.x.

  2. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Steinwachs D, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Morlock LL, Pronovost PJ.  Impact of a Statewide Intensive Care Unit Quality Improvement Initiative on Hospital Mortality and Length of Stay.  BMJ 2011; 2-11; 342:d219.

  3. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Goeschel CA, Marsteller JA, Thompson DA, Berenholtz SM, Lubomski LH, Watson S, Pronovost PJ.  How Long Can Intensive Care Units Maintain Zero Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections?  Archives of Internal Medicine 2011; 171(9):856-858. Doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.161.

  4. Waters HR, Korn R, Colantuoni E, Berenholtz S, Goeschel CJ, Needham D, Pham JC, Lipitz-Snyderman A, Watson SR, Posa P, Pronovost PJ.  The Business Case for Quality: Economic Analysis of the Michigan Keystone Patient Safety Program in ICUs.  American Journal of Medical Quality 2011; 26:333. Doi: 10.1177/1062860611410685.