Judith Kunisch, MBA, BSN, RN

Judy Kunisch

Lecturer in Nursing and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Yale School of Nursing - Room 20410

email: judith.kunisch@yale.edu
phone: 203-737-2545
fax: 203-785-6455

About

Judith Kunisch’ interests and career expertise are in the business of healthcare, nurse executive leadership, innovative health care service operations, financing and health care economics.

Ms. Kunisch is former Vice President Medical Strategies for a Fortune 100 insurer, Executive Director of a managed care for profit network, and managing director of the not-for-profit Hartford Action Plan on Infant Health.

A governing board member for public and private organizations, Ms. Kunisch brings a wealth of experience to nurses in masters and doctoral education. An expert panel member of AHRQ Innovations Exchange for the past five years, she worked with national leaders to disseminate health care service innovations in a timely and expedient manner.

Ms. Kunisch is a former board treasurer of Charter Oak FQHC, the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, Skidmore College trustee. She is a founding member and president of CT Partnership for Patient Safety, a public private collaborative.

Ms. Kunisch has co-authored peer reviewed articles on infant mortality risk factors, marketing of electronic fetal monitors, and health care business education for nurses and other providers. She has presented at national conferences most recently with AHRQ IX leadership at the QSEN national conference.

Ms. Kunisch received the Robert U. Massey, MD, Award for Distinguished Service and T. Stewart Hamilton Fellowship for Health Care Management. She was elected to the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for her innovative nursing model to reduce low birthweight infants. She is a trained Six Sigma champion.