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Skoufalos, Alexis

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Alexis Skoufalos, EdD

Alexis Skoufalos, EdD

Contact Dr. Skoufalos

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2822
(215) 923-7583 fax


EdD, Nova Southeastern University
MS, Nova Southeastern University.
BS, Temple University

University Appointments

Associate Dean for Strategic Development, Jefferson College of Population Health
Executive Director, Center for Population Health Innovation, Jefferson College of Population Health
Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Professional Development
Medical Education
Quality Improvement
Patient Education and Engagement
Staff Recruitment and Retention


Dr. Alexis Skoufalos is Associate Dean for Strategic Development at the Jefferson College of Population Health, where she is responsible for facilitating external partnerships and collaborative initiatives. Her team implements the school's professional development activities, including expert panel roundtables, conferences and symposia. She also oversees the College's external communications, including the College's affiliated peer-reviewed journals and newsletters, blog and social media.

In addition to her responsibilities at JCPH, she serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Jefferson Office of Continuing Professional Development, is a member of the enterprise Innovation Evaluation Committee, and serves on the Academic Advisory Committee for the university's Institute for Emerging Health Professions.

Dr. Skoufalos served as Co-Editor of Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century (2006), Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice (2009), Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer (2011) and, most recently, Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition). She has been the primary author of articles and editorials related to medical education, quality improvement, patient education and engagement, and staff recruitment and retention. She is Associate Editor for American Journal of Medical Quality and serves on the editorial boards of Population Health Management, Population Health Insider and American Health & Drug Benefits. She is also a reviewer for American Journal of Managed Care and the BMJ Open Quality Journal.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Achieving a Patient-Centered, Value-Based System of Diabetes Care in the United States: Report on a National Stakeholder Summit
  2. Rural Aging in America: Proceedings of the 2017 Connectivity Summit
  3. The Role of Proteomic Testing in Improving Prognosis And Care Planning Quality Measures for Lung Cancer
  4. The role of proteomic testing in improving prognosis and care planning quality measures for lung cancer
  5. An Innovative Approach to Health Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic Conditions
  6. Improving Health Outcomes for Patients with Depression: A Population Health Imperative. Report on an Expert Panel Meeting
  7. The American Opioid Epidemic: Population health implications and potential solutions. Report from the national stakeholder panel
  8. Patient credentialing as a population health management strategy: A diabetes case study
  9. The diagnosis of CAD in women: Addressing the unmet need - A report from the national expert roundtable meeting
  10. Treating pain in addicted patients: Recommendations from an expert panel
  11. The patient burden of screening mammography recall
  12. Understanding patient options, utilization patterns, and burdens associated with breast cancer screening
  13. Conservative spine care: Opportunities to improve the quality and value of care
  14. The Journey to creating safety net accountable care in new jersey
  15. A targeted approach to reducing overutilization: Use of percutaneous coronary intervention in stable coronary artery disease
  16. Improving Awareness of Best Practices to Reduce Surgical Site Infection: A Multistakeholder Approach
  17. Accelerating best care in Pennsylvania: The Hazleton general hospital experience
  18. Improving the quality of hospital care in Pennsylvania: A demonstration project
  19. Meadville medical center's experience with the accelerating best care in Pennsylvania project: Lessons learned and future directions
  20. Accelerating best care in Pennsylvania: Adapting a large academic system's quality improvement process to rural community hospitals