Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Judy Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, is a professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine. Her research focuses on how the health, well-being and safety of health care workers impacts the quality of patient care. She has conducted numerous studies on workplace violence toward health care workers, including several large-scale intervention studies in both hospitals and long-term care facilities. Dr. Arnetz was Principal Investigator on a recently-completed NIOSH-funded study that was the first large-scale randomized controlled intervention shown to be effective in reducing violent events and violence-related injury among hospital workers (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28045793; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28692010). Dr. Arnetz also studies the effects of patient-centered care on the work situation of physicians and nurses, as well as on treatment outcomes.

Areas of research:

  • Workplace violence in the healthcare sector
  • Physician and nurse well-being and patient safety
  • Implementation science of interventions in healthcare settings
  • Mental health conditions associated with interpersonal violence and trauma


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Professor; Associate Chair for Research, Director of Faculty Development in Research
Family Medicine
P: 517-884-0436
788 Service Rd.
B103 Clinical Center
East Lansing, MI 48824



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