Lana Ivanitskaya

  • Position:   Professor 
  • Department: School of Health Sciences
    Doctor of Health Administration
  • Campus Address:  Rowe Hall 208D
  • Phone: 989-774-1639
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  • Area(s) of Expertise: Research Methods, Design and Validation of Knowledge & Skills Assessments; Resource Allocation: Staffing Methods, Emergency Preparedness; Mentoring, Training and Learning; and Organizational Culture and Sustainability.


DHA 702: Probability and Statistics for the Health Professions
DHA 709: Seminar in Health Dynamics: Current Issues, Trends and Change
DHA 710: Qualitative Analysis in Health Care
DHA 712: Research Methods and Practice for the Health Professions
DHA 713: Seminar in Health Services Research
DHA 725: Seminar in Strategic Planning for Health Organizations
DHA 898: Dissertation Design, Implementation, Defense, and Reporting
HSC 419: Health Education Assessment, Planning, and Program Evaluation
HSC 516: Travel Course in Health Education
HSC 538: Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration

Degrees and Universities:

Bachelor of Arts: Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1992; Education
Master of Arts: Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1994; Education
Master of Arts: C.M.U., 1997; Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology
Ph.D.: C.M.U., 1999; Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology 

Dr. Ivanitskaya's work has been funded, in part, through grants by the State of Michigan and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served as a Principal Investigator of a research study that validated an electronic health information literacy assessment for health pre-professionals. The outcome of the study was a self-assessment for health information consumers who go online to find answers to health-related questions.  In addition, Dr. Ivanitskaya was a Co-Principal Investigator of a personnel allocation model for Michigan State Police. The model calculated minimum staffing needs and performance staffing needs based on unobligated time, patrol intervals, and shift relief factors. This research was subsequently extended to nurse staffing and presented at the Academy of Management Conference.

Professional Organizations:

American Psychological Society (APS)
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), division 14 of the American Psychological Association
Academy of Management (AoM), Organizational Behavior Division

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy


Rossow, C., Ivanitskaya, L. V., Fulton, L., & Fales. W. (2013). Healthcare providers: Will they come to work during an influenza pandemic? Disaster Management and Human Health Risk III, WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, v. 133, WIT Press. ISSN: 1743-3509, ISBN: 978-1-84564-738-4.

Ratcliff, A., Swartz, B., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2013). Information literacy skills in speech-language pathology students: Skill differences across academic levels. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 40, 31-39.

Fulton, L., Ivanitskaya, L. V., Bastian, N., Erofeev, D. A., & Mendez, F. (2012). Frequent deadlines: Evaluating the effect of learner control on healthcare executives’ performance in online learning. Learning and Instruction, 23, 24-32.

Ivanitskaya, L. V., Hanisko, K. A., Janson, S. J., Garrison, J. A., & Vibbert, D. (2012). Developing health information literacy: A needs analysis from the perspective of pre-professional health students. Journal of Medical Library Association, 100(4), 277-283.

Heuberger, R., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2011). Preferred sources of nutrition information: Contrasts between younger and older adults. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(2), 176-190. 

Coates, H. R., Silvernail, T. S., Fulton, L. V., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2010). The Effectiveness of the Recent Army Captain Retention Program. Armed Forces & Society, 37, 5-18.

Fisher, J. B., O’Boyle, I., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2010). Institutionalization of a Multidisciplinary Healthy Lifestyles Course. Journal of General Education, 59(1), 63-81.

Ivanitskaya, L., Brookins-Fisher, J., O’Boyle, I., Vibbert, D., Erofeev, D., & Fulton, L. (2010). Dirt cheap and without prescription: How susceptible are young U.S. consumers to purchasing drugs from rogue internet pharmacies? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12(2), e11. URL: doi: 10.2196/jmir.1520; PMID: 20439253.

Fulton, L. Starnes, W., Caouette, M., Whittaker, D., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2008). Explaining and Forecasting Attrition in the Army Pharmacy Technician Course. Military Medicine, 173, 1219-1224.

