Margaret Ann Dimond
- East Lansing, MI US
Margaret Ann Dimond is a Michigan State University assistant professor who has extensive research experience. She has authored articles on social work clinical outcomes and discharge planning. One study Margaret Ann Dimond undertook examined physician communication and quality of administrative staff as decisive factors on where physicians practice.
As a University of Michigan Masters level graduate student, Ms. Dimond coordinated research efforts with the Henry Ford Hospital. Through physician focus groups, she designed parameters for measuring hospital satisfaction and found physicians’ dissatisfaction with administration as a decisive factor in influencing them to move their practices away from a hospital. Other influencing factors included medical staff communication, facilities, and staffing. She engaged with administration at the hospital in designing measures that would enhance physician-hospital relationships.
Ms. Dimond holds an undergraduate degree in history and sociology from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, and undertook a master’s degree in social work at Boston College. During this time, she authored the thesis Physician Focus Groups: An Applied Research Application. Ms. Dimond went on to pursue and recive her PhD from michigan State University.