Jennifer McDanel, MS PhD

Quality Engineer


  • Assist in the submission of publicly reported Core Measures
  • Provide benchmark data for hospital units and departments pertaining to Core Measures
  • Provide facilitation, training, and coordination of hospital-wide performance improvement projects, regarding Core Measures
  • Assist with implementation and compliance reporting of recommended national healthcare quality standards
  • Analyze and report quality measures and resource management utilization
  • Evaluate processes and outcomes of care and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Provide guidance for statistical reporting


  • PhD – Epidemiology, University of Iowa, 2013
  • MS – Epidemiology, University of Iowa, 2008
  • BS – Microbiology, University

Special Interests & Activities:

  • Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Member, American Society of Microbiology
  • Implementing performance improvement projects based on evidence-based practices
  • Epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant infections


Phone: 319-467-5202
Fax: 319-353-7043
Address: C-52-J GH