Ivanitskaya, L., DuFord, S., Craig M., & Casey, A. M. (2008). How Does a Pre-assessment of Off-campus Students' Information Literacy Affect the Effectiveness of Library Instruction? In The Thirteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2008 edited by S. M. Mathson. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University. Re-printed in Journal of Library Administration: Ivanitskaya, L., DuFord, S., Craig M., & Casey, A. M. (2008). How Does a Pre-Assessment of Off-Campus Students' Information Literacy Affect the Effectiveness of Library Instruction? Journal of Library Administration, 48(3/4), 509-525.

Ivanitskaya, L, Glazer, S., & Erofeev, D. (2007). Group Dynamics. In Johnson, J. A. (Ed.) Health Organizations: Theory, Behavior, and Development. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Finley, F. R., Ivanitskaya, L., & Kennedy, M. H. (2007). Mentoring of Junior Healthcare Administrators by Senior Executives: A Description of Mentoring Practices in 127 U.S. Hospitals. The Journal of Healthcare Management, 52(4), 260-270.

Burich, N. J., Casey, A. M., Devlin, F. A., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2006). Project Management and Institutional Collaboration in Libraries. Technical Services Quarterly, 24(1), 17-36.

Ivanitskaya, L., O'Boyle, I., & Casey, A. M. (2006). Health Information Literacy and Competencies of Information Age Students: Results from the Interactive Online Research Readiness Self-Assessment (RRSA). Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(2):e6

Love, K., & Ivanitskaya, L. (2005). Selecting an Effective Emergency Manager: A Key Player in the War on Terror. In J. J. Johnson, M. H. Kennedy, & N. Delener (Eds.), Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism, v. 2 (pp. 213-248). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Ivanitskaya, L., Laus, R., & Casey, A. M. Research Readiness Self-Assessment: Assessing Students' Research Skills and Attitudes. In The Eleventh Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Scottsdale, Arizona, May 5 -7, 2004, edited by Patrick B. Mahoney. Mount Pleasant, MI: Central Michigan University, 2004, 125-136. Re-printed in Journal of Library Administration: Ivanitskaya, L., Laus, R., & Casey, A. M. (2004). Research Readiness Self-Assessment: Assessing Students' Research Skills and Attitudes. Journal of Library Administration, 41(1/2), 167-183.

Beehr, T. A., Ivanitskaya, L., Glaser, K., Erofeev, D., & Canali, K. (2004). Working in a violent environment: The accuracy of police officers' reports about shooting incidents. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77, 217-235.

Ivanitskaya, L., & Ledlow, G. (2003). Mapping conceptual knowledge: A methodology for assessing expertise in quantitative, management, and other conceptually-rich knowledge domains. In N. Delener & C. Chao (Eds.), Challenging the Frontiers in Global Business and Technology: Implementation of Changes in Values, Strategy and Policy (pp. 625-632), Budapest, Hungary: Global Business and Technology Association.

Ivanitskaya, L., Clark, D., Montgomery, G., & Primeau, R. (2002). Interdisciplinary Learning: Process and Outcomes. Innovative Higher Education, 27(2), 95-112.

Beehr, T. A., Ivanitskaya, L., Hansen, C. P., Erofeev, D., & Gudanowski, D. M. (2001). Evaluation of 360 degree feedback ratings: Relationships with each other and with performance and selection predictors. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22(7), 775-788.

Ivanitskaya, L., & Goodwin, M. (2001). Articulating the roles of off-campus faculty to promote best practices in adult higher education. In Van Kollenburg, S. E. (Ed.), A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement (pp. 124-127), Chicago, IL: The Higher Learning Commission.

Clark, D., Jelnicki, J., Sprague, D., & Ivanitskaya, L. (Spring, 2001). When academics and executives collide: How CMU teamed with auto industry experts to create an award-winning degree in Vehicle Design. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Forum and News, 24(3), 16-18.

Research Areas:

Multisource (360-degree) feedback
Resource allocation modeling
Emergency preparedness
Patient transfer
Executive coaching, mentoring, training and learning
Design and validation of skill assessments
Organizational sustainability