Vincent S. Staggs, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

B.S., Evangel University, Springfield, MO
M.S., Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

National Science Foundation VIGRE (Vertical Integration of Research and Education) fellowship, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
Diffenbach Graduate Fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
List of Instructors Rated as Excellent by Their Students, Daily Illini, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Focus

Linear and generalized mixed models; bootstrapping; psychology and mental health; health services; healthcare quality

Top 10 Publications

1. Staggs VS, Davidson J, Dunton N, Crosser B. (in press). Challenges in defining and categorizing falls on diverse unit types for quality tracking and benchmarking: Lessons from the expansion of the NDNQI falls indicator. Journal of Nursing Care Quality.

2. Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Bazzoli GJ, Perencevich E, Dunton N, Staggs VS, Potter C, Fareed N, Liu M, Shorr RI. (in press). Impact of Medicare's nonpayment for hospital acquired conditions: Lessons for future policy? JAMA Internal Medicine.

3. Staggs VS, Mion LC, Shorr RI (2014). Assisted and unassisted falls: Different events, different outcomes, different implications for quality of hospital care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 40, 358-364.

4. Staggs VS, Dunton N. (2014). Associations between rates of unassisted inpatient falls and levels of registered and non-registered nurse staffing. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 26, 87-92.

5. McGill MR, Staggs VS, Sharpe MR, Lee WM, Jaeschke H. (2014). Mitochondrial damage biomarkers predict outcome in patients with acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure. Hepatology, 60, 1336-1345.

6. Staggs VS, He J. (2013). Recent trends in nurse staffing in hospitals in the United States. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43, 388-393.

7. Staggs VS. (2013). Nurse staffing, RN mix, and assaults on psychiatric units. Research in Nursing and Health, 36, 26-37.

8. He J, Dunton N, Staggs VS. (2012). Unit-level time trends in inpatient fall rates of U.S. hospitals. Medical Care, 50, 801-807.

9. Staggs VS, Dunton N. (2012). Hospital and unit characteristics associated with nursing turnover include skill mix but not staffing level: An observational cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 1138-1145. 

10. Staggs VS, Knight JE, Dunton N. (2012). Understanding unassisted falls: Effects of nurse staffing level and nursing staff characteristics. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27, 194-199.

Last modified: Nov 03, 2014


Vincent S. Staggs, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

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