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Christie L. Clipper, DHA is a professional business advisor whose career in health administration spans multiple health delivery systems specializing in certification, accreditation, regulatory compliance and management. As a resilient executive level operations strategist with 20+ year’s experience, she possesses decorated achievements in diverse markets depicting a unique combination of business and financial savvy. State surveyors have commended her facilities as “a cut above” evaluating her programs and work ethic as “precedence for others to follow.” Her achievements have brought comprehensive medical services in an outpatient setting to under-served populations, inspired entrepreneurial growth in various industries, and promoted community awareness.

While pursuing her Doctorate in Health Administration Christie has studied at the World Health Organization, United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health expanding broadening her insight into health disparities and costs within the United States and globally.  These opportunities have afforded collaborative research projects with Michigan State University and the National Institute of Whole Health leading to a career as a researcher in behavioral health and educator in improving patient-provider relationships and communication-skills training to cultivate change in health delivery systems and public policy. Christie's mission is to help others live their best life through optimal health management and disease prevention practices while working to reduce healthcare costs.

Christie is available as an advisor and educator for providers, healthcare organizations, and public health programs; partnerships in applied research projects, and collaborative public policy initiatives on health management and disease prevention.  


APPOINTMENTS

Appointment to serve as a public member on the National Wellness Institute (NWI) Council on Wellness Accreditation and Education (CWAE) recognizing academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare individuals to enter professions in health promotion and wellness (Term: 2014 – 2017)

Governor Appointment to serve as a public member on the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists and Disciplinary Subcommittee (Term: Aug. 21, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2013)


EDUCATION

Doctorate of Health Administration
Central Michigan University 

Master of Science
Community Health Services Research
Wayne State University

Bachelor of Arts
Major: Health Policy, Minor: Psychology
University of Michigan


DIVERSE EXPERTISE IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY

  • Health Administration 
  • Operations Management 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Health Communications
  • Population Health
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Regulatory Compliance 
  • Facility and Program Accreditation
  • Health Policy
  • Team Leadership & Development  
  • Grants 
  • Research 
  • Applied Research Projects
  • Community Outreach and Engagement


PRESENTATIONS

Aldasouqi, S. A., Clipper, C. L., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2016, May). Use of a behavioral engagement model to improve patient-provider communications: A pilot study of a real life application in an endocrine practice. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Orlando, FL.

Clipper, C. L., Aldasouqi, S. A., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2016, September). Use of behavioral engagement model to improve patient-provider relationship: Applications for patient-centered care. Paper presented at the International Academy of Management and Business Conference, London, UK.


PUBLICATIONS

Aldasouqi, S. A., Clipper, C. L., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2016). Use of a behavioral engagement model to improve patient-provider communications: A pilot study of a real life application in an endocrine practice [Abstract]. Endocrine Practice, 22, 190.

Clipper, C. L., Aldasouqi, S. A., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2015). Behavioral Engagement with Pure PresenceTM in patient-provider relationships: Communication and the effect on patients and providers (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3688232)

Aldasouqi, S. A., & Clipper, C. L. (2015). Effect of electronic health record use on the patient-provider relationship in chronic disease management: the patient’s perspective. Manuscript in preparation. 

Clipper, C. L., Aldasouqi, S. A., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2015). Provider preparedness in patient-centered medicine: Use of a behavioral engagement model to improve patient-provider communications. Manuscript in preparation. 

Clipper, C. L., Aldasouqi, S. A., Berkshire, S. D., & Lopes, J. E. (2015). Making patient-centered care a reality with a whole person care model. Manuscript in preparation. 


AWARDS

2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award 
in recognition of exemplary scholarship and research

Presented by Central Michigan University, College of Graduate Studies



CHARITABLE WORK

Member of the St. Constance Parish’s Health Ministry Committee. Assisted Parish with creating a Health Ministry emphasizing the wholeness of body, mind and spirit within members of the parish and community it serves. Health Ministry at St. Constance Parish works in partnership with parishioners, public service agencies and engages with community interested in health and wholeness.

Christie founded the annual What About You Walk/Run raising funds for multiple charities benefiting children, adults and families in need, our veterans, animals and the environment. The event was originated in 2009 affording non-profits a platform to raise funds and bring awareness to their organizations.  

Christie L. Clipper, DHA

“My calling in healthcare 
is to take actionable intelligence gained from research and affect change in healthcare delivery and health policy within our nation’s health system 
and abroad.”




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