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Heather Limper Himelhoch

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Quality Innovation Center, Northwestern Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, Surgery and Medical Social Sciences


Areas of Focus

  • Learning health systems
  • Quality innovation to develop new or improved health policies, systems, products and technologies, and services and delivery methods that improve people's health, with a special focus on the needs of vulnerable populations
  • Impact evaluation


  • Healthcare quality
  • Implementation science
  • Health services research to better understand patients' access to healthcare, how much care costs, how to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety


An epidemiologist by training, Dr. Himelhoch is a health services researcher specifically focusing on the intersection of implementation and improvement sciences with the goal of improving healthcare delivery in both traditional and non-traditional settings.